***super Long Post *** you may want to add the printables down in your household note book
My husband always jokingly gives me a hard time about being too organized but the reality is, he loves it. I’ve been happily married for 14 years and I think my organizing has a lot to do with the happy part.
We don’t waste time or get frustrated dealing with small things that could avalanche into something bigger (I’m thinking of misplaced car keys that could potentially make us late for x,y,z as an example).
No matter how organized I may feel I am, there’s always something new to learn!
Learn a simple yet effective method of WEEKLY CLEANING in 3 steps within 52 WEEKS . I share a system on how to get your house from messed up to an organized ,clean house .
Before you begin organizing, you really need to clean up. If you don’t, it will be harder to get through the organizing challenges.
Begin with Step 1. and follow through the entire week. Once you are finished with this step, you are ready to begin Step 2 .the Cleaning challenges and Step 3 .- the Organizing challenge .
step 2 . will be your weekly challenge .
Each MONDAY , I will share the Weekly Plan for you to follow through out the week. Keep in mind, I do all of them every day,( I don’t have Hired Help /maid) but I didn’t want to overwhelm you so I broke it down into manageable steps for you to build on this week.
I hope you are able to try my routine along with other cleaning challenges and see if it works for you to keep your home nice and clean too!
STEP 1- DAILY CLEANING ROUTINE
( try and adjust the routines according to ur family needs )
BEDROOM —(5 minutes)
*Make beds as soon as you wake up.
*Put dirty laundry in hamper.
* Organize bedside tables only the top
BATHROOMS—-(5 minutes )
*Swish and swipe the toilets .
*Wipe down sinks and counters
LAUNDRY —(10 minutes )
*Complete 1 load of laundry
*Wash,Dry ,Fold and put away
*Begin when u wake up
floor care -(10-15 minutes)
*Sweep and vacuum the entire house
* In India I have to sweep and mop the house daily 15- 20 minutes * if i include balconies and the terrace
*wipe counters and dining table
*dishwasher load before bed . unload in the morning
*shine the sink !
Before bed pickup—(10 minutes)
*just slide thru entire house ,make sure everything is in their homes
*pick up everything and put them back in their homes .
Schedule – (10 minutes)
*before bed check your planner & prepare for next day.
*load the laundry in the washing machine
My daily routines are given here
STEP 2. CLEANING CHALLENGES
I have divided my home up into 5 different Rooms . Don’t worry if you think you have more or less than 5 Rooms in your own home, together we will figure it out . My cleaning challenges will hit on all the major living areas of our homes.
Each week, we work in a different Room and a different challenge . Each month, we repeat all the challenges that way , In a few months the main parts of your home will look great. Then we will be ready to tackle some of the “other” areas of our home!
STEP 3. organizing challenges
I’d like to challenge you to create a list of 52 ORGANIZING CHALLENGES or habits that need to be done or developed around your home…dressers, drawers, closet, toys, paper, you name it. Having a plan is a great first step! Tackle one a week or more.
If you’d like I’ve created a simple sheet to help you keep track of your 52 projects. Keeping track of your accomplishments will motivate you to continue but remember don’t go crazy and put down “organize office” as one project.
Try breaking it down into manageable bite size steps instead, listing them all separately. One shelf, drawer, closet, surface space at a time (unless of course you are feeling really motivated than by all means fly at it!)
The 52 Weeks Organizing and Cleaning challenges pdf. BLANK Printable version is below
When it comes right down to it; establishing one habit at a time is just another way I was nice to me. Isn’t this what Finally Loving Yourself is all about? Being nice to yourself in everything you do!
Are you ready to try my strategy for getting your home in order?
It really does work when you are nice to yourself.
𝒰𝓃𝓉𝒾𝓁 𝓉𝒽𝑒𝓃 𝐻𝒶𝓅𝓅𝓎 𝐻𝑜𝓊𝓈𝑒𝓀𝑒𝑒𝓅𝒾𝓃𝑔 !!!