Once you have created a weekly cleaning schedule, you might need some help getting it implemented into your daily life. Keep in mind that there is an adjustment period to starting anything new, and routines especially take time before they become, well, routine.
As I mentioned in my last post, I utilize several methods to keep me on track with my weekly cleaning routine. The first was to hang a copy of the cleaning schedule in our kitchen on one of the cork boards in our command center (that is my old schedule). This allows the other people who live with me to be able to participate in the weekly cleaning. It is especially nice to come home, after having been at work and then several appointments, to find that the chores have already been taking care of.
The next thing I do is to create a layout of the schedule in my Bullet Journal. This may seem redundant to some of you, but let me tell you why I don’t believe it to be. I use this layout far more than I use the schedule in the kitchen. The kitchen schedule is there for the benefit of others. The layout in my Bullet Journal is there to aide me in my day-to-day planning.
Each evening when I am creating my daily to-do list for the next day, I refer to this page to see what chores I need to plan for. I start out with any events or appointments that are going on that day, indicated with a circle signifier. If it’s a birthday, anniversary, or holiday, it gets colored in to match the code on my monthly calendar. After that, the very next things I list are my chores for the day, and then whatever other tasks I want to complete.
Having the schedule listed in my Bullet Journal keeps me from having to be near my computer, where I have a copy of the printable file saved, when I do my planning. It also keeps me from having to be in my kitchen near the schedule that hangs on the wall.
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