First of all, I keep all of our cleaning lists in our office/playroom. This room is centrally located in the house and easy to pass through to see what needs to be done.
The main area to find my personal cleaning tasks, is at our family command center.
At our command center there is also our Family Rules, color wheel for art needs, cleaning projects, and a couple things that help us remember my mom.
My current favorite cleaning project is that beautiful list in white up there. I am taking part in Ann Marie's (White House Black Shutters), 40 Bags in 40 Days Challenge. It started on March 5th, as a Lenten challenge, but she's smart and made it available so that you can pick up at anytime and join in! Basically all you do is print out that awesome printable that she provides and write down the 40 places that you want to tackle. Your goal is to fill a bag (no matter the size) of clutter in your house that you don't need. You can trash it, donate it, or sell it. It just needs to go. Of course, right after it started, I managed to break my arm, so I've been bouncing around my list and doing what I can. It's going to take me longer than 40 days, but that's ok. It will be done.
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|The first thing I tackled.|
|Can also just be a small project, like tossing old magazines.|
This is another cleaning list I've been using. It gives me one deep clean to tackle a day. It's manageable and doesn't take up too much time. I found this via Making Lemonade. You can get the free printable here.
The other spot in the office/playroom that you can find cleaning lists, is right on the side of the computer desk, as you walk into the kitchen. I'll be needing a new space, since we will be getting a new desk soon, but I'll figure that out when the time comes. Here you can find Aidan's chore chart. This is his daily expectations and must be done after homework and before electronics are used. We've been doing this since February and he's still doing the chores on a regular basis! Underneath the chore chart is a Spring Cleaning check list. This is one that when I have extra time, I find an item on here to do and check off.
beloved page protectors. As you can guess, I use a dry erase marker on this to mark off the tasks that I have completed. I found this over at Honeybear Lane last year, and have been using it ever since. You can find the printable in different styles here.
Finally, this last one isn't a cleaning schedule per say, but after I added it to our office/playroom, it helped cut down on the clutter big time. We are a 3 bedroom house with only 1822 sq ft and no basement. So out went the dining room and instead, we turned it into the office/playroom. Unfortunately with 3 kids, the toys ended up being everywhere. I came up with this solution.
How do you keep your cleaning schedule organized?