by Hannah Keeley
This is your chore chart and you’re going to use it to help you keep up with all of the daily tasks you need to do around the house. By scheduling your chores throughout the week you can keep your home clean and in order in just an hour—maybe more, maybe less every day, instead of slaving away trying to clean your whole house in one day.
Just make a list of all of your weekly chores, such as vacuuming, dusting, watering plants, emptying trash, cleaning the bathrooms, write down everything. Then go to your chore chart and space them out throughout the week.
By spreading out your chores you can get to them easily and effectively first thing in the morning and then have the rest of the day to enjoy. After you finish your chart, post it somewhere in the kitchen—out of the way but somewhere you can get to easily. I keep mine on a cork tile that I stuck on the inside of one of my kitchen cabinet doors.
NEXT You can clean by dividing your home into four zones:
Zone 1—Kitchen, Dining Room, Pantry, Laundry Room
Zone 2—Living Areas, Play Rooms
Zone 3—Bathrooms and Bedrooms
Zone 4—Outdoor Areas, Garage, Mud Room
(If these don’t work for you, then certainly feel free to create your own schedule.)
After you divide your home into zones, then number your weeks on your calendar from 1-4. On each Sunday, beginning with the first Sunday on the calendar, write the number of the week, starting with number 1. When you get to Week 4 it all starts over again with Week 1, and continually cycles through.
The important thing is to write down the tasks that you are planning to do on your calendar and then DO IT! When you space out the big tasks throughout the calendar year, you don’t need to worry about the break-your-back cleaning sessions that will, without a doubt, get interrupted. A mountain of cleaning is almost impossible with little ones underfoot. But biting off little chunks at a time is something all of us moms can sink our teeth into, and with the chore chart it’s sure to keep it manageable.
Now don’t go “perfectionist” on me. Sloppy success, Mama! Sloppy success!
Hannah Keeley was once in overwhelmed mom living in a cluttered house, deep in debt, out of shape, and barely hanging on. But one day, after finding herself sobbing uncontrollably into a pile of clean laundry, she realized God has bigger and better plans for her (just like He does for each one of His children). Beginning that day, she began making changes in her life that took her from overwhelmed to overjoyed. Today, she’s helping moms do the same. Hannah, her husband, Blair, and their seven children live in Richmond, Virginia, and are having the time of their lives!
Check out Hannah’s Website Here!