This is the Printable that is my biggest secret for keeping my home maintained year-round. Read: The Art of Maintenance Living (and NOT Playing Catch-up All.The.Time!)
Of course, having a handy Household Checklist doesn’t do much unless you have a plan on how to use it regularly. The plan is to make it a part of your Weekly Cleaning Routine. I leave a spot open for it every Friday in my routine.
Of course, you can surprise yourself every week with what your task will be, but I find that most people are successful if there is a little pre-planning involved. There are different options for planning what you’ll do on your HH List Chore Day. Don’t worry, both are easy!
- The first and best option is to look at your HH List when you plan your week (I suggest planning the week ahead every Sunday night) and write the task in your planner. If you have a Mary ORGANIZES Home Management Planner, the HH List is already in the Home Management Section of your planner for easy reference.
- Every week during your Home Management Session (HM Session), take a look at this sheet and add a task (or two if it makes sense) into your weekly plans. It is a sensible and manageable way of spreading big cleaning tasks throughout the year.
- The other option is to look at the week ahead as you complete a chore and check it off the list each week. In all of these cases, you are using already-existing events to remind you to look ahead and plan. It is always easier to build on already successful things.
Also, I created an Editable PDF File so that you can keep track of everything electronically. It’s in my shop!
I hope this HH List becomes your secret weapon for keeping up with it all too!