She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
We have already explored the second half of this verse by looking at time management ideas. This week we will focus on the first half of this verse, specifically in the area of housework.
I realize that at this point I have probably lost at least half of my readers but for the rest of you, hear me out, my goal is not to create guilt trips but to just share tips and tricks that I have picked up along the way.
Don’t get me wrong, I do not live in a spotless house, I am by no means considered a clean freak and I am never accused of being neat and organized. And yet I probably have more resources on cleaning and organization than anyone I know. Why? Because I struggle with it. I am constantly on the lookout for anything that will help.
My first tip and my own personal first step is to make a plan. I always work better if I tackle things in little pieces and when I make a plan. So here is my cleaning schedule for the week:
Monday: Pick up Living, Dining, and Kitchen areas
Tuesday: Sweep floors
Wednesday: Night off
Thursday: Pick up Bedroom
Friday: Clean Bathroom
Saturday: Vacuum rugs and furniture
You have to think realistically when making these types of lists. What days are you busier or more tired? What days do you have more time or energy? And make the list attainable. What is the minimum that would make you feel comfortable if someone dropped by? If you are a clean freak change that question to what is the minimum that would make you feel comfortable so that when you have relax time you actually relax. I am not saying to only do the minimum, but make your plan accordingly so that if you are able to do more its even better, but if you aren’t at least you accomplished that much.
Too often we plan for our ideal. We strive for our end result in the beginning, give it some time. Make up a plan once a week and get to where you are following it before you start to add more to your plate. You will find the encouragement you get from accomplishing your goals will give you motivation to keep adding to them to start seeing even more results.
Clean Up Your App