get organized: keep it clean!

“Chores are awesome!” – said by nobody… ever. But what’s the point of putting all of this work into our new apartment if it’s too dirty to enjoy? This is the argument I have in my head as I work to convince myself to clean. But maybe making a cute cleaning schedule will add a little more incentive? (Maybe not but it’s worth a shot!)

Chore schedules are definitely things that are unique to each household. They can range from non-existent to super structured and it’s up to you to decide what works best for your home. Josh and I are somewhere in the middle and I thought it would be fun to share our cleaning system with you.

I whipped up this custom little chart in photoshop:

It has everything that needs to be taken care of separated out by ‘weekly’ and ‘monthly’ items. The idea is to use this chart on a monthly basis, utilizing the five columns in the ‘weekly’ section to designate the weeks of the month.

All you have to do is put a check mark next to the completed task, and you’re good to go. It’s flexible enough to work with your schedule but structured enough to make sure you clean!

I just popped this bad boy into a frame and used the Command Photo Hanging Strips to hang it in our laundry room. I use vis-à-vis markers to check things off. At the end of the month, I can wipe it clean and start over! Effective yet cute! (Sorry for the dim photos. Our laundry has no natural light!)

How to you organize your cleaning schedule? Do you have a daily list of things to complete or just do it when it needs to be done? Share below!

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