When I first started this blog it was to chronicle my struggles with housework as a mum to a then 1 year old. I found Fly Lady and decided to follow her Baby Steps, blogging each day as I completed the steps.
The Baby Steps are good – they are great for establishing a cleaning routine but I find they had a lot of unnecessary steps, especially if you weren’t going to follow her program strictly.
For quite awhile my cleaning routine seemed to be working. I’d tweak it as I found what was and wasn’t working, and when we moved and the rooms changed.
But then I fell pregnant and my motivation fled. I got behind, in everything, and couldn’t work out how to catch up.
Except it was more suited to people who already had their regular cleaning under control and just needed to do more deep cleaning and decluttering. So I never finished it (perhaps I will sometime in the future).
For quite a while now I have been toying with creating my own challenge, aimed towards establishing a good daily cleaning routine. Originally it was going to simply be for myself but then I thought, why not share the fun?!
So over the next 20 days (starting Monday) I will be posting a new step. They will be simple steps but will build so that by the end of the 20 days you should be on your way to creating your own cleaning routine.
A Sneak Peek of the Cleaning Routine List
I thought I’d give you a sneak peek of what the list will look like at the end of the 20 days. Of course, I’ve blocked a few out – can’t give everything away!
Cleaning Routine Daily List Printable
I have a free Cleaning Routine Daily List Printable available for download. However, to get it you need to sign up for email updates. Luckily that’s easy to do – just fill in the box below this post. If you are already signed up for emails you should receive an email with the download soon! The printable includes the list of tasks to complete each day once you’ve finished the 20 days, as well as a section to mark how many glasses of water you’ve drunk.
If you decide to blog your progress please grab my button below and insert it in to your post – just copy and paste the html in the box below the image.
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Make sure to come back on Monday for the first step!