*Disclaimer: I received a product for free in exchange for a review. However, all opinions expressed here are my own.
Cleaning is something that I have not always been great about keeping up with. I live in a house with six people, so you can imagine that sometimes things can really pile up.
Enter the bullet journal, my new favorite tool.
As I have explained in some of my past posts, the bullet journal is a great tool for tracking habits and keeping yourself in check. Using a cleaning calendar is similar, and it can help make staying on top of cleaning easy and painless.
If you stay on the schedule that you come up with, and keep up the rotation, your house will stay organized and clean!
I decided to create my calendar page while recovering from a procedure. I was on orders to rest and not move around, which is not an easy task for me. Luckily my family was helpful in assisting with the cleaning while I could not. So, I used my down time as an opportunity to come up with a plan to keep us organized going forward into the future.
Here is what I came up with:
As always with a bullet journal, you can customize your schedules and lists to work for you. Don’t forget that you can add or leave out anything that you would like.
Also, I prefer to keep my cleaning calendar at the front of my journal, where I include the pages for my morning routine. So, when I pour my first cup of coffee (more on that later!) and go through my daily pages, I am reminded of what I need to do each day.
You may notice that I try not to give myself too many daily tasks. This is so I don’t get overwhelmed and just decide to put everything off.
I have assigned a different chore for each day of the week. Doing this helps to add a little variety to my daily routine.
At the bottom I included a rotating schedule of things to do each month. These are larger house projects, like the dreaded washing of walls and baseboards, but when they are broken up over the year, it becomes much easier to get them accomplished.
And just how does coffee come into play?
Well, quite honestly, it is the fuel that keeps me going. I manage to pack a lot into each day, and in order to get things accomplished, I need to be energized. When I work on my bullet journal pages, or decide to take on any kind of project, a cup of coffee is usually in my hand. Or, at least nearby.
I received a bag of the Sabertooth Roast from Caveman Coffee Company to try, and I must say it is quite delicious. They even sent me samples of MCT Oil, and while I wasn’t sure what to do with it at first, they had recipes on their website. Adding that to my morning brew gave me some amazing energy!
I am sharing this because they have an awesome monthly coffee subscription box available. Which means not running out of coffee. Plus, who doesn’t like fun goodies delivered to your door each month?
I would definitely recommend giving this fun company a try and make your life easier with delivery each month!
Finally, do you want to take your cleaning routine one step further?
Add your daily routine and monthly chores to your bullet journal tracker. If you aren’t sure what a tracker is, check out my Beginners Guide to Using a Tracker.
I love to check off my accomplishments, so this is the extra security that I need to motivate me to stay on top of not only my daily personal goals, but also my cleaning goals.
If you are struggling to keep on top of your cleaning projects, pour yourself a cup of coffee and try making a cleaning calendar. Having all the tasks listed and planned out, gives you one less thing to think about each day!