Divide and Conquer- Household Cleaning
Don't be overwhelmed!
Household cleaning can be a lot to handle on your own. The good news is you don't have to do it on your own! Enlist your family members then divide and conquer!
I love using lists and charts for everything. Writing it down and then crossing it off when the task is done just makes me feel great. So I advise that you try this too! You can even use your computer and make a chart in Excel!
First, compile a list of the chores you need help completing. If you don't want help putting laundry away don't put it on the list. If you want the kids to start taking the trash out, emptying the dishwasher and vacuuming then put those things on the list.
Next, pick what days those chores should be completed on, no one said you have to do everything in one day! When choosing which day to do a chore you can just use a little common sense. I like having laundry done on the weekends so it doesn't sit in the washer too long. Trash needs to be at the curb for Friday morning so Thursday night is when that chore is done. Simple, right?
Finally, have a little family meeting for the assigning of tasks. If you have older children ask them which chores they would rather do and have them "sign up" for those tasks. If you have younger children, or even older children who are less enthusiastic about helping, then you have them pick their chores from a hat. A random lottery of chores gets everyone involved!
I hope this helps you in your adventure to de-clutter and reclaim your home!
Another wonderful blog on this topic is here.