Don't wait until guests are on the way to do some frantic house cleaning. Print out this weekly house cleaning checklist to help you keep organized and on track.
Organize Your Weekly Cleaning
Being organized can definitely make it easier to keep your house clean. By using a checklist, you can keep track of what has already been cleaned, and then move on to the next job. If you're feeling industrious, you can tackle the entire list in one day, but you can also plan to work on one room each day and get a regular rotation going. Just keep in mind that high traffic areas may still require daily cleaning or at least a little sprucing up.
Having a checklist also makes it easy to track which family members are taking care of their household chores. Just print out the handy list above, have it laminated, and use a wax pencil to record the initials of whoever performs each task. You can even assign tasks to your family members and have them check jobs off the list as they complete them. Watching jobs get checked off can be so satisfying that you may find everyone is willing to do more.
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Gather Your Supplies and Get Started
Once you print the list, take a few minutes to go through it and make sure you have the cleaning supplies you'll need to get the job done. After that, all you need is the motivation to get started.
A Checklist Is Only Helpful If You Use It
Follow your weekly schedule for house cleaning most of the time, and your home will stay relatively clean. You'll probably even find that deep cleaning goes much easier, and you'll never be embarrassed when unexpected guests drop by!