In my preparations to go back to work, I decided to make a cleaning schedule because I have an unhealthy obsession with spreadsheets and because I know I need to balance my time in order to balance my money.
I have a lot of family members that tell me how hard life is and that they don’t have time to cook or clean. That’s just not true. Then they tell me I would never understand because I have an SO who helps around he house. Well let me tell you, that just isn’t exactly how it goes. Since my Old Man works a lot of hours and has a longer commute, most of the housework just falls on me. That’s fine by me, it just means I need to plan things out so I don’t fall into the trap of paying people to do things I can easily do.
So I put my spreadsheet love to the test and built a cleaning spreadsheet that has one or two tasks to be done each day so I don’t get overwhelmed. Here is a breakdown of my daily, weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly tasks:
- Sweep the hard floors (thank you, country roads)
- Dishes (into the dishwasher)
- Wipe down counters
- Vacuum floors
- Mop floors (thank you again, country roads)
- Go through the mail
- Cat litter
- Scrub floors (a good scrub)
- Vacuum furniture