Setting a Schedule to Keep it in House

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:

Daily

  • Sweep the hard floors (thank you, country roads)
  • Dishes (into the dishwasher)
  • Wipe down counters

Weekly

  • Vacuum floors
  • Mop floors (thank you again, country roads)
  • Laundry
  • Go through the mail
  • Cat litter

Bi-Weekly

  • Bathrooms
  • Bedding

Monthly

  • Scrub floors (a good scrub)
  • Dust
  • Windows
  • Vacuum furniture
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About His Polish Princess

I'm an engineer by day and an entrepreneur by night. I live with my Old Man, and our cat, Junior. Okay, so the cat is mine, not ours. I have some old fashioned opinions and I believe the unlikely can be achieved with hard work and a little bit of luck. I like cars and motorcycles and remodeling houses and taking risks. I love my family and my community in Small Town, USA. I believe life is one grand adventure that should be lived and thoroughly enjoyed. In 2013 I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and focused on natural healing. Fortunately, my disease has been in remission since 2014. In 2015 I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. These things are just a road bump in life. They won't stop me from remodeling or buying houses or starting new ventures. Life is all about how you see it.
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