List Categories | List All Articles | List Articles By Title
5 Easy Steps to Making Housework More Manageable
Sometimes the task of keeping a clean, tidy house just seems overwhelming. Why is that? Because it never ends! You never get done! In order to make the task more manageable and give you the feeling that you have accomplished something. I've broken it done into 5 easy steps.
The first step is to survey every room in your house making a list of everything that needs to be done.
After you have done this you can break it down further by deciding how often things need to be done and who should do it. Scheduling housework is important because it gives you the feeling that you actually completed your tasks for the day making housework more satisfying.
After you have decided what needs done and how often and who should do it. Now take 7 sheets of paper and write one day of the week on each. Now start placing the jobs into the days of the week. Chores that need done everyday will be on every sheet, the ones that only need done once a month will go on a monthly chore sheet. Don't worry if you don't put everything from one room into one day, you'll be doing daily cleaning and getting done what needs to be done that day. You'll be surprised how wonderful this can be, when your list is done you are done. Period. This way when my daughter ask me when I'll be done cleaning I have an answer, When I get the things on my list done. Do you want to help?
Next type up your list in a wordprocessing program and save them in a folder titled "weekly housecleaning" print off several of each day and put them on the fridge or somewhere out of the way that you can remember.
Each day grab the list for that day and start going down the list. You'll be surprised how quickly it goes, and it's sort of a game to see if you can finish your list. Actually you can go really quickly because you will be doing these chores on a regular basis now and things won't get overlooked, so you don't have to spend very much time on any one thing.
There you go, 5 easy steps to keep your house in tip top shape and you will never have to worry about unexpected guests again. Check back for more house cleaning tips!
Tina Seay is the author and webmaster of http://LearnSomethingToday.com her goal to teach skills that help people achieve their dreams. Her other websites include http://FortheCatLover.com and http://yourweddingstory.net
You can write to her at email@example.com
You can reproduce this information on your website, blog, ezine with the signature box included.
Clutter Is Natural
Nature loves clutter. Just think of all the stuff that drops from trees, washes in on the tide, or is blown by the wind into your backyard.
Are You Stuck In The Clutter Trap?
You arrived on earth without clutter. Your parents and doting relatives started you on a pathway to accumulation.
Can Someone Step Into Your Job Or Role And Function Effectively?
Working for one of the top Marketers online (David Ledoux) I've been lucky to learn many tips and tricks that can be used in cases of emergency. Like today when I still have the remnants of the flu.
50 Ideas to Organize Your Home
"Organize" is a familiar word heard on many of today's popular decorating shows. Every family has its struggles with some type of clutter whether it is stacks of papers or a cluttered and cramped bathroom.
25 Tips and Tricks for an Organized Move
Worried because you're moving soon? This really doesn't have to be a stressful, chaotic time. Here are some tips to help you achieve a successful, organized move.
Control Your Childrens Clutter!!
Ever feel overwhelmed by all the papers, notices, artwork, and other items your kids bring home from school? Don't be a pack rat!! We'll show you how to "Trap the R-A-T" (RETAIN, ACT, THROW)1. School flyers: Nearly every day, your child brings home flyers announcing some school activity, bake sale, field trip, or other such notices.
Tossing and Turning
"The real question is, why do you want it? What are you going to do with it? That's where you've got to start; otherwise you're going to waste a lot of money."These are the words of Francis Carincross in her book 'The Company of the Future'.
Organized Living in a Disorganized World
We are bombarded with so many factors that perpetuate disorganization. Computers, fax machines, cellular phones, and on-line services enable us to do more - and require us to do more.
The Clutter Campaign - Design Your Vision
I like a room you can dance in the middle of! Mariah Burton NelsonOne of the prime reasons that most of us have occasional or everlasting problems with clutter is that we do not have a clear picture of the ideal setting we want to create for ourselves, our family and our work. In the absence of that clear picture, specific to you, your life, your family, your dreams, goals and taste, you may be too easily influenced by conflicting external ideas.
Everything Fits Together Perfectly!
Here's a little lesson I experienced while packing boxes for my move to Victoria, BC.I decided to pack my own belongings so that I would have more money to set up my apartment once I'd moved.
Balance- What Does It Really Mean?
Balance- what a popular topic these days! Finding a work-life balance, being balanced in body, mind and soul, eating a balanced meal, balancing work, play and learning. But what does it really mean? When I ask my clients what balance means to them, most have no idea initially, and find it a good exercise to reflect on.
Without a Plan, You're Doomed to Failure
"My job is an endless series of deadlines, I am constantly putting out fires" You've probably heard talk like that a time or two. You may sound like that yourself on occasion.
10 Simple Steps to a More Organized Household
1. Divide big jobs into smaller jobs.
Get Organised and Transform Your Life
It takes effort to get results, and not just any effort, it takes smart effort. You cannot expect to achieve anything without doing something.
The Organized Move: Packing Made Simple
(This is the second in a series of three articles on "The Organized Move")Does the thought of packing all your belongings make you want to run for the hills? Homeowners who are moving on their own (as opposed to a corporate relocation where an employer is paying all the bills) find themselves with the dilemma of whether to do the packing themselves or contract out this huge task.A packing crew can be a good fit for an overscheduled family, a long-distance move where you may already be living in the destination city, or individuals with physical limitations.
The Problem With To-Do Lists
Do you use to-do lists? Do you find it satisfying to check off the items on that list? Too satisfying perhaps?More than once I've found myself adding something I've already done to my daily list. I get to check it off then, you see.
Four Easy Steps to An Organized Closet
The National Association of Professional Organizers has dedicated January to clean out those closets, but don't wait for January -- now is the time. Exciting this task is not, but by devoting a couple of afternoons this month you can reduce unnecessary search time and you may even find some extra storage in the process.
Organizing - Time is of the Essence!
What does "time" have to do with getting organized? Everything! Our society today keeps us running and constantly inhaling, seemingly never allowing us to stop and "exhale"!De-cluttering our workspaces, whether it is our office, our kitchen, or our garage, enables us to be more productive in our daily lives. Once we organize our physical environment, our minds naturally become clearer.
10 Common Roadblocks to Getting Organized
1. All or nothing thinking/taking on too much.
Three Effortless Ways to Win the Paperwork Battle
Buried under mountains of paperwork from your company? Do the projects seem to never end? Imagine how good you would feel if every day you could start with a clean and organized desk? Well dream no further! By following the three powerful tips listed below, your dreams will become reality!Setting up your system: Start by ordering two 8 ½ x 11 "flat desk files". A flat desk file looks like an accordion file, except it lays flat on your desk and can be easily carried with you.
home | site map
All articles are copyright to their owners.
Note: this website lists articles, We do not Write Articles !