You made it to the end of Spring Cleaning! Cue the Beyonce music and glasses of champagne! But don’t think your done, Missy, because that kind of attitude is what got you into this 8 Day Spring Cleaning Series in the first place. Sure, once a year some extra tasks need to be done to keep your house clean, safe, healthy, and in good repair. But that doesn’t mean you get to let it go down the drain until next April. Here are a few tips on keeping your house cleaner and more organized the other 11 months of the year.
Spring Cleaning Binge Series: Day 8- Keeping It Up
Keeping Your House Clean Year-Round
You need a Cleaning Schedule! Hands down, a cleaning schedule is what will keep you on track and organized, and no weekly, monthly, or quarterly cleaning task will ever get pushed aside or forgotten about. It will also hold you accountable for not procrastinating, because you can see exactly what needs to be done today and what can wait til the weekend.
Here’s a post all about how to craft a cleaning schedule that will work best for you and your family, but because I bet you’re a visual kind of girl, here’s some snapshots of my own personal cleaning schedules. I know they may not work for you and your lifestyle, but they will serve as a jumping-off-point and an inspiration to building your own.
My Weekly Cleaning Schedule
My Monthly & Quarterly Cleaning Schedule
My cleaning schedule templates are from the Spring Cleaning Planner available at organizedish.com
Know When To Call A Pro
In this DIY age of Pinterest and YouTube, homeowners often feel like they can do just about anything themselves. And while I’m all about homeowner’s empowerment, there are some times that calling a pro is a better idea. If you picked up my Printable Spring Cleaning Planner, you noticed that every single list reminded you to address any necessary repairs. I’m guessing that a lot of the repairs you had to address were things you had tried to DIY over the last year, or worse, just avoided them altogether.
Any time you’re dealing with the following scenarios, save yourself the trouble of failed DIY repairs, huge messes, and a big fat waste of money and just bite the bullet. Call the pro and get it done right.
- Pest/Insect/Rodent/Wild Animal Infestations
- Plumbing Issues
- Electrical Issues
- Foundation Cracks
- HVAC Repairs
- Before Planning Renovations
Need Personalized Help?
I got you girl. If this all-out cleaning session made you realize your house (and face it, your life altogether) is disorganized as hell, let me pull you out of that rut you’re in. Schedule a 90 minute chat session so we can work together to get you a game plan that will actually work for you this time. Sure, I can come in and help you do the whole shebang, but sometimes you just need a little direction. Whichever way works best for you, don’t ever be afraid to ask for help.
Need A Full Step By Step Spring Cleaning Planner?
Grab my 20+ page Spring Cleaning Planner inside the Organized-ish Binder Kit Collection for room-by-room checklists of anything and everything you could possibly clean in your house. These checklists will keep you on track and help you breeze through your cleaning sessions without forgetting a thing. I even created a cleaning supply shopping list and timeline for you to follow so you don’t have to do any planning at all.