How to Make a Housecleaning List

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You can see my DailyWeekly, and Monthly Lists, in case you missed them.

Your welcome to copy my lists if you want, changing and adding chores to make the lists your own.

The best way to make your lists, is to walk through your home, room by room, making a list of everything that needs to be done, and how often you think it needs to be done in your house. Frequency will be different for every home, depending upon the number of people living there, and if any are little kids.

Don’t worry about making your list perfect. You can adjust it as you go along. If you’ve forgotten a chore, just add it in. As you start working your lists, you may find that some chores need to be done more often, or less often (always good, lol), you can easily adjust that also.

Here are a few resources to help you in your list making:

Flylady has a lot of great information about setting up your lists. You can also sign up for her reminder emails. When I was on her email list a few years ago, she sent out a lot of emails every day.

Organized Home has lots of help. They use a 3×5 card system, instead of lists. I started using the card system way back before my kids where born. So it’s been about 25 years. I still prefer to keep the monthly chores on cards. But at this time in my life, with kids and homeschooling, I find lists easier to use for daily and weekly chores. There’s even an Index Card Christmas Planner. Organized Home also has the Holiday Grand Plan with printable lists to get you ready for the holidays.

HouseCleaning has information on how to set up a house cleaning schedule.

I hope you have found these posts about my cleaning lists helpful. If you have any questions, just ask!

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  1. Great tips! I have a housecleaning list now I just need to get better at actually doing it!

    Stopping by from TTH. I'm following you on twitter, hope you can stop by and follow back. Thanks!

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  3. gettingfitfor50 says:

    I follow the fly lady, and organized home as well.

    I've spent the last 2 months completely decluttering my home and it feels fabulous. Im now going to be making a household binder to organize all those important papers.

    Great post!

  4. House cleaning list is prepare for cleaning. We can make a schedule for cleaning daily, weekly and monthly.


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