Ok, so here’s the deal: when we moved into our current home, the rent came with a monthly professional cleaning included. All I would have to do is keep things tidy, and a gift from the gods would come in once a month and magically make my home clean…no personal cleaning schedule needed!
It is a stinkin’ dream come true. I never in a million years would have paid for somebody to clean for me, but if it’s included? Heck yeah I’ll let them.
The first couple of months were great…literally all I did was keep things presentable, and our cleaning gentleman (is that the right name for a man who cleans your house?) did the rest. He was fabulous.
Last month, our landlord gave us the option of taking that option out of the rent. I really (REALLY) had to think about it. It was so incredibly nice, but I just couldn’t justify paying somebody to clean the house when I have the capability to do it. So, kind of begrudgingly, we agreed to cancel it.
So, over the past month or so, I’ve had to adjust to cleaning a new house with a little more space. I think I’ve mentioned before that this is the biggest home we’ve ever lived in. We now have a playroom and added space that has to be cleaned, so I’ve had to revise my cleaning methods a little.
Many of you know that I (kind of religiously) follow a cleaning schedule I put on the blog a couple of years ago. I literally pull this post up every Sunday night to make out my to-do list for the week. That one (along with the original cleaning schedule before it) has been one of my most popular posts ever…it’s so great to see that so many people are getting use out of it! It was in need of some revisions though. I’ve added in a few things over the past year or two, so I thought I’d make a new printable!
Since this post was published in June 2015, I’ve received an overwhelming positive response from it. It has become one of the most popular cleaning schedules on the web! And now, I’m so excited to announce a fun add-on to this cleaning schedule…Journey to Clean!
This is a 50-page eBook that gives you absolutely everything you could need to follow this cleaning schedule. You will receive an updated version of the printable featured in this post, monthly cleaning calendars for January-December 2019 that break the schedule down into easy-to-complete parts, and even a deep cleaning section that shows you how to really make your home shine! I even have a light version that lets you maintain a clean home through busy months.
Looking for help in integrating the printable above into your everyday life? I know this cleaning schedule is a lot of information at once. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by all of the information, don’t worry…you’re not alone! To help you start out, I thought I’d develop a set of emails that will slowly integrate this routine into your everyday life. Check out the 7-Day Home Refresh Challenge! This email series is absolutely free to join.
If you’re looking to organize your schedule, I’ve also got a great set of printables for that (that happens to match Journey to Clean). The 2018-2019 Year of Intent Planner has over 60 pages of organization printables that allow you to make your own customized planner. There are resources for schedules, goals, finances, projects, and more – this is a huge collection of organization resources, all in one place! Click here for more information.
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