Whether you are the person who enjoys the sense of accomplishment from a sparkling home or is the one who immediately has anxiety and forgets some of the tasks, everyone will benefit from setting up a cleaning routine in a bullet journal.
Personally, keeping a bullet journal keeps me organized and focused. Especially when it comes to cleaning. I find it less off-putting than in the past. It helps me remember what tasks need to be done, what’s been done and what if left to do.
If you aren’t keeping a bullet journal, you are missing the boat! Starting one has been one of the best things I’ve ever done. It keeps my whole life organized. In particular, my cleaning routine. Since adding cleaning charts, nothing is forgotten and I hold myself accountable.
What you need to start:
Before you move into the lovely bullet journal spreads I have to show you, I want to recommend some of the products I use for my own bullet journaling.
- This is the exact Bullet Journal I use.
- These are the markers I personally use. You can go with fancy Tombows but I like these.
- These are the stencils I use. They are metal with their own case.
- This is the washi tape I use. I like skinny tape.
WHY I TRACK MY CLEANING
Truth is, we’re all busy. Whether we are stay-at-home moms or moms who work outside the home, there is plenty to track. For me, bullet journaling is a necessity and has saved me on many occasions of forgetting a task.
Especially when you are doing your big cleaning routine, like a spring cleaning, which tends to have larger tasks that you want to get accomplished.
First thing in the morning, I check my daily task list. In this case, it means I easily stay on top of that days cleaning routine. It also allows me to track larger jobs and know what days I can schedule based on the rest of my schedule.
I use lists and trackers for so much in my life; if you’d like to see how to set up a bullet journal, tracker or list, check mine out here.
Take a look at the bullet journal cleaning schedules I’ve compiled and then you can see what works for you and create your own.
USING YOUR BULLET JOURNAL TO GET ORGANIZED
When you start looking around, you will find that there are some great ideas for your big tasks like spring cleaning or preparing for holiday guests. Simply list what you want to tackle.
This tracker separates the project by room then task.
DAILY CLEANING LISTS
Another way to track is by your daily tasks. These are not only broken down into smaller, simpler tasks, but you can easily do a task when you have 5 minutes.
This simple list is what she wants to accomplish daily as well as monthly and 3-6 months.
This cleaning list is her daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and bi-monthly. By breaking it down it looks attainable and less overwhelming, correct?
This cool list specifies tasks by the 52 weeks. It’s so hard to remember all the tasks and this is a great rminder.
With both your cleaning and bullet journaling, don’t expect perfection. The whole reason you break your cleaning down into lists and tasks is because life gets in the way. Life will certainly get in the way of completing your cleaning and working on your journal. Taking time when you have that 5 or 10 minutes here or there makes it attainable. Start small and work your way through.
How do you track the cleaning that needs to be done in your home? I’d love to hear from you!