Homemaking at any time of the year can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be! Join my March Cleaning Challenge and see what good habits we can develop together!
This month, I am doing a blog hop with some of my blogging friends around the topics cleaning and organizing to get spring cleaning off to a great start. Be sure to check out their posts when you finish this one! They are linked below!
One of the biggest reasons that I started this blog was to hold myself accountable. I wanted to find the best way to do things around the house to keep a clean and smooth running household. I must say that housekeeping does not come naturally to me. Cleaning is not exactly my idea of fun. I have, however, developed systems to encourage myself to get better. I have always read that it takes two weeks to develop a habit. Well, this challenge gives us four weeks! Let’s see what good habits we can develop together this month and see if we can make homemaking easier and, dare I say, more fun!
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Where did the idea of a cleaning challenge come from?
During covid, I found that making my bed everyday really helped me to start out on the right foot. Nobody was coming over to see that I had made our bed, but for some reason, it really unlocked something in me. I felt less scattered during the day and fell asleep easier at night getting into sheets that had been tucked back in. It was true, that in just two weeks, I developed the habit of making my bed! When I didn’t make my bed, my day always seemed a little off. I learned that in about 1 minute a day, I could really set myself up for success by simply making our bed.
This month, I thought it would be fun to try and get back in to the swing of things with a little challenge to see if I could get people to join in. I have developed a list of action items and a checklist to check off each day when that item is complete!
In this challenge, action items will be broken down by daily, weekly, and monthly tasks. Larger tasks will be in the monthly or weekly checklist and smaller tasks will be in the daily checklists. I have even left blank lines in the checklist to personalize it for your daily life and routines!
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Daily Challenge Items
For the daily challenge items, I have come up with five tasks the do each day and left three blank lines for you to fill in tasks that you come up with on your own. My five tasks that I have specified are sweeping and vacuuming common areas, empty the kitchen sink, clean countertops, clear clutter prone surfaces, and make up the beds. These are all manageable tasks that make me feel better every time that I do them! Feel free to edit or change these to whatever works best for you and your household!
Weekly Challenge Items
The weekly challenge items included in the home keeping challenge are tasks that take a little longer to complete or don’t necessarily need to be done every day. I typically do these tasks during breaks in my day, in the morning before work, or after work when I’m cleaning up from supper! The tasks that I have included in the challenge are cleaning toilets, cleaning bathtubs/showers, mopping floors, changing the sheets on beds, shaking out rugs, deep cleaning the kitchen sink, and cleaning out the fridge. I have also included four blank slots on the checklist as well for you to add in tasks that you want to tackle!
Monthly Challenge Items
Finally, the monthly challenge items are items that take longer to do or really don’t need to happen every day or every week! For this part of the challenge, I included cleaning windows, cleaning mirrors, wiping down the fridge, vacuuming all rooms including the ones not typically used, changing your HVAC filters, wiping down your baseboards and fans, wiping down cabinets, and vacuuming sofas!
How to edit this challenge!
Now, the items that I have included in this challenge are simply what works for me and my family. We don’t yet have kids, so some of the weekly or monthly items might be daily items for you! Feel free to adjust and change tasks as necessary! Remember, the whole purpose of this challenge is to help us all create better habits and to easily keep a smooth running household.
So… What do you say? Join me?
If nothing else, I think that this challenge could help us all to have a clean house throughout the month of March. I believe that it will help us all to build some great habits. It will help us get a kick start our spring cleaning! My hope is that it will help me build a more structured cleaning routine. I think it will help me to not feel overwhelmed with everything that needs to happen in our home. I can’t wait to hear who all will be joining me on this adventure and hope that you will all keep me posted on how it’s working for you! So here we go! March, prepare to be CLEAN!
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