Over the years, I’ve tried to be better about keeping a consistently clean house and many (many) of my attempts have failed.
I tried scheduling cleaning projects over the week: Mopping Mondays, Toilet Tuesdays, that kind of thing. It worked for a few days, then I felt annoyed that I’d pre-committed myself to projects each day without any flexibility, so I gave that up.
I tried planning to do it all every Saturday, which worked great before I had kids but now, ha! Not going to happen. Because if I tried to devote one day to cleaning the whole apartment, you can bet that would be the day A would get super sick and we’d spend the day watching Finding Nemo on repeat.
I just couldn’t find the sweet spot of having the right amount of weekly tasks without overloading my days ahead of time.
Then, I found it. Wanna know what my checklist is? It’s really short. There are only five things on it.