June 14, 2016
When I launched our blog a couple weeks ago, I wanted to create a place where I could showcase my professional ideas and work as well as a place where I can be open, honest and transparent. That second parts starts tonight....
So let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am a creative tornado. I am messy and disorganized by nature and it take WORK for to stay on top of things and to keep organized. I am SOOO easily distracted it's unreal... and I'm also a procrastinator. All of these personality traits, combined with the addition of my second child to my family, as well as the launch and growth of this business, within the past year and a half, have left me with a crazy messy home. I have found housework almost impossible to stay on top of, and while I'm not naturally organized, living in a disorganized mess makes me so stressed. (yea, I know it doesn't make sense). The more messy it gets the more overwhelmed I get and the less I was to do anything. Does anyone else feel me here?
About a month ago I had an emotional breakdown. I was feeling overwhelmed with everything that is expected of me as a mom, wife, business owner and home keeper and also TIRED of living in a disorganized messy house. One thing I know for sure about myself is that I survive best on a list. To-do lists are my best friends and I use them constantly to stay on top of business and life goals. So I decided to sit down and make a cleaning chart for our family. I wanted to create easy tasks for myself and my family to do each day that didn't take a ton of time but left our house clean and organized and left me (and my husband and kids) feeling happy.
This cleaning chart is one of the best ideas I've ever had. It is saving my sanity! My house is cleaner than ever and I don't ever feel overwhelmed. Each day I just go down the list and my husband can easily help out (without having to be nagged by me). If I am busy one day and don't quite get it finished I just do those tasks the next day. Still not a ton of work, and still only takes an hour or so.
Sooo.... My new love of cleaning charts has inspired to me to make up for my lack of "freebie friday" posts the last couple weeks. I am giving away free printables for you to have your very own cleaning chart.
I have two options for you to download available. The first is a generic cleaning chart filled out with generic cleaning options for a 2 story house. The second is a blank cleaning chart with blank lines for you to create a personalized chart that works for you family. I hope these charts help you regain balance in your home and helps you feel less overwhelmed with all of life's to-dos.
TIP: Frame your chart in a picture frame and use a dry erase marker to check things off each week. Then just erase each week and start over without having to print a new chart.