10 steps to help you break the messy house cycle
2. Have breakfast.
3. Do the dishes. If the dishes have to stay in the draining board that is okay. Just have one sink clean and no dirty dishes. If you have a dishwasher then put the dishes in there.
2. Open up the house, curtains and doors and windows if it isn’t too cold.
3. Empty the bins and clean around the bin and where the bin lives.
4. Praise yourself with what you have done and have a coffee if you like.
5. Make your bed and put clothes in the laundry to be washed.
6. Clear the bench and dining table and put things where they belong. Buy containers if you have lots of one thing.
7. Do one thing and change this to a new chore every day until eventually you are repeating yourself. Dust the television unit, clean the toilet, wipe out the microwave, sweep the veranda, pull weeds out near the front or back door, shake the mats, vacuum or sweep an area, wipe out one tray in the fridge, change the sheets on the bed, put washing away, mop an area, dust your bedside tables in your room, clean a fan, clean the phone, clean a light bulb shade, clean one cupboard out, weed the garden, wipe your desk over etc.
8. Put a load of washing on.
9. Have thoughts for dinner. This will help you feel organised for the afternoon and evening before bed.
10. Give your kids similar instructions to the ones above in relation to their room and other areas of the house.
While I have tried to make the above instructions helpful there are people out their who find just starting a new thing very difficult. Sometimes people have had a sickness or some sort of awkward living arrangement, they have never been shown how to be organised and the list continues. Sometimes it takes someone to help show people and guide them without judgement. Often couples clash when it comes to house management and both parties need to help each other. We all see things differently and overtime people will learn a happy medium if parties are focussed.
I found a great website that is helping people: http://www.flylady.net/
FlyLady urges us to have a morning and bedtime routine every day so we can complete the tasks necessary to have a smooth running household.