I always like watching and learning from others. Whether it be from reading a book they wrote, a You-Tube video, some hands- on training or what have you. I want to know what worked for them and where they started from so that I can see how that fits where I am in life.
When I first was married and starting my family, I read the book “More Hours in my Day” by Emily Barnes. Her insight was right where I was at. I needed step by step instructions as to how to set up my home, how to create a chore list for my kids and so on. Her organizational skills amazed me! She even has a section on how to organize your pocketbook, which I still use to this day…30 years later.
As in anything you evolve and adapt to where life has you now….so fast forward 30 years and where I am today is a little different. I used Emily Barne’s card file system for years for cleaning. But now I need something a little simpler and updated.
You-tube has become my best friend for info, and some of the people I follow I consider my friends. I would love to meet them in person someday, and thank them for all the tips they have given me!
When I was looking to update my cleaning schedule and make it a little simpler for me and our life style now, I found some tips on You-Tube. “Andrea Mills” and “Parsnips and Parsimony”, are two families on You-Tube that I follow and LOVE… and I can really relate to. I have taken things they have shared and created a new system for a cleaning routine for me.
Here are some of the charts and things that I now use. Maybe you will find that they will help you put together a new system for yourself too.
The first one is a chart for a 30 day cleaning challenge. Each day of the month from the 1st to the 30th, there is a special area to bring my attention too.
The second chart is my daily/weekly cleaning schedule for routine items.
Let me know in the comments below how you set up your home and cleaning routines. I would love to hear from you and maybe even learn from you too. Also, tell me who you like to watch on You-tube!
Lynn A. Wilson – Resume of a Mother