Friday, May 20, 2011

BotO - Cleaning Schedules

This is part four of content for the Brains of the Operation, aka Household Binder.

This is one of the most helpful parts of the BotO, for me. I have a cleaning schedule - several actually - that I like to follow. They help me stay on top of all the housework. So it's nice to have everything I have to clean listed in one place.

This is my weekly cleaning checklist. Each day focuses on a different part of the house as well as daily tasks. I think I might get it laminated since it shouldn't change much. I would be able to use a dry erase marker then to check off each item and write any notes.

The goal is to focus on one area of the house daily to make sure its clean. I tried to focus on one tasks a day, such as dusting, and I found for me that feels like more work, going from room to room. This way I can enter a room and know that everything will be cleaned after I leave.
This is my spring cleaning checklist. 5 glorious weeks of cleaning. Even though it is "spring" cleaning, I try and do it twice a year.

This should probably be laminated too.

Similar to the bill checklist, this list helps me remember to clean the things that need it only once a month - the bed covers and mattress pad, the hood filter in the kitchen, flush the drains, the phone, drapes, ceiling fans, air vents, light fixtures and the things that only need yearly cleaning - mattress, exterior windows and doors, patio and garage.

You can now get these printables and more in my Etsy Shop! 
 
The Cleaning Checklists have a new design and are now part of The Cleaning Pack and The Good Wife Home Management Pack. You can also get CUSTOMIZED printables too!

42 comments:

A New Life said...

This is amazing and looks so pretty. I've been meaning to make one for ages and this has given me motivation to do so. Has it been helping? I'm the type of person who needs routine in order to keep up with the house!

~~~Aisha H.

The Good Wife said...

I think it does help a lot Aisha. I can see down at the end of the day and checkoff everything I needed to do for the day and make sure I didn't miss anything.
It also helps when the husband asks what he can do and I can just point him to the list.

Mrs. Tasha said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE my household binder and am working on updating it asap. I LOVE these forms, but I was wondering if there was any way to you to email me/post a blank copy of these, with just the main titles in each one (Day of Week for Weekly cleaning, Room and Week for Spring Cleaning, and blank bullets under Clean Me for the Monthly Cleaner). I don't have the same rooms that you have this would be wonderful to place in my binder. If you decide to just send the to me via email, my email is tasha.hill0814@yahoo.com Thank you! LOVE YOUR BLOG!

The Good Wife said...

Hi Mrs. Tasha! I will email you shortly the blank forms.

Thanks for reading!

AllyFitzgibbons said...

I LOVE all of your ideas and want to make a household binder. Is there anyway to edit the forms? If not, would you consider emailing me a blank copy of each? I can't imagine the work you have put into these and I so appreciate it. LOVE YOUR BLOG! Sincerely, Ally Fitzgibbons

email: allyfitzgibbons@gmail.com

bako0518 said...

nice ideas!! instead of laminating, you could put them in sleeve page protectors! works the same way and cheaper!! looks like i need to buy ink lol

{ L } said...

I love the color and design of your checklists! What program did you make them in? Thank you! :)

The Good Wife said...

I made them in word and then converted them to a pdf file.

Renee said...

Do you have the blank forms available for purchase or download? I just love the layout and would like to tweak them a bit for our home. Thanks so much!! Renee

AppleRenee@Verizon.Net

Michelle said...

I would also love to have these in blank form, ALL of them! Especially your budgeting form, you are so very thorough! If you can email any of them to me it is Pattypoundcake37@hotmail.com

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Tiffany said...

I would love a blank copy of the weekly cleaning schedule and the spring cleaning! I have different rooms in my house and would love to just tweak it a bit. I love the layout of your schedule and have not come across anything like it. Your organization of things is amazing! Hoping I can get things back in order with this schedule after having a baby. :)

email: tiffanyhope@hotmail.com

Mary-Belle said...

Just echoing comments...I love the blog, and would love to have blank forms. Thesimmonstribe at gmail dot com

Cristina said...

I'm quite confident this list is going to change my life.

Can I echo the others and please please request a blank copy of these forms?

Thanks a million! crimiller@gmail.com.

Cassie said...

These are so great, thanks! I have been looking for a cleaning schedule that is close to mine so I can put off making my own (we just moved, still trying to unpack, and are both starting school again on Monday) and this one is almost it exactly! Another tip for laminating.. if you have clear contact paper around the house, you can use it on both sides! That's what I am going to do with mine!

Thank you!

Burns said...

Hi, I love these checklists, I have an assisted living and would love to be able to use these checklists for our staff to follow, but my rooms are different. So I was wondering if there was any way I could change the forms or if you have blank documents available? My email is musht@midco.net if you could just let me know that would be wonderful.. thankyou:)

New to this said...

These are EXACTLY what I was looking for!! but I can't seem to be able to print some of them.. this one and the money money money ones just don't show up when I click on the link.

The Good Wife said...

New to This, if you want to email me, I can send you the forms directly.

NJD said...

GOOD WIFE, I LOVE YOUR HOUSEHOLD BINDER!! RECENTLY I AM A STAY AT HOME MOTHER OF A WONDERFUL 3 YEAR OLD SON AND I GUESS ITS THE STAY AT HOME PART THAT MAKES ME FEEL A LITTLE OVERWHELMED SEEING THAT THINGS AREN'T THE WAY THEY SHOULD BE AND WANTING A SECOND CHILD WE NEED TO HAVE SOME BETTER ORGANIZATIONAL PLAN IN PLACE, I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING THE NET FOR A GOOD CLEANING SCHEDULE AND NOTHING COMPARES TO YOURS. THE COLORS AND GRAPHICS MAKE IT LOOK ENJOYABLE. I AM UNABLE TO PRINT ANY OF THE TEMPLATES WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD EMAIL ME THESE IF SO MY EMAIL IS NDEMBER2011@HOTMAIL.COM. THANK YOU !!!

Unknown said...

Hi Good Wife,
I cannot download your cleaning schedules, but I have been looking everywhere for one!! Is there anyway you could email it to me as well?? Thank you so much! I keep trying to get it from your site, but it keeps telling me the content is no longer accessible! My email is godux83@gmail.com! Thank you!!

Amber L. said...

Hey Good Wife! I love your forms! Could you please email them to me! ana2006bal@yahoo.com! I couldn't find your direct email or i would have emailed you per your request :)

Thanks so much!

Jessica Kenney said...

Can I just say that I love this blog!! I have been married for 2 years. I am going to school full time and I have a baby boy. I have looked for blogs about how to stay clean and organized, with great recipes but none are this amazing!! Thank you so much! After reading your about me I really felt like your blog was for me! Please keep doing what your doing it's GREAT!

ShellAnn1122 said...

I would also love the forms as well if you'd be willing to email them to me. Shellann1122@gmail.com

Thank you!

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Heidi said...

I was wondering if you could email a blank copy of the schedules to me also? hholley1214@gmail.com Thank you!

Tina said...

I don't think my last comment went through so here it is again!
I would love a copy of your daily cleaning schedule. The link isn't working. :o(
So glad I found your site!!

tinamquarles@yahoo.com

Tina Q.

Nicole said...

I too would love a blank copy please. These have changed my life but I would love to add some different things. Thanks.

nikolsparklez@yahoo.com

Dawn Gurman said...

I too am trying to get a hold of my household and like these forms but would need to tweak.
Would greatly appreciate the blank versions you have been emailing out.
Thank you so much for your time.

Dgolden212@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

Can you please email me a copy of your blank forms also?? Love them! Thank you so much!

Jacquepurdy@hotmail.com

lifeofjanine.com said...

So glad I found this blog. Thanks so much for sharing! I used to have a little pocket photo album with index cards for each day on a 3-week rotating schedule. I need to get this structure back in to my life, but didn't want to write a zillion cards again (ugh). This is a great tool!!

william alberto said...

Good cleaning schedule reduces half of the burden..We need to plan it well and the post justifies it..Professional also helps in achieving perfect outcomes..
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Asha Bee said...

i want the form also.. its creative..

Asha Bee said...

email it to babe.goth.90@live.co.uk thanks good wife.. :D

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful and so well organized. Please do share with me your forms.

gdekovic@gmail.com

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