Saturday, July 3, 2010

Have You Lost Your Housework Motivation?


Meal Planning, dusting, vacuuming, filing the bills, mopping, changing the bathroom towels, cleaning the fridge, sweeping the porch, etc. can all get tedious, overwhelming, boring, and exhausting.

Over the years I have tried different systems from doing daily chores to trying to do everything one day of the week and making chore charts to divide up work.  I usually put off spring cleaning until the fall, lol.  Sometimes there's no plan, therefore the housework gets haphazardly done.

About a year ago, I came across this tool:

$8 on sale $4

The Motivated Moms Chore Planner printable chore lists is an e-book to be downloaded and saved to your computer.  You can then either print the full year out at once, print a week at a time or just view it on your computer.  These printable chore lists are just what you are looking for if you need to know exactly what to do each day in your home and love to be able to check items off a list to feel that sense of accomplishment.
The planner gives chores to do each day, most days it takes less than a half hour to complete everything on the list.  What I love about it, is you spend about 30 minutes a day and your house will stay clean, even keeping up with those "spring cleaning" type jobs such as cleaning out your refrigerator, wiping down your washer and dryer, and more.

You might be thinking that it would take a lot longer than 30 minutes to just clean out your refrigerator let alone any other chores listed for the day.  Well, don't be afraid!  Even cleaning out your refrigerator is broken down into small, obtainable goals such as clean the top shelf.  The next day would be to clean the door, and so on.

In recent years, I have learned the value of breaking things down into smaller jobs or goals.  I find if I have a big job in front of me such as clean out a dresser, if I make it a goal to sort out one drawer per day, I'm very likely to make that goal, rather than the big job of sorting through the entire dresser in one afternoon.  

Setting smaller goals does two things:  1.  gives me a sense of pride for accomplishing my goal, and 2.  gives me momentum and more than likely I will sort through another drawer just be ahead of my self-set schedule.

That is how the Motivated Moms Planner works.  The planner has a little bit of chores to do for the day.  It's easy to keep up on it, gives you a sense of pride for accomplishing chores each day and gives you momentum, so you will probably do a few other things that was not listed.

Something else about the planner, is that if you have children at home, you can easily write their name(s) next to the chores and divide the work up.

I encourage you to take a look at Motivated Moms Planner.  For only $4, how can you lose?


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