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House cleaning on a schedule

House cleaning on a schedule, as a woman shakes a bedsheet

Do you do house cleaning on a schedule, or at random?

Does your calendar tell you when it’s time to scrub the toilet, or do you wait for nasty sights and smells to alert you?

I am definitely in the latter camp.

House cleaning on a schedule – the rules

A house cleaning schedule looks like this. You commit to doing certain tasks daily, weekly, monthly, etc. No-brainers like washing the dishes happen every day and then there are more occasional jobs like changing your sheets and even more rarely – vacuuming your mattress and cleaning your oven.

No thanks

We have enough reminders, notifications and obligations already. I don’t need my calendar giving me more jobs to do.

I declutter cupboards when they aren’t working for me.
I turn the washing machine on when it is full.
I wash the pillowcases when they look a bit yellowed.
I vacuum when I see bits on the carpet.
I clean things if I am sufficiently irked by them.

Not before.

You don’t need to please anyone but yourself, definitely not an arbitrary list that belongs in the 1950s when women’s merit was measured by the shine on her windows.

Simplify your life and remove rather than add. This not only applies to stuff, but also commitments.

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