Staying clean and organized is a daily battle. If you’ve got kids, it’s more like an hourly battle. I’m finding in my own life that the theory of writing stuff down to get more done is actually working. When I write stuff down it gives me a road-map for my day and helps me stay on top of things I just can’t remember.
Over the last few years, as I have tried and tested my own efficiency, I’ve created a collection of 5 free printables to refresh your cleaning routine. I hope that you will find at least one of the printables helpful and if you do I would love for you to share this post with your friends. To print, simply click the image and it will take you to Google Drive where you can print them free of charge.
Something that makes life way easier is simply developing a routine. One way you can do this is to sit down and figure out what you do now, verses what you really need to be doing on a weekly basis. Once you start bossing your time around and telling it what to do, you can be far more efficient. Feel free to print and use my blank routine form to develop your own system to get things done!
Goal Setting & To-Do Lists
I really like keeping things simple. That’s why I typically use a minimal system for keeping up with the items that I need to do. I created a simple To-Do Printable where you can write down everything you need to do for the week on one list. If you are more of a day by day simple planner, I created a goal worksheet where you simply write down the top 5 things you need to do each day and then there are spaces for things you want to do only if you have extra time left over.
Chore Charts for Moms and Dads
This may sound ridiculous but this kind of motivation really works around our house. My husband and I decide on what things we do around the house that we hate the most and then pay ourselves allowance everytime we do that chore and track it on the chart. At the end of the month, we cash in!
Product Inventory Lists
Before you run out of something and have to make a “quick” run to the store, why not be prepared with a Cleaning Product Inventory and a Toiletry Supply Inventory? Simply print these out, slide them in protective cover and hang them in your cabinet or closet. When you run out of something, check it off with a dry erase marker. When you make your shopping list for the week, go ahead and refer to your inventories to see what you are out of and add them to the list. Once you get back from the store and re-stock, erase your check marks.
Weekly Menu Planner and Shopping List
One way to reduce your weeknight stress and spend less money at the grocery store is to plan your meals ahead of time. With this weekly menu planner you can dust off those old cookbooks or start using some of those recipes on your Pinterest boards to build a menu for your family’s week. As you make your menu, add your ingredients to the shopping list and you are ready to go!
As you spring into cleaning, I hope you will find that these printables add value to your everyday life.
Kim’s is the party planning, cupcake loving, celebration catalyst behind the Thrifty Little Mom Blog. Kim was a pro event planner for over 7 years before she became a full-time blogger. Kim is the author of: Live, Save, Spend, Repeat: The Life You Want with the Money You Have. She’s been featured on Time.com, Money.com, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Day and more! Kim aims to inspire you to create parties, celebrations and gatherings that everyone loves!