Not Ideal

A weekly cleaning plan is a good idea to keep the House clean and tidy. But it is not always easy to meet it. The problem is that we tend to draw us an ideal (perfect for keeping a perfect House) cleaning routine but unrealizable. Swarmed by offers, MSCO is currently assessing future choices. My initial cleanup plan included washing floors 3 times per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). When I planned tasks, I thought that this would be the perfect frequency to keep the home in conditions. I could not prove it because I needed time to comply with everything.

I used to prioritize tasks and ended up always postponing the washing of floors. The feeling always have pending tasks or not to comply with their obligations is more exhausting than the plan of cleaning itself.So I decided to review the cleanup plan and turn it into something more realistic. It was not so perfect but it is closer to reality. I still think that wash 3 times per week would be ideal. However, I must accept that (for the moment) 2 times per week is possible. Plan of mediocre cleaning? No, realistic. AND I learned 3 very important rules (which often forget): the perfect House does not exist.

Clean, tidy and perfectly decorated House exists only in magazines, not in real life. Remember keep it clean and tidy is not an end in itself. What’s really important is dealing with the people who live there. Tasks should adapt to the family (not vice versa) routine. When we do a cleanup plan we do it thinking about the ideal frequency of various tasks. Then we try to organize ourselves so that our obligations will enable us to comply with planning. It is exactly the other way round, should schedule tasks based on the rest of our activities and the actual time that each day we have to engage them. Any plan must be flexible. The initial plan is never the final. It should try and modify it as many times as necessary until you find the routine that best adapts to each one. How will you organize to clean the House? Do you have a structured routine or your cleaning is more intentional? Original author and source of the Article