Please remember that not everything needs to be done everyday.
We cook everyday and do a load of laundry daily. It is something like your personal hygiene regime. Although we have a monthly facial and a bi-monthly manicure, does that mean we do not need to shower daily? It’s the same thing! We do a thorough cleaning weekly or fortnightly but we do the basic regime DAILY!
Daily cleaning chores are the absolute minimum that must be done on a daily basis to keep a home clean. Depending on the type of household you live in, some of these chores may even need to be done more than once during a day.
By this time, you have definitely decided how much time you are able to devote to the housekeeping (excluding cooking) duties. Be consistent with these chores so that there is no pile up which will simply slow down your daily task flow.
A list of daily chores would include (edit it to suit your needs):
*Clean as you go
*Keep living and other guest areas neat
*Open windows / doors
*Sweep / vacuum as needed
*Replace water for night time drinking
*Empty waste paper baskets
*Sweep and mop
*Cook at least one balanced meal at home
*Clean as you go
*Add items to running shopping list IMMEDIATELY
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*If something can be prepared for tomorrow simultaneously, then do it
*Do at least one load a day.
*Complete process by drying and folding.
*Avoid ironing unless the item is needed before laundry day.
*Wipe or mop floor
*Wash bowl daily
*Clean bath tub or shower stall
*Change water daily
*Feed pet regularly
*Clean and disinfect litter area
*Remove dead leaves
*talk to your plants
~ Paper Work
*Flip through mail
*Keep bills on allocated tray
*Throw out uninteresting flyers immediately
*Keep reading material in designated area
~ Clean your Zone of the Day
As you look further, as we will, the daily chores can be broken up into routines