The Organised Mum Method

9th January 2017: We are currently on week 2, this week our Friday Focus is the Living Room. 

The Organised Mum method was born out of the idea that you can get an awful lot done in 30 minutes! My method concentrates household tasks into manageable chunks, creating a regular routine that means you won’t get overwhelmed or swamped with housekeeping.

There are 3 levels of jobs

Level 1: Everyday Jobs

These never change and are the same every day. These are the minimum that needs to be done in order to maintain an orderly home. This is supposed to be a quick top level tidy – It should take no longer than 15 minutes.

  • Quick Hoover (or sweep) main living areas. This obviously depends on what floors you have (carpets, tiles or wood floors). This should tae less than 5 minutes
  • 1 load of laundry
  • Quick clean of bathrooms
  • Make beds

Level 2: Day Specific Tasks

Each day is assigned specific jobs. These won’t change so you will always know that Thursday is kitchen day and Monday is living room day (I have been using this method for 10 years – That makes me feel old! And I know the days off by heart now). This will you to move your focus around the home making sure that everywhere gets dealt with every week. Spend no more than 30 minutes on these – it doesn’t matter if you don’t get everything done, you will be back in the same area on the same day next week! And remember the longer you follow the method the cleaner your house will be it will become easier and quicker to clean!

Monday: Living room

Tuesday: Bedrooms

Wednesday: Entrance Hall and stairs

Thursday: Kitchen

Friday: Focus day – see next tier.

Weekends  Family time so just stick to your everyday jobs

Level 3: Friday Focus

In order to make sure you home gets a deep clean in all areas on a regular basis there is Friday Focus.

Each Friday we concentrate on a different area of the home, therefore making sure that the jobs that need doing less frequently,such as cleaning the oven (hate that job!) get done regularly too. There is an 8 week cycle for this. Again only spend 30 minutes on this. 

Week 1: Kids’ Bedrooms

Week 2: Living Room

Week 3: Kitchen

Week 4: Bathrooms

Week 5:  Master Bedroom

Week 6: Entrance Hall and Stairs

Week 7: Dining Room and any other rooms that haven’t already been covered such as study/spare bedrooms.

Week 8: Garden/Outside Space

So there you have it The Organised Mum Method. I hope it helps you keep your home organised and a pleasure to live in 🙂

If you ever feel like you want to do more the choose from the One Off list!

Don’t forget to follow along with The Organised Mum community on Instagram where you will find daily motivational prompts from me.

Gem x

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