Step 3 and we are going to create a Basic Weekly Plan. You are beginning to get into the routine of putting things away after using them and you have made it as easy on yourself as possible by creating Homes and Zones. This week by creating a Basic Weekly Plan you will begin to get on top of some of the jobs around the house that can soon build up if there isn't some sort of plan in place to get them done.
Now, this is not a one size fits all solution. What works for me may not work for you but here is a plan you could adopt at the start of your decluttering and organising journey, or if you struggle to stick to routines.
A weekly routine is a plan of action which covers all those things which need to be done every single week.
Step 1. Very quickly do a brain dump of the tasks you need to do every single week, (whether you get them done or not) No overthinking or overwhelming yourself here.
My list includes - putting out the bins, meal plan, shopping, hoover, dust, laundry, check bank account. REMEMBER - we are looking at the basics here.
Now see if you can group some items together - so I can group hoover and dust, and meal planning and shopping. I could also add laundry and putting out the bins to hoover and dust but I don't want to get overwhelmed so I have kept them apart in this example.
Step 2. Assign a day to each task:
This now is the bare bones of a basic weekly plan for you to work from. You may have more or less items but don't add too many things or you won't do anything! I know - I've been there! Some of your tasks will take longer to complete than others and you may have to put meal planning and shopping on different days or do laundry twice but none of your tasks should take longer than a couple of hours at most, with some taking minutes to complete.
So that's it - a Basic Weekly Plan somewhere to start getting into some sort of routine, somewhere to begin regaining control of your time.
Over the next couple of weeks we will get more specific with some daily routines but this is all you need to concentrate on for now. Simple!
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