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  1. This is a wonderful idea! Can’t wait to try it out. 😀

    I love your spreads! They’re so beautifully crafted! And I always look forward to your articles!

    Also, just a thought, but if you haven’t already, you should check out The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. It’s a book but I think there’s also an audiobook available. That really helped me get my stuff in order so I just wanted to share it with you. It’s a fun read too!

    I hope you have a beautiful day!

    p.s. I just realised this was a post from 2017. Oh well. 😛

    1. Little Coffee Fox Team says:

      That is one we have heard of for sure and it works great for some. Thanks for reading Ayisha!

  2. I love your writing style! Haha! Thanks for the tips. I’m a full time working mom of four and all of them have different activities. It makes my brain hurt to have a less than a tidy house. I get so frustrated about being the only one who seems to care. I’ve tried so many schedules, apps, and other plans and things go great for about two weeks and then start to fall apart. I think because I try to do too much and it isn’t sustainable.

    1. Little Coffee Fox Team says:

      What a sweet compliment Gertrude, thank you! I hope you find this works for you as well.

  3. Suzanne Westfall says:

    Amen sister, change is tough, but that doesn’t mean we stop trying just because it’s hard. Thanks for the reminder, the encouragement, and the great spread idea.

    1. Little Coffee Fox Team says:

      Thank you for being here with me Suzanne!

  4. When my children were babies I used to have a similar schedule and it did help me keep on track with the things I really didn’t like doing. It was a breakdown of the day so I could fit everything in that I wanted and needed to do around the demands of three small children (I had three kids under 4). However, when I went back to work when my youngest was 3 I forgot to change my daily tasks and the house really shows it after so many years of neglect. Now that my kids are older teens/early 20’s and my husband only works part time I’ve left most of the household chores to them but sadly they don’t see it needs doing and I am still left with all the housework.

    Thank you for this post as it has prompted me to get out the old to do list and look at it again, though it may be a wee while before I put it into place as we are moving house shortly (which is an excellent time for sorting, tossing and cleaning). But once we have moved into the new place and I see what my new job is like I can get my daily task list sorted out again – and it will be hung on the fridge with loud prompts to my menfolk that these chores aren’t just for me to do and that I expect they will do their share of the chores since they are a good part of the reason those chores need doing!

    1. Little Coffee Fox Team says:

      It really is a good way to help stay on top of it all! Best to you during your move and getting those household tasks sorted and delegated Annette!

  5. I’m like you. I hate it. I can talk myself out of cleaning very easily. I’m in a funk lately so that makes doing ANYthing nearly impossible. I think having it written down and visible will make a big difference. Might make me more accountable, even if it is just a piece of paper. Thanks for the inspiration. Hope to see that little kitten in a post one day soon. 😀 Since you’re new in town, if you don’t have a vet I might be able to do some recommendations for your furry little friend. 😀


    1. Little Coffee Fox Team says:

      It really does help to have it on paper, Deanna!

  6. I LOVE this because it’s all on one page and like you, I don’t need the garage or outside stuff that so many premade ones include. Also, right now I look at my fridge and cringe with the various cleaning schedule papers. One for weekly, one for monthly, one for yearly, etc. They are pretty on their own, but soooooo much clutter and to be honest, I try to tune them out because of it which does no good.

    This may be the first one I try to make from scratch on my own, thanks!

    1. Little Coffee Fox Team says:

      It may just be what does the trick Gewn!

  7. I have been looking at a lot of planning sheets and organizers this past week. Your cleaning calendar is, IMHO, the best – I love it !!! Am going to try and make one for myself but is your template available?? Thank you

    1. Little Coffee Fox Team says:

      It’s not currently available Barbara. However, there are lots of different layouts you could use if you are looking for something easier to create.

  8. This is so useful. I am exactly like you. I am relatively clean but not the tidiest person around. So your cleaning schedule is motivating me to do the same. I won’t go as far as yearly, but definitely daily and weekly – slow and steady shall we say?

    Thanks Shelby for this very actionable doable motivation!

    1. Little Coffee Fox Team says:

      Slow and steady for sure, Shantha 😉

  9. MaryAnn Smith says:

    I always used to say the only reason we invited people to our house was so that I would clean. That method is stressful, to say the least. I’ve adopted a similar schedule, but like you said, it will differ based on a person’s abode. I have a 2,400 SF two-story Colonial with a yard and pool, so the cleaning is a bit more involved.

    Currently, I’m decluttering the whole thing in anticipation of selling it in a few years. Every day I allot 15 minutes to declutter a drawer, closet, cabinet, whatever. Most of the time it goes over 15 minutes, but that’s okay. My goal is to fill our garbage barrel every week with junk; good stuff goes to a charity.

    I found that if you do a real solid cleaning and then stick to a schedule, life is much easier and you’re never caught unaware if the doorbell rings.

    Here’s a tip I use to get dusting into a weekly habit: use one of those wand dusters with the fluffy, disposable dust catchers (no product endorsement here) and dust while you’re on the phone with a casual phone conversation. I did this when I chatted with my Mom and could do the whole downstairs in 10-15 minutes.

    1. Little Coffee Fox Team says:

      Thanks for sharing the dusting tip, MaryAnn!

    2. Seriously, that is why I invite guests over, it’s the only motivation for me to do a real clean, even in my tiny condo!

      I use a similar duster that I can throw in the wash, so it’s hopefully, it fits my environmental values. I bought a spare, so I don’t have to wait for the wash, no excuses!

      1. Little Coffee Fox Team says:

        Guests are a good reason to clean Gwen!

  10. Structure makes all the difference! When I became a homeowner, I was overwhelmed by all the tasks – cleaning, decluttering and maintenance! I created a rotation similar to this, but since it’s a bit longer, it’s mixed up a bit differently. Yours looks beautiful and I think this is a great system for anyone 🙂

    1. Little Coffee Fox Team says:

      Thank you Brennan! It really does help a ton!

  11. Thanks for the amazing idea!! I am definitely going to incorporate this in my 2018 set-up (after a few alterations to better suit my needs and my house). Thank you, Shelby, for being a constant inspiration!!!

    1. Little Coffee Fox Team says:

      So glad to hear this was helpful for you, Jenny!

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