#WellbeingWednesday: De-Stress With Organization

Organize Your Life at Home

The kids are heading back to school, seasons are at the front of change, work is still hanging at your constant beck and call, and household chores linger on your endless to-do-list. With life’s responsibilities pulling you in different directions, living an organized life at home has never been more important. Being more organized decreases stress and nervousness which ultimately improves your overall wellbeing.


In order to achieve an organized home life, we must look a little closer at that giant to-do-list of chores and narrow it down to a smaller, more obtainable list. Organizing your list of chores by when they need to be done will not only prevent your mind from becoming overwhelmed, but also ensure that there aren’t certain things being swept under the rug (literally and figuratively). Think about things you have to do daily, twice a week or so, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, and annually. Projects are a part of the at-home stress too but should be kept separate of our chore list. Personally, I feel more organized when I keep a list of chores on my fridge and can check them off every day, week, month, and year! Here’s a template for you to use in order to check off those pesky chores, making your home life more organized and fulfilling.

 

WVH

Photo: Advantage For Parents

 

Daily

  • Wipe the kitchen counters
  • Wash dishes
  • Do laundry
  • Clean up messes
  • Make bed
  • Check Mailbox
  • Meal prep for tomorrow’s lunch

 

Twice or so a week:

  • Take out Trash
  • Water Garden
  • Sweep entry ways and porches

 

Garden

Photo: Trip Sister

 

Weekly:

  • Weed the garden
  • Mow the lawn
  • Sweep
  • Vaccum
  • Clean Tubs/showers
  • Change the sheets
  • Clean pet area
  • Grocery shop
  • Pay bills

 

Bi-weekly:

  • Sweep and mop
  • Clean glass and mirrors
  • Deep-clean the bathrooms
  • Dust

 

Mop

Photo: Huff Post

 

Monthly:

  • Clean out the fridge
  • Dust blinds, ceiling fans, lights
  • Wipe down cabinets
  • Remove cobwebs
  • Replace or clean filters

 

Annually:

  • Spring clean
  • Service HVAC
  • Service fridge

Other ideas to organize your household duties is to use a calendar dedicated just for chores or even set phone reminders on the days you wish to accomplish certain things. When it comes to projects at home, simply list them in order of priority and take one on at a time until each is complete!

 

 

I hope this template of chores inspires you to make a list of your own to keep stress at bay and your well-being a top priority! 🙂

 

 

– CASEY EDMONDS, CHC