Make a list of the tasks you want to accomplish. Of course you know you want to do the main things you would do each day, like the dishes and the laundry. Once you get those down, you will need to add the tasks that you do monthly and semi-yearly. These are tasks like cleaning out closets, cleaning the windows and the oven.
Inventory your supplies. Now that you know exactly what you are going to do, you need to take stock of the supplies you have on hand, and consider what else you may need to get the job done. Yes, you have a broom, mop and vacuum, but do you have the oven cleaner you will need to clean the oven? Do you have bins and things to help you organize the closet, and other things that will help you storage wise?
With the list in hand, go to the store and get what you need. Now that you have everything you need, and you see how long this list is, you may want to consider dividing the list into days, or delegating a set number of tasks to other members of the family for help. Try to divide the cleaning tasks up by room, and attacking one room each time you set out to clean if your schedule does not allow for you to do too much at one time!
Start with the cleaning duties that you do normally to keep your house clean, like dishes, laundry, and floor cleaning. From there, or while the dishes and laundry are running, you can clean and organize the cabinets, drawers, etc. You can always multi-task while you clean, which means that you can get more done faster.
As you move through each room getting everything done, determine what you are going to throw away, and what you can donate. Separate these things and at the end of the day, drop your donations off and get the trash out of the house so that you can start fresh with the next portion of the home.
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