Spring cleaning and tracking cleaning in your Bullet journal is one sure way to make sure you are getting things done! So we have put together 41 amazing cleaning schedules for your bullet journal and Konmari schedules to help you clean your way to joy!
What is Spring Cleaning and Why put it in your Bullet Journal?
Your bullet journal is a hub of collections and trackers (and if you want to see more trackers head here for a whole heap of different types!) and where better than your journal to save information about what you have cleaned, when you lasted cleaned it and when its due for a clean!
Having a cleaning schedule can help you prioritise and help you stay on track or even focus your efforts. This clears space for you to think about other things! So why not have a cleaning schedule?
Creating a cleaning schedule that works for you
Cleaning is absolutely one of those things that no one really wants to do but we do it because its a “Must Do” and often we allow ourselves to get a little cluttered without even realising! Life tends to get busy and do we want to spend our spare time cleaning? No!
So how can we make a schedule what works for us? Something simple and easy to follow is how!
So start with things you can divide up! Either by room or task. For example you might do a room a day, or a task a day. Monday you might do the Dining room, Tuesday might be the bedroom, Wednesday might be the bathroom. Or doing it by task you might set Mondays aside for Laundry, Tuesdays for vacuuming etc. This helps you create constancy and also makes the tasks or spaces more manageable.
Another option is to set yourself time limits, for examples, clean what you can in 10mins!
So step 1: Create a cleaning task/ space list. This list will contain all the aspects you might need to clean the house!
Step 2: See how it goes at first, and if it doesnt work for you, tweak it!
Konmari in your Bullet Journal
Marie Kondo wrote an incredible house organisation book, which she has now turned into a hit TV show.
It’s a rather rigid method that may not be for everyone. This is a really simple summary of Marie Kondo’s organizing and decluttering philosophy to help you decide whether the KonMari method is right for you.
The theory centers around throwing things out, or discarding items, and the more your discard the less you tidy. You also thank your items before discarding them, almost to give you a moment of reflection of its use. One thing the theory focuses on, is doing everything in one go. This can be stressful for some who don’t have the time to do it in one go. Another focus of the thoery is to go by category and not location. Her intention with this is to elimiate confusion of cleaning or decluttering the same things in different places.
A key aspect of the theory is mindset, and visualising the life you want, and breaking it down to why that is important to you. Marie really hones in on the fact that there is a specific order to follow when decluttering begining with clothes, followed by books, papers, miscellany, and mementos. Within those categories, there’s a further breakdown, for example, in the clothing category you move from tops to bottoms, jackets, socks and so on.
Here are 41 awesome examples of Cleaning Bullet Journal Spreads