Tuesday, October 06, 2009

WFMW-Cleaning Edition

I am a spreadsheet geek. Gotta have spreadsheets for everything. I don't know what I did before spreadsheets. I use them to track spending, when I coach soccer, for phone lists and for CLEANING. Yep, I said Cleaning.

I have a room tab and in there I list everything that I would like to do to that room and then I enter the date in another row....

Master Bedroom
change sheets
clean ceiling fan and ceiling
purge clothes
file papers
touch up paint

You get the hint. I don't really use this for everyday kind of stuff. Its more for deeper cleaning so that I can keep track of when I last did something. Some of this stuff is done weekly, some is done monthly, etc. It may seem complicated but it works for me!
Go visit We are THAT family for more cleaning tips.


~Sara said...

I have something very similar, it helps alot.

Staci said...

I have tried a binder system similar to your spreadsheets, but I never follow through. I start out following and updating it but then after a few weeks (or days) I give up! I need to find something that works glad you have :)

Jackie D'Amato-Reitnauer said...

I love spreadsheets too ;) I have an insanely detailed one for our finances. Thanks for sharing!

Amanda said...

At fist I thought this was laughable. I mean, come on..a spreadsheet for cleaning??? But then I realized what a GREAT idea this is!!! I kept a list of all the things I needed to clean one time and crossed things off when I finished them. I like this organized way much better!!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Noel said...

Good ol spreadsheets. Our whole schoolyear is one a couple. I don't know what I'd do without them.

Annikke said...

I love me some spreadhseets too and use them for everything....except I have never thought of using one for my cleaning! What a wonderful idea! Would you be willing to share with me at least a sample of yours??

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

This is a great idea! I'm thinking I could get even more help from hubby if I had it on a spreadsheet. Spreadsheets are his thing.

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