A house is not a home unless it has love. Pardon the cheesiness, but it’s totally true! If you don’t give your nesting quarters the proper attention and TLC that it needs, then how can you expect it to be the cozy abode your family will enjoy being in? Take good care of your home with these bullet journal house cleaning and home maintenance spreads.
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- Two housekeeping role models who teach you how keeping your home can make you happier with the FlyLady technique and Konmari method of housekeeping
Bullet journal cleaning schedule by the week
This simple spread breaks down what tasks are to be completed daily by the week. I like how the background includes the zone of the house to focus on for the cleaning. (via @craftydeesigns)
Tip to save time cleaning the shower: use this no-scrub, no-rinse cleaner.
Bullet journal flylady spread
Speaking of zones and thinking about your house cleaning by the week, you can create a spread inspired by the FlyLady method of tackling your house chores. Who’s Flylady you ask? A genius woman who has transformed many lives by breaking down housekeeping into more manageable baby steps. (via @paperandinkco.heidi)
Page 2 of bullet journal flylady spread. (via @paperandinkco.heidi)
Bullet journal house cleaning for the year
Here’s the ultimate breakdown of cleaning tasks to do year round: daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly, semi-annually, and once a year. (via @my_blue_sky_design)
Tip to figure out how often you should wash everything in your house: check out my 10 best clean house tips that includes this exact list for your reference.
Bullet journal chore list
If you have a small space that doesn’t require such an extensive chore chart, then a simple one page bullet journal cleaning schedule could work perfectly for you. (via @simplyproductivity)
Bullet journal housework
No one likes to do chores, so why not make it a little less drab by turning it into a fun game like bingo? (via @doodledaydarlings)
Tip for quick vacuuming: use a cordless handheld with a twistable head so you don’t have to twist your back to get to all the cracks and crevices of your home.
Bullet journal decluttering and minimalism in the home
Or better yet, remove things you no longer need so there’s less to clean around the house. Taking on a 30-day decluttering challenge will help you purge the unnecessary from your home. (via @the.bullet.journey)
The Japanese art of tidying up as taught by Marie Kondo is a decluttering technique that is meant to be a lifestyle change. You can create a spread with the main ideas of the Konmari method. (via Boho Berry)
And you can also create a checklist of the items to consciously go through and think about letting go. (via Pin source)
On the topic of decluttering and minimalism, you should apply the same idea to your closet. Create a capsule wardrobe of key pieces that you’ll actually wear. (via Pin source)
Bullet journal house projects and home maintenance
Bullet journal home projects
This visual spread is separated by area of the home. In each section, tasks for what to clean out and touch up to spruce up the place are logged in bullet point fashion. (via @mebeleen)
Bullet journal house maintenance and car maintenance
To keep track of the last time you did things to make sure you’re changing used, dirty things out regularly, create a spread to mark when you did it so you don’t forget. (via @thekiwirose)
I actually thought about whether this would be more appropriate as a bullet journal food spread, but it’s actually suitable here because there are other common household supplies for the home like toilet paper and soap. (via Christina 77 Star)
One of my favorite ways to make sure that I get my household items automatically without my having to think about it is with Amazon’s Subscribe and Save program. You get rewarded with a cheaper price if you set your order to be auto-filled every month.
Bullet journal home ownership or rental
House hunting questions to ask
Where you decide to situate yourself is a big deal. Mark down a list of questions to ask when you’re out searching for your next place so you have your big concerns answered before you pick your home. (via @the.purple.journal)
House hunting tracker
You’ll also want to keep a log of the places you’ve looked at so you can compare and make a final decision. Mark the address, how much the place is going to cost you, additional notes about the place (eg. close to work, kitchen needs an upgrade, etc). (via The Petite Planner)
Buying a home is a huge step. Use your bullet journal to track the financial part of it. Before you get your place, you could set up savings goals. After you get your place, break down your mortgage or rent, costs to renovate, repair, or add furniture and home décor. It’s easier to tackle all your home costs if you spread it out over time than one lump sum. (via @craftyenginerd)
Make moving less stressful and overwhelming by preparing in advance for it. Creating a moving timeline gives you a more detailed sense of when you need to complete your tasks. (via @dorroplanner)
To make sure that your current furniture will fit in your new space, log measurements. No sense in lugging a huge piece that won’t end up in your home due to space limitations. (via @girlmeetsbujo)
Before and after moving list
Don’t forget the things to do after you move into your new home! (via @the.petite.planner)
There you have it, bullet journal house cleaning, chores, and home maintenance spreads to turn your house into the warmest, welcoming home for your family.