Do you need a little help with chores and housework?
The more work I do as a mental health advocate the more I see a connection between our physical spaces and our mental health. It was one of the reasons I created the workbook Magical Housekeeping and Decluttering, which mainly focuses on deep cleaning your home.
So many people with depression and anxiety struggle with housework, not because they're lazy or unmotivated but because their mental health is getting in the way. I was one of those people (and to an extent - I still am) but one thing that has helped me is finding ways to be organized in a fun way.
I created these printable Cleaning & Chore Lists to help you get organized and to give you a place to start. Not only are there blank lists so that you can customize them for yourself, but there are also pre-filled lists. If you get overwhelmed with where to start these are perfect! There are even tasks organized by day-of-the-week to give you extra focus.
This digital file has three different sets of worksheets. The first set has pre-filled tasks. The second set has blank spaces for you to add your own tasks, and the third set has completely blank templates with no titles. You can print them out and create meal plans, homework charts, or whatever else will work for you!
Here's What's Inside the Cleaning & Chore Lists Download!
-15 page PDF (It has six PDFs total. The first set has pre-filled chores. The second set has blank sections to fill in your own chores. The third set is just the blank templates. Then there is a black and white version of each of them for easy printing)
- Several Tips for Cleaning While Battling Depression
- Daily/Weekly Chore Chart (With chores separated by room)
- Daily/Weekly Chore Chart (With chores separated by day of the week)
- Yearly Chore Chart with Monthly, Quarterly, and Annual Tasks
- Weekly Chore Chart (One separated by rooms and another by days of the week)
- Weekly Chore Chart (Space for chores for two people)
- My Chore Chart (A simple chart with daily and weekly tasks)
With all of my products, not only can you download them and print them out, but you can also fill them in straight from your computer or phone. With your phone, apps like XoDo or GoodNotes allow you to "write" inside the PDF. You can carry it around with you whenever you need it! You can also have the PDF printed from someplace like Staples or FedEx, if you'd prefer a physical copy!
Get a Bonus Trello Board!
I still like pen and paper lists and physical planners - but I also use Trello A LOT. Trello is a free platform originally created for companies to keep track of projects and it's awesome. I use it for my business and my personal life and it's really helpful for people who don't have a printer or who like to have their lists immediately handy (because it also has a free app).
So at the very last minute, I decided to make a quick bonus Trello board to go along with the worksheets.
There are two main ways to use Trello. You can make a checklist (I added pre-made checklists for all the main areas of a home, you can modify them or delete them if you like) or you can make "cards" with the different chores and move them under the "To-Do List" image or the "Done List" depending.