2018 Homemaking Plan

A year ago, right before Christmas, our new home was finished.  Through the year of settling in we’ve developed a few routines and discovered things that slip through the cracks, like mopping, I never seem to Mop – well, unless one of my kids happen to fall in pig pee and tracks it through the house but, that’s a totally different story.

Life is busy and things my heart tell me to do end up falling to the side – like family devotionals (nightly), budget planning and millions of things I’m not even aware of.  Because the daily mundane of life can seem overwhelming, planning ahead helps the chaos not seem so overwhelming.

Organization and intentionality are my favorite things, so I’m deciding to make 2018  more intentional, more organized to help lead to less chaos.  Personally, I’m a pen and paper kind of person and love binders and checklists, however, I’m going to declutter by turning to digital tracking.

Tracking Plan

I use an app called anote to track everything I need like shopping lists, weekly meals that are planned,  gift ideas for each person that I add to all year, and a list for each daughter

anote home page

and husband of why I love them and the uniqueness of them. (It’s a nice place to visit when I take for granted the amazingness of each of them)

The newest addition to anote comes from my love of a clean home, which I’ve put together, with the help of Pinterest, a cleaning checklist.  Things that are done weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly. It’s still a work in progress, but at least I feel like I’m keeping up a little better.



  • Clean coffee maker
  • Dishescheck lists
  • Wipe kitchen counter
  • Laundry as needed
  • Sweep
  • Wipe bathroom sink/surfaces
  • Cook clean eating dinner


  • Mop floors
  • sweep floors
  • Clean bathroom surfaces
  • Dust everything
  • Vacuum
  • Change/wash bedding
  • Toss expired food
  • Wipe kitchen appliances
  • Clean inside microwave
  • Sanitize sponges
  • Make grocery list/meal plan
  • Meal prep

Every 3-6 Months

  • Wipe inside fridge
  • Clean kitchen range hood
  • Wash shower curtain liners
  • Clean under and behind furniture & appliances
  • Clean dishwasher and washing machine
  • Vacuum Mattresses
  • Rescale coffee maker
  • Freshen Drains
  • Clean inside Oven
  • Clean out freezer
  • Wash Car

Every Year

  • Deep clean carpet
  • Deep clean windows
  • Organize bins/storage
  • Clean gutters
  • Clean curtains
  • Toy give away (throw away)

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