Those of us with ADHD have a hard time getting things done sometimes. A job may seem overwhelming and you just don’t know where to begin.
Or maybe you have a lot of things to do and don’t know which one to do first.
Boring, repetitive tasks like housecleaning are often the worst.
Checklists or to do lists are a great way to put some structure and order into getting things done. And if the list is already written for you, so much the better.
I found some great resources online that I thought I would share with you.
First up is Martha’s list. You know – Martha Stewart – the Queen of all things home centered.
Martha has a great little list about “6 Things to Do Every Day”. I like this idea because it’s short and simple.
Speaking of simple, Simple Living has a ton of lists. Here is the link to their lists for cleaning.
I especially like the daily cleaning list. Not only does it break things down by room, but it gives you an estimate of how long each task should take.
Home Ever After has some really comprehensive checklists for cleaning. She also suggests supplies that you will need and gives you a place to record when you last cleaned that room. That might be an eye opener!
She also gives you some great suggestions, like cleaning from top to bottom and laminating the list so you can use a dry erase marker to check off things you’ve done.
I’m sure that if you look online, you can find lots of other resources for good checklists. It may even motivate you to start cleaning!
One final note: checklists are available for any task you can think of, not just cleaning. Just do a search and see what comes up!