This is a process about establishing clarity around maintaining your home so that you can enjoy it.
Brainstorm the issues you have around the home. Imagine your ideal life, your ideal home. What habits and behaviours would help make life in your home exactly how you’d like it to be?
Take some time to think about the ideas you have brainstormed.
If you share your home, make sure these are things you can do yourself, or that the people you live with are on board with making happen.
These are things you fully commit to doing and sticking to. Habits you know you can do, but that you need to build. If you are doing this together, both choose three.
Don’t choose things that are a big stretch, you might be setting yourself up for failure. These are better off as your aspirational goals.
Make these super clear! Vagueness will not help you. ‘Tidy my room’ is too vague. Pick a clear simple task, eg:
It takes 30 days to build a habit, so you will need to persevere, just like any programme, be that diet or exercise.
These are things that you’d love to do, but accept that you may not do all the time. Or you plan that they will get stacked on top of the core habits once they are established. The idea is to give yourself an aspirational vision to move towards.
Write your three Healthy House Habits on the charter, and add your aspirations, what you would like to do once you have mastered the bottom lines.
It is important if you are a couple or family to share your intentions, so everyone can support you. I know it is not always possible or easy to get others on board. If this is the case, pick one area that is your domain and ‘keep your side of the street clean’. Sometimes that is all you can do. And this can be enough to motivate others to make a shift in their behaviour.