What Kind of Routines Do You Have?

I think all humans have routines.

If you brush your teeth, exercise regularly, or store your phone in the same pocket each day, you have routines. You probably have daily routines, weekly routines, monthly routines and yearly routines.

What do you struggle with most?

What I hear is that people struggle with communicating the routines that they want to happen with the rest of the people around them.

Do you sweep the kitchen floor after dinner? Would you like someone else in the house to notice that it should be done nightly and actually do it? I would. Communicating household routines can be as simple as posting a list of cores on the frig and assigning people to do each core.

Would you like to remember to replace your furnace filter monthly? Or even better, get someone else to remember. Monthly cores could be grouped together and done all on the same day, like the first Saturday of each month. That way everyone participates and stays accountable.

What routines do you need help with? Let us know. We probably have some great ideas for you!

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Janet Schiesl

Janet has been organizing since 2005. She is a Certified Professional Organizer and the owner of Basic Organization. She loves using her background as a space planner to challenge her clients to look at their space differently. She leads the team in large projects and works one-on-one with clients to help the process move quickly and comfortably. Call her crazy, but she loves to work with paper, to purge what is not needed and to create filing systems that work for each individual client. Janet is a Past President of the Washington DC Chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and was voted 2016 Organizer of the Year by the Washington DC Chapter of NAPO.


  1. Janet Barclay on September 1, 2021 at 11:43 am

    I absolutely have routines! I need to tweak them from time to time, but I can’t imagine living any other way.

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