January “Tackle List” ` Free Printable

Hi everyone!
I told you that I set Goals this year instead of resolutions. Those goals then break down into small goals. Let’s face it, the only way to achieve those big goals are by finishing small baby step goals.
By now you all should know I am not one of those people that love to clean. I don’t clean when I stress. I’m more like a stress eater. Oh how I would love to change that to a stress cleaner but, if it hasn’t happened by now, I really doubt it will.
2015 is all about achieving goals. And cleaning is part of that. One of my big goals for the year is to turn my house back into a warm and inviting home. Over the last couple of years, our house turned into more of a storage facility than a home. Everywhere I looked I saw stacks or piles of this and that. That must change!
What I discovered was that chaos in my home created chaos in my head. My home represented where I was mentally and vice versa. It is a vicious cycle. Ever feel this way?
When your home is messy, dirty, cluttered and unorganized it can increase depression. When you are suffering with depression or even teetering on the edge of depression your home reflects that. And what’s worse, is it just keeps getting more overwhelming every day.
And that chaos turns into not inviting people over. Not answering the door when someone knocks. You even find yourself not opening the curtains or blinds. It just keeps getting worse.
Pretty soon you find you aren’t getting dressed or brushing your hair. All those simple things become too much. And mentally you are saying, “What’s the point? Why bother?” Been there! Have the 6 days in a row wearing t-shirt to prove it!
What really sucks is that no one can change this for you. You have to do it yourself. And that is such a difficult thing to do.
So where am I starting? Besides doing the very basic cleaning upkeep for the day, I’m starting at the top and working my way down. And since these are bigger cleaning projects, they get a week to be done.
I created a printable link (You can click the graphic above to go to the printable)  for you. It’s free from me to you. You can download and just keep it on your computer or download and print it off and hang it on the fridge or a mirror. Somewhere you will see it daily.
This printable has four larger cleaning projects that take more than one day to do. So, I think you should pace yourself and take the week for each of them and finish it.
We can do this together! Baby steps all the way. I will post a monthly tackle list that will break down those large cleaning projects weekly at the beginning of each month. (sorry this one is late. I had to learn the whole how to make a printable. LOL).
Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


  1. I am with U!! I. need to tighten up my home/habits/clutter! Tfs!! Can't wait to really digest your post and mission. I will be following and applying these tips!!

  2. I like the idea of setting goals, letting things go does overwhelm me and make the tasks seem daunting. Thanks for the inspirations.

  3. Diann, you described my home and you've not even been here! The stack of stuff and the chaos and how all that leads to depression! I'm ready to continue the cleaning and purging and will join you. I will print this list and start working on it! Great idea.


  4. My house has become a cluttered mess verging on hoarding. This idea you're sharing might help me kickstart a cleaning binge. We'll see. I'm older, mobility is an issue for me, but the mindset you just jostled, might really help do the trick.

  5. I've got a list of things to try and accomplish this year! Mercy...the cleaning part is the hardest! LOL! Thanks for the freebie. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  6. Oh my gosh, we are both leading the same life. I have been overwhelmed with stuff and it is causing chaos with my mental health. Time to take the bull by the horns and give it my best shot. Make the plan, work the plan..... sounds good to me.


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