How to use the HOME ASSESSMENT:
Criteria (both cleanliness and tidiness are covered in each rating):
1 – Dirty: Heavy and obvious buildup of dirt, dust, marks and stains, odors are present, rotting food and garbage overflow
2 –Moderately grimy: Visible dirt, dust, marks and stains, somewhat smelly, some food and garbage
3 – Just getting by: Dirt, dust, marks and stains in ‘hidden’ places (out of direct line of sight) occasional piece of garbage lying around
4 – Mom approved: The dirt and dust is mostly under control, the occasional spot or stain stays behind and someone could peek in unexpectedly and you wouldn’t flinch.
5 – Eat off the floors: The space is so clean that you can literally eat off the floors, no visible dust, dirt, stains or marks, pleasant smell.
1 – Extremely cluttered: hard to find things and move freely in the space, no organizational systems established, too many items without a home
2 – Messy: scattered, disorganized, several items without a home or in the wrong space
3 – Somewhat tidy: although several piles exist and some things are out of place, there is some semblance of an organizational system present
4 – Neat: occasional pile or item out of place, space requires some attention but is rooted in a strong organizational system
5- Organized: everything has a place and everything is in its place, this space is ready for a photo shoot
Now that you understand the criteria, and that you can rate both the tidiness and cleanliness of each space, you’ll get a better idea of exactly what needs your attention.
The higher the score, the cleaner and more organized the space.
Spaces and line items with the lowest scores should be the ones you choose to focus on, since they require the most attention!
If a space does not apply, simply leave both score boxes blank.