I’ve been slacking around the house. A lack of energy and health can do that to you. It isn’t as though the house is trashed. It’s in better shape in its current state than some other houses I know. However, it bugs me. Even Motivated Moms wasn’t helping me. Looking at the list felt overwhelming in my current state. So, I decided to take a cue from mothers past and go with days of the week.
Some things remain the same. Clothes and dishes are washed daily so that I’m not being buried under a mountain of dirty laundry and dishes. We pick up every day so that life isn’t cluttered. However, the deeper cleaning – the dusting, mopping, chnaging sheets, changing light bulbs, etc. will be done by room.
- Monday – bedroom and play room
- Tuesday – bathrooms
- Wednesday – living room
- Thursday – kitchen
- Friday – family room
- Saturday – bills and budget
- Sunday – office
For those things that don’t require weekly attention:
- Week 1 – maintenance of furnace and fish/crab tanks
- Week 2 – declutter and organize
- Week 3 – utility room
- Week 4 – garage and vehicles
I figure that every day there will be at least one clean room for me to sit in, and things won’t pile up (oh dust above yonder ceiling fan blades). We’ll see how it goes.
You are SOOO far ahead of the game on a lot of this stuff. We are lucky if our bathroom gets clean monthly. Now *I* feel bad. heh
You should cut yourself some slack. 🙂
Great! We started doing the same things this fall/winter before the holiday madness of December. It has been working well, especially NOW after that madness. Good luck!
Hey, that idea about a room a weekday was revolutionary for me! So simple and sensible.