Organize Your Cleaning Schedule
So yeah this week is late. I actually did the schedule on time but didn’t get a post done. The husband and I have actually been keeping up with the schedule pretty well. I printed out a schedule and put it on the refrigerator.
This weeks goals:
1. Make a list of all the chores that need to be done around the house. Break them down into daily, weekly, and monthly activities. Then create a chore chart and have a family meeting to delegate the jobs. Post the chart so everyone can see it on a daily basis.
This is done except we didn’t really delegate the jobs. It’s only the husband and I so we just do what we can and share the responsibility. Except the kitty litter boxes. Those are the husbands since we are TTCing.
2. Make a “bare minimum” list containing the absolute essential chores that must be completed each week. when you have a hectic week stick to this bare minimum list so your house doesn’t fall into complete disarray while you deal with life. Some bare minimums may include: cleaning dishes, everyday pickup, and minimum number of loads of laundry needed to keep the family clothes.
This is on the chore list and believe me it helps!
3. Take fifteen minutes each night to straighten up the house. Make is a family chore by assigning each person a different room and list this on the chore chart.
We do this except when I work. I work 12 hour days and mostly in a row so when I get home from work I barely have time to eat dinner and get cleaned up before I have to get back into bed. The husband will do it sometimes by himself.
4. Clean one room or complete one chore each day. This will save you from wasting your entire Saturday on cleaning.
Like I said above, this happens except on days that I work. I give myself those days off.
5. Assign each family member his or her own towel for the entire week. This will cut down on laundry. Color-coding the towels is the easiest way to tell them apart.
The husband and I actually use the same towel. Is that gross? I mean we just cleaned ourselves.
6 Place a set of disposable disinfecting wipes in each bathroom. These are great for quick touch ups between thorough cleanings.
I omitted this goal because I take goal #7 to heart, and I only have one all-purpose cleaner (well two, including window cleaner). It really doesn’t take a whole lot of effort or time to grab the lysol and some paper towels.
7. Save space by minimizing cleaners. Start buying one all-purpose cleaner whenever possible.
Check. I mix Lysol with water in a squirt bottle and use that on everything except the windows or fabric. I even put a capful of Lysol in the washer when I wash my scrubs and the bed linens.