Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Each day had its own proper work....

"Each day had its own proper work. Ma used to say:
"Wash on Monday, Iron on Tuesday, Mend on Wednesday,
Churn on Thursday, Clean on Friday, Bake on Saturday,
Rest on Sunday." ~
Little House in Big Woods
In an attempt to not let any job get too overwhelming, I have come up with weekly & daily chore schedules... Here's the main idea of the routine I try to keep... (though some days I switch it up a bit, depending on what's going on that week...)
  • Pick/Straighten House ("Post Weekend" Clean)
  • Laundry + Wash Sheet
    (Remake bed)
  • Spot Clean Kitchen:
    Wipe Counters, Table, stove top, Spot Clean Floor, Put odds and ends away
  • Vacuuming
  • Clean Master Bath:
    Mirrors, Shower,Toilet, Counters, Cabinets, Drawers, & Sink Floors (sweep, wipe up)
  • Spot Clean Guest Bath: (unless used - then full clean)
    Wipe Counters/back of toilet/front of cabinets, Spot Clean Floor, Wipe out tub

  • Clean Kitchen:
    Counters, Cabinets, Stove, Table, Floors (Sweep & Mop)
  • Layout Clothes for TNT
  • Ironing (sometimes... b/c I honestly hate this!!)
  • Every other week: prepare & pack for LEARN/Church

  • Laundry + Wash Towels
  • Vacuuming (as needed)
  • Dusting
  • Spot Clean Master Bathroom:
    Mirrors, Counters, Spot check floor

  • Spot Clean Kitchen (See Monday)
  • Mop back [family] room
  • Straighten bedrooms
  • Catch up for things not done on other days

    Everyday Stuff:
  • Make bed
  • Pick up family room (KB's toys, channel changers, dishes, clothes, etc) before B gets home
  • Keep bathroom straight
  • Empty load dishwasher (Run when needed)
  • Kitchen Counters wiped
  • Keep junk at bay (sort mail as it comes in – recycle junk, file important papers in filing cabinet)
  • Diaper laundry (every other day – hang on line to dry)
  • Have dinner ready & waiting by 6:30 (doesn't always happen, but's good to have a goal!)
  • And it's my dream to someday use Fridays to bake bread.... :sigh: someday.... ;-)

    Hope this helps!!

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