Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Git-r-Done: Chores

Yesterday I promised my next post would be about a chore here it is!

I started out by listing things that are necessary to keep a house clean - wiping down counters, laundry, dishes, dusting, etc - then determined what needs to be done weekly vs daily, and finally played around with our schedule to make sure that we could fit it in (example: Mondays B has gymnastics, so between driving, class, and dinner, that doesn't leave a lot of time for a long, drawn out chore). Here's my final draft!

Drumroll, please.....

I feel as though dishes seem to pile up quicker than laundry does, but I put laundry on the bi-weekly list as a way to catch up. While hampers fill with dirty laundry daily, I will wash loads as needed. Tuesday is garbage pickup, so it will be collected Monday night. Saturday's Kitchen Appliances chore includes cleaning out the refrigerator and making sure leftovers from the week are taken care of and food is within the expiration date (also wipe down the shelves). This will help a lot when unloading the groceries!

This feels comfortable and I'm excited to test it out (starting tonight!) and see how it helps with managing the household!

What chore system do you have in place, for either yourself or your kids?


  1. Looks great! I have mine sorted by zones. For instance, Monday is living room, kitchen and hallway, as they interconnect. So each day I am dusting and vacuuming a different area. It worked when we homeschooled and the kids were here to help. We would do morning lessons, clean for 30 minutes and then have lunch. Now it's time to revisit the schedule, since I'm home alone. I'd much rather get all the cleaning done on one day, and have pick-up jobs on the other. Right, like that will ever happen!!

    1. My hubby and I will usually take a couple hours out of a day to clean, but by then it's to the point where I realize if I did a little each night then it wouldn't be so much to catch up on! Besides, it's tiring looking at a mess for days. Hopefully this works! Good luck with figuring out a new schedule!