If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

My homekeeping schedule

Because I like to craft & sew & blog, and I also like to have a clean, organized home, I came to the conclusion that I need some sort of a plan or schedule to keep me on track.
Sometimes I have been deep working on a sewing project, and then starting wondering about homekeeping chore and felt guilty for sewing when maybe I should be cleaning a bathroom.
I started looking online for a house cleaning schedule but did find any kind of printable schedule. Then I remembered that Sharon at Keeper of the Home has a her schedule on her blog. So I started with hers as a guide. But her home and goals are not exactly like my home and goals so I used added and deleted and customized a plan for me.
I've been working on it for about a month, trying to find a balance and an order.
None of the days are too full that if I miss a day or two, I can catch back up or even work ahead.

So, here's my plan as it works for me right now

homekeeping schedule

Monday
Clip and organize coupons
Laundry –clothes, towels - ironing as needed
Kitchen – deep clean and declutter
Errands if needed

Tuesday
Bathrooms – deep clean and declutter both
Vaccuum and mop all floors
Dust all furniture as needed
Baking and freezing as needed

Wednesday
Pay bills every other week
Dust and clean craft room-computer area
Empty all trash cans
Bank and errands if needed
Water plants

Thursday
Trash to curb
Laundry – clothes, towels
Plan menus, shopping list – Errands if needed

Friday
Laundry – sheets and remake beds
Bedrooms- dust
Floors – vacuum and mop as needed
Bathrooms – touch up
Bath for Theo depending on how stinky he is and weather permitting

1st week of month
windows and window seals as needed, shampoo carpet as needed
2nd week of the month
clean all appliances and set oven to self clean
3rd week of month
garage and vehicles
4th week of month
corners and baseboards

This schedule is just for the chores that keep our home running smooth. I don't schedule in things that I do everyday like dishes, cook supper, exercise, Bible study, things that I just do without reminders.
And if you are looking for a schedule of your own, please just use mine or Sharon's as a guide and work out one that works for you and your family. We are all different with different family sizes, home sizes, different incomes, different preferences - but I hope this plan can help get you started if you are looking for ways to get things done.


this is a picture of my Grandma, age 86 or so here, and my daughter Nina.(Nina is 25 now) They are both shelling peas - young and old. And can you see all the peaches in the background waiting to be put up?
I come from families on both sides that have always been busy and got lots of things done.

11 comments:

  1. I love your new blog, Rhonda! Looking forward to reading more.

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  2. Hi Rhonda, love the new blog! I am on a quest to get my homemaking on a schedule too. Your plan is helpful to me in doing that. Its always a work in progress for me. Maybe some day I'll find the right plan! Yours sounds great.

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  3. Great ideas. I like the new blog :)

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  4. I love your blog too! Thanks for linking to my blog and schedule! I hope our schedules will be an inspiration for others to make their own schedules.

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  5. Thanks for sharing. I have been trying to figure out how to come up with a schedule. I keep such a busy schedule, that mostly it happens when it happens. But I would like to get more organized. So thanks for the help.

    BTW, I hopped over from Dary Lee's blog.
    It was nice to "meet" you!

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  6. I have tried to stick to a schedule to no avail so far. I need to get to it though. So far, all I can manage is Monday is laundry and trash day....hey, baby steps:)

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  7. Hi Rhonda,
    I love the new blog. I too have been trying to get on a schedule. Thanks for sharing your schedule. Looks good.
    Hugs,
    Elizabeth

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  8. Love the idea of the freezer rolls...I may have to try those!

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  10. Sorry about the deleted entry - I love the chore chart. I have tried doing this before but have not been successful. Maybe I need to try this again!

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  11. I like the idea of a schedule but I don't think I have the personality to make it work. I've tried before and was never able to stick to one. I don't know if it's just old habits are hard to change or I'm just not wired to be so organized!

    But good for you for figuring out what works for you!

    Manuela

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I love to hear from you - thanks for telling me what you think.

Jeff and Rhonda

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