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
Clip and organize coupons
Laundry –clothes, towels - ironing as needed
Kitchen – deep clean and declutter
Errands if needed
Bathrooms – deep clean and declutter both
Vaccuum and mop all floors
Dust all furniture as needed
Baking and freezing as needed
Pay bills every other week
Dust and clean craft room-computer area
Empty all trash cans
Bank and errands if needed
Trash to curb
Laundry – clothes, towels
Plan menus, shopping list – Errands if needed
Laundry – sheets and remake beds
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.