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Organizing Your Household Chores – Part 2

imageThe years that I was a stay-at-home-mom, every Friday I would clean my house from top to bottom.  I loved sitting down to watch TV on Friday night with a sparkling clean house.  On Monday and Tuesday I would do laundry and iron.  I had time to cook, bake, sew, quilt, etc.  I had it “all together.” 

Then, I got a full-time job, which meant that every household chore (and any family time for fun) had to be done during the evening or on the weekend.  There were not enough hours in the evenings or weekends to do everything I felt I needed to accomplish.

On Saturday I never knew what to do first – laundry – cleaning – ironing – grocery shopping – baking – cooking.  By the time Sunday night rolled around there was always something that didn’t get done and I was completely frustrated.

I soon discovered that I could not “have it all” (the money from my job and my house spotless all the time and all other household chores under control.  I came up with a system where I could keep my house pretty much like I liked it (eat-off-the-floor-clean).  I’m going to share this in a few posts, so here goes the first step.

I’ll start with my house cleaning schedule

  1. Make a list of all your cleaning chores – yes, every little thing that you like to do in order to feel your house is the way you like it.
    1. This is JUST A FEW of  mine – dusting the furniture, vacuuming, cleaning the bathrooms, cleaning the toilers, cleaning the kitchen, wiping down the outside of the kitchen cabinets, washing walls, washing woodwork, washing windows, cleaning the oven, cleaning out the frig, cleaning the stove burners, laundry, ironing, mending  (the list goes on and on).
    2. It might take a few days or a week to think of everything you do.  (Mom’s do more than even they realize.)
  2. In my next post I’ll tell you what comes next.  Soon you’ll be organized and feel like you at least have some control.


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