I’ve tried to get more organized lately, a never-ending task. It is a slow process, for sure. One thing that I really want to do better at is keeping the house cleaner from day to day, a goal that I’m sure I share with many fellow mothers. In the past, I haven’t been so good at consistent cleaning, but I have come up with a new schedule for myself that is working better than other things I’ve tried.
I give myself tasks to do each day of the week. I have all my tasks sorted by days of the week in a small file box so that I have reminders of the most important things for me to accomplish each day (most of the tasks involve cleaning, but I include other weekly tasks in addition). My schedule goes like this:
- Sunday: Journal, meal planning, couple & family council, personal study
- Monday: Clean bathrooms, water plants
- Tuesday: Create shopping list
- Wednesday: Mend, clean stove and microwave
- Thursday: Sweep and mop all hard floor surfaces
- Friday: Balance checkbook, dust
- Saturday: Vacuum, clean cars
I also try to do a load of laundry each day so that it doesn’t get to be unmanageable. Laundry isn’t a huge issue for our family because there are only three of us, but as our family grows I think doing a load a day will be the best plan for keeping laundry build up to a minimum.
As our family grows, I will be able to spread the larger chores throughout the family. But for now, while I am the main housekeeper, this organization system is working well for me. If nothing else, I get at least these things done on a weekly basis. Happy cleaning!