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Do you have a housework schedule?

I'm wondering if having a schedule for housework would make it seem easier to do!  I rarely vacuum or sweep/wash the kitchen floor.  Basically, all I do is laundry and the dishes!  I feel like I should be doing more.  I work on Wed. and Thurs. so I mostly SAH.  Do you have a schedule?  What is it?  I'm a "to-do list" person, so that's why I think I need to organize the housework into a "list".
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Re: Do you have a housework schedule?

  • I do.  I do one thing a day

    Sunday is laundry - I do it with DH around since we have to go through 4 loads (you would think being military we would have LESS laundry)

    Monday is dusting the entire house (allergies)

    Tuesday is vacumming the entire house

    Wed is cleaning the bathrooms

    Thursday is washing the kitchen top to bottom 

    Friday is yard work.  Mostly weeding right now. 

    Saturday is MY DAY to get out of the house by myself. 


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    I do.  I do one thing a day

    Sunday is laundry - I do it with DH around since we have to go through 4 loads (you would think being military we would have LESS laundry)

    Monday is dusting the entire house (allergies)

    Tuesday is vacumming the entire house

    Wed is cleaning the bathrooms

    Thursday is washing the kitchen top to bottom 

    Friday is yard work.  Mostly weeding right now. 

    Saturday is MY DAY to get out of the house by myself. 


     

    Understand that my DD will only sleep 30 min at a time.  So it TAKES a whole day to just vacuum a 2000 sq foot house. 

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  • DAILY

    Dishes/Kitchen
    Make beds
    Pick up clutter

     

    WEEKLY

    Monday - Bathrooms, Water Plants
    Tues
    - Vacuum, Errands
    Wed
    - Mop Floors, Monthly Chore (see below)
    Thur
    - Dust, Montly Chore (see below)
    Fri
    - Clean up yard/deck, weed (onLy applies in warm weather months)
           Complete any chores missed during the week
    Sat
    - Laundry (including bedding)
    Sun
    - Relax


    MONTHLY

    Clean Fridge
    Clean up garage
    Vacuum furniture
    Wash windows/replace air filter/water filter
    Clean up laundry room
    Wipe baseboards/vents
    Clean out any drawer in the house (junk drawer, dressers etc..)
    Clean out a cabinet (kitchen, pantry etc..)
    Wipe messes off walls / touch up paint anywhere if needed
    Clean a closet

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    Understand that my DD will only sleep 30 min at a time.  So it TAKES a whole day to just vacuum a 2000 sq foot house. 

     Do you have a Baby Bjorn (or other carrier)? I used to just strap my baby to my body and it's amazing how much you can accomplish. My kids always LOVED being strapped to me while I did housework - it was very comforting and soothing for them...and a good workout for me! :)

  • my kid freaks the fv*k out whenever I run the vacuum.  I can only do it when hubster is home; he takes her outside for a walk while I do it.  She has the same reaction when I use the food processor too.  Crazy kid.
  • I don't necessarily have a weekly routine, but I make sure to do three things every day (not including dishes, which have to get done every day).  So if I vacuum, do a load of laundry, and clean the upstairs bathroom one day, then I pick 3 different things the next day.  It works better for me to have more flexibility because she is an unpredictable napper, and some days are lazier than others.  But this way, everything gets done by week's end, and the weekends are free for me and my family.
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  • cp760 - you are my cleaning hero!  I can barely manage to keep our house clean and running with 1 kid, but that's amazing to do it with 3!
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    my kid freaks the fv*k out whenever I run the vacuum.  I can only do it when hubster is home; he takes her outside for a walk while I do it.  She has the same reaction when I use the food processor too.  Crazy kid.

    I have the same problem with the vacuum.

    I don't have a schedule.  DH and I do the daily stuff: dishes, sweeping, de-cluttering, etc in the morning, and we do the big stuff on the weekends.  I try to do a load of laundry here and there.  Our place is only 900 square feet, so it doesn't take very long to clean :)

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    cp760 - you are my cleaning hero!  I can barely manage to keep our house clean and running with 1 kid, but that's amazing to do it with 3!

    Well, I never claimed to actually stick with it. lol. I try my best, but I'm still working on getting myself fully trained to stay on schedule. I'm better than I used to be, but I haven't perfected it yet. I still often live in CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome). :)

  • I have a schedule that I follow.  I'm totally a "list" person too, so it works for me!  I find that doing my daily chores helps keep the house in order and ready for company even when I can't get my other tasks done.  I also try to always go to bed with the kitchen sink empty.

    Daily Chores: Vacuum floors, Quick-clean Bathrooms, Wipe down Kitchen Counter, Load/Unload Dishwasher, Wash CDs

    Monday: Detail Clean Kitchen, Wash Colors

    Tuesday: Detail Clean Bathrooms,Wash DDs Clothes, Wash Whites

    Wednesday: Dust, Vacuum Furniture, Mop, Wash DHs Work Clothes

    Thursday: Grocery Shopping Day, Wash DDs Blankets

    Friday: Paperwork, Change Sheets, Wash Towels, Catch-up Day

    Saturday: Outdoor Work, Projects, Family Time

    Sunday: Busy at Church, Only do my Daily Chores

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    cp760 - you are my cleaning hero!  I can barely manage to keep our house clean and running with 1 kid, but that's amazing to do it with 3!

    Well, I never claimed to actually stick with it. lol. I try my best, but I'm still working on getting myself fully trained to stay on schedule. I'm better than I used to be, but I haven't perfected it yet. I still often live in CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome). :)

    i too have a cleaning crush on you.  bravo  :)

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  • wow, do people really vacuum and scrub the bathroom every week?  i'm more like once a month for those...  but baby isn't here yet.  does the presence of a baby really up those to every week?
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