Last night was very proud of myself. I barely touched the computer! With today being garbage, recycling and compost day, last night I went through the fridge, composted what could be composted, wiped out the fridge (something seriously gross had spilled in there), did all the dishes and wiped down the counters and stove top. The garbage and recycling all got organized in the garage. I did 2 more loads of laundry and made Munchkin’s lunch for school. It was a good night.
I can’t tell you how nice it was to come down to the kitchen this morning and not have yesterday’s mess still lying around.
On my quest of finding balance and focusing on my priories, I’m trying to figure out how to keep the house clean and organized. I don’t want it all piling up so that one day we have do everything all at once. If we do a little bit each day, then there will be more time for everything else.
This is also going to involve the kids. Even at 5 and 3 there are little jobs that they can do around the house to help out. It is their house as much as ours, so they can help to keep it tidy and organized.
Unfortunately, I’ve talked about this before.
Now I just have to come up with a plan that works. I have two mind-sets that may or may not work:
- Write a big list of the stuff that needs to get done in a week and do a few things per day in no particular order
- Figure out what needs to be done and schedule it throughout the week.
I think I’ll start with he big list and see how it goes. I’m guessing that there might start to form some schedule all on it’s own.
For the girls, I think they will have a small list of things that they are responsible for each day:
- cleaning up toys
- setting the dinner table
- brushing their teeth
- putting clothes in the hamper
- making the bed (Munchkin)
- feeding the dog and giving her water (Munchkin)
What works for you? I need all the help I can get! Also, when I Google “weekly chores” that is’ very over whelming. What is your favorite website that you go to for organization tips and adivce?
My house and my family thank you.