I’m hoping to do some posts on homekeeping during the next few weeks. One of the things that I do is to have a schedule of my housework each week. The above picture shows the form that I have in my planner. I use a lot of GraceWorks papers because they are practical and beautiful! So many of the planners out there are made for women working outside the home. Well, my career is here at home! And GraceWorks has organizers, calendars and household management papers that fit my needs.
Monday is always laundry day. I try to get it all done but it usually spills over into Tuesday and sometimes Wednesday if I have a lot of sheets and towels to do. I also clean the living room. This involves dusting, vacuuming, and decluttering. After the weekend, the living room always looks as if a tornado blew through so Monday is a good day to clean. Since my husband gets paid on every other Friday, I like to do my grocery shopping on Monday. I try my best not to go on the weekend since it’s so crowded.
The rest of the schedule is like this: Tuesday/family room; Wednesday/bathrooms (2.5); Thursday/school room; Friday/master bedroom, working at my desk; Saturday/school and menu planning.
I also have a list of ongoing housework projects that I try to do when time permits. Right now under dining room, I have ‘clean fan; wash light fixtures’. It’s a just place where I can write down things that need to get done eventually but aren’t on my regular schedule. I need to write them down or else I’ll forget. 🙂
I know there are many different ways to keep tracks of household chores. I’ve tried index cards and check off lists but I’ve been doing it this way for a while and it has worked for me.
What are some ways you keep tracks of your weekly household duties? I’d love it hear!