My family went on a mini vacation last week which included a
stay at a very nice hotel. During our stay, I admired how
clean the room was and wished my home could be that clean.
had a long drive home and I thought about how I could start
keeping my home that clean or close to it. The reason my house
isn't as clean as I'd like is because I don't do everything
that needs to be done when it needs to be done--in other words,
What I came up with was a chore schedule list. I started out
by writing down every chore that needs to be done for each room
in the house, then I labeled them with either a D (for daily),
a W (for weekly), an M (for monthly) or 2 x a year. Then I
went to the computer and opened up 4 new documents and saved
them as Daily, Weekly, Monthly and 2 x a year. On each of
these documents I listed each chore for each room in the house
(living room, bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, and
porches) and left an area for checking off each chore on each
day, week or month when completed. I also write the date the
job was completed so I can tell when the job is due again.
This is a great method for me because it tells me when a chore
is due and it shows me that there really isn't that much to do
to get it all done.
More about scheduling household chores. Monica Resinger is a loving wife and doting mother
of two who enjoys gardening, tap dancing and most importantly,
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