Monday, June 9, 2008

Monday To Do's

So it is the start of a new week and I'm going to finally start my "keep my house under control" regime. I have had a "job list" hanging on my fridge for a while now and I think it is time to start using it. I have a friend who has a theory that if stay at home moms just spend 45 minutes a day actually working on the house, it would stay nice and clean. Hmmmm. So now that I have gotten a handle on main rooms in my house, I am going to put this theory to test. I have been "reading" flylady for a long time and she is all about small does of work. Sounds good. So I have broken up all those pesky cleaning job and spread them out over the week. I figure if I do a little each day, the house will stay under control. The biggest challenge for this will be our downstairs. This is the room that sees the most wear and tear and tends to get the messiest. I did a major purge of random stuff that had been calling the downstairs home and now you can finally breath down there. The good news is that with less stuff down there, the stuff that gets taken out now has a much better chance of getting put away. I'm also really trying to do the pre-bedtime tidy. So far so good. Now that my kiddos are older, I'm really feeling the need to hold them to task. I don't want to unleash two more "messies" into the world.
So here is what is on the docket for today:
Laundry (I'm guessing I have about 4 loads, not too bad)
Make Beds
Empty dishwasher
Deep Clean Kitchen
Vacuum upstairs
Scoop
General Tidy
Doesn't seem too overwhelming and since it is RAINING I have no desire to leave the house, sigh.
:0)

1 comment:

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

I love the idea of breaking it up into small tasks every day. I always put a few things on my to do list every day and one of my fave things to do is set a timer for an hour and clean until it goes off. I wish I could say that I am diligent about following this routine!