Monday, February 28, 2011

Happy Home

Happy Monday bloggy buddies. I hope you all had a great weekend! I wanted to start the week off with a Happy Home post. Have any of you been working on keeping your visual space clutter free? Yes, no, maybe so? If you have, great job! Keep it up! If you haven't.... oh well! I hope you will give it a try though. You won't be sorry!

Today I want to talk about a house work schedule.

The first thing I would encourage you to do is to have a chart posted (small white board, paper on the fridge, index card on your mirror). Where ever or in whatever form you like best. The key is to have it visible. Your list needs to include all of the chores you wish to accomplish in a week (vacuum, dust, bathrooms, mirrors, etc.) Be sure to add anything to your list that you consider to be important enough to be done on a weekly basis.

So, are you someone who loves to have a big cleaning day each week? Or are you like me and would rather do one or two major chores a day? That is the next decision you need to make. I have learned that sometimes I have one big cleaning day and other times I clean as the week goes. Life kinda determines that sometimes ;-) so be flexible with it!

Having the list on a white board is really helpful. When I finish a chore I check beside it, then at the end of the week I can erase all the checks and have it for the next week. It's good for me. Find what is good for you and run with it. Perhaps a new sticky note each week on your planner would work best.

The main thing is to determine what chores you consider to be "weekly". Having them be a constant factor will make your housework become more natural. When things become natural, they get easier and feel less like work. Your housework should not be as big of a chore as most people make it out to be. I hope this helps you have a Happy Home.


Emmy said...

I am a do it all in one day girl but then I hate that day so I really should spread it out

Rachel said...

I think you are right - being consistent with a schedule helps it from being such a huge thing to stall on, ha ha.