Saturday, August 21, 2010

Keeper of My Home

As I mentioned, I have been pouring over websites ad racking my brain trying to get some ideas on how to best manage my home. I really like a clean, organized home but I find it difficult to stay on top of it all without becoming overwhelmed and just giving up for a time. For the past couple of years we have done a big cleaning day on Fridays. We only do a four day school week and then focus on cleaning house on the Friday. It just wasn't working though so some changes had to happen. It was also really important to me to be vacuuming and sweeping more than we were because of a little 'someone' that will soon be on the move!

I decided to break down our cleaning into chores that need to be done daily, monthly, and a few times or once per year.

Here's to no more surprises under the stove and inside the couch!

(You won't see laundry on this list because I am just in the habit of doing it as necessary and the girls do their own when their baskets are full.)


DAILY


Monday

  • Sweep

  • Wipe & disinfect kitchen sink

  • Change bedding

Tuesday

  • Vacuum

Wednesday

  • Sweep

  • Dust all flat surfaces

Thursday

  • Wipe/Disinfect counters, doorknobs, phones, keyboards, & remotes

  • Wipe kitchen appliances

Friday

  • Sweep

  • Mop

  • Clean bathrooms, toilet, sink, shower

Sunday

  • Weekly menu plan

  • Grocery shopping for week


MONTHLY


1st Tuesday of the Month

  • Wash mirrors

  • Launder bed coverings

2nd Tuesday of the Month

  • Dust wood moldings & ceiling fan

  • Clean microwave

3rd Tuesday of the Month

  • Wipe fronts of kitchen cabinets

4th Tuesday of the Month

  • Dust mini blinds & shades


YEARLY BREAKDOWN


JANUARY
  • Clean inside fridge

  • Scrub tile grout

FEBRUARY

  • Wash pillow coverings

  • Clean walls and ceilings

MARCH

  • Wash & air out all pillows

  • Wash all quilts, blankets, & comforters

APRIL

  • Wash windows

  • Clean inside fridge

MAY

  • Wipe down baseboards

JUNE

  • Move & clean under heavy appliances

  • Vacuum in & under couch

  • Vacuum/wash drapes

JULY

  • Clean inside fridge

AUGUST

  • Wash pillow coverings

SEPTEMBER

  • Wash or air out pillows

OCTOBER

  • Wash windows

  • Clean inside fridge

  • Empty & clean out all kitchen cabinets

NOVEMBER

  • Wipe down baseboards

  • Clean the oven

DECEMBER

  • Vacuum in & under couch

  • Vacuum/wash drapes




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