Monday, March 31

Chore Organization

I finally found it! I know, I know, I have said it before. This time I really think I have figured it out.

I don't know too many people who enjoy housecleaning. I certainly don't. I have tried various methods to help me keep track of chores and keep me from slacking. My old chore chart was a list of what to do daily, weekly, and monthly. But I would put off weekly and monthly chores until the last minute and have a pile of things to do at the end. That wasn't so pleasant.

But I finally came up with a new chore chart that I have kept up with for the last two months. Here it is for April and May...


I know it's hard to read and you may not be interested in what it says.

For some reason, assigning chores to certain days has really been what I needed. Now I have no excuses or reasons to put off chores. Although I do occasionally do something the next day instead of its assigned day, it is rare. So there you have it, the secret to my success. :) Mike and I agree that the house has been cleaner and nicer to be in since I started it.

8 comments:

Mandy said...

LOVE it. I also love your roast chicken recipe. Mmmmmmmmm. I like your idea, but here's my thing: the thought of even ONE task every day is daunting. I think I prefer to just clean for 8 flipping hours straight every two weeks just to not have to do anything for two more. Which reminds me, I need to go finish mopping the hardwoods and I'm done for 2 weeks... I may try your idea though.

Keri Donald said...

Wow! And I thought I was organized!

Erica Lynn said...

Now thats what I'm talking about!

NaeNae said...

This is a great idea.

Grace said...

I wish I needed a chart to remind me what to do. My house is so small that if a fork is out of place I can't take it. I am one of those few people who enjoy cleaning.I can't go to sleep if my house is out of wack. Dishes done,floors mopped,laundry put away and lunches packed for the next day. I think I need therapy not a chart.ha!

awesomeave said...

I bow down to your awesomeness.

I might have to steal your idea, mainly because I suck at the chores. I am a bad cleaner. The best I did was when we had the speech therapist coming weekly - the cleanest my house has ever been!

Chelsi said...

Good for you - I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who does this :) I've typed up everything that needs to be done weekly on an excel spreadsheet with columns for each day next to them. That way, I can have variety/flexibility when I complete tasks from week to week.

It does really help me stay on top of chores and also gives me a sense of accomplisment as well.

Brittany said...

Wow...I'm so not ready to be a grown-up =)