Friday, August 20, 2010

Home stuff

I like schedules and routines. Although I do tend to slack off sometimes, if I have a routine established, I am much more likely to get stuff done. Because I am always interested in hearing about other people's schedules, I though I would share some of our daily/weekly routines.

I vacuum every morning. Our animals seems to be really prone to fleas this year, so vacuuming the carpet everyday is very important if I want to have a pest free home. I usually vacuum while the kids are eating breakfast. And oddly enough, it no longer feels like a chore. It is now just part of a normal day.

Dishes are also a daily chore. We don't have a dishwasher, so I have to hand wash everything at least twice per day, or the mess is overwhelming. I usually do dishes at lunch time and then again at dinner time. During the week my husband will sometimes do the dishes after dinner, which is really nice and helpful.

Laundry has also become a daily task. Before we had children, I would do all the laundry on Sunday. But now we seem too have too many clothes for just one day of washing. So, I have started throwing in a load or two everyday. The thing that gets me is folding the laundry. I just can't bring myself to fold laundry EVERY SINGLE DAY. I usually let the laundry pile up until the weekend, then I fold everything in one morning. I need to get better about folding clothes.

Until recently, I would clean up the kids' toys everyday. It was just easier for me to do it, so I didn't really ask the kids to help much. John decided that this needed to change (and I agreed). So, the kid are now responsible for cleaning up all the toys before they go to bed at night. Holy crap! Why didn't I implement this sooner? It is so nice to have a little help around here!

As I mentioned before, Monday has been designated as my baking day. I usually bake two loaves of bread (we only eat homemade bread now! Are you proud of me?) and a batch of muffins. Depending on what we have in the freezer, I will often make pizza dough and freeze it. Many of my desserts are usually made on Mondays too.

And finally, Friday is my errand day. More specifically, this is my Target day. We usually spend at least 2 hours in Target getting all of our essentials for the upcoming week. This is also the day I usually make a trip to the craft store for yarn and whatnot. When we get home, I try to clean the house good, because I usually take the weekends off. Mama needs a break too!


Carrie said...

I love it, thanks for sharing your week. Someday soon (after Christmas, I hope) I'll be able to quit work and be a SAHM and I've been trying to figure out a schedule to keep me from becoming a couch potato with no direction. Not that Liv would let me be much of one, but I've been thinking about how to organize my days and what to *do* with her....what to teach her, how to teach head spins if I think about it too much.

kristi said...

Since I got laid off, I try to stay on top of my laundry but if I skip one day, I have 3 loads! It is crazy!

Clare said...

wow!! you have a very organized week! i feel like our weeks are all different, but i should pick certain days for certain things like you. it would probably keep me more sane!

Midwest Mommy said...

My daughter now has to clean up her room every afternoon. By dinner time it is a disaster again but you know what? For those 15 minutes of clean I am happy.

allykat said...

Good for you. Good routine. I'm home all summer and we just moved so I've unpacked and settled the house but there is no routine. I think I just chucked it all when the school year ended. Back to routine, and getting up at 6 am in a few weeks. Yuk! But, I have been crocheting an afgan - only a double crochet stitch, nothing fancy like your stuff. I want to learn the granny square. Oh, life as a 40 something... so sad!

amanda said...

holy cow honey u r awesome!! seriously. i wish i could be this on top of things. although i am guessing with the arrival of number two i will have to be!