This blog keeps me honest and helps me set realistic goals for myself, so I thought it was time to reflect on my baby-friendly household maintenance plan I established back in June.
good news is that I am mostly sticking to it. The bad news is that I
hate to clean bathrooms. I really, really hate cleaning bathrooms.
To be a little more reflective, though....
down a Monday through Friday "schedule" has been useful in giving me
just one or two tasks to focus on per day outside of all the baby care
activities that consume so much of my time. I definitely feel less
Even though I do not have a full-time job
outside the house right now, I still like to give our family weekends
that are as errand-free and chore-free as possible. I'm happy to be a
little more insane during the week if it means freedom during the
weekend. Also, in reality, there is almost always something I didn't get
to during the week that needs to get taken care of during the weekend,
so it's nice to have that flexibility.
I have needed to
rearrange what days I accomplish different tasks. Tuesday are
particularly busy around our house, so I should not make Tuesday the day
I dust or clean the bathrooms, since those tend to be more time
consuming. The point is, though, that no matter what day I accomplish
something, with a schedule generally in mind I am more likely to
consistently take care of tasks that need to get done every week (or
realistically, every two weeks).
all the dog hair that is inevitably floating around our house is such a
Sisyphean task, but a schedule for dusting and vacuuming at least
ensures that even if everything does not get accomplished when I want it
to, at least it happens roughly around the time I want it to. And that
is fine. I am horrible, however, at ever remembering to Furminate the
dogs these days. Poor dogs.
Oh, and always dust before vacuuming. Always.
if you're tired of looking at your house and wondering where to begin
with trying to keep it presentable, I'm a believer in this personalized
schedule idea. It will help keep you from losing your mind and maybe cut
the dog hair around your house down by half.