Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Daily Cleaning Routines

Ok, here's the general order of how I've broken down the housekeeping tasks for our home. It's not set in stone, but it manages to make thing somewhat more manageable.

The Basic Weekly Plan:
~Monday~ Guest Room, Emily’s Room, Laundry Room
~Tuesday~ Grocery Shopping, Guest Bathroom, Errands Day
~Wednesday~ Kitchen, Family Room, Desk Day
~Thursday~ Main Bedroom & Bathroom
~Friday~ Foyer, Daniel’s Room, Weekly Yard Blessing
~Saturday~ Weekly Home Blessing, Home Project (1 hour)

Lori's Weekly Home Blessing
1. Dust 2. Sweep (main living areas and bedrooms, including under furniture) 3. Mop (main living areas and bathrooms) 4. Clean Mirrors 5. Change sheets 6. Clean glass doors

Lori's Weekly Yard Blessing
1. General tidy up (front and back yards) 2. Mow lawns (front and back yards, alternate weeks)3. Sweep paths (front and back yards) 4. Pull weeds (15 mins) 5. Cobweb Patrol (front and back porch) 6. Wipe down outdoor furniture 7. Refill bird feeder

These plans are keeping the home somewhat in order. Order in the home is something very important to my dear husband. Unlike me, he just can't relax unless everything is in its place. It's been something that I've had to learn over the course of time how important this is to him and to our marriage. Honoring him in this way is part of how I show him I love him.


Leeann said...

Wow, Lori, that is a lot for one person to do! Do your kids help out with some of that?
Part of my focus over the last year is learning to delegate some of what needs to be done to the others in the house. If you are doing that, you are way ahead of me!

Jack's Mommy said...

i just found you through today's WFMW...and hit on this post through the link from your WFMW organizing post. i too am a "flylady" follower and have a schedule that looks similar to yours. It looks like a lot on paper but its really not once you get into the habit of it! i also have morning & evening routines for every day, such as start the washer (goal = one load per day at least...laundry piling up is my weakness) and start dishwasher..stuff like that. :)

Taylor at Household Management 101 said...

I loved the routines you shared so much I linked to this page as part of my cleaning schedules section of my site.

You can see the link here:

Daily Household Cleaning Schedules From Around The Web

Thanks for sharing your schedule!


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