Friday, January 21, 2011

Domestically Disabled

Okay-I am 99% better than yesterday and am so glad.  I woke up this morning feeling really good.  I've been sleeping better as well so I know that helped.  Anyway, I've been thinking about house cleaning lately.  I don't have a house, but a comfortable apartment and I really don't like cleaning it.  I've tried several times to make lists of what needs to be done each day/week/month/quarter, but somehow it all falls by the wayside after a couple days and before I know it I'm drowning in laundry.  One of my goals for this year is to be more organized and clean.  I don't really love to clean, but I don't mind it, I just need a way to be accountable.  Anyone have any good suggestions that work for them, as far as a cleaning system?  I looked into a couple of iPhone apps, so maybe something there will work.  I just have the three of us to clean up after so it's not too hard but as things are I don't want to bring a forth person into the messy mix, I'd like things to be neater.  Any ideas?

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1 comment:

Callie said...

I use a recipe index system. I have dividers for Monday/Tues/Wed...etc and January-December.

Everyday is control clutter/laundry and dishes but then each day of the week I have split up my chores.

Mondays chores are sweep the hardwood, vacume rugs and dust the living room.

Tuesdays are MOP the hardwood, and vacume the bedrooms and dust the den

Wednesday is all about the bathroom.

Thursdays are kitchen related, like cleaning out the leftovers and basic kitchen cleaning.

Fridays I circle back just to spot mop and spot clean things and sweep my porch.

Monthly things are like, clean the gutters, clean the oven, clean the fridge, organize my bathroom cupboard, etc.

It's a system that has worked well for me. And I'm off on the weekends!!!! :)