I decided that I didn't necessarily need to dust the boys rooms every Monday or dust the living room every Tuesday. I could probably spread some chores out maybe every 8 or 9 days which lets me add in other chores that were NEVER being done like cleaning windows, cleaning baseboards, wiping all the cabinets down, etc. Then I realized chores such as mopping the floor in the kitchen needs to be done more regularly.
So I spaced things out on a calendar (2 months at a time). I tried to limit my day's chores to only 2 or 3 things so I could actually accomplish my list in one day. Cleaning with kiddos at home is VERY defeating because when you are cleaning one area, they are making a huge mess in another place in the house. Or you mop the floor and at the very next meal they spill their food everywhere.
After three weeks, I also realized I need to update my chores every couple a weeks to catch things I didn't get to or change how frequent a certain chore needs to be done. Even in just a short a couple weeks, I feel like is working better than my previous cleaning schedule. I am still not getting everything done, but like Brad says 'I am a wonderful Mommy, but sometimes my housekeeping skills are lacking'. I am trying though! And until I start tutoring so I can pay for a housekeeper, I will continue to try my best to keep up with keeping my chores!!!
So, how do you organize your chores?
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