I try and try and TRY to get a routine to somehow materialize in my life and yet the routine fairy never visits! Well, at my own desire (and frustration!) and Daniel's desire for me to be organized I finally wrote down a cleaning routine for my week. I pretty much get these same things done without a routine, but it always seems I am a little behind, stressed, and playing catch-up. So we are into day two of this new weekly schedule and so far I am enjoying it! Just like meal planning, it offers a sense of calm to know what I need to do and exactly when to do it!
Mondays: Vacuum and Sweep entire apartment, clean bathroom
Tuesdays: Laundry including diapers, towels
clean laundry room and microwave as needed
Wednesdays:Sweep downstairs, clutter pick up and look for give-away items
Thursdays: Quick clean of bathroom and upstairs, clean window sils and dust
Fridays: Laundry including diapers and bed sheets, crib sheets, sweep house,
Weekends: Plan menus for the week, laundry and clutter as needed.
~every day I will do cooking and kitchen clean up of course~
And just for fun, here at A Year of Crockpotting is the chicken nugget recipe I am cooking for dinner tonight! I threw in acorn squash chunks on top and will be serving with a side of mashed potatoes and glazed apples.
M is at such a fun age (13 months). This past couple months have been such a blessing as a mom--she plays independently a lot and is more affectionate and fun. I hate to admit it, but I do have free time at this stage of life! I think I will be in for a wake-up call when baby #2 arrives!
Yep, those are ~ahem~ my shorts on her head:) She is going through a put dirty laundry on her head phase:)