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Chores Suck.

There are a lot of people in my house. The more people, the more mess. Sometimes I have CHAOS. You know, “can’t have anyone over syndrome.” I don’t get that much company, but when people are going to stop by, I don’t want to have to spend more than 10 minutes straightening things. I know, I know…there are 4 kids in the house all day long. Things are bound to be a little messy. My 2 middle kids are the king and queen of MESS. I don’t know how it happens, but they always leave a pile of something behind. My son is often banned from the kitchen because of the mess he leaves. Little Pig Pens.

Anyway, I developed a schedule for cleaning. So far, it works out well (as long as I do it). The only thing that seems to stay totally out of control is LAUNDRY. But there’s plenty of room in the backyard for that. I’m rambling.

Here’s my schedule:

Daily

  • Make bed
  • Load dishwasher
  • Clear/wipe kitchen sink, stove, & counters
  • Sweep kitchen floor and entryway
  • Straighten entryway
  • Wipe out bathroom sinks
  • 1 load of laundry
  • 20 minute tidy of house & bedroom before bed

 

Sundays

  • Bathroom (includes sweeping, mopping, toilets, shower walls, mirrors)

Mondays

  • Living room (includes sweeping, mopping, dusting, window sills)

Tuesdays

  • Kitchen (includes sweeping, mopping, wiping down cabinets & appliances)

Wednesdays

  • Bathroom (quick tidy)

Thursdays

  • Living room (quick tidy)

Fridays

  • Kitchen (the girls do it this day)
  • Wipe down walls and doors
  • Mop entryway/hall

Saturday

  • Bedroom

 

Monthly

  • Help the kids in their rooms
  • Wash shower curtains
  • Clean out kitchen cabinets
  • Fridge (this needs to happen more, but I can never find the time — sue me)
  • Bathroom cabinets

 

Bi-Annually

  • Clean carpets
  • Wash curtains (maybe blinds, eh)
  • Wash windows
  • Closets
  • Oven

 

Kids

  • Clean rooms (including 10 minute tidy before bed)
  • Cleaning the other bathroom (once per week)
  • Caring for pets
  • Emptying dishwasher daily
  • Keeping their things put away
  • Helping clean after the baby

Do you have a chore schedule? How do you keep your house in order? Do you have CHAOS? Believe me, it’s okay if you do. Our homes are lived in, it’s hard not to have some mess!

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Always Busy.

I slept. But way too much. This is a bad habit I’ve gotten into. That staying up late thing.

Yesterday I spent a good portion of the day working on the board. There is still a lot I need to do, but right now my brain is fried.

My kids are addicted to the High School Musical Karaoke game on the Wii. Can’t say I blame them. It’s sort of fun. Shae is great at it. Shanon…not so much. But Shae is definitely a better singer. (lol) I have Scarface on the Wii, but haven’t managed to get a moment to play it. It’s rated MA, so have to make sure the kiddies are tucked away.

I have a busy day ahead. I have to do a lot of cleaning b/c I have two families meeting with me this week. I have 2 assignments due this week – one due tomorrow and I haven’t even started them. I have about 15 hours of work to get done for my dad by tomorrow morning. On top of the usual homeschooling and entertaining the kid I care for.

Right now…I’m simply going on fumes.

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