I am like Joan Rivers, I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again!! But I love a clean house. Know something I did not find the elves anywhere.
To organize myself one thing I did was dividing my housework and putting it as a check list. This I found was great way to keep the housework pattern happening even when I was away. (But unfortunately my husband saw it as me being control freak.) Though the kids did find organizing things better. Here is a list I have for frequent jobs.
- Check the content of food store, refrigerator and freezer—this I would like to do weekly but unfortunately I get to do it once a fortnight.
- Check house hold store—I keep this for 29th of every month after making out the menu plan.
- Work out menus for meals—I work a general breakfast plan for the entire month so I am zapped each morning with what next. I even have a generic lunch plan ready. I do this on 28th so I know the requirement of my recipe; I can check it out in the store on 29th.
- Make out shopping list—this happens on 29th after the menu planning on 28th and store check on 29th. 30th my husband and I go shopping. Since this is planned many times we link it with going to my husband’s hometown and we really pick up things at a bargain. When it comes to vegetables then we pick it up on weekly basis or need based.
- Organized home cleaning—this is where the largest headache emerges; clutter upsets me, and cleaning up fills into the time available. So what I have been doing is one room detailed cleaning per week. The unchecked details I finish on Sunday. This helps me optimize the domestic help who comes in for an hour and half each day.
- Daily checklist
- Tidy the house magazine, toys books, newspaper
- Wash the dishes/load the dishwasher
- Put the garbage out.
- Clothes for next day
- Water bottle filled
- Mobile charged.
I know house work does not kill anyone but I do not want to take a chance. So I plan, organize and when nothing works I delegate.