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mummy2boys 03-23-2005 03:56 AM

Re: Home-keeping Schedules
 
I am like ReadingMommy........we can be geeks together :blush :blush :blush

I am a clean freak too so I have a routine I stick too and I need to be really, really, really sick before I stop it

...away to hide under my rock :eek coming with me ReadingMommy ;)

LadybugSam 03-23-2005 02:19 PM

Re: Home-keeping Schedules
 
I'm a fly baby too but i also grew uyp in a home where nothing got done (my mother was bi-polar) so i'm learning a lot of things slowly....

wanna see my schedule

~*Weekly Routine*~
(subject to change)

Sunday
Vaccum
Sort Laundry
Take out trash

Monday
Laundry Day!

Tuesday
Put away Laundry
Clean Bedroom
Bathe

Wednesday
Bills
make shopping list
take out trash
shop

Thursday
Bathroom
kitchen
mop
Bathe

Friday
Quick clean
windows
dust
special project

Saturday
Sweep Front Walk
Bathe
re-stock diaper bag

tada!

and i have morning and bedtime routines too

~*Morning Routine*~

Get up!
Bathroom/Brush teeth
Get dressed (shoes!)

Get Moving!
Empty Dishwasher
Shine sink

EAT!!
Sweep Kitchen
Make Bed

NO INTERNET!!

(depending on whether or not the baby gets up with me, i'll "Get moving" either before he wakes up or while he's eating his breakfast) if he wakes up after me i'll take him to the bathroom and get him dressed once he's up, otherwise we do it at the same time)

~*Bedtime Routine*~

Get ready for bed
Pajamas
Brush teeth/wash face
Set out tommorow's clothes
Put baby to bed

Private time
Devotional/Bible
Pray

Last minute clean up
Dishes
Shine Sink
Sweep
Quick Clean Livingroom

My time
Free time! (no free time if its after midnight)
Bedtime


but like i said i don't stick to it much

i do try to get diner started by 4pm though and i'm pretty good at doing that...

Heather 03-24-2005 01:40 PM

Re: Home-keeping Schedules
 
I have a schedule but it's lost somewhere on this mess at my desk... :hiding

jammomy 03-24-2005 11:42 PM

Re: Home-keeping Schedules
 
My schedule is alot like Jenn's :shrug But thanks to FlyLady, I now get my dishes done daily (most of the time) and get my bed made almost everyday. Also, I set aside two days per month (5th and 20th) to pay bills. Progress, not perfection! :tu

akmyilee 03-25-2005 08:36 AM

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I guess I am one of those, slightly hyper people about this type of stuff. (side note) I am reading a book called Women After God's Own Heart by Elizabeth George. I REALLY hated it at first, alot about submitting to your husband and ya know that type of stuff BUT if you can read it with a realistic mindset, knowing what works for you, it has really been a joy for me. I have been learning that my husband/home is my carreer and something that I can be proud of if I am doing it God's way. Ok all of that to say that having a chore schedule / daily routine helps me to "feel" like I have accoplished something, even though I KNOW that I have just by being a loving mother to my kids and dh. We don't follow this to a tee everyday by anymeans, like if we have an afternoon apointment or want to go to the park or somethign. now to the point, sorry about the tangent. oh and btw, what is fly lady?

Daily Routine

6:15A Jonathon gets up

6:40A Prayers

7A - 9A Get dressed / Eat Breakfast
Momís Bible Study
Unload / Reload dishes
Start Laundry - Mon / Thurs

9A-1P Appointments - Work - (like paying bills, and helping my dh with the real estate business)
Make phone calls, etc.
NO TV!

1P Lunch

2P-4P Quiet Time
Reading, movie, sleep

4P-5P Cleaning

5:30P Kyleís reading Ĺ hour

6P-9P Dinner and family time

9P Kyle in Bed

9:30 Amie and Jonathon Bible Study




Chore Plan

Mon- Laundry
Tue- Grocery shopping
Wed- Clean bathrooms
Thurs- Laundry Fri- Floors

ozmummy 03-25-2005 10:52 PM

Re: Home-keeping Schedules
 
Quote:

oh and btw, what is fly lady?
www.flylady.net
A whole life system of being organised taking it slowly and developing habits, routines. Excellent when you've got no idea where to start in this.

I have just discovered www.motivatedmoms.com
and I really like it because it's alot more simple, spoon feeding me chores. You basically have a list of daily chores, and then a couple extra jobs each day, which include things like "cut the children's nails" and "exercise" and "quiet time"
So I really like the way its got everything and I don't have to think about it.
I have a kind of morning and night routine happening from flylady, and I find most of the daily chores from motivatedmoms are the ones that are part of these routines anyway.
hth

catholicapmom 03-27-2005 12:30 PM

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I've tried so hard to keep a schedule or routine, but when most of my day is spent with Bethany it doesn't work. :neutral Right now as long as my kitchen is clean by the end of the day I'm happy. :rolleyes

milkmommy 03-31-2005 04:19 PM

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I used to have a schedule drove me batty and house stayed clean for like two days... When GCM went down I felt sorry for my self and accomplished nothing. My new way. Get up look around make a list. post list here on GCM where it might be ingnored but oh well ;) Complete list. Go about life. What I no longer wory about 1) DD toys everything gets dumped into her play pen a few times a day and at bedtime, make beds :O If we ain't having guests I don't bother shes left everywhere. but dishes are done bathrooms clean, flloor are vaccuumed and mopped.

Deanna


waremock 04-01-2005 12:52 PM

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No set schedule here but my house is always presentable no matter thou :) I'm the type who straightens/cleans as I go or as the mess occurs... I'm up at about 5-6am..I have a a quiet devotion bible time and :cup(everyone else is still sleeping except me my 4 month dd) an hour later dh awakes and does his devotion and plays with 4 month dd while I have breakfast and get breakfast ready for my 2 oldest. I shower if I have not done so the previous night. I load the dishwasher or do laundry (if it needs it) sometimes yes sometimes no. I love my (Relaxed non stressful home setting :D) 8am my 2 oldest wake up (on there own if they went to bed by 9pm the previous night) they sleep in til 9am if they went to be at 10-11pm the previous night..... and eat breakfast/talk, brush there teeth and then play for a while. 9am ds wakes up and he watches his bible sing along video while he eats his breakfast in the living room! By 10am I'm doing school with my 2 older dd's and by now my 4 month dd is napping for 2-3 hours. My ds is playing and running around the house wildly!! By 1-2pm we are done with school for the time being.. ds is down for his 3-4 hour stretch nap. dd is awake and the older girls play with her so I can have free time. or if they want to play by themselves..dd is with me having free time by 4pm I'm calling dh at work asking him what he wants for dinner or if he wants to eat out/order in? If he wants me to cook ..then I de-thaw whatever it is and get busy..he gets home at 5:30pm and he eats with me...More then not..my 2 older dd's have already eaten by the time dh gets home.They eat whatever they want within reason....soup,salad,mac-cheese,fruit platter,rice,waffles,oatmeal..all depends what they ask for...They are very fond of breakfast type meals so sometimes do waffles/eggs and oatmeal all in the same day. They do not like to eat meat all that much...with exception of beef stew (spanish style) My dh is a meat and potatoes type of guy. 6pm everyone is up and we are all having family time in the living room. I sit down for about an hour to join in the conversation or board games etc...and then I'm up seeing if there is now dishes/laundry to do.. my 2 oldest dd's are in charge of drying the laundry and putting it away..also the empty the dishwasher and I restock of need be.. Somewhere threw out the day I whip my cordless full size vac out and run it threw each room of where ever ds has smashed his Ritz crackers and cherries He pretty much eats on the go every meal/snack.. (long story but 3 weeks ago he had a very bad scary fall back in his high chair and I have been unable to get myself to put him back in it since then :( I did not even post about it because it was just to sad to talk about at the time......ok, 8pm dh takes over the tv with all those (reality programs and some show called 24 that he won't even think about missing :shrug ) I'm not too much of a TV bug anymore..(I'd rather be here at GCM frankly) I do enjoy the occasional Lifetime movie thou :blush There was a good one on last night at 8 in fact!! ok, so 8pm we sometimes do more school for an hour if the girls want too..Generally they ask to do more ds goes to sleep at 9pm (unless he had more then one nap which he does about once every couple weeks)in which then he's waking up at 8pm and goes back down at 11pm....my girls go to bed whenever he does.. sometimes 9 sometimes 10-11....dh likes all the kiddos in bed at the same time so then we can have some quiet time together :smile


Well, that is it...everything is subject to chance at a moments notice...if it snows like crazy, I surprise the girls with a snow day and they spend the whole entire day in the backyard which is a hill and sled the day away!! Dh once in a while surprises us and comes home early and we all go out to lunch/shopping..I would not even think of changing the way things work around here. In my eyes it's pretty close to perfect. ~Michelle

gracieannsmom 04-08-2005 05:33 PM

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I have major OCD issues with cleaning. I am particularly obsessed with the kitchen. I sweep and mop at least once daily, sometimes more. If I see a speck of dirt on the floor, I'm right there with the Dustbuster to pick it up. Then while sucking up that piece of dirt, I notice others and before you know I'm hunched over "vaccuming" the entire kitchen floor with the Dustbuster. I also bleach the inside of the sinks several times a day, wipe down and sanatize the counters and stove several times a day as well. I am constantly picking up toys and putting them away all day and also sweeping up and disposing of dog hair. I am actually seeking help with a counselor for my issues because they are interfering with everyday life now. I am finding that with a toddler, I cannot handle messes; they need to be cleaned up immediately and if something else happens while cleaning up another mess I lose my marbles completely. I guess my mentality is that I am the only one here to do this since dh is gone for the year and so if I don't tend to messes as they come then I will have a bigger monster to deal with later. Still I have absolutely become obsessed wtih cleaning and I spend more time doing that than with my poor dd. So I finally decided I needed to seek professional help. I'm hoping they will be able to give me some constructive ideas of what I can do to help control my response to untidiness and dirt. I won't even let anyone help me with the laundry because I have an anxiety attack if they don't put a shirt on the hanger so it's facing in the same direction as the other shirts! :eek
Anyway, I'll have to let everyone know what I learn in my sessions when they start.

~yogamom~ 04-12-2005 02:53 PM

Re: Home-keeping Schedules
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gracieannsmom
I have major OCD issues with cleaning. I am particularly obsessed with the kitchen. I sweep and mop at least once daily, sometimes more. If I see a speck of dirt on the floor, I'm right there with the Dustbuster to pick it up. Then while sucking up that piece of dirt, I notice others and before you know I'm hunched over "vaccuming" the entire kitchen floor with the Dustbuster. I also bleach the inside of the sinks several times a day, wipe down and sanatize the counters and stove several times a day as well. I am constantly picking up toys and putting them away all day and also sweeping up and disposing of dog hair. I am actually seeking help with a counselor for my issues because they are interfering with everyday life now. I am finding that with a toddler, I cannot handle messes; they need to be cleaned up immediately and if something else happens while cleaning up another mess I lose my marbles completely. I guess my mentality is that I am the only one here to do this since dh is gone for the year and so if I don't tend to messes as they come then I will have a bigger monster to deal with later. Still I have absolutely become obsessed wtih cleaning and I spend more time doing that than with my poor dd. So I finally decided I needed to seek professional help. I'm hoping they will be able to give me some constructive ideas of what I can do to help control my response to untidiness and dirt. I won't even let anyone help me with the laundry because I have an anxiety attack if they don't put a shirt on the hanger so it's facing in the same direction as the other shirts! :eek
Anyway, I'll have to let everyone know what I learn in my sessions when they start.

:hugs gracieannsmom! It sounds like you're going through a really difficult time! I will be praying for you. Please let us know how you're doing!

~yogamom~ 04-12-2005 02:59 PM

Re: Home-keeping Schedules
 
Here's my schedule. I am new at this (I've been a SAHM for 4 days!). Let me know what you think! Thanks!

Housekeeping Schedule

Monday

o Bedrooms
o Organize
o Dust
o Vacuum
o Windows
o Basics
o Dishes
o Pick up common areas
o Laundry
o Kitchen counters
o Hypnobabies
o Morning CD
o Afternoon CD
o Lightswitch practice!
o Bible Study and prayer time

Tuesday

o Kitchen
o Sweep and mop
o Stove
o Counters
o Microwave
o Clean out refrigerator
o Organize shelves and cupboards
o Basics
o Dishes
o Pick up common areas
o Laundry
o Kitchen counters
o Hypnobabies
o Morning CD
o Afternoon CD
o Lightswitch practice!
o Bible Study and prayer time

Wednesday

o Plan meals for entire week and create grocery list
o Bathroom
o Sweep and mop
o Counter
o Mirror
o Toilet
o Shower
o Replace hand towel
o Basics
o Dishes
o Pick up common areas
o Laundry
o Kitchen counters
o Hypnobabies
o Morning CD
o Afternoon CD
o Lightswitch practice!
o Bible Study and prayer time

Thursday

o Grocery shopping for the week
o Office
o Organize
o Dust
o Windows
o Vacuum common areas and dsd's room
o Basics
o Dishes
o Pick up common areas
o Laundry
o Kitchen counters
o Hypnobabies
o Morning CD
o Afternoon CD
o Lightswitch practice!
o Bible Study and prayer time

Friday
o Wash bedding
o Clean out cars
o Organize
o Vacuum interior
o Windows
o Basics
o Dishes
o Pick up common areas
o Laundry
o Kitchen counters
o Hypnobabies
o Morning CD
o Afternoon CD
o Lightswitch practice!
o Bible Study and prayer time

Saturday

o Basics
o Dishes and sink
o Pick up common areas
o Laundry
o Kitchen counters
o Hypnobabies
o Morning CD
o Afternoon CD
o Lightswitch practice!
o Bible Study and prayer time

Sunday

o Basics
o Dishes and sink
o Pick up common areas
o Laundry
o Kitchen counters
o Hypnobabies
o Morning CD
o Afternoon CD
o Lightswitch practice!
o Bible Study and prayer time


ShangriLewis 04-13-2005 07:29 PM

Re: Home-keeping Schedules
 
What's Hypnobabies?

purplerose 04-21-2005 10:12 AM

Re: Home-keeping Schedules
 
Well, my schedules a bit weird, but it works for us!
Daily-
-pick up messes as I go, but when kids go down for nap, that's when I put all the toys away!
-dishes put away, kitchen clean
-make beds, straighten rooms

Mondays-grocery shopping
Tuesday-laundry
Wednesdays-NOTHING!! A free day (except the daily stuff)
Thursday-BIG CLEANING DAY!!! This day I scrub down the bathrooms, mop the floors, and dusting
Friday-laundry
Saturday-FREE DAY!! This day I spend with my DH and my kids
Sunday-We are true to observing the Sabbath! We go to church, come home and eat lunch, the we have a family nap. After nap we have personal time with the Lord (prayer, meditation, scripture study, etc), then we have dinner and more family time! We don't do any work on Sunday excpet for cleaning up the kitchen after meals!

As needed-
vacuuming, washing finger prints off of windows, walls, etc! Whenever there is a mess, I clean it up! There are times when I don't stick to the schedule....I might clean the bathrooms on Friday, but I try my best to stick to this schedule as it works for us!!!

CelticJourney 04-21-2005 05:27 PM

Re: Home-keeping Schedules
 
When dd1 was little and dh was in Bosnia for 8 months, I developed a schedule because it helped me NOT do so much. It was easier for me to just stop and play with the baby because I got a,b, and c done that day and d,e, and f were on TOMORROW's list. Otherwise I was trying so hard to keep busy that I was cleaning things that weren't really that dirty rather than relaxing and spending playtime with my little one.

So a schedule works both ways depending on your general personality.



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