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Old 03-15-2005, 02:33 PM   #1
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Old 03-15-2005, 05:51 PM   #3
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Old 03-15-2005, 06:05 PM   #4
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Dd and I have chore time scheduled every day from about 9:00-10:00am. We make our beds, put laundry in, load the dishwasher, and then clean something like the stove or counters or bathroom. Then at around 4:50pm every day we do a ten minute tidy, clean up the toys, put things away, and then start dinner. She helps me to set the table. After dinner we all help with the dishes. I usually do laundry on Mondays and Thursdays and clean the bathroom on Friday. I do my shopping on Wednesday or Thursday. Every night the rooms and toys get cleaned up before bed. Usually on Friday I also vacuum all the bedrooms and bathroom. I like the house to be clean before the weekend. Dh usually vacuums the main living areas every evening after dd is in bed.
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Old 03-15-2005, 06:12 PM   #5
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I'm pretty much hiding with Crystal, but I do have a schedule...it's just that it isn't being used.

So I'll tell you what I'm supposed to do...

Monday: Bathroom & Master Bedroom (that's clean them, not hang out in them)
Tuesday: Laundry Day, Kids Bedroom, Clean Off Desk
Wednesday: Living Room/Dining Room
Thursday: Errand Day
Friday: Laundry Day, Kitchen, Clean Up Outside

As you can see, it is an easy schedule. There is absolutely no reason I can't stick to that. Oh, and on Monday's I strip the beds and wash sheets. My goal is to bleach them once a month (they are just white sheets) so that they stay pretty.
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:29 PM   #6
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I'm pretty much hiding with Crystal, but I do have a schedule...it's just that it isn't being used.

So I'll tell you what I'm supposed to do...

Monday: Bathroom & Master Bedroom (that's clean them, not hang out in them)
Tuesday: Laundry Day, Kids Bedroom, Clean Off Desk
Wednesday: Living Room/Dining Room
Thursday: Errand Day
Friday: Laundry Day, Kitchen, Clean Up Outside

As you can see, it is an easy schedule. There is absolutely no reason I can't stick to that. Oh, and on Monday's I strip the beds and wash sheets. My goal is to bleach them once a month (they are just white sheets) so that they stay pretty.
I really like that schedule! I just happen to like playing on the computer more.

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I just need to throw this out in the air:

I am really enjoying finding other Mamas to talk about cleaning with and share experiences and humor. I thought growing up that I'd never amount to a good wife because I didn't learn a lot of this stuff. It's so comforting to me to be able to learn without judgment and pressure. Because of the kindness of everyone, I'm able to do far more than I thought I could. It's like I get on GCM to the happy homekeeping stuff, and instant hope arises from within me. I thank God for this forum.
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Old 03-24-2010, 01:57 AM   #7
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These posts are all so encouraging. Thank you mamas! I don't have time to read them all so I'm bumping for my reading enjoyment later
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So many great ideas! I am currently trying to get on paper what it is I WANT done every day and to be more organized. I find that the basics that make the house seem clean (and this is daily) would be two loads of clothes washed and put away (that part is often the hardest for me), two loads in the dishwasher, make beds, wipe down bathroom, and pick up floors. Then maybe atack a hot spot a day? I don't know, just pinging ideas out there. But I love all the ideas that you all have mentioned!
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So many great ideas! I am currently trying to get on paper what it is I WANT done every day and to be more organized. I find that the basics that make the house seem clean (and this is daily) would be two loads of clothes washed and put away (that part is often the hardest for me), two loads in the dishwasher, make beds, wipe down bathroom, and pick up floors. Then maybe atack a hot spot a day? I don't know, just pinging ideas out there. But I love all the ideas that you all have mentioned!
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Old 03-17-2005, 07:53 AM   #10
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I am the same as them. Marcella said she had a schedule but doesn't follow it. Well, I did make a schedule and then it got lost. I really need to make another schedule and then follow it. So right now I am with Crystal and am
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Old 03-20-2005, 09:09 AM   #11
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I have one that was working for me for a while, but recently just isn't getting it all done for some reason. I'm feeling overwhelmed by it I guess. My new plan is to do daily stuff every day (dishes, laundry--from washing machine to folding and putting away, etc) and then do two rooms completely each day. A second cleaning of the bathrooms and extra vacuuming will be done as needed.
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It's interesting to read about other's schedules. I've never kept one, DH and I just clean when stuff needs to be.
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I try to spot clean bathrooms and unload dishwasher every day, usually in the morning. After dinner, dh does the dishes (I love that man!) and I take care of the leftovers, counters, making lunch for next day. Ds is starting to learn to feed the dog at that time. Then I have a schedule I *sort of* follow for the rest of the week, chores usually happen after learning time and/or lunch.

Monday: floors (vacuum & mop) & dusting
Tuesday: baking
Wednesday: laundry
Thursday: bathrooms (intensive cleaning)
Friday: whatever didn't happen the rest of the week or a major chore not on the list (like cleaning the oven or something), maybe vaccum again

I take the weekends off because there is absolutely no way I can keep the house clean with dh, ds & dog tromping in and out of the house. And honestly, there are a whole bunch of weeks where only some or none of this happens.
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