Thursday, April 14, 2011

Mom Chores~ Trying to Keep a Clean House

photo 2  

We are so settled into our new house that I even plugged in the laminator today! I’ve quickly discovered that moving to a house twice the size means twice the chores!!

In our old home I had developed a system that was working really well for me, so today I recreated it for our new home. As you can see I made a spreadsheet of lists. The master list contains chores for each day of the week that remain the same each week.


photo 1

For example, every Friday I vacuum downstairs, sweep the kitchen and clear my inbox (a girl can dream right ;) On Fridays we spend the day watching my nephew at his house, so I make that my light chore day :) 

Wiping down the bathrooms twice a week makes it so that I only have to deep clean them once a month and they usually don’t smell like a public urinal… Of course this schedule was made with a perfect world in mind and there are days when I just don’t get it all done. That’s when I remind myself to focus on what really matters :)

Then each week I have a different focus zone. So one week I focus on deep cleaning the kitchen and our bedroom, the following week I do all 3 bathrooms, etc.

photo 3

I printed out all of the lists, mounted them on cardstock and laminated them. I hang the master list and that weeks zone by our family calendar. As I do my chores I get great satisfaction crossing them off the list with a dry erase or overhead marker. At the end of the week I can quickly see how much I got crossed off, then erase it and remember there's always next week!!



  1. attempt at embedding a google doc didn't work perfectly. But at least you can see what's in my master list if you scroll over. Any fellow bloggers have suggestions?

  2. I've never been super organized. I do remember attempting to make a weekly chore chart within the past didn't last.

    I've been trying recently to just accomplish *something* every day. Over the past couple of days I have even manages to do *MORE THAN ONE THING* :O

    It's a big deal for my house.

    Awesome post! I'll definitely give it a go when my girls are big enough for a family calendar (/organization system). I love coming here, it makes me feel like a better mom.


  3. This is such a cool idea! I'm going to give it a try, thanks for the inspiration!

  4. I have a similiar system that I don't always keep to :)

    Each week I focus on cleaning a floor of the house. Each month one room gets focused deep-cleaning and updating decor, etc. Everyday is the same 1 hour - swish/swipe (ala the bathrooms, pick up off the floor, clear surfaces, vaccuum a room.

    When I'm not so faithful it's pretty much picking up and clearing off!

    Always striving to meet my schedule, though!

  5. You have another chance to win a Trip Clip and Activities for your kids! :)) Check it out!

    ~Rockabye Butterfly~

  6. I need to make one of those!

  7. I really appreciate this wonderful blog as well as the blog of Construction Clean-up Little Rock AR. Please keep on posting!

  8. That's very organized. I'm aspiring to learn. I have a good cleaning service that steps in every few months. We are getting better at keeping the house clean, and doing it as a family.

  9. Cleaning companies can be found in virtually every town and city in the world, with a higher concentration in affluent regions.

    Vancouver office cleaning

  10. We also serve in flyttstäd nyköping. I like you wat to write. Nice post.

  11. As we know that our carpets will get dirty if a lot of individuals walk on them. A professional carpet cleaning service always clean our carpets very effectively in a very smart way.

  12. Great Article it its really informative and innovative keep us posted with new updates.
    office cleaning melbourne 

  13. I am really impressed that there is so much information about this subject that have been uncovered and you’ve done your best, with so much class. If wanted to know more about green smoke reviews, than by all means come in and check our stuff.
    end of lease cleaning melbourne

  14. أعمال تنظيف فلل جديدة من الأعمال الشاقة التي تحتاج إلي شركة نظافة متخصصة ونتشرف في ركن نجد اننا أحدي أفضل تلك الشركات وذلك لما تتركة أعمال التشطيبات من بقع ورواسب في الأرضيات وكذلك كمية الأتربة والرمال نظرا لترك الدرايش مفتوحة والتي تترسب علي كافة الجدران والأرضيات حيث أننا في ركن نجد متخصصين في أعمال شركة تنظيف خزانات بالرياض نقدم لك فيلتك كما تتمني أن تراها وكما يجب ان تراها حيث تتم اعمال النظافة الداخلية والخارجية للفيلا تماما مثلما يتم في تنظيف الفلل المستعملة باستثناء.

  15. This comment has been removed by the author.