Little Green Notebook is a blog I look at each and every day. It has made the “I need a 5-10 minute break at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm each work day” blogroll and most days is at the very top of it. A post by Jenny Komenda, decorator (mother, wife, and seems to be by the looks of it an all together fantastic multi-tasker), published today has the potential to be a changer in our household. Great organization for me and another check in the “my wife is crazy OCD” list for the husband. I love a good plan and a challenge–this will be both. Here is the slightly adapted version of her weekly/daily list to accommodate for dogs, a yard, and a few other differences. It’s something to try for a month and see if it’s doable. When I read this post a year from now, I’ll either laugh or be eternally grateful.
Last month was our first year anniversary moving into this house and I really don’t think it’s ever been fully clean. Maybe the list will help me win the fight against all the dust bunnies that come with the wood floors (that I love). Somehow I do think a clean house would make me want to cook/bake more and make an even bigger mess.
- Make bed
- Open dishwasher to dry
- Unload dishwasher & re-load; wash additional dishes
- Wipe down counters & Clean problem spots on floor
- Pick up and put away throughout the house
- Enter any receipts into checkbook
- Take out trash/recyclables if full
Tuesday Every other
Wednesday Toilets, Tubs, Bathrooms in General
Friday Every other
Saturday Laundry & Outside Maintenance (Possibly a little more vacuuming)
Sunday REST & Outside Maintenance
Week 1 Clean out/scrub kitchen appliances; Wipe down furniture
Week 2 Clean moldings; Deep clean dog’s room