- Make bed. (Change sheets on Mondays)
- Empty dishwasher
- Vac or sweep kitchen floor
- Tu, Th, Fr - Babysit Mr. B and take him to Preschool
- Feed the cat, let him in and out the door 500 times a day
- Clean kitchen counters and stove top
- Laundry (1 load every other day, then 2-3 loads on weekend)
- Ironing (every other week - husband's dress shirts for work)
- Menu planning, grocery list, coupon cutting/matching, grocery shopping (1 x wk)
- Library (1 x wk)
- Clean kitchen sink
- Good gen'l pickup of downstairs
- Empty trash (trash to curb on Wed.)
- Shake out area rug at back door and at kitchen sink
- Vac, Dust (1 x wk)
- Clean bathrooms (1 x wk x 3 bathrooms)
- Sweep front porch (1 x wk)
- Windex front of appliances and sliding door (2 x wk)
- Re-organize pots and pans cupboard (3 x wk)
- Make breakfast (5 x wk)
- Pack Jeff's lunch (5 x wk)
- Clean, organize refrigerator, throw away old food (1 x wk)
I think that's pretty much my day to day list. Other things need to get done "as needed". Right now all my baseboards and windowsills need to be washed down. I also need to do a "cobweb patrol" -- where I walk around with a long-handled duster and get all the corners, door tops, shelves, window and curtains tops. I do the entire house at once and it only takes 10 minutes.
Some things I don't do as often as I should. Wash the kitchen floor. Ugh. Hate it and it hurts my back. Wash woodwork, especially doors now that there's a sticky-fingered 4 yr old in the house again. And we have a very high shelf that goes around 3 walls of my kitchen that containers pitchers and coffee pots that I collect, and I have a tendency to forget to dust up there -- until I see cobwebs!
I'm a routine kind of person. I like knowing what I'm doing, when I'm doing it, and why I'm doing it. I like lists, obviously. When there's a list, I get things done. No list, I'm a slacker!
If you would like to be more organized and develop a good routine for cleaning your home, I strongly suggest going to FlyLady.Net and sign up for her emails. You'll get a zillion emails reminding you of things you should do that day, and you'll get specific chores to do to develop a routine. Once your routines are established, you can unsubscribe from her email list and develop your own reminder system!
Now I'm off to make breakfast, pack lunch, and wait for Mr. B to arrive and brighten up my day!