Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Cleaning House

I love making lists. You can ask my husband how many lists I have floating around the house. There are a lot. Lists help me focus. I feel calmer when I write out a list. I make packing lists, trip lists, grocery lists, to do lists, cleaning lists, etc.

In an attempt to stay organized and on top of the house work in 2011, I decided to make a weekly list of what needs to be done. When I typed it all out, it was overwhelming. I decided to break it up by day and try to even things out a bit. I am on week two right now. The first week went great. This week we have been housebound a lot and well...the house is a wreck. It is helpful though to have this list to refer to. I hope once I get in the swing of things I won't feel so overwhelmed.

Here is what I came up with:
Before bed:
Lay out all clothes for kids and myself.
Pick up playroom and living room.

Morning list:
Prep dinner for the day.
Clean up dishes and kitchen

Strip master bed/wash sheets
Cut coupons and sort
Vacuum downstairs/mop

Grocery shop
Dust living room
Clean out fridge

Girls laundry
Sort through paperwork on desk
Dust/clean girls room

Wash towels
Wipe down kitchen

Dust and clean master bedroom
Vacuum upstairs/mop
Clean out pantry

Wipe down bathroom and clean tub
Dust/clean playroom
Our laundry

Strip kids beds and wash sheets
Meal plan
Clean out purse and diaper bag


  1. This is so funny that you just posted this! I was just rolling my eyes at myself because while I was upstairs, I made a list of things to add to my master list when I got downstairs! I even put it on my facebook profile. And then I see this post! Great minds think alike.... or not at all... which is why we need the lists.

  2. I make lists too, only to lose them minutes later. LOL

  3. I need to do this as well. Since moving into the new house, I'm overwhelmed w/ housework and my usual answer when I'm overwhelmed, is to do nothing. NOT GOOD! Thanks for sharing!

  4. This post made me smile Katie! I love that you made these lists.
    And you know, with kids, all we can do is do our best to plan and then be flexible to changes.



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