It has happened again – I have gotten a little slack on some of my household routines. Our routines regarding meal planning and bill paying never falter, but the ones regarding cleaning and de-cluttering get neglected at times. So it is back to basics for me! After a little motivation from seeing my daughter-in-law’s weekly plan on her fridge, I decided I need to get back on track. The best plan to start for me is my weekly plan!
I last reveiwed my routine in August 2011, as you can see from reading that post, I have tweaked my routines to meet my current needs. So what once worked, may not work today! I find it helpful to relook at my rountines each year.
What better time to get back on track….summer time ….before the big wedding!
MY BASIC WEEKLY PLAN
2. Sort Mail
4. 15 Minutes Zone/Declutter
5. Lunches/ Prep Dinner
6. Tidy Main Areas of House
Monday: – Free Day (Usually Work Late)
Tuesday – Living Room/Dining/Entry/Hallway
Wednesday – Kitchen/Fridge
Thursday – Downstairs (Rotate)/Menu
Friday – Family Time
Saturday – Bedrooms/Bedding/Bills/Filing/Library
Sunday – Project/Grocery Shopping/Bathroom (Upstairs )
A weekly plan helps to keep you on track while making sure weekly tasks get done around your house. If I happen to miss the cleaning of the bathroom this Monday, I know I plan on cleaning it again the following Monday. This is my secret to keeping our house looking presentable throughout the week, though I work full time outside of the home. What are you secrets to a smooth running household??
I am also occassionally participating in the 52 Weeks to an Organized Home Weekly Challenge at the Home Storage Soluntions 101 website. The site also have a daily missions for Decluttering your Home that start July 1st. Reminds me of Flylady…but I prefer having the calendar for the month of missions to do!
Check out this free chart that helps you to follow The Flylady Routines!
” She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. ” Proverbs 31:27