Tuesday, January 26, 2010

How I Get it Done


Homemaking skills do not come naturally to me. I was not born organized. Cleaning schedules are not pre-programmed in my brain. When I look at the mess, dirt and clutter, I get overwhelmed and don't know where to start.

So here is my secret to getting the house in line: Motivated Moms, a downloadable schedule that tells you what to do every day. As long as I just do what I'm told, things run smoothly and the house stays nice. When left to my own devices, the wheels come off.

On the left of the page for each date, there is a Daily Chores checklist and below that a place for the day's menu. On the right side is a list of miscellaneous chores; things like clean toilets, vacuum first floor, clean porch light. Below that is a place for you to write appointments and notes.

I don't always have time to do every chore each day. But who says I should have to do it all anyway? It's easy to delegate these chores to the kids. Sometimes if I know a day is busy, I do the extra chores the day before. I try not to mess with it too much, though. Keep it simple. Do what I'm told. Enjoy my clean house.

If you want one, too, click here to visit Motivated Moms. You just download it and print it. They have different styles. Some have daily Bible readings, some don't. Some are bigger, some are smaller. For $8.00, that is just a little more than 2 cents a day.

6 comments:

Kim said...

Thanks for sharing this, I'm going to check out that site. I could always use new ideas for organizing my time!

Donna said...

I use FlyLady. I've found that the busier I've become, the more I need my routines in order to get the basics done.

Jen said...

Oh I could so use this. and a pretty binder to put it in :) Might save me from all the post-its I have stuck everywhere!

Martha said...

I've gotta tell ya: I took your advice on this and LOVE it. I tried Fly Lady, but the amount of emails bug me. PLUS? I can hang this list on the fridge and when I'm working, Zuddy and the Noodle pick and item or two to complete. It's awesome. I haven't bought my pack for this year yet, but I will!!

Korie B. said...

I use Motivated Moms too! It is the only way I can keep up with the house & kids. I started using it this year & I have to say that the best part is that my refrigerator is actually clean (both inside & out).

As a D.C. area transplant (I, too, came from the West), are you ready from more snow today?

Trish said...

Oh wow! Do I ever need this!!! You may have just saved my life :-)

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