So. Today, I've got a question for you. Here it is.....what is your housework schedule? Riveting topic I know.
But, housework has been on my mind for the past few days......mostly because I've got lots to catch up on. Not to mention that housework is like the song that never ends (it just goes on and on, my friends). I've realized lately that the housework schedule I was used to hasn't been working for a while......like since we added baby #4. Did ya'll know that by adding a 6th person that my laundry load has gone up by like 3 loads? That may not seem like much to you but it seems like a lot to me for a couple of reasons: 1) B is awfully small and who knew his clothing could add up to 3 more loads!??! and 2) I've always had my Laundry Day where I did ALL of the laundry for the week in one day. Then let it pile up in the baskets (out of sight) until the next LD.
However, it isn't working anymore. Also, before B was born (actually, before I was pregnant with him and had morning sickness) I followed this cleaning plan. At least in my own way. I took the principles and put them to work in my own house cleaning world. And while I still think that some of the ideas on this site are great and do-able in my cleaning world, not all of them work for me.
Also factoring into this struggle is that "I'm the Mom with a million and one things to do but I still want to have fun with the kids" guilt trip that seems to plague me lately. If I'm cleaning I feel like I should be playing with the kids and if I'm playing with the kids I'm going over and over in my mind all the "things" I've got to do.
So, I'm looking for a new way to organize my house cleaning world. There are a couple of things that I know won't work for me. First, house cleaning in all one day won't work -- there are too many things to do and places to be for me to have a Cleaning Day like the ones I remember as a kid. Second, waiting on someone else to do it....that won't work....
As you can tell - there is a lot of space between those two things. So, that 's my question. What is your house cleaning "schedule"? How do you get it all done and still have time for the family, too?
I can't wait to hear what ya'll have to say! One more thing. I found this Maxine cartoon while looking for a picture to go with this post. Mom, this one is for you. =)
I hope you all have a fabulous Tuesday! I gotta go because until ya'll give me some better ways of doing things -- I've got house cleaning to do today.