How did you do this week with planning out your days the night before? Did the planning help you in your home and routines?
I didn't really do anything unusual this week - I've been in a habit for a long time of planning at night, and this really works for me!
Next, let's talk a bit about chores! I am certainly no expert in this area as I've let tons of chores go in the past year! But, with my Mom's help and the Fly Lady - things are getting back on track!
My Mom has been a huge help to me in this. Since she went home at Christmas, she has e-mailed me each night with chore ideas for the next day. I love this! It has made me accountable and given me someone to tell all I accomplished to! This has helped me in setting some new routines in my home as far as chores are concerned.
I've also been trying to apply what the Fly Lady says - even if you don't finish EVERYTHING, what we do finish is a blessing to our family and home!
First, here are the thing I plan to get done each day:
* empty dishwasher
* one load of laundry: washed, dried and put away
* leave the kitchen clean!
* beds made
Every Wednesday, I have been doing a Home Blessing Hour ~ this idea is from the Fly Lady! I have chosen six things to complete that take about 10 minutes each to accomplish during this hour:
* Clean my bathroom
* Clean littles bathroom
* Dust one room
* Vacuum house (usually takes about 15, but I can dust in 5 - so it evens out)
* Change sheets (I alternate weeks between our bed plus Samuel's or the girls beds together)
* Sweep kitchen and dining room floors
This hour has been a huge help to me in keeping up with some of the basic chores that I was struggling with!
I've also been trying to do the zone chore for the day. Sometimes my Mom will suggest other things since she knows my home and some problem areas for me - like my counters!!!
This week, if there is something that is not working in your chore system - think about a way to change it around to help you! Is your home seeming more like a Haven? Mine sure is - I love building up lots of small steps to accomplish something bigger!