Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tidy Home Tuesday: Week 8 - The Reunion Show

Does anyone watch terribly bad reality T.V.?  No?  Me neither...

After The Real World, Jersey Shore, Challenge, or any other bad MTV reality show that I'm embarrassed to admit to watching, they have a reunion show where they all come together on stage to be interviewed by a second rate MTV personality to talk about the show and what's been going on since we last checked in. 

That's what I'd like to do today, minus orange skin, fake body parts, and second-rate MTV personality of course ;) 

Based upon the goals that I set at the end of each weekly challenge I came up with this chore chart:

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I have posted it before but after using it for a month I tweaked it a bit.  You can find a blank chore chart like mine {HERE}.

I have done a good job of sticking to it, but I definitely can improve in some areas - mostly with sweeping and mopping the kitchen floor and vacuuming bi-weekly.  I find vacuuming is hard to do because it can't be done when Jack's awake, because he's always underfoot, and it can't be done while he's sleeping, because it's too loud.  So, I either have to do it when Mark's home to help with baby wrangling or right after I lay Jack down for a nap, before he actually falls asleep.  I need to make sure that I get it done though! 

But otherwise, I've done a good job of keeping up with things.  I think I've done especially well with the everyday chores like keeping the kitchen clean and the dishwasher emptied , making the bed every morning, and straightening the living room at the end of the day. 

I've found that my chore chart really helps keeps me organized and makes the chore-load manageable because I know at the beginning of the day exactly what I'm planning to get done and I can organize that around Jack's schedule. 

Unfortunately, now that every room in my house has been organized and cleaned from top to bottom, I'm finding that it's time to start over again as the kitchen is in need of another deep clean.  The work is definitely never done! 

How have you been doing with your household chores?

1 comment:

  1. Things have really stayed on track at our place. Just last night my husband commented that the place has been looking really clean and organized lately. Just like you I've been using a weekly and monthly schedule and I think it's really helping. But, also like you, I'm finding that it never really ends. Just this morning I told myself that I had to clean our the kitchen pantry again. *sigh* Oh well :-)


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