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Anyway, after spending a particularly annoying Sunday afternoon feeling like I had a mountain of cleaning to do when all I wanted was lay around and cuddle Scott and maybe do a little blogging ;), I decided to come up with a chore schedule so I could get a little done each day rather than putting my dust blinders on during the week and going on a weekend-long bender with my pal Mr. Scrubby Bubbles.
Unload and re-load dishwasher
Su - Meal prep, Target
M - Vacuum and dust downstairs
T - Clean kitchen and downstairs bathroom, grocery shop, wash towels
W - Vacuum and dust upstairs
R - Clean upstairs bathrooms, wash sheets, take out trash
F - Vacuum and dust downstairs
Sa - Clean up laundry room and garage
I'm just starting this week so I can't tell you if its working yet, but I'll give you an update. I saved the bigger, more time consuming chores for days when I'm home and the smaller, easier ones for evenings after work. Thursday and Friday will swap once I'm working on Thursdays instead of Fridays.
So what's your housecleaning strategy? A little each day? Do it all at once? Feel like your time is worth the cost of hiring someone to clean for you (I would totally do this if we could swing it - maybe if I ever get a sweet blog patron or a book deal)? Have a character you'd like to see die off on the next season of Downton Abbey?