Monday, May 11, 2009

The Happy Homemaker

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about not keeping up with the housework and needing a schedule of some kind. I have a little bit of catching up to do, so last night I wrote up a plan for this week only. It’s a start.

I’m going to focus one day for each child’s room, because I need to switch out winter and summer clothing. Also, even though they are supposed to clean up every day, they aren’t doing such a great job of it, and I think part of the problem may be that they need more organization in their rooms so they know where everything goes. My plan is to restore order, so that they can keep order.

I also did some bare-bones menu planning so that I’m not wondering what to get out of the freezer at 5 p.m.

happy housewife flickr

Mon: iron Craig’s shirts, clean bathrooms, laundry. Supper: chicken

Tue: Skippy’s room, mop all hard floor surfaces. Supper: pork tenderloin

Wed: Pinkerbelles’ room, run errands (25% off at thrift store!). Supper: salmon

Thu: Firstborn’s room, start on master bdrm, vacuum upstairs and down. Supper: pasta

Fri: continue mstr bdrm (it’s the worst one!). Supper: pizza night

Okay, let’s roll. I’ll let you know how it goes.


dixie said...

I am with you. Today I am reclaiming my kitchen and family room. Well, as soon as I get off the computer, I am.....

Kristine said...

So funny that you posted this today..I was just on the Fly Lady website and am getting ready to do a post on this as well...I have a Skippy too!

Love the picture! I'll have to go put my best dress on...ha!


Allie Z said...

I'm so behind too! I'm happy to see the barebones meal planning. That helps reassure me that starting somewhere is much better than not doing anything at all! :)

love your blog!


Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I hear you!! I need a schedule too, or a chore chart with stickers or something--for me! ;)

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

Menu planning is key at our house to keeping the evenings on schedule and running smoothly...and I'm with you, of the bedrooms, our is always the worst! Hope you have a smooth and productive week. :)

lairl said...

I've got to work on packing away the winter clothes. I'm always over-joyed when I finish with that job! Good luck to both of us!!

aprilfoolwed said...

I just found your blog today - cute!

I totally agree with you about the need to add some organization to the kids rooms. My three kids try to keep the room clean, but when there just isn't a place to put a certain toy, how can they clean up? It's especially bad right now for us as my boys just had birthdays - so new toys without a home abound!

Look forward to reading more of your blog in the coming days. :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Haha...yep, I can feel the insanity creeping in on some days. ;) Thanks for stopping by!

Angie said...

Good for you! I so need to start planning my menus each week so I'm not running to the store just about every afternoon!

Michele said...

What a great idea! That kind of schedule might help me too! Working full time and then getting home, I don't feel like doing anything! But if I have something down on paper, it might help get me motivated!


Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I'm inspired. I work best off of a list. When I don't have one, I'm aimless. I hope you gets oodles accomplished!