i recently implemented a chore chart in the jochim house. i found that i was getting super overwhelmed by the messiness of our house and was wanting it to all be clean at once. well, when you have a 2 month old, that isn't possible! she demands a lot of time, which i'm totally ok with. so to focus my time and cause less stress, the chore chart came about. i created it to just have a little to do each day and have nothing on saturday and sunday since we are often out of town and when we aren't, we want to spend time together as a family! so here is what we've got:
M-floors, diapers, adam mow
W-grocery, rugs, adam take trash to road
daily-load/unload dishwasher, make beds, keep counters/tables free from clutter, empty trash when needed, water garden when needed.
we have laminate floors throughout our house. they get dusty pretty quick, which is why floors are 2 times a week. we have a large area rug in our living room and bedroom which need to be vacuumed. actually, i will probably end up doing the one in the living room more than once a week, but we'll see. i feel that 2 scheduled laundry days a week will keep us having clothes to wear everyday and will make it to where the laundry isn't piled up so much that it takes all day to complete. that usually makes 4-5 loads of laundry a week (not including cloth diapers).
how do you divide the chores in your house? do you have a schedule to the madness?
When Time Seems to Overwhelm...
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