Saturday, April 21, 2007
A New Routine: Part 2
I spent about 9 hours cleaning and doing laundry yesterday. I don't know what the "normal" amount of time require for housekeeping is, but doesn't that sound like a lot? I was exhausted by the end of the day and needed a nap, which got me to thinking that there must be a better way. Barring hiring the aforementioned maid, of course. So, I started my own little system, inspired by Kali and various other homemaking gurus.
I got a three-ring binder and made two lists: one for daily routines, one for weekly. I wrote everthing out that needs to be accomplished, used the Paint program to add some cute little vintage graphics, and then inserted them into page protectors. Using a dry erase marker, I crossed of each task as I completed it. My goal is to do a bit each day instead of letting the castle get completely trashed and then killing myself fixing it. Evenutally I will add pages of monthy and seasonally, but for right now this gets me started.
Anyone use this type of system? Thoughts?