Here's part three of my homemaking series.
There may things on here that apply to me but not you or vice versa, plus there might be things that I forget so just use this as a guideline.
Also the frequency may be different for you. I vacuum a lot more now that we have a baby. Before the baby I could get by with once a week, now I vacuum 3 to 4 times a week; once he's crawling it will probably be even more.
straighten up bedrooms & living areas
wipe don walls & baseboards
wipe down appliances
wipe down cabinets
trash, recycling, compost
change lines, curtains, throw rugs
clean furniture, blinds, curtains
clean closets, drawers
- make beds
- wash dishes
- wipe down counters & tabletops
- wipe up any spills - the quicker the better & easier clean up!
- Swiffer vac (sweep)
- put clothes and shoes away
- general straightening up
- Vacuum carpets
- Swiffer wet (damp mop)
- Take out trash, recycling, compost
- laundry - clothing
- clean chair seats
- wipe down appliances
- change & wash sheets
- change & wash towels
- wipe down mirrors & inside windows
- run Swiffer duster over baseboards, corners, fans, lamps
- wipe down switch plates, door knobs, remotes, telephones - daily if someone is sick!
- clean bathrooms
- shake, vacuum or change throw rugs, entrance mats, bath mats
- wipe down inside of fridge & freezer - do this on the day you grocery shop so there's less stuff to move around. Also give the top of your fridge a good wipe too.
- Wipe down fronts of cabinets
- sweep porches
- vacuum steps
- vacuum furniture & drapes
- spot clean furniture & carpets
- change shower curtains/liners
- clean out closets
- sort out drawers
- clean gutters
- wash windows - outside
- change curtains
- wash pillows
Did you know that chores average about 15 minutes?
Next weeks topic will be scheduling.