It's Tuesday!! Yesterday was definitely a Monday!! I won't even go into it, but I rarely have a bad Monday, but boy howdy was yesterday ever a doozie. Thank God, Monday is over.
On to Tuesday. Since I missed Monday blogging, I will post my homekeeping schedule for this week.
This is what I'm working on this week. As usual, my daily chores will be posted at the end. I love my routine. As I have mentioned before, it is based loosely on another popular cleaning lady routine, I've just made a few tweaks to make it my own. I've tried other routines from others but I find this to be the simplest of all. Seriously, from to start to finish, my routine never takes longer than 30 min...most times even shorter.
So, this is the 4th week of the month and that means I am working in :
· 4th WEEK OF MONTH / LIVINGROOM, DEN
· MONDAY – PICK UP, PUT UP, OR THROW AWAY ANY CLUTTER
· TUESDAY - CLEAN UNDERNEATH SOFA CUSHIONS
· WEDNESDAY – CLEAN UNDERNEATH SOFA
· THURSDAY – SPOT CLEAN WALLS/DOORS/LIGHT PLATE SWITCHES
· FRIDAY – SWEEP/MOP
HOME BLESSING CHORES
Can be done all in one day or spread throughout the week
MONDAY- Dust the house. All flat surfaces, ceiling fans, knick knacks. Clean all windows and mirrors and glass in doors. Purge all old magazines, papers, materials that are laying around and no longer needed
TUESDAY- Sweep small bath, L/R, and Laundry Room. Swish and Swipe sink/counter, commode
WEDNESDAY – Sweep front entrance, clear any clutter from counter/table, sweep front porch
THURSDAY - Sweep Den and Master Bedroom
FRIDAY – Sweep Master Bath, swish and swipe sink, counter, commode. Mop kitchen floor
· Make bed
· Load Washing Machine
· Lay out supper
· LOAD DRYER
· ALL HOME BLESSING CHORES FOR THE DAY AS WELL AS ZONE CHORES
· FOLD/ PUT AWAY CLOTHES
· Wash dishes
· Clean counters, stove
· Sweep Kitchen
· Lay out clothes for next day
· get to bed at a decent hour
MONDAY – REDS, PINKS, ORANGES, PURPLES, MAROONS/ COOLTO WARM WATER
TUESDAY – WHITES, ALL WHITES/ HOT WATER, BLEACH
WEDNESDAY – BLACKS, DARK COLORS, BLUE JEANS/ COOL TO WARM WATER
THURSDAY- TOWELS, UNDERWEAR / HOT WATER
FRIDAY – ALL OTHER COLORS THAT DON’T FALL INTO ANY OTHER OF THE CATEGORIES / WARM WATER
SATURDAY – BED LINENS, PILLOW CASES / HOT WATER - ALL COMFORTERS AND PILLOWS SPRAYED DOWN WITH FEBREEZE AND LYSOL AND PUT INTO THE DRYER FOR 30 MIN EACH TO FRESHEN AND FLUFF
As for ....
I have decided to slow down a bit with Alex. This new grade is requiring a substantial amount more of work than in previous grades, and that is expected, of course. But, with having to cover such a large amount of material each day to keep up with our schedule of being done by the end of May, he is just not retaining what we are covering. Furthermore, I have noticed over the last couple of weeks that he has really lost a lot of his math and reading skills, despite us working a couple days a week on these skills. To his defense, we really didn't work that long each session, after all it was summer time. I've decided to go back to our original plan (of a couple years ago, that is) to just go with a year round schedule only a shorter schedule during the summer. This will allow us to shorten our lessons each day, and add in a Bible reading curriculum. Hopefully, this will work a little better for him/us.