January 31, 2012

Momma Aimone's 2012 Goal? A Clean House

Anyone who has ever lived with me - my parents, my sister, my college roommates and sorority sisters - know that I am not a neat person.  I love piles, I leave clothes lying around everywhere, I leave dirty dishes in the sink, you name a bad habit and I probably have it.  But ever since we bought our house last April and had our son in June, I have had a overwhelming urge to have a clean house.  Maybe it is because friends and neighbors stop by unexpectedly and I'm embarassed to open the door.  Or maybe it is because my baby boy is about to crawl and I don't want him putting my earrings in his mouth.  Whatever the reason, it is time to get my house in order.  And seeing that I am probably only one of five working mothers in the greater metropolitan area that does not have a housekeeper, I created the daily chore list you see below.  I'm hoping, wishing and praying that this really works, that I get my weekends back and that I finally have a clean house.

*This list is a work in progress, as it changes, I'll update it.  And, chances are I won't accomplish all of this every week...but if I only do half at least that's a start.

Aimone Household Cleaning and Chore Schedule
2012 Mantra:  Don’t Put it Down, Put it Away


Monday
       Make bed
       Clean kitchen
       Mop kitchen floor
       Clean counter tops
       Wipe down cabinet doors
       Straighten up kitchen cabinets
       Hang up clothes and put away jewelry
       Put away toys
       One Load of Laundry (fold and put away)
       Go thru mail
       Tidy Up (Don’t put Down, Put it Away)

Last Monday of the Month
       Clean microwave
       Clean stove
       Clean dishwasher
       Clean coffee pot

Tuesday
       Make bed
       Sweep wood floors
       Vacuum Ryne’s rug
       Vacuum living room rug
       Clear out and wipe down kitchen sink
       Wipe countertops and stove
       Wipe problem spots on the kitchen floor
       Straighten, fold/hang dish towels
       Hang up clothes and put away jewelry
       Put away toys
       One Load of Laundry (fold and put away)
       Go thru mail
       Tidy Up (Don’t put Down, Put it Away

Last Tuesday of the Month
    
  Vacuum furniture
       Clean baseboards
       Clean vents

Wednesday
       Make bed
       Clean back bathroom
       Clear out and wipe down kitchen sink
       Wipe countertops and stove
       Wipe problem spots on the kitchen floor
       Straighten, fold/hang dish towels
       Hang up clothes and put away jewelry
       Put away toys
       One Load of Laundry (fold and put away)
       Go thru mail
       Tidy Up (Don’t put Down, Put it Away
       Take out recycling

Last Wednesday of the Month
       Wash shower curtain and liner (once a month)

Thursday
       Make bed
       Dust furniture and window ledges
       Clear out and wipe down kitchen sink
       Wipe countertops and stove
       Wipe problem spots on the kitchen floor
       Straighten, fold/hang dish towels
       Hang up clothes and put away jewelry
       Put away toys
       One Load of Laundry (fold and put away)
       Go thru mail
       Tidy Up (Don’t put Down, Put it Away

Last Thursday of the Month
       Wipe down walls, switch plates and doors/doorknobs
       Dust crown molding
       Dust ceiling fans

Friday
       Make bed
       Clean front bathroom
       Clear out and wipe down kitchen sink
       Wipe countertops and stove
       Wipe problem spots on the kitchen floor
       Straighten, fold/hang dish towels
       Hang up clothes and put away jewelry
       Put away toys
       One Load of Laundry (fold and put away)
       Go thru mail
       Tidy Up (Don’t put Down, Put it Away

Saturday/Sunday
       Change Sheets/Make Bed
       Wash bathroom and kitchen rugs
       Follow-up on anything not accomplished during the week
       Go thru mail
       Tidy Up (Don’t put Down, Put it Away
       Hang up clothes and put away jewelry
       Put away toys
       Clear out and wipe down kitchen sink
       Wipe countertops and stove
       Wipe problem spots on the kitchen floor
       Straighten, fold/hang dish towels
       One Load of Laundry (fold and put away)
       Clean out fridge
       Take out garbage

1 comment:

  1. Whew! That's a lot! I consider it an accomplishment if I get any 3 of those things done in a night.

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