Hey lovely people!
It’s early on a Saturday morning and I am finalizing this post and heading to the closet to gather all my cleaning supplies. Is it even Saturday if the music isn’t blasting and you’re cleaning up the house?! This was a household event every Saturday in my house growing up so it naturally carried over as an adult.
Though Saturday cleaning can be a bit soothing, I have also found it to be very overwhelming. We both hate folding laundry. I have craft supplies all over the place. I want the mail person to stop coming to the house with paper (unless it’s money LOL). Between all these things, the dogs, and more, our Saturday could get away from us real quick trying to tidy up.
Do you have these same feelings?
Maybe this post can help.
So at the end of the year, my husband and I discussed some ideas around how to keep the house constantly clean so we could rest a bit more on the weekends. The first thing we had to decide was what were we going to do about the frequency of our cleaning lady. We were having someone come in sporadically to clean and were pleased with her that we started scheduling her every five weeks or so. Then the COVID-19 numbers in our area spiked so we wanted to minimize visitors.
That left us settling on creating a chore chart to minimize the never-ending Saturday cleaning saga. It felt a little weird at first because we typically think of chore charts for larger families or for children, but these DINKS decided to give it a try.
It’s working so far! We are in month two of the year and though this week was rough because of some work stuff and we are a couple days behind this week but we’re back on it today to follow the rotation starting tomorrow.
So what does our chore chart look like? Below is our initial chart.
Of course this is missing some of the cleaning things that need to happen monthly, semi-annually and such but we do have those things in mind.
So tell me, do you have a chore chart? Do you think creating one could make a difference for you?
If you have any tips on how to get these pups to pull their weight, that would be greatly appreciated to!