I’ve been keeping busy with taking care of Ethan, directing the Christmas and Easter choirs and helping lead worship at church, and the typical household chores. But I really let the house cleaning fall to the capable hands of our maid.
Well, with baby #2 on the way and other bills/debts taking priority, we decided to cut back to having our maid come every other week. But I didn’t really change my routine. Oh, I still got the dishes washed and clean clothes put away, but the dust would pile up and the floors got pretty dirty (not to mention the toilets and, well, everything else!)
So, last week, I finally started getting organized!
Lists and Charts
I’ve had lists and charts for years – chores, menu planning, groceries, to-do’s – but I needed to get motivated again.
My hubby has offered numerous times to help out more around the house, if only I would let him know what he could do on a more consistent basis. He already would jump in and tidy the house, make the bed, put Ethan to bed and change diapers (often!) … but he wanted to do more!
(I know, I’m the envy of all you women reading this post!)
Also, we want to teach our kids that every family member is expected to contribute to our family goals. And one of our goals is an efficiently run household.
So, what was I waiting for?!
I spent less than an hour surfing the web and pulled up a few chore charts. (Then I remembered that I actually had some of my own from several years ago.) I combined the ideas of both and … I created a new Chore Chart!
It seems silly, but putting a check in that little box totally motivates me!
Consequently, the house was picked up and clean every day, lunches and dinners were served on time, AND I got a lot of work done for both of my blogs.
What a relief!
Now, I’m happily charging through my weekly and monthly chores, feeling so accomplished.
Like I said …
maybe it’s silly, but it works!
And I’d love to share my charts and lists with you (which also can be edited), so click on the links below to download your copy for FREE!
I’d like to know what helps you stay motivated. Will you write a comment below? (It’s nice to know someone actually reads my posts!)