Monday, March 26, 2012


I read an organizational tip on a blog I stumbled across and have since forgotten where—basically the post talked about sorting through the household chores you want to get done each week and figuring out when to do them so you don’t have one day full of nothing but chore misery.

That sounded good to me because I’d been feeling the pain of laundry day otherwise known as the day that never ends. Our washer and dryer are charitably called compact. That means we do six to seven loads each week. It’s mostly our washer. I can wash a set of sheets or our towels or a blanket but I can’t combine any of that unless you’re talking about adding say a wash cloth to the sheets. The washer just isn’t big enough.

So I came up with my own chore list. Much like my weekly menu lists*, this list isn’t set in stone. It’s mostly a reminder that hey! I need to get these things done each week so Friday or Saturday isn’t packed full of housework drudgery. That means I may well do two loads of laundry on any given day, but I won't wait to do all six or seven loads in one day.

Here’s my list:

*I plan out our menus each week. Those meals will get made; they just may not get made on the days they’re listed. 

Edited to add That Tuesday's chore (wash lights) refers to laundry, not light fixtures. I'm not so obsessed that I'd wash light fixtures every week.


Kent J said...

My grandmother used to clean her dresser and china cabinet drawers every year.

She'd remove everything, scrub the drawer down, let it dry, put everything back.

Every year.

kittiesx3 said...

So you will be doing that for us?

Kent J said...


I've lived on my own for over 25 years and never suffered because I don't clean my drawers.

That sounded wrong, but you know what I mean.

kittiesx3 said...

Uh huh.

Anonymous said...

I was worried about the light. I thought, gosh, should I be washing all the lamps? Is that what people do? Then I realized what you meant. Phew.

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