Friday, January 6, 2012

Fix-It Up Friday: January 6th, 2012

So, I am not big on the title of this series. I am going to need to find something different for it. But, for now...

My weekly house blessing used to be GREAT. My husband and I could get the house CLEAN and ready for the week in one day, working together. I loved it. It set us all up for an easier time during the week. I didn't have to gather the energy to clean and be with my boys every day, I could keep the attention where it should be: on my boys!

With all the changes around here: new work schedule and new baby; that plan isn't working anymore.

So, for the first few weeks of this year, I will be testing a few systems for keeping our home and family happy, at least somewhat organized, in clean clothes, and with limited mess. I will test each method for a minimum of two weeks. Here is a screenshot of my first:

You can also look at it directly here (click the Folder tab to organize it by day), but please don't change anything!

I also intend to clear up our home from clutter in a more general sense, and I think this Declutter and Organizing Calender is the way to go.

As you can see, I started this plan on Sunday. I wanted to be able to tell you how it is going so far!

I feel really good about the list. The daily jobs are basic, and the weekly ones are separated out so I can complete them in very little time. I did slack on it on the days we were gone, so I might have to rethink our "weekend" days, since we do normally spend them out of the house and I don't have time to get the weekly jobs done then.

Stay tuned for next week to see if I keep this system, what adjustments I might make, or if I have found a new schedule to try. How do you keep up with household duties? Please share your thoughts and your system!


  1. I am awful at keeping up with household duties, so I'm so glad you're writing through your experiments in finding a new system. This is something I'm really aiming to work on this year and the resources you linked are great!

  2. You have such great cleaning ideas. I'll definitely be following along and hoping something sticks with me!