Today I was going to talk about how my routines fit in with the rest of the week but I had forgotten one very important routine - One that FlyLady calls Weekly Home Blessing.
I started off only doing the 10 mins each task that FlyLady suggested but found that was hard with children interrupting and some things I needed to spend more time on too. So I started just getting it all done instead. At first I was dragging my feet and it was taking me more than an hour. But now I can pretty much get it all done in that time.
I have also added a couple of things to my list so it's turned into a bit more of a cleaning session rather than a WHB but I still love to call it Blessing. Sounds so much nicer than housework!
Here is my Weekly Home Blessing:
~ Sweep and cobweb front porch
~ Sweep and cobweb side porch
~ Sweep and cobweb back porch
~ Purge Newspapers
~ Clean mirrors
~ Strip master bed
~ Remake master bed
~ Wash towels
~ Replace towels
~ Clean bathroom
~ Clean toilet
~ Empty and clean rubbish bins
This list will often take me an hour to an hour and a half to complete but I feel really good once it's done.
I have chosen to do my Weekly Home Blessing on a monday. I like to start the week with a clean house. Plus sundays are our relax day so it's nice to get things neat and tidy again after that.
I plan to wash our sheets on a monday and the boys on wednesdays. But of course that can change depending on the weather. We don't own a clothes dryer so in winter drying sheets can be a bit of an issue, but we deal with it.
Late monday mornings my good friend Barb comes over and we craft so I need to get my butt into gear on mondays to get this all done. Some times this can be a stretch but it's also good to have a time frame to do things so that they actually get done!
Tomorrow I WILL be back with a post about how my Routines work in with the rest of my week. Including a very colourful spreadsheet!