Now, however, I am a homemaker by profession. (Gulp). That means the entire job of keeping this place organized and clean is up to me. My husband is the provider and I am the keeper of our home (although he is super sweet and always looking for ways to help).
This has always been the job I dreamed of having, but all of a sudden I feel completely inadequate at actually doing it. I don't want to clean! I want to play with my baby and read a good book while she sleeps. Or maybe even sleep while she sleeps.
(Please reassure me that I am not the only one who feels this way)
So you may have noticed the short break I took from blogging, and much of that had to do with reorganizing myself for the sake of keeping my home clean and organized. I was falling behind, and blogging was beginning to take up time I should have been using to keep my home.
I used the template from Time-Warp Wife to put together a housekeeping schedule, which I keep posted in my kitchen for easy reference. While there is always going to be variation, these are the minimum tasks I attempt to complete every day (attempt being the key word here).
|This is literally the version on my fridge (notice the fuzzy magnet at the top?)|
I intentionally didn't schedule anything for Sunday, as that is church and family day. I do have to complete the everyday tasks, but those are not too difficult, especially with Andrew right next to me wanting to help. We have also instituted a rule for no electronics on Sunday. This last Sunday we spent the day at church, enjoying and playing with our baby, going for walks, and playing board games (I lost, per usual).
Some days of the week are more time-consuming than others, and that allows me to build-in time for this blog. But I will talk more about that in a later post when I discuss my daily routine, which is ever evolving, but is something I have had to work hard to create over the last few months.
Do you follow a housekeeping schedule? Have you found it easy or difficult to stick to?
What is your least favorite part about cleaning and what would you much rather be doing? I'm going to be honest, I almost built nail polishing time into my weekly schedule, as it is something I find very relaxing. Alas, it didn't make the cut.