I'm not exactly excited about house cleaning. But after a little stint of looking at Pinterest last year, I realized I could develop a routine for our family and it's helped. You might have a talent for this. I really don't. I'm much happier with a good book or a good blog, or time with my friends and family.
Everyday: Pick up after yourself! Dishes. Make your bed.
Monday: Work on laundry, wash and change our bedding. Clean kitchen.
Tuesday: Vacuum house. Clean entryway floor and kitchen floor.
Wednesday: Clean out the car. Tidy up the entryway where we drop our stuff at the end of everyday. Tidy a bit in the basement. Work on a load or two of laundry.
Thursday: Clean bathrooms. Work on dusting house.
Friday: More laundry. (1-2 loads)
Saturday: The boys (kids) will clean their room and toy room. We typically go to the store. We also may work on a house project or organize something. If we need to we catch up on chores not completed during the week. (Which always happens).
Sunday: Plan for the upcoming week. Rest.
It's a family effort. More family than me during the school year.
How do you maintain this balance, especially during the school year?