Happy New Year! So, my father-in-law visited over the holidays and attempted to call me out on my cleaning calendars. My December calendar was up on my fridge, but he wanted to know if I really used it.
Wanna know too?
Yes. I really use it. However, I will admit that I don’t do one chore a day. Some days, I just don’t have the 15 minutes it takes to do the daily chore. But then other days, I end up having a free hour, and I can bang out five or six things at once. I also don’t do the chores in order. I do the ones that are realistic for me to accomplish on any given day.
And my personal resolution regarding the calendar? To start holding my family a little more accountable for helping out with the chores too. I purposefully put outside/garage/heavy lifting chores on the weekends with the intent that Dave will be able to help out with those. There are also a bunch of really simple chores each months that the kids can definitely help with. For example, dusting the blinds and wiping down the light switches are super easy for kids to help with. For more ideas, check out my master lists of ideas for age appropriate chores.
Here’s to starting the new year with a clean house! Click on the picture to print your own January 2015 Cleaning Calendar.