What's the Homemaking September ShapeUp! all about?
In addition to daily routines, I also have weekly, monthly and yearly items listed. My weekly routine is still based on my last house and definitely needs some modification, it's just not working for me very well anymore.
So I'm starting with Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning is Trash Pick Up so Tuesday will be my Errand/Grocery Shopping/Clean Out the Refrigerator day. Wednesday will be Pick Up Day, it's when I do quick clean as needed and menu planning and grocery lists for the following week based on what was on sale when I did grocery shopping the night before. So, that makes Saturday morning my Quick Clean morning, since it splits the week in half. And one weekend day has to be Family Day, so that's now Sunday. Friday night is always date night. So, that leaves Monday evening and Thursday evening free for either Paperwork Night or Project Night. I'll make Monday evening Paperwork Night, so the bills aren't sitting in transit over the weekend. So Thursday Night is my Project Night. Ok, so now that I've taken you through how I chose my nights, go ahead and allocate your own nights.
Here's my new weekly routine:
Sunday: Family Day
Plan something fun for today, take turns.
Monday: Paperwork and Misc.
Write letters and cards
Write thank-you notes
Clean out purse
Mend clothes and polish shoes
Pet care (Flea and Heart Meds)
Clean out car and check fluids
Clean laundry room
Tuesday: Grocery and Errand Day
Make sure menus are planned before you go shopping
Check grocery list one last time. Don't forget it!
Buy gifts and cards
Clean out refrigerator
Put away groceries
Empty all the trash
Wednesday: Pick Up Day
Midweek Pick Up, as needed Quick Clean
Deep Clean based on your monthly routine
Clean cycle for stove, every other week
Go through deep freeze, opposite week to clean cycle
Menu plan and grocery list for next week (using up what was on sale and from deep freeze)
Thursday: Project/Free Day
Work on any projects: paint, pastels, scrapbook, etc.
Friday: “Date Night”
Saturday: Quick Clean Day
Don't spend more than 2 hours!
Go through magazines and catalogs
Wash Shower Curtain
Follow Quick Clean Lists for each room
Finish any Deep Cleaning
If you deep clean 1 room at least once a month, spring and fall cleaning is a breeze.
Week 1 : Kitchen
Week 2 : Dining & Living Areas
Week 3 : Bedrooms & Entrances
Week 4 : Bathrooms & Extra Rooms
If the month has a 5th Pick Up Day move the Extra Rooms to that week.
6th: Take down all Christmas decorations, leave Winter Decor
1st: Plan Saturday before Valentine's Day
4th Week: Spring Decor
1st: Easter Decor
Weekend After Easter: Take down Easter decor
4th Week: Summer Decor
4th week: Fall Decor
7th: Halloween Decor
1st: Take down Halloween Decor
Friday After Thanksgiving: Holiday Decor
Saturday After Thanksgiving: Holiday Party
This is an insanely busy month, but very personal, so this is all open for you!