Cleaning Schedule Makes for a Happier Home
The quickest and simplest route to a clean house is to schedule cleaning tasks on a daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal basis.
- Excerpted from Houseworks, by Cynthia Townley Ewer
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Load and run dishwasher
Run one load of laundry, fold and put away
Family pickup time
Review checkbook and pay bills
Shop for groceries
Next step: Delegate! Assign one or more minimum chores to each family member. Every family member has a stake in keeping the household functioning, so everyone should be expected to help.
Finally, post your Magic Minimum list in a public place. Families using a Household Notebook will include their list under the “home management” divider. Another time-honored choice is the refrigerator door, but use whatever area is central to your family. The written list aids accountability, because everyone knows what must be done to keep the household functioning during times of stress.
Excerpted from Houseworks, by Cynthia Townley Ewer
Text Copyright © 2006, 2010, Cynthia Townley Ewer, extracts from Houseworks, reproduced with permission from Dorling Kindersley Limited
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