Now, I created my basic routines about 4 or 5 years ago and than, as my life has changed, I've updated and changed them to fit my current place. After really evaluating some things, I moved items around in order to save me some time and also try to fit some things in that really need to get done.
This takes place from the time I get up until . . .it is done!
Walk on Treadmill
Take a shower and get ready -dressed to my
shoes bare feet (Flylady say to dress to your shoes but I highly dislike wearing shoes. I keep a pair of flip flops by the door to slip on if I have to run outside but otherwise, no shoes!)
Do swish and swipe (swish the toilet and swipe the counters = a clean bathroom everyday)
Have breakfast and quiet time
Get kids up and Fed (I plan on starting little routines with them this year too - using pictures to help them out!)
Run the vacuum over the open flooring areas (This was one of my simplify plans - plus it is a way to get a little more exercise in so I'm really going to push to get this done!)
Get laundry going (each day I do a specific group of laundry so I only have 1-2 loads a day)
This routine begins with lunch and ends once everything is cleaned up
Empty Dishwasher - I used to do this in the morning but I was finding that I was spending way too much time in the kitchen so now I wait until lunch time to really take care of emptying/filling the dishwasher and all of the other tasks involved.
Clean up kitchen
Get any dinner items ready that are needed
Clean of table and high chair
Feed Strat (our outdoor cat)
Do a clutter check - walk through the house and make sure everything is put away.
This routine begins with dinner and ends when clean up is done
Clean up after dinner
Feed Misty and China (animals)
Sweep Kitchen Floor
Monday: Wash towels and Blankets; Run Errands (either in the afternoon if Darryl gets home early or after the boys go to bed) ; Write menu
Tuesday: Wash our clothes; Zone and Deep Cleaning focus day
Wednesday: Empty Trash and Change Sheets
Thursday: Wash Kids clothes; Pay bills and balance checkbook; Write grocery list
Friday: Wash our clothes; Do Weekly Home Blessing Hour.
Pretty simple :-) I also am trying to work in something new called "Do just 1 thing" - I am assigning a day of the week to each room/area and am trying to do one specific thing in that room each week. For example, I focus on the kitchen on Tuesdays so tomorrow I want to go through all of the kitchen drawers, run everything through the dishwasher, bleach the inside and outside of the drawer and declutter the stuff I have, only putting back what I love. In reality, other than waiting for the dishwasher to run, this should only take me about 15-20 minutes. I decided that if I could tackle one cleaning project that I don't normally get to in a room each week, nothing will build up, it will just be clean!
What are you doing to get ready for fall?