#Mindful Monday: Stay at Home Mom Schedule of Housework


For today’s very belated mindful Monday (let’s get real it’s already Tuesday). I wanted to share my personal schedule that I have recently begun using to create a more peaceful and organized environment in our home while keeping up with my household responsibilities. Now, keep in mind that this might help give you ideas for your own household but most likely will not suit you perfectly. This works for MY family with a five and almost three year old. I understand that readers are all in different size homes with various amounts of people and age groups with different responsibilities. You might be thinking… oh she is just super organized. I could never stick to a schedule. But, trust me. Upon meeting my husband I was fresh out of college and the OPPOSITE of clean and organized. As we’ve had children and gone through both of us working full time to one of us working full time I’ve had to fit in chores where I could get them done along the way. But one thing is for sure, I’ve learned that without my schedules and lists I wouldn’t be able to naturally remember and think to get things done. Upon mentioning to a few mom friends that I was switching my daily responsibilities over into a reoccurring weekly schedule they were all quick to ask for a copy so, here it is folks!

For the protection and safety of my family I am not going to give you exact times, rather lists and you can add/subtract/rearrange items to suit your own time schedule. Below is loosely our schedule. My husband and I do have a date night once/ week.


MONDAY (Deep Clean Living Space):

Make Bed

BBG Workout followed by Protein Shake

Wake up Kids and everyone has Breakfast (sometimes I will just pack their lunches during this time if I haven’t done it yet and eat breakfast when I get back after dropping everyone off).

Children get dressed and make beds/brush teeth/all take vitamins

Child #1 School Drop off

Come Home and Child #2 watches a show while I unload dishwasher and throw a load of laundry in the wash, take out frozen meat if you are using for dinner and place in fridge to defrost

Take Child #2 to School

Come home:

  •  reload dishwasher from breakfast
  • swap load of laundry into dryer
  • scrub counters/table
  • dust all dresser/table tops and picture frames
  • Clorox wipe bathroom counters
  • put away any items laying around house out of place
  • vacuum main living space
  • mop under stools
  • fold laundry

LUNCH

If extra time: FREE until Pick up (errands, sew, blog, meet up with friends, meetings, appointments, walk dog, etc)

Pick up children and unload backpacks/lunch boxes. Rinse out and add to dishwasher

**If there is laundry folded that belongs to the children they help me put this away in their rooms.

FREE TIME

Dinner Prep. Usually during dinner prep kids will either go clean up what they have been coloring, playing, etc. and watch a show

Dinner

Everyone brings dishes over to sink and then depending on the time and weather go play with dad outside while I clean up kitchen or we go straight to baths/pajamas and story time and I will clean up kitchen after they are in bed.

TUESDAY (Deep Clean Kitchen and Bathrooms)

Make Bed

Couch Potato to Half Marathon Run followed by Protein Shake

Wake up Kids and everyone has Breakfast (sometimes I will just pack their lunches during this time if I haven’t done it yet and eat breakfast when I get back after dropping everyone off).

Children get dressed and make beds/brush teeth/all take vitamins

Child #1 School Drop off

Come Home and Child #2 watches a show while I unload dishwasher and throw a load of laundry in the wash, take out frozen meat if you are using for dinner and place in fridge to defrost

Take Child #2 to School

Come home and:

  • reload dishwasher from breakfast
  • swap load of laundry into dryer
  • wipe down kitchen counters/table, cabinets, appliances and scrub sink
  • pick up loose items/toys
  • clean toilets
  • Clorox wipe bathroom counters
  • vacuum and wipe bathroom floors
  • fold laundry load
  • (clean shower/bath every other week).

Lunch

Pick up children and unload backpacks/lunch boxes. Rinse out and add to dishwasher.

**If there is laundry folded that belongs to the children they help me put this away in their rooms.

FREE TIME

Dinner Prep. Usually during dinner prep kids will either go clean up what they have been coloring, playing, etc. and watch a show

Dinner

Everyone brings dishes over to sink and then depending on the time and weather go play with dad outside while I clean up kitchen or we go straight to baths/pajamas and story time and I will clean up kitchen after they are in bed.

WEDNESDAY

Make Bed

BBG Workout followed by Protein Shake

Wake up Kids and everyone has Breakfast (sometimes I will just pack their lunches during this time if I haven’t done it yet and eat breakfast when I get back after dropping everyone off).

Children get dressed and make beds/brush teeth/all take vitamins

Child #1 School Drop off

Come Home and Child #2 watches a show while I unload dishwasher and throw a load of laundry in the wash, take out frozen meat if you are using for dinner and place in fridge to defrost

Take Child #2 to School

Come home:

  • reload dishwasher from breakfast
  • swap load of laundry into dryer
  • scrub counters/table
  • put away any items laying around house out of place
  • vacuum main living space
  • mop under stools
  • wash sheets (every other week)

LUNCH

FREE until Pick up (errands, sew, blog, meet up with friends, meetings, appointments, etc)

Pick up children and unload backpacks/lunch boxes. Rinse out and add to dishwasher.

**If there is laundry folded that belongs to the children they help me put this away in their rooms.

FREE TIME

Dinner Prep. Usually during dinner prep kids will either go clean up what they have been coloring, playing, etc. and watch a show

Dinner

Everyone brings dishes over to sink and then depending on the time and weather go play with dad outside while I clean up kitchen or we go straight to baths/pajamas and story time and I will clean up kitchen after they are in bed.

THURSDAY (EASY DAY)

Make Bed

Couch Potato to Half Marathon Run followed by Protein Shake

Wake up Kids and everyone has Breakfast (sometimes I will just pack their lunches during this time if I haven’t done it yet and eat breakfast when I get back after dropping everyone off)

Children get dressed and make beds/brush teeth/all take vitamins

Child #1 School Drop off

Come Home and Child #2 watches a show while I unload dishwasher and throw a load of laundry in the wash, take out frozen meat if you are using for dinner and place in fridge to defrost

Take Child #2 to School

Come home:

  • reload dishwasher from breakfast
  • swap load of laundry into dryer
  • wipe down kitchen counters/table
  • pick up loose odds & ends
  • fold laundry

FREE until pick up children

Pick up children and unload backpacks/lunch boxes. Rinse out and add to dishwasher.

**If there is laundry folded that belongs to the children they help me put this away in their rooms.

FREE TIME

Dinner Prep. Usually during dinner prep kids will either go clean up what they have been coloring, playing, etc. and watch a show

Dinner

Everyone brings dishes over to sink and then depending on the time and weather go play with dad outside while I clean up kitchen or we go straight to baths/pajamas and story time and I will clean up kitchen after they are in bed.

FRI-YAY (FLOORS)

Make Bed

BBG Workout followed by Protein Shake

Wake up Kids and everyone has Breakfast (sometimes I will just pack their lunches during this time if I haven’t done it yet and eat breakfast when I get back after dropping everyone off).

Children get dressed and make beds/brush teeth/all take vitamins

Child #1 School Drop off

Come Home and Child #2 watches a show while I unload dishwasher and throw a load of laundry in the wash, take out frozen meat if you are using for dinner and place in fridge to defrost

Take Child #2 to School

Come home and:

  • reload dishwasher from breakfast
  • swap load of laundry into dryer
  • scrub counters/table
  • put away any items laying around house out of place
  • vacuum ALL of house and mop wood floors
  • fold laundry

FREE TIME until pick up children

Pick up children and unload backpacks/lunch boxes. Rinse out and add to dishwasher. If there is laundry folded that belongs to the children they help me put this away in their rooms.

FREE TIME/ WEEKEND STARTS

I do not normally cook dinner on weekends.

If you are constantly falling behind housework and forgetting to do things I hope this motivated you to try making a checklist. Also, I laminated five sheets for myself so I can check it off with a dry erase marker as I go! This Scotch pack comes with five laminating sheets so I did the front of each week day and used a hole punch with rope to hold it together 🙂


NOTE:

There are going to be sick days and field trips and occasions that will set you off course so make sure there is some FREE TIME and an “easy day” in your schedule to guide you back on track when things get tough ; )

-CO

P.S LO so nicely put together a little checklist less personalized than mine for you to print off and use as a base to build your own schedule with here: cleaning-schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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