Why have one? Once you have developed a routine or a habit then you no longer have to ponder what to do. If you get a flow working in the daily routine then you don’t have to make a plan each and everyday as far as your housework is concerned. My routine starts in my bedroom and then I work my way back up to the front of my home.
Here is my routine in order:
- Make bed
- Clean my bathroom (I swish and swipe the toilet and wipe the sink. More about that soon.)
- Gather a load of laundry
- Start the load of laundry
- Go to main bathroom and swish and swipe
- Empty dishwasher
- Take out something for dinner
- Have my coffee, check emails
That is the very beginning of my day. That is what I call my morning routine. I also have an evening routine which sets me up for a good morning. This begins after we have eaten dinner and, if I work hard, is completed before my kids go to bed.
It looks like this:
- Put up leftovers
- Wipe table
- Wipe counters and stove top
- Load dishwasher or hand wash dishes
- Sweep floor
- Take out trash
- Set up coffee maker for in the morning
- Make hubby’s lunch
After I complete these tasks, I consider myself “off” for the day and enjoy the rest of my evening watching a movie, reading or playing a game. It really does feel good to walk into your kitchen in the morning with it clean and ready to go for the next day.