I have to admit that as much as I like coming home to a neat, clean, and organized house, even I have a tough time during the summer. If you live anywhere near Philadelphia you’ll know that we’ve been under a heat advisory for the week, and it’s unlikely to break until Saturday night.
I currently have two clients that I’m working with and was trying to think of ways to inspire and small tasks that can be accomplished when you want to do nothing more than grab a water ice and watch some TV in an air conditioned room.
My trick for this time of year is to do things for 15 minutes. Small bunches of work, especially while dinner is cooking or while talking to someone on the phone, make the bigger chore days SO much easier because you’ve done a lot of it already! Don’t believe it’s possible? Here’s my weekly schedule!
Sunday is usually the bedroom which means bringing all the laundry downstairs, putting clothes away, and a quick dust and vacuum. Nice to have a peaceful bedroom to start the week!
Monday is the dining room which is usually just a quick vacuum and dusting.
Tuesday is the living room, also a vacuuming, putting away cat toys, and cleaning up the coffee table.
Wednesday tends to be the day my husband grills so I usually do some weeding outside.
Thursday is my lazy day! I typically do one load of laundry and clean up the man cave (aka family room which is our attic)
Friday is the kitchen and bathrooms. I have the luxury of being off Fridays during the summer, so I vacuum, reorganize closets, and do a vigorous wipe down of the surfaces in each room.
Saturday I work with a client for anywhere from 2 – 5 hours, and then do laundry and work outside.
Saturdays and Sundays are definitely my longer chore days, but during the hotter months I’ll work for an hour, and then take a break for 30 min to do something like read or crochet.
Do you do your housework in chunks? Let me know!