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My Cleaning Schedule

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I was reading this older post about how Laura Ingalls’ mother had a homemaking task for each day of the week and it reminded me that I do the same thing, so I thought I would share mine. I’ve mentioned before in this post how shining my sink lead me to have an evening schedule, which ended up helping our mornings run much smoother. While Fly Lady has an area of the house (or zones as she calls them) that last for up to a week each, I found that with animals and a smaller house, a week was just overkill.  Therefore, I decided to schedule an area or certain activities for each day of the week.

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Homework and Things


I knew having a kiddo in high school was going to involve some changes, but I have been shocked at the amount of homework my teenager has had.  The other night it took 5 hours!  Usually it has been only 2 or 3.  Goodness!  I’ve spent my evenings helping study for lots of tests and answering questions about assignments.  I’m sooo glad I’m long out of school…lol.  Worse, I can’t read the questions or anything in the textbooks without my reading glasses.  Yikes!

Other than that, there’s just been lots of laundry and mending going on.  I’ve also been trying to go through our clothes to see what is needed.  While it doesn’t freeze where we live thanks to the warm ocean temperatures, it can get quite chilly.  The blood gets thinner in the south, that is for sure.

Is anything exciting going on in your life?  I’d love to hear about it.

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