The other day, on Pajama Projects Facebook page, I posted a question to readers "What do you while still in your pajamas?"
The lack of responses made me realize that most of you, my readers, aren't sitting at the computer like me in the morning :) Most moms I know get going about their day asap, and use "nap time" to do housework. Some days I do this as well, but most days this is how it goes around our house...
When I wake up in the morning I need a wee bit of time after I make lunches, to unwind my mind and prep for my day- and drink the large amount of coffee that keeps me going. I check email during this time, read a few mom blogs, think about my pajama project, what will become of my day, I pray and I do some of my housework. During this time, Dodson usually watches some Umizoomi and some Little Einsteins and plays in his playroom. I play on and off with him in this time, too.
I've been trying to organize my housework into daily, weekly and monthly tasks. I wanted to share with you how I'm trying to organize my weekly tasks (yep... I do them in my pj's), not because you need help organizing, but because I hope you will respond and share how you handle your housework and still are an active parent at the same time!
As for my daily tasks, when I wake up, I...
1) make lunch for my husband, feed him and get him out the door
2) drink my coffee and take a bit of time for myself
3) start the daily laundry
4) make beds
5) unload dishes & wipe down kitchen counters
6) pajama project
7) get dressed!!!
8) get out of the house while its clean!
There are also those tasks that don't need to be done daily, but should be done often, this is how I sort those...
I know this is TOTALLY dorky to do this, but it is how I remember to do everything that needs to be done in a house during a week...
Mondays: "Manage it Mondays" = get together budget, meal plans, grocery list, sort through bills and make a grocery run
Tuesdays: "Tub and Toilet Tuesdays"= scrub out the tubs and toilets :) such a LOVELY job
Wednesdays: "Wipe Down Wednesdays" = I go to town with my clorox wipes and hit the tabletops, light switch covers, doors and door knobs, counters, bathroom counters, swiffer dust the blinds & window seals
Thursdays: "Transportation Thursdays"= clean out the NASTY car (it is like a BOMB goes off in it) and restock all necessities (i keep some snacks, extra clothes in case of accidents, sunblock, wipes, hand gel, socks and shoes, books and some toys, first aid kit, stroller)
Fridays: "Fridge and Floor Fridays" = clean out the fridge & throw away all the left overs that just sit there and never get eaten... sweep floors and vacuum the carpeted areas
Saturdays: "Swiffer and Steam Saturdays"= swiffer the floors to remove dust, and then steam them!
Sunday: "Swap sheet Sundays" = put some fresh sheets on the bed... but most of all, Sunday is Funday!
How do YOU manage it all??? Then, how do you find time for yourself in the mix???