Friday is all about having lunch with friends? Right?
It’s about cleaning and THEN having lunch with friends.
This post was originally written in Jan 2014, and was updated in 2017.
Fridays is my day that I get ready to enjoy my family over the weekend, and possibly have my house presentable to guests
I have 2 rotating jobs that I swap between each week
- Dust (be it the fan blades or furniture, I tend to — of course — set a timer and just dust what seems to need dusting)
- Organize laundry room (our laundry room is right off the kitchen and I’ve made it store a LOT of different items, but since my family is often the ones getting things out of here, I often have to “pull it back together”)
Each week I also switch out a few books we have in the livivng room for P and I plump pillows, re-combobulate (becuase I’m pretty sure that’s a word) the couch.
Other rotating jobs:
Clean washing machine (with bleach, my washing machine has a cycle to do just this) — monthly
Vacuum out dryer lint — every 6 months (I was doing it more frequently but didn’t find much lint, we recently bought a new dryer so maybe this will shrink with time)
Conner: dust living room (the main furniture)
Spencer: Vacuum the stairs (with a little hoover dirt devil)
By Fridays I’m just tired. I’ve done a full week, often with a couple of work days and I’m ready to just do a little organizing and relax.
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