Saturday is a special day, it’s the day we get ready for Sunday…
It’s also my day to WHIP my family in GEAR. As I lay on the couch under my heated blanket. Ok, maybe not so much.
- Balance the checkbook
- 20 minute tidy — similar to a 10 minute tidy, but longer and I tend to spend more time on projects I neglect all week.
- Help kids in playroom for 5 minutes
- Clean garage for 5-10 minutes (the official room for this day is the garage)
- Change the sheets on all the beds
- Allowance for the kids (we follow a family bank model I found at the Power of Moms)
- Food storage check (I’m planning on a food storage post later this week so I’ll post about this then) — this is done every 4 weeks.
- Long term food storage check (mostly #10 cans for serious emergency, although I do rotate through some of them) — done about every 6 months
- Clean the car — mothly’ish — this includes vacuuming and washing.
- Budget check — done every quarter. Since I’m already balancing the checkbook, this is a good time to review how we’ve done and things we need to change.
- Get their room “mom clean” (which is a higher standard of clean then their own, and involves looking in their closets, behind the bed and that their desk and top of their drawers is tidy)
- Conner spot-vacuums the playroom and living room
- Spencer vacuums the tile
- Clean-out the car. Most of this is junk they’ve brought in at some point during the week, not quite as vital as I don’t carpool to school anymore but it’s good stuff either way
- Weed — each child has a section of the yard and they can weed at any point during the week, I just tend to check it on Saturdays).
I just like getting the house totally clean one day a week. And by clean, I mostly mean everything gets put away. My house is never “totally clean” as I don’t have a maid and I’m constantly rotating through the jobs, but I think it almost always looks “presentable” and on Saturdays once all the jobs are done I do feel a happy sigh rise up in my thoat. 🙂
The Saturday load usually takes about an hour, and then the rest of the day is free for me to lay on the couch under my heated blanket (snort).