How Do You Handle Household Chores?

Time-consuming and endless.  That’s how I’d describe my domestic duties.  But perhaps you’re more enlightened and would pick adjectives like “Rewarding and fulfilling.”  If so, please inspire me!

Do you incrementally work on general household cleaning duties, or do you prefer for things to build up to near disaster before you attack?  Who is in charge of washing cloth diapers or buying groceries?  Do your children do small tasks for you as well?  Is your partner involved in domestic upkeep or do you shoulder the responsibility yourself?

Any tricks you’ve implemented might be a help to the rest of us!  (My resolution for order and focus this year has me using the quicken calendar to remind me of three chores each day.  It’s not perfect, but it’s certainly an improvement from what I was doing before!)

Comments

  1. I’m a full time working mom with a 4 year old and a 7 month old. I do all the washing of the cloth diapers, but my husband helps with all the other laundry and chores. A lifesaver for me has been flylady.net. She has some great advice and tips to make your life much less cluttered. I adopted her method a year ago, and I still have people comment that they can’t believe how clean the house is with me working and having two little ones. It’s not spotless, but it’s comfortably clean. They also have an amazing calendar (cozi) complete with “to do” lists and “grocery lists” that you can have sent via text message to your phone. I’ve recommended it to several friends and they love it. You should check it out.

  2. I am a SAHM with a 7-month-old. I do almost all of the cleaning, and definitely do the cloth diaper laundry! 🙂

    I have tried many, many online lists for house cleaning and none of them have stuck with me. I finally made up my own very basic weekly cleaning checklist, and it has worked much better. I just created it on Word, printed it, and stuck it to my fridge.

  3. Staying on top of household chores is challenging, especially when you have a baby on board! At Ecover, we recently rounded up some great tips for cleaning cloth diapers: http://ecoverusblog.com/eco-parenting/ecover-consults-the-experts-about-keeping-cloth-diapers-clean/. Good luck!
    Maureen for Ecover

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