Weekly Cleaning Schedule – Week 1 Report + cake

Are you ready to hear how my first week or so of having a cleaning schedule went?

This is a condensed version of the cleaning schedule I was attempting:

Monday – Friday
- unload dishwasher
– 1 load laundry
– 15 min a day(timed) cleaning/decluttering  in 1 room or area:
– 5 min. (timed) focused on paper clutter
Saturday
- unload dishwasher
– 1 hour of cleaning/decluttering in needed areas
Sunday
- unload dishwasher

Here’s the story. I started the week by making a handy-dandy document with the cleaning schedule  and the ability to keep track of what I was accomplishing. Great, right? But then I couldn’t print. We’ve been having printer issues. So I decided to use a handy-dandy piece of scrap paper to jot down how I was doing instead.

Here’s how it went:

(I put the successful cleaning days in bold!)

Saturday: I really meant to do it!

Sunday: Dishwasher unloaded in the afternoon + a load of laundry!

Monday: I did it all!!! The 15 min. of timed cleaning was spent in the kitchen

Tuesday: OK, I know I did the dishwasher, and then I lost my scrap piece of paper(Grrrr), so the rest is from memory. I think I did everything on this day, too!   

Wednesday: nope

Thursday: ummm, hi.

Friday: Unloaded the dishwasher, did some cleaning for sure but forgot to time myself, no on paper clutter, yes on laundry

Saturday: Super busy day because we were celebrating all of the spring birthdays(kids) in the family at my house. So we had 7 adults and 4 kids here in the afternoon/evening. Dishes were unloaded, and there was certainly lots of cleaning, Mr. RSS and the kids did most of the cleaning because I was still finishing this My Little Pony cake:

Rainbow Dash

For this little birthday girl:

Happy Birthday, Ella!

Sunday: Dishwasher unloaded, check!

Monday: found my scrap paper on the island, 1 load of laundry and that’s it for cleaning. Fun day with friends at their community pool, though. : -)
I also want to add on this Memorial Day, that I am so thankful for those who have fought for my freedom. So thankful.

My 97 yr. old grandfather (a veteran), helping little Anna

So I accomplished my goals 50% of the time for my first week. I’ll take it! And the good news is that Mr. RSS fixed the printer, and now I have my schedule posted on the refrigerator! And now I’m off to eat a piece of cake…. Yum. Cake.

I linked this post up with Life As Mom’s Birthday Cake Round-up!

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12 Responses to Weekly Cleaning Schedule – Week 1 Report + cake

  1. You’re off to a great start! Habits always take a while to form, right?

    I love that pony cake!!! (and what a cute birthday girl!) Would you take an order for a pony cake in November?!?!

    Your Grandpa looks like so much fun!

    • Thanks for the encouragement, Chelsey! Thanks for the compliment on the cake, too! :-D I have a feeling a pony cake wouldn’t do so well in transit from my place to yours, though! ;-)

      My grandpa is pretty amazing, actually. At age 97 he still goes to the gym about 3-4 times a week, he has a strong faith in God, and he is very witty! In fact, I have 2 pretty amazing grandpas, I just don’t get to see the other one as much.

  2. Farm Girl

    I would say you accomplished a lot this past week. You created wonderful memories for your birthday girl and the whole family, from grandpa to the baby are smiling.

    Good Job!

  3. Sarah Godwin

    Sounds like a healthy balance to me! Good start. Also, beautiful job on the cake. That would make any little girl happy!

  4. WilliamB

    Baby steps! It’s all about baby steps. Keep doing what you did this week and you’ll be far ahead of where you were 6 months ago.

    And (except for the actual subject matter) that is one fantastically-decorated cake. No wonder the birthday girl looks impressed.

  5. I say job well done :) on the cleaning schedule AND the cake! That cake looked almost too good to eat!

  6. Really like how you put everything down and committing to it! You’ve done a lot, plus you did all these work with making an amazing cake! You are quite an inspiration. I probably should get off the computer and finish the morning dishes… :D

  7. I use scrap paper for lists alllll the time. Simple and free. :)

  8. Gah! I totally forgot to say that you did a marvy job on the cake. :)

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  10. Truly Fabulous Cake!

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