Managing my Home

I don't think I'm a natural homemaker. I don't enjoy taking care of the house. I cook because I have to. Sure, it's rewarding when people compliment my cooking. I can cook well if I may say so myself. But it really is not something that thrills me. I like trying out new recipes sometimes but only when they're quick and easy.

I am not a very neat person either. I can live comfortably in some clutter. DH most often cannot and my tolerance for clutter has often been a cause of irritation for him. LOL!

I can go on and on about my lack of housekeeping skills but I think you get the picture.

I'm trying my best to stay on top of my chores by using this schedule/chore planner from I used it last year. I was somewhat successful.

I decided to get a different format this year. Instead of the weekly planner that lists the chores to do, I got the daily planner so I can input our sked/activites too. It's downloadable and you print it out yourself. I've printed mine a month at a time and use this clipboard to keep the loose sheets together. It's at my desk and I check it in the morning so I can plan my day.

It's really really helped me a lot in that I don't have to plan and think of all the chores that needs to be done. I just look at the sked and it tells me what I have to do. For example, I am really bad at watering my indoor plants. I just keep forgetting. Fortunately, this sked reminds me. It's got regular chores like mop kitchen floor, etc and also occasional things that need to be done around the house like replenish toilet paper stack in the bathrooms. It's a real time saver for me and I'd like to think that I am getting a lot more done because of this list. Sometimes, I don't get to finish all the chores for that day so I just go back to them on another day.

Today, I'm supposed to change the sheets in the master's bedroom (check), tidy up the office/desk space (which means gathering up all these promotional pens DH keeps bringing home), mop the kitchen floor (check), vacuum the living room furniture (check). It feels good to have checked all those items. I feel like it's been a productive day! *smile*


alpha | Tuesday, February 10, 2009 5:38:00 AM

ang galing naman. sana nga lang mahilig ako mag-follow ng sked hehe

alpha | Tuesday, February 10, 2009 5:38:00 AM

san mo pala to nakuha?

Joy | Thursday, February 12, 2009 12:46:00 PM


dito ko nakuha:

Laking tulong talaga sa kin.Pakiramdam ko mas productive ako kahit na di ko naman parati nagagawa lahat ng dapat gawin sa isang araw.