Simple Homemaking Plan Week 6 of 2012

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As I sit down to write the menu for the week, I’m writing out my 4 weekly “to do” lists (personal tasks, blogging tasks, cleaning chores, less common maintenance cleaning tasks).  It’s helping me to accomplish things that easily get pushed aside otherwise,
even if I don’t get them all checked off!

I’m happy to report that I did much better this week.  I didn’t add anything new to my lists and I managed to get almost everything checked off my personal tasks, cleaning chores, and less common maintenance tasks lists.  There’s something about warm weather that motivates me to get things done.  When it’s cold I’m more likely to snuggle up on the couch and be a potato! This week I’m focusing on the taxes so they don’t hang over my head for the next 10 weeks.

This week’s maintenance chores in addition to daily functioning cleaning chores.

  1. Spend 30 minutes Wednesday gathering paperwork for taxes
  2. Spend 30 minutes Thursday tallying up charitable giving, medical and childcare receipts
  3. Spend 30 minutes Friday finishing up loose ends on taxes and using the free online version to see whether I should file now (to get a refund) or file in April (to pay Uncle Sam!)
  4. Put 2 or 3 more items on Craigslist or Ebay to sell (I’m really trying to clear “stuff” and put the money on the mortgage without denting our savings)
  5. 15 minutes daily tidy after the kids go to bed (I’ve started slacking here again- I need a lock timer for my computer LOL)

See?  Nothing too involved, just things that will help me stay on
top of things at home instead of letting the week slip away from me
because none of those things seem pressing to be done immediately.

 I’d love to hear what plans work for you!