The Balance Schedule is getting done!
Developing the cleaning schedule had the most surprising outcomes. First, I realized the list of things that need to get done isn’t really all that overwhelming when broken up into smaller tasks. Secondly, for the most part, the weekly tasks are not time intensive. Dusting the bedroom takes 15-20 minutes. The bathroom will take about a half hour. Laundry can get done while watching TV. Finally, it made it easier to see how often Evan contributes. It seems like we naturally broke the tasks down 50/50.
Just seeing all this on paper and realizing how effectively we work together makes me feel better.
I did not assign days to complete different tasks. That will happen on a week-to-week basis, depending on my work and travel schedule.
- Vacuum downstairs (Evan)
- Clean/empty litterbox (Evan)
- Dust bedroom (Tina)
- Clean bathroom (Tina)
- Laundry, 2-3 loads weekly (Evan & Tina)
Every Other Week Tasks:
- Vacuum upstairs (Evan)
- Dust living room (Tina)
- Mop kitchen floor (Tina)
- Take out trash (Evan)
- Clean kitchen (Evan does after dinner clean-up, Tina does deep cleaning jobs and post-breakfast clean-up)
- Vacuum stairs between front door and main level (Evan)
- Clean office (Evan)