The Schedule

Trying to keep a house clean with seven children is nearly impossible and is a full-time job in itself. In addition to babies, baths, laundry, dishes, grocery shopping, bills, breakfast, lunch & dinner.. one may consider hiring a maid to do all the cleaning. But as for me, it is not an option! I prefer to do it my way, and knowing that it has been done thoroughly. Besides, there’s no need to make someone else rich off something I can do myself.  So, the secret to keeping my house clean and orderly, on a daily basis, is by sticking to a schedule! If I don’t stay on top of one thing or another, I will quickly fall behind on everything! Planning dinners beforehand, doing at least one load of laundry per day, and wiping down the bathroom countertops and toilets, are just a few of my daily duties. Paying the bills as they come, buying my groceries in bulk, and preparing lunches the night before, are always helpful if I am to stay on course. Further, washing the dishes after every meal and vacuuming an area of the house everyday, makes life all the more easy. I do not hesitate in insisting that every member of the family do their part in sharing the load. My husband helps with meals, baths, dishes, and much more. Though, most is voluntary on his part, and is done on the weekends. As for the kids.. if they are old enough to make a mess.. they are old enough to clean it up! So, they are taught to clean up after themselves, keeping their rooms vacuumed and tidy. They are also to help with the laundry, dishes, trash and some childcare. Though, they are of some help to me, I do bear the brunt of the load. The tasks that they fulfill are meant only to build their character. Anyways, applying some of these routines to your daily life may be helpful to the everyday mom and/or housewife. Ultimately, a strict schedule is key to running a home properly and responsibly.. it will payoff !~ 

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