October 9, 2006

Monthly Chores


This post will cover most of our monthly chores.  The chore lists are still works in progress; I will be editing the chore posts and bumping them to the top as we progress.  For now, you can see my Scheduling Chores post for an explanation of how I implement our chore schedule.  I will give an updated explanation of this once I get all of the actual chores up.  Also look for my evaluations on our progress.


1st Full Week of Month




Bathrooms:













  • dust top of cabinet and curtain rods

  • dust ceiling and walls

  • wipe down walls

  • shake out rugs

  • wash counter, sinks, toilets

  • scrub tub

  • scrub shower walls

  • wash light switch covers and door handles




  • wash windows and mirrors

  • wash shower curtain and change liner

  • wash curtains

  • empty garbage

  • vacuum floors

  • scrub floors

  • fill soap dispensers

  • put everything back, including rugs




Back Entry:











  • dust walls, ceilings, coat rack

  • sweep stairs

  • wash walls

  • mop stairs & back entry floor






Bedrooms:


Straighten, declutter, and wipe down:

  • tops of dressers

  • window sills

  • shelves


2nd Full Week of Month




Kitchen:












  • do weekly chores

  • dust top of cupboards, fridge, pantry

  • vacuum/mop under fridge/stove

  • wipe down walls




  • clean oven

  • wash curtains

  • wash windows

  • refill soapdispenser




Entertainment Area (in basement):












  • declutter

  • straighten up (everything in its place)

  • dust thoroughly

  • vacuum thoroughly (including ceiling, divider walls & under furniture)






Bedrooms:











  • dust ceiling, walls, fan/light bulb area (turn off first!)

  • straighten drawers

  • wash windows

  • dust top of door and wipe down




3rd Full Week of Month


Family Room:













  • straighten up (everything in its place)

  • dust tops of curtain rods, ceilings, walls

  • dust with cloth (move objects & dust underneath)

  • wash light switch covers & doorwall handle




  • wash dog bed

  • wash all windows

  • vacuum (underneath all furniture except bookshelves)

  • wash fireplace hearth & windows

  • wash baseboards

  • mop



Library/Hallway:












  • straighten up (everything in its place)

  • shake mat (rug) outside

  • dust with cloth (move objects & dust underneath)

  • dust ceiling, walls, inside front door

  • wash light switch covers & door handle




  • wash front door

  • wash all windows

  • vacuum (underneath all furniture except bookshelves)

  • wash baseboards

  • mop entryway

  • mop wood floors with wood floor cleaner



Bedrooms:











  • clean under beds

  • clean under dressers

  • pick up/put away everything on floors

  • vacuum & mop floors (wood floor cleaner)




4th Full Week of Month


Basement (pick one area - craft or laundry - and cycle each month):













  • declutter

  • straighten up (everything in its place)

  • dust thoroughly

  • vacuum thoroughly (including ceiling)



Bedrooms:











  • straighten & declutter closets, including floors




Extra Days Not in Full Weeks

Office (mom):












  • declutter one area

  • straighten up (everything in its place)

  • dust thoroughly

  • vacuum thoroughly (including ceiling)