Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Routines {UPDATED}

Having two kids has thrown me for a loop. It's been ten months and I feel like at most times I'm still in survival mode, and my house shows it. I kept trying to get into a good cleaning routine but when you have to stop cleaning because someone is crying, we have to run out the door, or someone needs a hug it seems like my house is always just trashed. At the end of the day when the kids were in bed I would clean up but just the surface. Then one night I went to put the kids in the tub but realized it was so grimy I had to clean it before I put them in it and I couldn't remember the last time I had scrubbed my tub. So I did what I always do when I need a solution, I googled it, "cleaning schedules" to be exact. All the cleaning schedules I found were pretty descriptive and included things like "clean out the garage" or "yard work"  two things I currently don't have to worry about (although I would LOVE both), so I decided to make my own. 

I laminated it and put it on my fridge. I haven't had it for over a month yet, but so far I think it is helping. 

Another thing I wanted to do was to try to help Delilah get into a routine. I didn't really want a chore chart for her just a reminder chart really. I have seen a few adorable charts floating around but none of them met our needs, so here is what I came up with for us. 

I printed these out framed them and showed them to D, she loved them. She loves checking off the circles ... we'll see how long it lasts.

Blanks: You should be able to click on these to enlarge them then right click and save image as. 


Caroline said...

That is fantastic! How did you make the reminder charts for D?

Anna said...

So jealous. I need to do this!!! Hope it lasts!!

Eve said...

Those are so cute. I bet D loves hers! I know my kids would.

Michelle said...

I made them in photoshop.. it took longer than I would like to admit and I'm pretty sure I spent the most time picking the pictures. :)

red said...

Wow. You are so freaking amazing. And I'm stealing those. Did you put them on Dry erase boards? So cool. When I grow up I hope I'm more like you :)

~GINGER~ said...

Um, is there any way you can make these so that when I click I can edit them for our family's needs? I love them and I really want to use yours as a base (it's cute and I like it). Any possibility??