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.
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