Keeping the House Together

Updated: Oct 6, 2020

I've always kept a clean and tidy home or tried my best to. After getting married I was surprised at the vast differences between my preferences and my husband's. While I needed the house to be orderly and tidy to give me a sense of peace, it seemed to be that he was comfortable with everything a-strew and disorganized. I just couldn't understand. Why didn't he know to put things back, wipe the counters and sweep the floors after every meal? Or why didn't it bother him that the bathroom was dirty? After many arguments we finally had a solution - have a clear list of what needs to be done every day and on weekends so we could tackle the chores equally. I have to say it worked! We still argue from time to time but for the most part it feels like there is an equitable division of keeping the house together.

If you're trying to find ways to split up the household work - whether with a spouse or your children - I've created some checklists to help you out. You can sign up to get the Household Cleaning Checklist and other free printables directly to your inbox, here.

I put a version of these lists on our fridge and it was a reminder of what needed to be done each done each day, on weekends and once a month.

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