Catching up at home

Hello Friends,

Every now and then I try and have a day off to catch up at home.  Tomorrow I will be off work and I’ve got a list of things to do.  I probably won’t get through all of them, some of them may have to wait until later in the weekend.

I get paid tomorrow and one of the things I want to do is design a better cash flow forecast to monitor my spending.  I just need a bit of time to sit down and set up a spreadsheet.

I’m also planning to catch up on the cleaning, washing and ironing so that I will start next week feeling organised.  The monthly shop will have to wait until later in the weekend when the thaw sets in.

I’ve never quite been able to keep on top of household chores while working full time.  I’m cutting myself a bit more slack these days.  My home won’t ever be perfect, so I’m just working on making things simpler.

How do you keep on top of household chores while working?

Until next time, Tawney x


Catching up at home — 2 Comments

  1. Hello Tawney, I am Lynne from the state of NY 🙂 I have spent a very pleasant evening browsing through your blog!!

    I also work and often find it hard to stay on top of the chores. I am single, which in a way makes it easier, but also means I have no one to share chores with. I am a combination of “clean as you go” and then once a month tidy ups. Laundry is weekly, two loads, darks & whites. The clean as you go pretty much applies to putting my laundry away right after it’s done, keeping the bedroom, bathroom & kitchen tidy and doing dishes… well, I would like to say daily, but occasionally it will be every other day. I have been doing handwashing, and it’s nicest when I get the dishes done at night, then put the dry ones away as I make my coffee in the morning. But, I don’t always do that. Depends on the day & whether I had work to bring home. I try to keep things fairly picked up, again, I live alone so that varies!! … about once a week I will go around and put away things that have been left out… books, coats, scarves… throw blankets in living room, clothes in bedrm… and then once a month-ish I vaccum/mop the floors.

    It works for me. It’s vague and flexible, but that’s how I do it. I have to say though I have been sorting out stuff for a long time and am constantly trying to get rid of more and more. I am preparing to move and want to move only what I truly want/need. So, my downstairs spare bedroom has become a place that I store things & is where the boxes tend to collect before I make a trip to donate. I find too that I like it best when things have a place. It’s easier to tidy up.

    One thing I would like to learn more, is spending less on groceries and making tasty simple meals. I have not done much batch cooking, but last week I did buy some containers & I cooked up a lentil/cabbage/carrot/veg stew & froze it. It did well and I added a bit of chicken or a bit of sausage to vary the flavors. And I liked the ease of re-heating something quickly. But, batch cooking a variety for one person is…. a lot all at once. So, that is something that I want to learn more of… I think you mentioned cooking for a month. Anyway, thank you for blogging and sharing your projects! -L

    • Hi Lynne, and welcome 🙂 You sound very organised compared to me – it sounds as if doing it as you go along is the answer, along with getting rid of stuff to make life simpler. Time for me to try and establish some routines I think. Thanks for dropping by, Tawney x