Monday, November 23, 2015

Happy Monday!

Monday. It's most people's least favorite day of the week. The weekend is over. Back to the grind. Mondays are indeed rough. But for me, it's one of the favorites. SAY WHAT??!! Yes, you heard right. Monday is one of my favorite days of the week. And I thought I should share how in the world that could be so that maybe you, too, can learn to like Mondays a little better in three easy steps.

1. Don't make any plans outside of the home. Start by keeping the day free of commitments. Plan to stay home and chill. Most Mondays, we even stay in our pajamas all day.

2. Catch up on laundry and tidy the main living area. Nothing makes me feel more accomplished in the housekeeping arena than being caught up on laundry and having a tidy living area. I feel like I can breathe and enjoy!

Early morning; one load is folded and the house picked up. Ready to have a great day!

 3. For those with littles, play lots. Play games, do puzzles, read books- whatever floats your boat. Relax and enjoy!

I have to say these magformers are THE BOMB!

Monday is my do nothing (except laundry), recover from the weekend day. The weekends are always so busy, full of commitments and gatherings, and I've heard many people say "I need a weekend to recover from my weekend!" Well, take a day. No plans on Monday, get caught up on laundry, play, and rest when the kids do. I guarantee if you use Monday to recover from the weekend, you'll begin to see it in a whole new light!

Three loads done and ready to be put away by lunchtime. The best part- I don't have to think about it again until Thursday!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Long gone are the days of spending all of Saturday cleaning the house and having it stay that way until the following Saturday. For that reason, years ago, I decided to split my housework up so that I do a little each day. This is not my favorite way but for now, it works.

My current schedule looks like this:
MONDAY                laundry
                                  pick up upstairs
                                  vacuum upstairs
TUESDAY               pick up downstairs
                                  vacuum downstairs
WEDNESDAY         administrative (bills, planning, etc.)
                                  clean fish bowl
THURSDAY            laundry
FRIDAY                   groceries
SATURDAY            deep clean and declutter one space

With two little ones home all day, I basically have two hours in the afternoon when they're (hopefully) napping at the same time to get these things done. Plus, I like to work out 4-5 days a week, nap every day, would like to blog regularly, and really need to spend more time reading my Bible. I'm currently trying to find a solution to this "problem" of how to get everything done. I'm thinking I'm going to have to gather up some energy from somewhere (drink more Rockstar?!) and get up earlier, skip naps, and do some things after the kids go to bed. YAWN!

I am a huge list maker and am driving myself crazy trying to come up with some sort of routine/ schedule/ two week meal plan/ etc.

So I'm wondering... what do you do? Do you split up your housework? Do you nap? Workout? Do daily devotions? Please share with us!!