Matt and I try to do our chores every week, so our domicile stays fairly orderly. We divide our chores in half and alternate who does each set every week:
- Shake out rugs
- Clean bathroom
- Clean kitchen
- Take out compost
- Clean tabletops
- Clean Hoss slobber off windows and sills
- Unload dishwasher
- Water plants
- Mow lawn
I simply don't have a lot more time to devote to domestic duties (and yet I am enamored with the environmental benefits of localizing our food sources--which is why gardening will also get added to our to-do list next season).
That's why I'm loving this idea from Meg at Sew Liberated. She makes a monthly calendar of her favorite meals and then rotates them through an entire season before coming up with the next set of meals. Currently, Matt and I plan our meals on a week-by-week basis. It seems a lot easier to just pre-select a month's worth of favorite meals and plop them on a calendar like Meg does. We'll have to keep adding to our recipe binder. Once we have enough meals to comprise a month's worth, I might switch to Meg's system!