Monday, December 30, 2013

My new year's resolution

This is my cleaning schedule whiteboard. I used to have a daily cleaning schedule but my dad broke the frame that it was in and I just bought a whiteboard at the dollar tree and did this instead.

When I was working and my dad was watching Chase he would help out with chores around the house too. So we needed a way to know what the other person had done and what still needed to be done. Now I'm neurotic and can't clean the kitchen again until I've checked off all the other boxes. I'm also hoping if people want to help with the twins they can see I haven't cleaned Chase's bathroom in a month and maybe do it. We won't talk about how long it has been since I cleaned the master bathroom!

Anyways, I try to do one thing from the list every day. I also usually do the dishes in the morning. By the time dinner is over it is usually bath time and bed time and I have no energy to do dishes.

Where am I going with all of this? I wanted to share my new year's resolution with you all. I was trying to come up with something I could add to my routine that would help keep things clean and organized around here.

The first part of my resolution is to start, fold, and put away a load of laundry every day. If you follow me on ig you are used to seeing posts of my couch once I've finally gotten all the laundry folded and put away. There is currently a pile on it right now. I plan to use my nap time couch sitting tv time for folding laundry. I'm assuming once the twins arrive there will be plenty of laundry for me to do every day. Not sure if I'll still have that sitting during nap time anymore to fold!

We have been pretty good about meal planning but we started slacking when I got pregnant. I still seem to be running to the store every day for something and once the twins arrive I don't think that will be an option. So the second part of my resolution is to meal plan.

I wanted to also make time for play dates. When I was trying to come up with my resolution I wasn't sure where play dates would fit in. I have found that most people like to do play dates in the morning and with me doing dishes, laundry, and chores I don't often have time in the morning or the chores don't get done. So I decided along with meal planning that I would try to have play dates on easy days. For example, the morning after pizza night would be a good day for a play date.

The last part of my resolution is the thing I failed at pretty miserably last year, working on scrapbooks. I definitely took more pictures which was part of my resolution but there are still no scrapbooks made! So after I get the laundry folded I want to use that time to write in the baby books or work on scrapbooks.

What is your new year's resolution?


  1. Fun! Laundry in my nemesis!!! I let it pile and pile until the kids have no more underwear... its just so never ending ;o) That should be my resolution ;o)

  2. These sound like great resolutions! I used to be wonderful at meal planning and freezer meals and all that, but I got super bad during my last pregnancy, too. I'm thinking it's about time for me to get back on it again!
    And laundry is never done here. Frustrating, but I guess that's just part of having kids :)

  3. Meal planning is a GREAT resolution! I hope to continue on my plan and add in fun and healthy recipes along the way. I can't wait to see how your family grows! I can't believe I've been reading your blog for so long. :) Happy 2014!

  4. These sound like great resolutions. I just finished mine for a blog post and didn't even think about these items. Maybe I should go back and add them.

  5. What a great thing to do! My resolutions are so different now that I have little ones. I'm thinking "survive this next year" is a good one (about to have my 3rd baby in 3 years). :) Yours sound good and attainable--the best kind of goals to have. Thanks for sharing!