Thanks to so many of my FB girlfriends, I got some resolution regarding this post. I'm definitely going with a housekeeping service! Wahoo!!!
We won't start it until March, so until then I'll keep following what I started at the New Year. It's actually been working out pretty well - until the semester started up again anyway - so I thought I'd share my Cleaning & Organizing resources.
Of all the printables out there (see the link to my Pinterest above), I chose this one from My 3 Monsters because it was
pretty just what I needed.
She has the one she follows and also included a blank .jpg version of one. I pulled that one into Pages (I'm a Mac gal), sized it to 5x7, used text boxes to fill in how I wanted the chores to be done, printed out on my home computer, and put it in a 50%-off from from Hobby Lobby.
So even if I don't do the chores, at least I have a nice little piece of decor in my kitchen.
Seriously, though, if you decide to do something like this, you MUST give yourself permission to skip a day if you're busy. Don't bother doubling up the next day: You can always catch up the following week. Also, I don't always do all that I have listed on that day. For instance, today I skipped the baseboards. Life happens: Be a part of it!
You can go to the My 3 Monsters link above to get her version or the blank one, and here's a link to how I'm doing it.