I’ve talked a little before about being organized and keeping a daily to do list so you can get done all that needs to get done during your day and during your week so you aren’t left at the end of the week with all the housework to do. In the Little House in the Big Woods, Laura talks about Ma’s plan for the week so they got all their chores finished. She said:
“Every morning there were the dishes to wipe. mary wiped more of them than Laura because she was bigger, but Laura always wiped carefully her own little cup and plate. By the time the dishes were all wiped and set away, the trundle bed was aired. Then standing one on each side of the bed, Laura and Mary straightened the covers, tucked them in well at the foot and the sides, plumped up the pillows and put them in place. Then Ma pushed the trundle bed into it’s place under the big bed. After this was done, Ma began the work that belonged to that day. Each day had it’s own proper work. Ma used to say:
Wash on Monday,
Iron on Tuesday,
Mend on Wednesday,
Churn on Thursday,
Clean on Friday,
Bake on Saturday,
Rest on Sunday.” ~ Little House in the Big Woods p. 28 – 29.
I keep a folder/binder where I keep all my daily, weekly, and monthly to-do lists. I also keep my recipes and meal plans in it. Everything in one place is pretty handy!
You can go here to learn more about a modern version of this work week and how you can put things together here.
Make sure you read the entire Living Like Little House series!