Wednesday, November 09, 2005

The eternal mess that is our house and the resultant in-house fighting about whose mess it is, who does all the tidying, who doesn't do anything, etc. etc., has resulted in a chores rota. The featured chores are -

  • Washing up and cleaning the surfaces
  • Hoover lounge and hall
  • Sweep and mop kitchen floor
  • Empty bins
  • Clean bathroom

The idea is for each of these chores to be done every day (except for the bathroom - we're not that dirty), with everyone in the house doing chores 4 days out of the seven, and therefore having 3 days 'off'.

The desired result is both a happier and cleaner house.

Today is the first official day of the rota and I'm about to go off and sweep and mop the kitchen floor in earnest.

Lets see how long it all lasts.

5 Comments:

  • At 12:30 pm, Blogger Marie said…

    Mopping! The most evil chore of them all, aside from washing the kitchen bin which isn't so much chore, more training for life in Hell. Good luck. PS nice to have you back posting regularly.

     
  • At 4:07 pm, Anonymous Ys said…

    Cleaning sucks. Try cleaning out cat litter-trays though --- urrrrrgh!

     
  • At 8:22 pm, Blogger Laura said…

    No, its ok, I'll stick to cleaning out the hamster cage. That's bad enough!

     
  • At 8:29 pm, Blogger Curly said…

    Rotas haven't ever gone well in my experience, they fall apart when someone misses one of the chores and then refuses to do it until next time.

    What a horrible word, 'Chore'.

     
  • At 11:23 pm, Anonymous Alice said…

    Woo! Let's hear it for the hoover!

    Seriously write it on the board in BIG letters and get everyone to tick off what they've done and when they've done it.

    Well, if we're going to BEHAVE like children..!

     

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