NEW HABIT: Establish a 2-monthly housework list for things I can’t get done every week & schedule it in the diary
My weekly housework routine is really becoming established and I’m finding it easier to fit in and somewhat enjoying it. I have my limits though and anything over 4 hours starts to feel repressive. But there are things that eventually need doing and cant be left much longer than 2 months. I’m thinking of things like cleaning kitchen appliances, giving the shower and toilet stands a proper clean, cleaning the dishwasher and washing machine. There are plenty of more things that will become apparent. After this, I will probably create a bi-annual routine for even more deep-cleaning.
I think the 2-monthly cleaning will take all day and I don’t want to give up an entire Saturday for it. So I’m taking advantage of the fact that my parents visit every two months and have taken a day off work to complete it on the Friday before they visit. I’ve decided I will take that Friday off work every 2 months to keep this routine up.
This Friday, I am taking my first Friday off and will create my chore list for completion every 2 months. Using a holiday for this purpose means I really have to make it matter so I will plan the day thoroughly. I think I will work from 6am-4pm including 30 minute breaks for lunch and breakfast. One day in the future I would love to reward the day with a takeout but for now I can’t because I’ve given them up for the rest of the year and I’m on a cleanse and trying to transition to a plant-based diet.
“I will take a day off work every 2 months to complete a deeper clean and create a list for it”