If It's Thursday, I Must Be Churning
June 6, 2008 12:42 AM Subscribe
I'm interested in becoming more organized and consistent with my housework routine.
posted by amyms to Home & Garden (15 answers total) 49 users marked this as a favorite
Recently I started assigning different tasks to different days, so that I would be able to say "Okay, it's Tuesday, I need to water all the houseplants" instead of wondering "Yikes, when did I last water the houseplants?"
In that vein, I remember an old poem about housework:
"Wash on Monday,
Iron on Tuesday,
Mend on Wednesday,
Churn on Thursday,
Clean on Friday,
Bake on Saturday,
Rest on Sunday."
I wonder if it's really possible to organize household chores in that way (obviously the poem would need to be modernized). What kinds of chores would work in that model, and what kinds wouldn't? Do you do your housework based on a daily or weekly routine? And if so, what types of chores get their very own day?