Getting ahead {with a cleaning schedule}


Hello! Happy Monday to ya! A couple of weeks ago, I told you guys about a (completely unrelated to New Year’s) resolution I was making to manage my time better and get “ahead of the game” so to speak. I thought I’d share with you how that’s going.

So first, we started the year off celebrating. Our weekend getaway was mainly a– we paid off a bunch of money in 2013 so let’s spend some money to celebrate. It worked for us. It was also a chance for me to do absolutely nothing for an entire weekend, and let me tell ya, I’ve still got it. At home, I can’t ever sit still, but I had no problem doing exactly that while we were gone.

But besides that, hopefully you’ve noticed the two easy dinner recipes I’ve posted since then and the one about our weekend getaway. The Mississippi Crockpot Roast and Freezer Pizza Dough are two of our go to recipes around here, and both very easy. They are both ways for me to “get ahead”. I’ve also thrown a few other things in the freezer recently: Macaroni & Cheese, Shepherd’s Pie, Chicken & Sausage Gumbo. I’m happy to say my freezer is getting full. The gumbo was leftovers and for the other two I was already making them for dinner so I just made enough extra to put a dish in the freezer. Two meals with the same amount of effort it would take for the one. That’s definitely staying ahead.

One of the other main things I mentioned in the New Year’s Resolution post was about home organization/cleaning. This is definitely somewhere that Clint and I struggle to stay focused. So to help with that, I’ve created a cleaning schedule for us. Cleaning Schedule

We’re going to hang it by the calendar in the kitchen and do our best. It’s mainly a work in progress because I’m sure there are things I forgot to put on here, but I like that there are things on here that we never think about doing, like the baseboards. The baseboards usually get cleaned in one of those panicked house cleanings because we are having some type of event at the house. That’s life people.

Wednesday is going to be my grocery related tasks day.  Clint’s mom keeps Lucas every other Wednesday so I thought that would be a great day for me to do my grocery shopping once I start my new job. Lucas has started eating more than a full grown man in the last week or two, so I’ll probably have to start buying double. I don’t know where he puts it all.

Oh and I cut all my hair off 🙂 I personally hate long hair. Clint and Shaye (my little sister) wanted me to grow it out and with the colder weather it was really driving me insane. It sticks to scarves and jackets and gets caught in them and when you pull it out it’s full of static electricity so it would stick to my face. Not to mention, I don’t like hair touching my neck. Needless to say, we weren’t getting along. I like it MUCH better now.


And since it’s absolutely freezing in most parts of the country.. you should come pick up an arm knitted scarf from me. 😉 My little sister makes them, and they are super cute.. I’ll be listing a bunch more colors this week and if you have any color you don’t see let me know and I will get it.


Do you use any kind of cleaning schedule in your house, especially for those easy to forget tasks? What works for you?