As I mentioned on Tuesday, this weekend is Spring Cleaning Part 1 at the our house. Sneaky hubby found a loop hole that has gotten him out of the cleaning. He is playing in a charity flag football tournament next weekend and his team has called practice tomorrow morning. I can’t really be upset about this now can I, it’s for charity. What kind of wife doesn’t want her man playing football for charity? So it looks like it will be little old me cleaning all by my lonesome tomorrow.
I’m pretty sure I may have eluded to this in the past, but I am
So in a desperate attempt to create some sort of normalcy and sense of purpose, I created the following cleaning schedule in excel. As you can see – I have outlined five hours of my day tomorrow. I’ve even included the pretty little check boxes so I can feel like I am accomplishing something as I work through my incredibly long list!
Chore Time (Hours)
Dust Living Room & Entry Way 0.25
Dust Master Bedroom 0.25
Dust Office & Guest Bedroom 0.25
Clean Guest Bathroom 0.25
Clean Master Bathroom 0.50
-Clean tub & shower
-Clean sink area
Clean Ceiling Fans 0.25
Clean Light Fixtures 0.25
Sweep & Mop Floors 1.50
Clean Oven 0.25
Clean Blinds & Window Panes 0.50
Total Expected Time (Hours): 5.00
(I'm SUPER frustrated because the formatting didn't come through correctly when I copied and pasted from Excel. You can't see my super cute check boxes. And the numbers are all out of alignment. I promise, in true control freak fashion - my schedule in Excel is banging! If you would like to borrow my schedule to create a detailed list of your own - just let me know and I'll shoot you a copy!)
I know this may seem incredibly strange to many of you. Who really wants to put their chores on paper? Who wants to know that five hours of grueling, mind numbing cleaning awaits you on a beautiful Saturday? Me – that’s who. I know what needs to be done, I have my game plan. I can monitor my progress and determine if I am moving quickly enough through my list.
Like I said C.O.N.T.R.O.L F.R.E.AK! I just simply cannot help myself. And yes, I will sleep better tonight knowing that I have this handy little schedule to walk me through my mountain of cleaning tomorrow.
So I hope that you all have better things planned for what is looking might be the best Saturday of 2010 in much of America! If all goes as planned, I’ll be finished by 2 pm tomorrow and Dixie and I might just have to go for a lovely run!