Jason & I waited until we were married to live together, and I'd like to think that after 3.5 years we have a pretty good rhythm going. It's not perfect & sometimes we have to change it up but it’s working for us & we've been able to learn about each other's habits & needs when it comes to cleanliness in the home.
I thought I would give a snapshot on who does what & when; I thought the "when" would be helpful because it's coming from a household of 2 full time working parents.
|HIS "CHORES"||TIME OF DAY||HER "CHORES"||TIME OF DAY|
|Take out the trash||Daily around 7pm||Cook Meals||Daily|
|Wash Clothes||Once a week||Kitchen||Daily - leave dishwasher machine running in the a.m.|
|Dishes (sometimes)||Whenever I'm too tired||Wash clothes||When hubby's out of town|
|Quick Pick up||Daily. Picking up toys, magazines etc…||Baseboard||Monthly|
|Make the Bed||Daily||Quick Pick up||Daily|
|Vacuum||A couple times a week||Going through mail & random Papers||Monthly|
|other||Anything I ask :)||Vacuum||A couple times a week|
I put the word chores because I couldn't come up with a better term. I will say in the beginning of our marriage it did think of it as a chore because it wasn't fun (yes, I have the mentality of a 2 yr. old), but now I have changed my outlook and I like doing these things to make our home a HOME.
Yes, there are days when we're tired and we don't feel like doing anything but it helps that there are two of us, and I am lucky that my guy is so willing to help, maybe it's because he's the clean freak in the relationship but I am not complaining!
Would love to see to hear how other households work when it comes to maintaining a clean home, especially with full time working parents & children.