My routine makes me feel satisfied and organized. Daddy's feel that their home is peaceful. And children thrive on it. We need a good stucture so we can maintain our lives and relationships.
This is not about perfectionism.
But, this can be one of the hardest things for a family to figure out. So, I am here to give you some tips and show you my own personal routine.
I keep some leeway in my plan to stay flexible, and adjust for spontaneous outings, unexpected guests, etc, while still maintaining the basics.
Some projects are done daily, as maintenance, while others are done just once during the week, to save me time later.
I use a morning/evening routine. This kind of structuring provides simplicity and flexibility. Your morning tasks can be completed sometime between 8:00 and noon and your afternoon/evening tasks before you go to bed.
Here is what an average day looks like at our home:
Our Daily Morning Routine
I complete these before Ashton wakes up and before the daycare kids show up. I don't have laundry to do every day, so some days that step does not apply.
I do have variations from day to day. Each day of the week I focus on a specific area of our home.
Stove top meal prep for the week
Deep clean bathrooms
Deep clean kitchen
Wipe down bathroom and change hand towels
Coupon clipping and start weekly meal plan
Dusting, vacuuming, mopping, etc.
Quick "wipe down" of the bathroom and put out fresh hand towels
Finish weekly meal plan
Clean out fridge: throw away old food, wipe down shelves
Go shopping either today or Sunday
File receipts (for personal and business)
Catch up day for anything that was not finished Saturday
I hope all of this is as helpful for you as it has been for me.