Monday, February 4, 2013

February - Clean Slate

January was not a good month for us at home so I am looking towards February with a clean slate.  We spent the weekend in St Louis with a group of friends. This had been planned for a year so the money was set aside for it. I did overspend a little at the outlet mall but I found some good deals for the kids that I couldn't pass up.

Thankfully February is not as packed as January was. Basketball is coming to end and we have a little break before Baseball games start.  Our son is in a traveling league for baseball and games start mid April. They started winter practice at the beginning of  January so right now they practice every Sunday for two hours. Our daughter is done with Cheer-leading and won't have High School tryouts until March.  Our youngest still plays Rec Baseball so that won't start until May.  I will take any break I can get even if it is a short one.

Since our weekends have been so busy my house has really suffered. I end up trying to do a lot of my cleaning on the weekends and this is just not working. So for February I am creating a list for everyday. Thrifty Crafty Girl gave me this idea on her Cleaning schedule . If I have a check list and it is staring at me in the face then I am more likely to do it. It will also make my weekends easier. Each kid will get an age appropriate item to do also. During the week the oldest two are in charge of doing dishes every night. They are 14 & 10 and they act like it is the end of the world to do dishes. We don't have a dishwasher so dishes are done by hand.  My husband and I have tried to do everything ourselves and it is not working. We work all day and do the shopping and cooking. We don't think it is too much to ask for help with the dishes. :)

Here are my February Goals:
  • Create Cleaning Schedule and stick to it.
  • Menu Plan every week
  • Spend only Cash
  • Go through Bedroom Closet- left over from last month.

Here is this week's menu

Monday: Spaghetti, Garlic Bread
Tuesday: Ground Beef Casserole: our own concoction
Wednesday:  Potato Soup
Thursday: Leftovers/ Sandwiches
Friday:Brinner ( Breakfast for Dinner) Eggs or Pancakes.
Saturday: Dinner at Church
Sunday: ??

1 comment:

  1. Just what I need - a cleaning schedule! Thanks for the pointer. :-)

    Hoping that February allows you some well deserved time to relax & get back to your routine.