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I love joining in with Nan at Mom's The Word for Making My Home Sing! I thought it was about time I get back to making my home sing since Thanksgiving is approaching! Hubs helped make it sing by renting a Rug Doctor this weekend. So nice to know that carpet, rugs and couches are nice and clean! Just in time for Thanksgiving guests!
I was doing my planning for Thanksgiving. Once I have the menu planned, I schedule out what to make on which day in order to get everything done in a timely manner with the least amount of stress. Believe it or not, that means I will be preparing some things Monday thru Thursday next week! We eat in early afternoon on Thanksgiving day so our travelers have plenty of time to relax after the meal before driving back. That doesn't leave much time on Thursday to prepare food, so the more things that can be made ahead of time, the better!
As I was spending time planning out which dishes to cook on which days, I realized something. If I didn't do all that planning for the meal, things would not go smoothly. Some dishes wouldn't even be made; things wouldn't be ready on time; I would be constantly stressed out. Hmmm...so why would I think that keeping up my household would be any different?
Without planning my household duties - not everything gets done; things don't happen in a timely manner; I am constantly stressed out about it. So I have some planning to do. I'm still trying to decide just how specific I need to be and what will work best for me. But I will start with a list of all the things that need to be done this week and split it up among the days. We'll see what happens!
Do you follow a specific housecleaning schedule or do you just do what needs to be done automatically? Do you just list out what needs to be done each day as it comes? What system works best for you?
If you feel like making your home sing by cooking yummy stuff, you might want to check out all the recipes that were linked up last week for Tried and True Thanksgiving Recipes Week at What's Cooking At My House, or Tidymom's Love The Pie party going on today, or the virtual Cookie Exchange at Frugal Creativity!
Go see what's making more homes sing at Mom's The Word today!
Have a great Monday!