A dear sister in Christ wrote this up for me a couple years ago. She is the mother of 10 children and the pastor's wife. It was a blessing to me, I hope it blesses you too!
“To every thing, there is a season; a time to every purpose under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1
Monday – Wash clothes. Catch the laundry that accumulated Friday – Sunday—Stains on clothing won’t set, “Sunday clothes” will be cleaned early in the week.
Tuesday – Iron the clothing washed yesterday & make sure all clean, folded clothes are put away from yesterday’s wash. Mend some.
Wednesday – Clean the upstairs bedrooms and schoolroom, being on the lookout for dirty laundry. At least change pillowcases weekly, if not sheets. Vacuum, dust, take down cobwebs, sort clothes drawers if needed—each week do one “special extra”. That could be sort boys drawers, or girls, or parents, or do windows, polish furniture, etc.
*Some time in April & October you’ll need to change over clothes winter/summer.
Thursday – Today you can do up the laundry you found in cleaning the upstairs and what accumulated since Monday’s wash. Aim to fold and put away the laundry you wash too. Now you’re done with laundry for the week and it can be off the mind till next week!!!
Friday – Today is the day for weekly cleaning of the downstairs—common living areas. Take down cobwebs, dust, and vacuum, straighten, wash kitchen floor, clean the bathrooms—it’s a heavier cleaning day “soap and water scrubbing day.” Wash the kitchen floor when the children nap or after they are in bed at night.
Saturday – Time to cook and bake for the Sabbath, finish up on odd jobs, straighten house so presentable for Sunday, Saturday night baths. Lay out church clothes (get a head start for the Sabbath to be more peaceable in the morning).
Sunday – A day of REST! With everything from the week behind you, you can focus on worship & find the home at rest in the afternoon and evening. The home is also prepared for hospitality.
***Do daily “morning work” up first, then focus on that one task for the day! When tomorrow comes, you can think on that day’s work, but for now, just focus on today.
***If school day, do school first, the cleaning jobs in the late afternoon. Laundry can be fit in before or after school depending on what works.
~~~Written by Linda