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Thank you so much for stopping by! I have named this blog "Running to the Cross" because that is what I often find myself doing...running to be with my Lord Jesus! I often cover many aspects of life on my blog, as it is my journal. I used to write things down in all sorts of notebooks, but my writings would soon be lost. So I decided that it was time to start a blog and share my thoughts and ideas with others. Many topics you will find here are prayers, homemaking and organization, children and pregnancy, funny stories, and the challenges of parenting and motherhood. If you enjoy my blog and leave me a comment, you are likely to have me visit! I love meeting others and gleaning from the lives of others. May you be blessed! Your friend in Christ, Heather

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Weekly Schedule of Household Duties

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


Susan said...

this is my first visit to your blog and I really like it! I will be adding you to my list of favorites when I update my blog template next!

mama said...

hmmmmm....that looks good. What about shopping and errands?

runningtothecross said...


Your are absolutely right!!! That is NOT included in this schedule. I never realized that until now. I usually go shopping on Saturday's when my husband is home. If I am preparing on Saturday for a church fellowship meal I usually do that after the children are bathed & in bed. And if I do go shopping on a Saturday then I do my cleaning in the morning before I go. I usually will go during the little ones naptime. Maybe that helps and maybe that doesn't. ;O)