Time to get things in order around the house so that when school starts you can have PLAY breaks instead of CHORE breaks! Straighten a few areas each day!I really don't feel like I can sit down and complete any planning or preparations (although I have sort of started) until I have some things in order around the house. I know we've done a LOT to the house this summer, as it should be, but there is more to do. It's not major things anymore like painting or rearranging...it's just little things.
So this morning I made a Word document and a list of little jobs the girls could do this week. I showed them how to highlight a job in their preferred color once it was complete. Then, at the end of the week I will pay them for however many jobs they did.
Some of the jobs include cleaning up the closet floor, straightening book shelves, wiping down the cabinet doors in the kitchen, cleaning up under the china cabinet (we keep the box of play dough there), and cleaning under the bathroom sink. I really think that 20 "little" places getting straightened up will make the impact of totally revamping one room in the house. It's that little clutter that eats at you, you know?
THEN I can begin getting ready for school. Anyone else got little jobs to tackle this week?