How to manage your home and car with chores is an organized idea for busy moms to be able to stay on top of their responsibilities and get them done in an orderly fashion. Cars get dirty, homes get dirty….but we stay up on our homes. Why not our cars?
Sometimes our cars get put to the last of the priority list because we just have chores set up for our homes, but we should have our cars on our chore list as well. Before I had children my weekly chore on Friday was to clean my car inside and out, I also checked my maintenance list. If it was close to time for tire rotation or oil change then I put that on my weekly to do list.
My cars have always lasted for a long time because I do keep them on the chore list, just now that we have added four children there is more dirt, toys, and trash.
How Chores Can Help Manage Your Home And Car
- Make list of chores that need to be done for the car, and that you want done on the car. On the list make sure you add frequency. I only clean my carpets once a year and detail clean once a year. Weekly I have on the chore list to vacuum, wash, and clean the windows of our van. Either I, my husband or my 17 year old will do these chores.
- I have the car chore list added into my home chore list. This is part of our Friday cleaning/errand running. Before I added it to my home chore list cleaning the car or getting an oil change was hit and miss. There was nothing organized. I would see my notes in the car to call and have a repair checked or that an oil change was coming soon but then as I entered our home I forgot to write it down. It really does save money to get oil changes and keep tires rotated.
- The next thing besides adding it to my chore list was to find a day that worked for our family to clean and maintain the car. Mon -Thurs is pretty busy with homeschool and activities. Our weekends we try to save for fun so that left Friday.
- Next, I had to find a way to not spend an hour picking up trash and toys from the car. So my plan for this is to have the kids grab something each time they leave the car. It is not perfect….but better.
- Finally, organization needed to be added to the chore list. I had to be able to find what I needed, keep the stroller from blocking the entire trunk area, and keep snacks or sippy cups available in the car. My sunglasses had to be where I could grab them easily along with my phone charger. If I go to the bank I need to be able to pick up a pen if necessary. All of these items needed to be within reach or in a designated place in the car. Otherwise I am left searching while someone is screaming of hunger, or I drive blindly in the sun because I have not located my sunglasses yet.
Adding my car maintenance and chore list to my home list has really helped me to keep it more orderly. Managing a home is important and requires some kind of organization. Our vehicles are an investment and the transportation that we need to get from place to place so they are just as important. Add them to your chore list. Make your car last longer and look better by weekly maintenance.
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