Weekly chore-weekends or weeknights?

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Weekly chore-weekends or weeknights?
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Fri, 05-14-2004 - 7:48am
I have come full circle on this.

When I was a SAHM. I did laundry on Wednesdays and Fridays leaving my weekend free. When I went back to work Saturday became my laundry day. This year since I have two 2 DDs in college I changed to Wednesday so that the washer/dryer would be free for them on the weekends. I am loving it. So nice to get it done during the week and not have to spend my Saturday doing it. The only problem is since I am working it around work it can take me two days if I don't get an early start.

Same thing with grocery shopping. When I was a SAHM I did it during the week. When I went back to work I started doing it Saturday morning. This week I was not able to do it Saturday because of moving DD2 back home and never got a chance to do it until Tuesday. I am thinking that that may be another chore that I will move to the week to not have to do it on the weekend.

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Fri, 05-14-2004 - 9:24am
Wow, you're way more organized than I am! I do laundry as needed, usually a few times a week. Food shopping used to be done on Sunday, but now that I'm home, it's Monday or Tuesday, whichever works that week. I don't stress out if I can't do the "big" shopping weekly though - don't mind running out to pick little things up here and there.
Kerry with Campbell Elizabeth 11.03.06 and Benjamin Brady 12.10.03
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Fri, 05-14-2004 - 9:31am
Weekdays, although that's likely a given since I'm AH.
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Fri, 05-14-2004 - 9:32am

I just changed my whole plan of attack.

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Fri, 05-14-2004 - 9:52am
I grocery shop on the weekends, and do laundry about 5 days out of 7.

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Fri, 05-14-2004 - 1:30pm
I do laundry through the week usually.

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Fri, 05-14-2004 - 1:45pm
I pretty much have to do laundry every day during the week. I try not to do it on the weekends, but only can avoid it if I do an extra load or two on Friday. I'm guessing I do about 12 loads a week on the average.

I refuse to grocery shop on the weekends though, unless I absolutely have to. I do my grocery shopping on Mondays or Tuesdays, with maybe a quick run for milk, etc on Thurs or Fri. If I plan well, I only have to go once a week though. And I do a costco run once a month.

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Sat, 05-15-2004 - 12:27am
I usually start laundry on saturday and finish up on sunday. it is not a big issue to me. i dont know why as i used to *hate* it. i think my set up in this house makes it easier for me. other chores i just catch as i go along. a little each day.
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Sat, 05-15-2004 - 7:22am
Another thing that makes it easier now is you are probably doing less laundry. I commented to Dh the other night that it is sure a lot easier doing laundry for 2 then then it was for 5.
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Sat, 05-15-2004 - 9:48am
THIS is where working night shift really shines.

I do my chores/errands on Monday mornings, when everyone else is at work, but it's still my weekend. I usually wake (spontaneously) around 3:30-4am and get the laundry started. I straighten, take out any recycling that's full and ready to go (we have neighborhood dumpsters), scrub the cat boxes, refresh the water in the fish tank and change the filter if needed, dust, vacuum and do any non grocery errands. By noon or 1pm, I'm ready for bed, preparatory for the night's shift.

Tuesday mornings on the way home from work I stop at the grocery store. I LOVE LOVE LOVE grocery shopping in the mornings after work (compared to when there are crowds of people there...I really do hate grocery shopping, but shopping in an uncrowded store is MUCH better).

I also freely admit that doing laundry for myself only is a MUCH easier deal than for John and I used to be. 4 loads a week and I'm completely done, including sheets and towels.

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Sat, 05-15-2004 - 10:02am
That is the thing I miss about being a SAHM, being able to grocery shop when the stores were fairly empty. Afternoons right after lunch were good, besides not having to fight the working crowd, SAHMs with little ones were home for nap time.

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