Home Economy Audit

Here is a list of domestic duties at our house (unpaid), as mentioned in my previous post.
Note: this was really fun to do!

Daily chores
- plan menus, prepare food, serve food, store food
- set table, clear table, wipe table and counters and clean under chairs
- wash dishes, put away dishes
- clean counters and sink in bathrooms
- sort laundry, wash laundry, hang laundry to dry, fold laundry, put away folded clothes
- water plants
- tend to children's hygiene: bath/showers (3 x weekly), clip nails (weekly), brush hair (daily during school year)
- tend to younger children's toileting needs
- organize creative activities for children (home-based)
- get children to and from school/nursery school
- empty backpacks, fill out forms from school, empty lunchboxes
- make school lunches
- supervise homework, piano/guitar/drum practice, theory homework
- arrange and supervise playdates
- bedtime: snacks, toothbrushing, reading/singing to children
- check and update scheduling calendar
- update grocery/pharmacy list
- tidy toys, books, puzzles, games in main downstairs rooms
- empty garbage, compost, recycling; take to curb (weekly); clean composter

Weekly chores
- grocery shop, order and pick up food from buying club
- make laundry detergent
- bake bread, make granola (bi-weekly), bake cookies and muffins, make yogurt (bi-weekly)
- clean toilets (bi-weekly); replace toilet paper, refill soaps
- vacuuming
- arrange outside childcare/babysitting
- outdoor, seasonal: water plants, tend garden, mow grass, sweep patio, tidy outdoor toys, shovel snow
- library visits, keep track of books due
- family meetings; allowance
- banking; bills; budgeting
- tidy toys in upstairs rooms (children's rooms and playroom)
- change sheets

- canning and freezing
- arrange extra-curricular activities/lessons/camps, pack supplies necessary, provide transportation, entertain children who have to go along but are not involved
- sort and size children's clothing/coats; organize by size in attic; give away; buy shoes/boots/etc.
- arrange for repairs (ie. appliances)
- birthday planning
- thorough cleaning/organizing of house and garage and yard
- apply sunscreen (beach/outdoor swimming/mid-day)
- pest control

- eye appointments, dentist appointments, dr. appointments (as needed)