||[Feb. 14th, 2006|07:13 pm]
The Non-Mouse Residents of 490
Ok, so here's my idea on the chore list thing:|
We'd have a general rule that you MUST do your own dishes at least within a day of putting them in the sink or sitting wherever. If someone notices someones cup out or something, clean it if its not a big deal, but if someone keeps leaving lots of stuff out, its totally ok to bug each about it. It's really the only fair way to go about the whole dishes thing. Like Steve was saying, the best rule is to just clean it after you're done.
I talked to people I work with and the consensus was that a lot of them have this thing where every week someone is in charge of cleaning the entire apartment, sans the dishes. So this is what they'd do:
kitchen- counters, folding table, take out garbage/recyclables, sweep
living room- wipe down table, put stuff away, basic tidyness, dust*, sweep
bathroom- clean off sink, toilet and mirror, the bathtub doesn't really need to be cleaned every time, so we can decide when it needs to be done, sweep.
Now the other option is that we split it up so we each do one of those a week, however, I can't figure out how to split it up into 4 sections. We could make one of the chores be a really simple lame one so that once a week someone has something easy like taking out the garbage or sweeping the whole place. It just seems like having someone do it all at once would be more noticable at once, so that its not like the living room is a disaster but the bathroom is great. If we did do the all at once each week thing, we'd have to designate day where it had to be done so that someone wasn't cleaning everything on sunday and then the next person did it on tuesday. Such as, you'd have to do it fri, sat or sun.
Ok anyway, thoughts?