Chores by gender
After reading Little Miss Moneybags post on chores by gender, I realized how inefficient our current chores system is. No one has clear responsibility for anything, and a lot of the time things slip through the cracks.
I only listed the one who I thought did most of the effort. Clearly, if I wrote 70% for one of us, the other takes care of it about 30% of the time. Here it is:
Meal planning/Grocery List making
Floors (sweeping/mopping kitchen/bathroom, vacuum the rest)
Deep cleaning/scrubbing of things
Latte maker 😉
Sewer of buttons and other simple sewing mends
Equally shared/Done together
Grocery shopping (usually together, sometimes either of us will go)
Bathroom scrubbing (either)
Dishes (mostly the dishwasher though)
Car stuff (he has knowledge, but it is mostly my car)
Putting away the clean laundry (we typically each do our own)
It probably would be most efficient to divide and conquer, with clear responsibilities, but that has never worked very well. We both have had pretty erratic schedules (though mine has calmed quite a bit since finishing school!) so it is a bit ad hoc.
Even though I see the inefficiency, I don’t think now is a good time to renegotiate. T has a broken arm (!) and is trying to graduate in about 6 months, including securing a job. (Yay real income!)