Classifying Life

One of the things that we talked about during a break in class was how some of us classify housework. I thought it would be interesting to use a faceted classification scheme to organization the tasks that need to get done.

A – Room

B – Surface

C – Cleaning Method

D – Cleaning Implement

E – Cleaner

1 – Kitchen

1 – Floor

1 – Clean

1 – Paper Towel

1 – No Cleaner

2 – Bathroom

2 – Window Sills

2 – Vacuum

2 – Towel

2 – Scouring Powder

3 – Bedroom 1

3 – Counter

3 – Mop

3 – Rag

3 – Disinfectant

4 – Bedroom 2

4 – Sink

4 – Scour

4 – Sponge

4 – Dish Detergent

5 – Living Room

5 – Toilet

5 – Polish

5 – Scouring Pad

5 – Pinesol

6 – Dining Room

6 – Furniture

6 – Dust

6 – Mop

6 – Multi-Surface cleaner

7 – Laundry Room

7 – Appliances

7 – Sweep

7 – Broom

7 – Toilet Bowl Cleaner

8 – Loft

8 – Curtains

 

8 – Vacuum Cleaner

8 – Furniture Polish

 

9 – Windows

   

9 – Carpet Deodorizer

 

Using this scheme, I could very easily explain what my kids need to accomplish while I’m in Indianapolis at class. For instance, I could leave a note that said A5B1C2D8E1 so that they’d know that I wanted the floor in the living room vacuumed. Of course that seems pretty easy. But I could also leave a note that says A6B8C6D8E1 letting them know that I want the curtains dusted using the vacuum cleaner. Truthfully, if I begin leaving these notes, my family may think I’ve lost my mind. Maybe more would get done just because of the novelty factor.

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One thought on “Classifying Life

  1. Josh says:

    I like this. It’s like a play in a football huddle. I should use this for my kids!

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