|Re: common house cleaning||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Lynn Nadeau (welcomeolympus.net)|
|Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2001 13:07:01 -0700 (MST)|
At RoseWind Cohousing in Port Townsend, we've been using our CH for about 9 months, so haven't gotten into major deep cleaning needs. For routine cleaning, this is our system. Events and meals: clean up by participants. Three-month rotations of cleaning responsibilities in defined areas (number on team) porches and around the edges of the building (1-2) entry and halls (2) rec room (1) youth room (1) compost (1) trash and recycling (1) minor repairs (1) great room (dining/lounge) (2) kitchen, beyond post-meal clean-up (3-4) bathrooms (2) available to substitute (several) In addition, various people have self appointed to keep up with donated magazines, making flower arrangements, and other small tasks. So far, this system has worked ok. It's what you might call facilitated volunteerism. "We're updating the cleaning teams. Would you be available to work with Joe on the halls?" I expect we'll have a cleaning party sometime before winter sets in, to wash windows, clean kitchen drains etc. There is also work to do like installing hooks to hang mops and brooms, and such, that could maybe be done as part of such a work party. Cleaning is also facilitated by low-maintenance choices we made in construction, like Marmoleum flooring in kitchen and kid room, tile in entry halls, and a central vacuum system which is a really good investment of a thousand bucks or so, if you are still designing a CH. PS We had a really easy Thanksgiving dinner - coordinated potluck- for 22 who weren't dining elsewhere. Such a delightful feast, with enough food that we tucked it in the fridge and came back Friday night for a continuation of the feast. Monday night it will be turkey soup. Saturday night was a member's private party, and they got to use the tablecloths/candles/decor from our dinner too. They had a small brunch clean-up party this morning - another idea for post-event clean-up. Lynn Nadeau, RoseWind Cohousing Port Townsend Washington (Victorian seaport, music, art, nature) http://www.rosewind.org http://www.ptguide.com _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l
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