The most frequent feedback I got on my worksheets was "What is a zone??"
Hmm, people aren't familiar with the weird jargon we use in our family meetings? Noted.
I have a very strong dislike for cleaning. I'm not that good at it, and it doesn't come naturally to me what needs done when. So, like the scheduling freak that I am, I made a type of schedule.
That probably leads sane people to wonder why I need a list. If I can tell the dogs breathe is bad, why can't I just brush her teeth? I don't have an answer to that. All I know is that before I had this system, I lived in a constant state of feeling behind and stressed out. Everything seemed messy and out of control. Now, instead of worrying if everything is perfect, I can relax and know that everything has a time to be dealt with, eventually anyway.
Some tasks simply can't wait 6 weeks. That's what the purple box in the bottom right quadrant is for. Every Sunday there is a list of tasks that we've decided need done weekly. Toilets, laundry, etc. We've recently adjusted how we handle those tasks, actually, but for a long time this system worked very well for us.
So, that's what a zone is.