Simple Cleaning Schedule, Keep It Up!


Time tends to get away from us with our busy lives. Sometimes cleaning is the last thing on our list to do, and we all dread cleaning all day on Saturday. Time can be saved by dividing up the cleaning tasks throughout the week and will keep your home more clean on a day to day basis. Here is an example schedule for the week:

  • Monday: Vacuum
  • Tuesday: Rotate 1 of these items per week: baseboards, blinds, vacuum couch, ceiling fans
  • Wednesday: Dust the house, wipe back window
  • Thursday: Clean bathrooms
  • Friday: Swiffer/mop
  • Saturday: Wash throw rugs and hang outside to dry
  • Sunday: Have your DH mow the lawn :)
  • Everyday:
    • Wipe kitchen counter tops off after dinner and doing the dishes
    • Run the dishwasher before going to bed
    • Put a load of laundry in the washer every night, before you go to bed and put them in the dryer in the morning
    • Don’t let the laundry pile up, try to fold a load every night. You can do this while watching TV!
    • Do something for your self every night after the kids have gone to bed (take a bath/read a book).

Take 15 minutes every night before you go to bed and straighten the house. This may include putting shoes away, going through the mail, putting laundry away, picking up kids toys, and loading the dishwasher. This will keep your house straightened and will prevent things from piling up.

This schedule can easily be changed to fit your cleaning needs. Write your schedule down on a white board/chalk board and post it somewhere you can see it. Stay on schedule and save time! Also if you have kids they can help. Have them pick up their toys, fold laundry, put laundry away, load and unload the dishwasher. Don’t feel like you have to do all of the work, have your kids help! This will help them learn to be responsible at an early age.

Make that schedule and stick to it!

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