Since I created a weekly house cleaning schedule, I have found my house stays cleaner and I am able to stay on top of cleaning. Things don’t pile up like they used to when I left things for the weekends. Keeping a tidy home can be a little daunting. The never ending laundry, dirty dishes, and dusting are just a few chores that never end. I created this weekly home cleaning schedule to help you stay on top of cleaning your home.
Boss of the Weekly House Cleaning Schedule
Let me get right to it and say that depending on your schedule and your home you might tweak this weekly house cleaning schedule to fit your lifestyle. You can use this schedule as is or as a rough guide to make one to fit your life. The idea behind doing a little cleaning each day is to create a routine. Then you won’t look at your messy home and wonder where to start. With a routine cleaning schedule, you know what to tackle that day. This makes your home run a bit smoother in the cleaning department.
When you stay on track and have a tidy home you will see the cleanup time each night or morning won’t take that long. It won’t leave you with a long list of chores at the end of the week. You will be able to get outdoors and enjoy time with your family.
Also, make sure to delegate some of the chores to family members if you can. This is a great way to teach your child the life skill of cleaning and taking care of the home, and save you time. I am a huge fan of working together as a family to get the house clean. Because each of us does our part to get it dirty!
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Basic Weekly House Cleaning Schedule
Daily House Cleaning Ideas
- Do a load of laundry and put it away
- Wipe down kitchen and bathroom counters
- Pick up toys (if you have kids)
- Make beds
- Do dishes
- Take out trash
Make life simpler by focusing on specific rooms each day. How many of you have started in one room and found yourself tackling EVERY.SINGLE. room?!
Monday (Living Room)
- Vacuum, Sweep, or Mop
- Dust and Polish furniture
- Dust your ceiling fans
- Clean Windows
- Disinfect tv remotes, light switches, etc.
Tuesday (Kitchen Day)
- Clean out your refrigerator
- Sweep, mop, vacuum
- Move things on counters and wipe down
- Wipe down cabinet doors
- Clean microwave
- Clean oven (once a month)
- Wipe down counters and mirrors
- Clean toilet and shower
- Change out towels
- Wash bath mats (do every 2 weeks)
- Sweep and mop floor
- Wash bedding
- Wipe down baseboards, nightstands, and dressers
- Take trash out
- Dust ceiling fans
Friday (Extra Rooms like office, etc)
- Sweep or vacuum
- Take trash out
Saturday/Sunday (Random Tasks)
- Finish any task you didn’t get done
- Do outside work if you have any
- Clean car/garage (genius hacks)
If you find that Mondays are the day you have the most time then tackle the room that takes you the longest. Like I said this is a basic guide to give you a starting point.
Some weeks I don’t get everything checked off, life happens. But it is okay, and I just start again the next day on new tasks. We are all human and I think it’s safe to say we all wouldn’t mind a few extra hours in the day. Do the best you can and don’t be too hard on yourself.
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