How to Create an Awesome House Cleaning Schedule
If you’re looking to stay ahead with your clean home habits, one of the easiest ways to do this is to set up your own daily, weekly & monthly house cleaning schedules. Whether you are a working mum or a stay-at-home mum, have a large family, or a small one, having a regular cleaning schedule will help you keep track of those essential cleaning tasks.
Cleaning is one of those things in life most of us would rather skip. But the stress that follows when you leave things too long is worse than taking the time to get it done.
With busy lives and so many things to fit into our daily lives, maintaining a basic cleaning schedule can be the ultimate game-changer to help simplify your time!
Getting Started With House Cleaning Schedules
The key to a successful house cleaning schedule for your home is to keep it realistic.
If you work long hours or if you have ballet and soccer mum duties 5 times a week with the kids, the time you have to clean is very different from someone who is home more often.
It also depends on your level of cleaning motivation. If you absolutely despise cleaning, committing to 15 minutes of essential daily tasks is far more likely to happen than an hour-long step-by-step morning and night routine.
So remember – REALISTIC & ACHIEVABLE!
This is how your daily and weekly house cleaning schedules might look:
Daily House Cleaning Schedule
When it comes to creating a daily cleaning schedule, take the time to consider what tasks you do every single day. Or at least, the things you want to be doing every day.
This looks different for everyone, depending on the size of your family and the routines you have in place.
While making the bed may be a priority for you, it may not be a consideration for someone else.
Daily Cleaning Tasks:
- Make beds
- Stack & unpack dishwasher (or wash dishes)
- Wipe down counters
- Wash lunch boxes on school days
- Tidy living spaces
If you have a big family, a daily load of washing could be an essential task for your family too. Or sweeping floors.
Weekly House Cleaning Schedule
Not all cleaning tasks are daily tasks. Many are weekly, monthly, or even less often – quarterly or annually for certain deep cleaning tasks!
Weekly tasks can be once a week or several times a week. What differentiates them from your daily tasks is the fact that you don’t need to do them every single day.
Weekly Cleaning Tasks
- Vacuuming / Mopping
- Wash bed linen, towels, and clothing
- Put away clean linen
- Clean bathrooms
- Clean kitchen
- Tidy living spaces
- Empty school bags
Your weekly cleaning schedule can look a few different ways. Here are some examples:
Weekly Block Cleaning
If you want to do all your weekly tasks in a single block, set aside a day of the week for this to happen. For many working mums, this usually looks like a Saturday or Sunday morning.
During this time you can get all the weekly tasks done that you want to do, and then fit in any extra top-up weekly tasks during the week. The way you plan your cleaning block can help you save time.
Day By Day Weekly Schedule
Another option for weekly cleaning schedules is to have designated days for each task. This can be useful if you don’t want to spend a big chunk of a single day cleaning, or if you have time to spare each day of the week.
Your cleaning days may look something like this:
- Monday – Wash bed linen & sweep floors
- Tuesday – Wipe down appliances & dust surfaces
- Wednesday – Vacuum & a load of laundry
- Thursday- Fold clean laundry & put away
- Friday – Clean bathrooms
- Saturday – Vacuum & mop floors & a load of laundry
Try both methods if you’re unsure which will work best for you and see which sticks!
Monthly House Cleaning Schedule
Maintaining a monthly house cleaning schedule for the tasks that aren’t required each week is a great way to stay on top of those bigger tasks.
Not only does your house stay cleaner when you remember what you need to clean. It also reduces the likelihood of things going wrong when you haven’t maintained your household appliances. Eeek!
Many of the monthly cleaning tasks could be pushed out to quarterly if you are time-poor and prefer to do a big whole house deep clean a few times a year. This is where spring cleaning often fits in!
Either way, maintaining a monthly cleaning schedule will help you to avoid forgetting to clean some of the essential areas in your home. Especially the ones that might gross out your guests if you aren’t careful!
There are also many items in your home that need replacing every month or quarter.
Monthly (Or Quarterly) Cleaning Tasks
- Wipe baseboards
- Disinfect remotes, controllers & computer accessories
- Wipe light switches
- Dust light fittings & ceiling fans
- Deep clean appliances (microwave, dishwasher, oven, washing machine, kettle)
- Remove dryer lint
- Clear drains
- Clean or replace filters (air conditioner, water filters, etc)
- Soak hair brushes & accessories
- Dust behind appliances
- Vacuum under furniture
- Spot clean wall marks
- Wash pillows & comforters
- Wash windows, screens & doors
- Clean window & door tracks
- Clean curtains & blinds
- Wash rubbish bins
- Clean shower curtain
Working Mum House Cleaning Schedule
If you work full-time, or part-time… even if you work from home, the way you schedule your tasks will differ. Having less time means making the most of what time you do have. And we’re certain you don’t want all your spare time spent cleaning your home!
Cleaning schedules for working mums are most effective when you get the rest of the family involved.
Share the load and get more done in less time – TOGETHER!
Sharing duties with a partner for cooking and cleaning up reduces the load. As does having set nominated tasks each week for each household member.
Using time-saving habits and cleaning tools are another way to make the most of what time you do have. And we all need a few cleaning hacks in our routine!
Stay At Home Mum House Cleaning Schedule
If you are home full time with your kids, chances are you have more time to keep your cleaning routines organised. That’s not to say you still shouldn’t get help from other family members.
It is important for everyone to be involved in keeping the house clean and tidy!
Chores for your kids. Cleaning tasks your partner can do or assist with. Or perhaps they get the outdoor tasks, while you manage the indoor tasks.
Make sure everyone in the family is picking up after themselves so there is less for you. Simple changes such as having each family member put their own dishes in the dishwasher or clothes in the laundry save everyone time.
As a work-at-home mum, our household sits somewhere between the two, with schedules helping us find balance, while still giving me time to work full time from home too.
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You may also visit our recent blogs for more cleaning tips and ideas.
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