Check out my weekly cleaning schedule redo. I hate cleaning during the weekend so I came up with this weekly cleaning schedule. I know, cleaning schedule you say?! Doesn’t sound very exciting. If you’re anything like me then you often find yourself scatter brained and actually doing more work then you need to. Ever since having baby number 2 I feel like I’m constantly doing laundry, sweeping, scrubbing toilets, running errands and what have you. Now that I’ve stuck to this schedule I know what to expect day-to-day and I get everything done in a timely manner. No more mopping at 10 pm or folding laundry every day of the week.
Monday: Day 1 — Basic Chores
- Mop and or vacuum
- Wipe coffee tables/end tables
- Spray fabric refresher on curtains/rugs/sofas
These basic chores I like to get done at the beginning of the week. It takes me about two hours every Monday morning to get these basic chores complete. I go through the entire house with my feather duster in hand. While I’m walking from room to room dusting I’m also picking up anything I can and putting it where it belongs. I try to never leave a room empty-handed.
Tuesday: Day 2 — Toilets & Pets
- Clean toilets
- Scrub tubs and showers
- Take care of any pets, litter boxes, clean small critter cages, freshen water and food bowls
Get some cute gloves, a pretty toilet brush and go to town. If I have to clean I am going to look cute while doing it. A cute apron helps too. I enjoy putting music on when I’m cleaning. Sometimes I even wear heels to either help break them in or to exercise my legs, it helps, believe me.
Wednesday: Day 3 — Countertops & Errands
- Clean kitchen countertops
- Clean bathroom countertops
- Grocery shop
- Visit the Bank
- Any other errands
Don’t get me wrong, I wipe my countertops daily but once a week I move small appliances and scrub grout lines. I use coarse sea salt and fresh lemon juice to clean my kitchen countertops. I have grout grooves that need to always be cleaned.
Thursday: Day 4 — Freshen Up
- Put out fresh towels
- Freshen soap dispensers
- Spray air freshener
- Put out something fresh, like flowers or some fresh fruit
- Clean all mirrors
Fresh flowers make a world of difference. It’s so nice going into a room and seeing fresh flowers out. Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that bring the most joy. A pretty lemon center piece in the kitchen would be fantastic.
Friday: Day 5 — Laundry
Fridays are for getting all the laundry done and put away. I start early Friday morning and I run loads all day long. I force myself to fold each load immediately after it’s dried. I enjoy going to bed at night knowing every piece of laundry in my home is clean and put away. It’s always nice on Friday evening when my husband comes home. He gets to help with the last couple of loads. I make sure to leave the socks for him.
Every two weeks or so:
- wash all the sheets & blankets
- wash bath mats and rugs
Once a month:
- clean outside & indoor windows
- move furniture to sweep & dust under it
- clean oven
- clean the refrigerator
- dust ceiling fans & light fixtures
This list will definitely change as our family grows. For now this works and soon I’ll join some small tasks for my 4-year old to complete.