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Everyone needs a house cleaning schedule, and the one you create for your home should be tailored to suit your needs. This article will show you how to make a house cleaning schedule that works for you.
We’ll discuss what tasks need to be done, how much time they take, and help you group them by frequency so that it’s easier for you to plan out when each task can happen.
We’ll also offer some tips on figuring out which tasks are most important and how often they need to be completed in order to keep things running smoothly around the house!
Do You Need a House Cleaning schedule?
Many of us have a desire to maintain order in our homes but often find it difficult to make time for this responsibility.
Having a solid house cleaning schedule can help you organize what needs to be done and when as well as prevent unnecessary stress that comes from forgetting things like regular dishwasher cycles or clearing out the fridge before the food goes bad.
It is very important to create a cleaning schedule that will work for you and your family.
How to make a house cleaning schedule
There are 6 important factors that need to be taken into account when creating a house cleaning schedule:
How often, how much time will it take and what’s the importance of each task you want to include. What types of resources do I have available? Where is everything in my home? How long does each type of chore typically take me and how many people are in my household?
You have 2 options, one is to implement 2 combined tasks 3 times a week, and the other is to make a list of tasks that need to be done for each day, and one day off.
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What needs to be done:
1. Cleaning the kitchen
On this day you will focus on dishes, stove, and countertops.
- Dishes: Load dishwasher or hand-wash them
- Stove/Oven: Clean the inside of it with a damp rag, remove any spills as best you can
- Countertop: Wipe down the surface to remove crumbs and bits of food from breakfast that may have fallen
2. Cleaning the bathroom
On this day you will focus on the toilet, sink, mirror, and shower.
- Toilet: Clean it as best you can with a product that is safe for your type of toilet
- Sink: Wipe down the surface to remove toothpaste or makeup from brushing your teeth in the morning
- Shower/Bathtub: Clean it with a cleaner that is safe for your type of surface
- Mirror: Wipe down the mirror to remove any fingerprints or smudges
3. Vacuuming and mopping floors
On this day you will focus on the living room, dining room, kitchen, and hall.
- Vacuum: Vacuum all of the hard floors that need it
- Mopping: Run water in a bucket to clean any spills or messes from earlier days (if there were any) then wipe down with a rag and soapy water for grease
- Vacuum: Vacuum the floors, paying close attention to corners and edges
4. Dusting furniture, shelves, and other surfaces in your home
On this day we will focus on dusting, windowsills, bookshelves, and the TV stand.
- Furniture: Dust any surfaces that need it using a soft cloth
- Dusting: Dust everything with a dry towel (dust cloth)
- Window Cleaning: Wipe down all of your window surfaces to remove any fingerprints or smudges from earlier days. If there are any streaks on the glass use vinegar water as it will not leave streaks
- Bookcase: Dust any items on the shelves and wipe them down with a clean, damp cloth
- TV Stand: Wipe off all of the surfaces of your TV stand, paying attention to any fingerprints or smudges
5. Washing dishes and putting them away
It’s important to wash the dishes every day, or at least 2 times a week if you are using a dishwasher.
On this day, you will wash the dishes and put them away
6. Putting clothes in the laundry hamper or washing machine if dirty
On this day, you will wash the clothes that need to be washed and put them in the laundry hamper or washing machine
- This is the last day in your house cleaning schedule so you can focus on anything that needs attention. It’s usually a good idea to do any deep-cleaning tasks, such as tile floors and windows.
- If there are other things you would like to include, feel free to add
Create a schedule that works for you
A scheduler will work for everyone differently. If you are someone who likes to clean once a week on the weekends, your schedule would be different than if you like to do it every day. Create a scheduler that works for YOU.
Use the schedule
You spent some time planning, organizing, and creating your house cleaning schedule. Now you can use it to keep your home clean!
The first thing to do is pick the tasks that need to be done.
Then group them by how often they should happen. This could be daily, weekly, monthly, or bimonthly depending on what task needs attention more
How to group the cleaning tasks
I suggest you group 3 different tasks from the list above and complete them 2 days a week. This way, your house will be always clean.
You can group them according to the type of task:
Day 1: Putting clothes in the laundry hamper or washing machine if dirty, Cleaning the kitchen, and Cleaning the bathroom
Day 2: Washing dishes and putting them away, Dusting furniture, shelves, and other surfaces in your home, and Vacuuming and mopping floors
Depending on your preference, you can create a schedule for just the weekdays or weekends. This will depend on if there is anything that needs to be done more frequently than weekly (for example monthly tasks).
The best way to do this is by writing down everything and then organizing it into daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly cleaning routines.