Life At Home

The Cleaning Schedule That Finally Helped to Keep My House Clean

Alright people, when it comes to cleaning, I’m the freaking worst. I will pick up, tidy and organize any day of the week, but actually, physically cleaning makes me want to punch myself in the throat.

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For the longest time I felt like every single time I cleaned it didn’t even do anything. I felt like all of a sudden within two days the house was a mess again, and I had to do it all over.

One of my new year resolutions was to be better about cleaning. Well that finally kicked into gear around April. I give all the credit to one simple list I created. This cleaning list, or cleaning schedule changed my life. It held me accountable for keeping all the parts of my house clean and organized. After creating this list I realized that I would even like to add more because it has helped me stay on top of my home.

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I broke things up into daily, weekly, monthly, 3-6 months, and annual chores. When I made my list I plugged ALL of these things into my calendar app. At the beginning of the week I look for what needs to be done and BOOM! I try to get it out of the way ASAP. Here is an example of a cleaning schedule that works for us. Some things you may feel need to be cleaned sooner, or some not as often. All I know is my house is so much cleaner.

Daily Chores:

  1. Wipe down countertops
  2. Wash dishes
  3. Sweep kitchen
  4. Make bed
  5. Laundry (as needed)

Weekly Chores:

  1. Dust
  2. Clean bathroom
  3. Change bedding
  4. Vacuum
  5. Clean appliances
  6. Mop
  7. Clean mirrors
  8. Take out trash
  9. Clean coffee pot/coffeemaker
  10. Brush dog hair off the couch

Monthly Chores:

  1. Dust blinds
  2. Clean out fridge
  3. Wash shower curtain
  4. Wipe down doors
  5. Wipe down baseboards

3-6 Month Chores:

  1. Clean under and behind furniture
  2. Wash car
  3. Clean inside oven
  4. Clean inside microwave
  5. Clean windows
  6. Clean out vacuum

Annual Chores:

  1. Clean fireplace
  2. Deep clean carpets
  3. Clean curtains
  4. Clean around dryer vents
  5. Clean out gutters

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What are some things I missed? Let me know!

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