I’ve always been an organized person. Sometimes too organized…just ask someone who knows me! Since I’m an organized person, I never really thought of using a schedule to keep my home clean. Especially since it’s just my husband and me and it’s pretty easy for me to keep my house in order. But since quitting my job and working from home, I’ve been spending time making some changes around my home. Even though I have lot of home decorating projects going on, I still have more time on my hands than I used to. Why? I’ll share with you my secret.
Work smarter, not harder to keep your home clean.
When I was working full time, it was hard to keep certain areas of my home clean. I just didn’t have the time to wipe down baseboards, clean windows and dust ceiling fans like I should. I would usually wait until the filth was visible before cleaning, which really isn’t the best way to go. It’s actually harder to clean and takes more work when it’s not done regularly! That’s why I decided to create my own cleaning schedule. No more scrubbing until my hands ache for me…I’ve got a new schedule to keep me on task and make cleaning my home easier. I’m working smarter, not harder, and it totally works! Luckily for you, I’m more than happy to share my schedule with you. Plus I’ll even give you tips on how to create your own weekly cleaning schedule tailored to your house cleaning needs.
The first step to creating your cleaning schedule, is to make a list of the rooms you have in your home that need cleaning on a regular basis.
Next, write down the tasks associated with each room. List all regular cleaning tasks you can think of when doing this. I also jotted down other tasks that are done monthly and don’t require weekly attention.
Now you have to decide your method of cleaning. I chose to designate certain rooms to specific days of the week and wrote down the tasks associated with them. I’ve included my weekly cleaning schedule below for your review. Maybe you don’t want to assign rooms to days, but instead have a day designated by tasks. For example, dusting on Monday, vacuuming on Tuesday, windows/baseboard on Wednesday, etc. What’s great about this is that you get to choose what works for you! Note that I chose to have no chores on weekends, so I can spend time with my husband and have some fun!
As you create your own, remember the purpose of a weekly cleaning schedule is to keep cleaning to about 1 hour a day instead of devoting a whole day of slaving around the house! It’s also meant to serve as a reminder of those dreaded tasks we often forget and put off. A cleaning schedule is only a guideline meant to help you stay on task, so don’t feel overwhelmed if you don’t get something done. If you don’t have time to complete tasks on their designated day, just catch up on another day. Using this smart strategy to keep your home clean will assist you in keeping your home beautiful so you can spend more time enjoying it.
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