Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by all the tasks that demand your attention every day? I know I do. What’s one thing that could eliminate some of that stress for us? Creating a cleaning schedule. Here’s how to create a cleaning schedule that works for your busy days.
From feeding your family to kissing scraped knees better, to working, to trying to organize a million things, the days can start to feel like a haze of just floating by trying to get everything done.
Nevermind adding cleaning your entire house to that list of things to do, too.
Cleaning definitely isn’t most people’s favorite thing to do, and keeping your entire house clean is a daunting task that many people avoid.
After putting cleaning off for a while you might find that you have a bigger job on your hands than simply running a vacuum cleaner across your floor.
I get it, cleaning might be the last thing you have time for, but that one thing that’s always nagging at the back of your mind.
(THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. YOU CAN READ OUR DISCLOSURE POLICY HERE.)
YOUR KITCHEN FLOORS ARE DEMANDING YOUR ATTENTION AND YOU’RE FEELING OVERWHELMED
There is one thing you can do that will make cleaning easier, more frequent, and less overwhelming.
What is this one thing that will help ease your chaotic days? A simple cleaning schedule.
It might sound too easy. Maybe you’ve even tried creating a cleaning schedule and had no luck with it.
Although it sounds easy, I’m willing to bet that it is the one thing that will help create time for you to keep up with all your cleaning duties.
By creating a cleaning schedule (and modifying it so it works with your busy days) you are adjusting stuff as needed, saying goodbye to the things that are plain time wasters, and putting the important things first.
Whether you’re exhausted from chasing kids around your house all day or you’re tired from a long day at work, creating and implementing this simple cleaning schedule that fits your busy days is key to creating time for everything that demands your attention throughout the day.
HERE’S HOW TO CREATE A CLEANING SCHEDULE FOR BUSY MOMS
- Make beds
- Sweep kitchen floors
- Wash dishes
- Clean out dishwasher
- Take out kitchen trash (if needed)
- Wipe kitchen counters and table
- Pick up and clean up as you go
- Do laundry (if needed)
- Fold laundry (if needed)
- Wipe down coffee maker
- Sort mail
Daily cleaning tasks such as the ones mentioned are simple, non-time consuming tasks that you can do throughout the day so that you don’t have one big mess by the end of the week.
- Mop floors
- Wash and change bedding
- Clean bathrooms
- Take out bathroom/kitchen/bedroom/laundry room garbage
- Clean out fridge
- Wash bathroom towels
- Wash kitchen towels and cloths
- Clean the microwave
- Dust and clean coffee table
Weekly cleaning tasks are your routine tasks such as vacuuming and cleaning bathrooms. Below we will split the cleaning tasks into separate days so that you don’t have to try and tackle everything all at once.
- Clean the oven
- Wash windows
- Dust hard to reach surfaces (tops of cupboards)
- Dust ceiling fans
- Wipe inside and outside of cupboards
- Wipe down baseboards
- Clean out and wipe down the pantry
- Move all furniture and clean underneath it
- Clean out closets
- Clean shoe mats
Monthly cleaning tasks are those such as cleaning out cupboards and moving all furniture to clean underneath it. These are tasks that don’t have to be done very often but should certainly be done from time to time.
Below I have split up the weekly cleaning tasks into certain days to make your cleaning schedule easier to follow and less time-consuming.
WEEKLY CLEANING SCHEDULE
- Clean mirror
- Clean countertops
- Clean sink
- Clean toilet
- Clean shower/bathtub
- Change towels
Floors and Dusting
- Vacuum all floors
- Mop all floors
- Dust window sills
- Dust furniture
- Dust appliances
Bedroom and Laundry
- Change bed sheets
- Wash and fold laundry
- Tidy up bedroom
- Dust night tables and window sills
- Toss old food from pantry and fridge
- Clean fridge inside and out
- Clean kitchen appliances
- Organize the pantry
- Wipe counters and underneath appliances
- Sweep kitchen and dining room floors
- Take out the laundry room, bathroom, kitchen, and bedroom trash
- Wash and fold all dirty laundry
- Vacuum furniture
If you would rather have this post in printable form, enter your email below to get it sent straight to your inbox.
Does cleaning take over your days? Do you have a cleaning schedule to help eliminate the overwhelm? I’d love to hear from you!