Every month in 2018 I’m popping in with some quick life hacks to help you keep your home more clean and organized. May’s tip? Set up a simple weekly cleaning schedule to help you stay on track throughout the week!
Sometimes I have a hard time staying on top of the cleaning in my house.
I mean, I know I’m not alone in that. I feel like every last one of us would say that we wish we were able to keep our homes a bit cleaner than we actually do, and that it’s hard to find time in the day to actually clean our house amidst all of the other duties of day-to-day life.
This year it’s been my mission to bring you some practical and simple ways to gain more control over your home. Here’s a quick recap of what we’ve talked about so far:
Life Hacks You May Have Missed
January: 3 Life-Changing Habits for a Cleaner Home
February: 10-Minute Nightly Cleaning Routine (Referenced in the cleaning schedule!)
March: The Lazy Girl Way to Purge Your Closet
April: Spring Cleaning Tips & Tricks
Well, today we’re tackling a new one – the weekly cleaning schedule. I’ll admit, I have a hard time actually staying on top of a schedule like this when I try doing it, but when I do I am so much happier. I used to have a weekly cleaning schedule printed out and stuck on my refrigerator and, y’all, my house was way cleaner back then.
So, in the interest of trying to bring a little more sanity into my house before Baby Boy joins us in a few short months, I thought I’d give it another go.
Wanna do it with me?!
How Does the Cleaning Schedule Work?
The concept of the weekly cleaning schedule is very simple. There are a ton of different schedules out there (in fact, if you search for in on Pinterest you might get a little overwhelmed with the options), but I like to keep things simple. Basically, my cleaning schedule takes care of basic day-to-day cleaning only – nothing major and no deep cleaning. These are things I need to be doing no matter what. In addition, I try to keep my schedule to weekdays only. Our weekends get really crazy really fast, and when we do have some downtime, I don’t want to clean. So, I try to take care of my main cleaning tasks during the week – then, I save the weekends for playing catch up. Or, of course, the occasional deep clean if I’m feeling crazy.
Another thing I do on my weekly cleaning schedules is to have a section of tasks for daily to-dos. There are just some things that need to get done every single day, you know? By nature, some days will just take longer than others, but overall it’s a pretty balanced schedule that allows for some wiggle room. For example, Fridays are left mostly open so that you can catch up on any tasks that inevitably get missed throughout the week.
My recommendation? Involve your family! I find that cleaning is a lot less painful when I declare that the whole family has to help for 10-15 minutes before Jackson goes to bed. We set a timer, put some music on, and go to town. If we had a schedule to follow to help us stay on track, these little cleaning sessions would be way more effective!
FREE Printable Weekly Cleaning Schedule
Are you convinced yet? Let’s try it together! If you want to give the weekly cleaning schedule a go with me, just sign up for my newsletter below! You’ll automatically be sent a link to download a printable version of the schedule. Print it out, pop it on your fridge, and try it for a month. I’ll do the same, and maybe we can have a check-in over on my newsletter in a few weeks.
I don’t know about you, but if I know other people are holding me accountable, I’m a lot more likely to stick to a schedule!
Here’s hoping that next month we can all check back in with cleaner homes!