Creating a Weekly Cleaning Schedule

Whether its a busy schedule, procrastinating, or a little bit of both, maintaining the clean in your home can be a bit of a challenge. Even if you have maid services coming in and cleaning, you'll still want to do some maintenance to keep it clean between visits.

One way to tackle this is to make yourself a schedule. Having a schedule does a couple of things: first, it spreads out the cleaning so you're not spending a whole day on it. Second, it leaves time for bigger cleaning projects. Third, it gives you a sense of control over your house and your time, and that can be empowering.

Tips for Creating a Schedule

Taking cues from Blooming Homestead blogger Marie, here are some ideas to keep in mind while creating your weekly schedule:

  • Give yourself a day off. One of the benefits of a schedule is not getting burned out on cleaning. It's okay to take a day off when you're committed to cleaning throughout the week, and the house will stay clean even when you relax!


  • Give each room a day of its own. Plan to do the bathroom one day, the living room another, and the bedrooms another day. This with focused cleaning.

  • Be specific in your tasks. It would be easy to jot down “clean bathroom” on your to-do list, but what do you actually want cleaned in your bathroom? Be specific for yourself: “Clean Bathroom: toilets, bathtub, floors, sink” will help you hit everything.

  • Work in weekly tasks. Vacuuming and laundry are two tasks that supersede individual rooms, so work them in throughout the week.

A cleaning schedule will help you stay focused and motivated so you can really enjoy your clean house guilt- and stress-free!



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