But this year I'm on track with my business (I'm figuring out Quicken!), my health (I'm back on track with the workouts) and I've learned to better say no to the millions of volunteer asks I get. I’m also back on track with my housework. I used to have someone come in twice a week to help out, but she moved back to
My dear friend Kristi gave me this cleaning schedule last year and it has been a life saver for me. I use it all the time and it has cut my house work load by a ton. Instead of feeling overwhelmed in the morning by the amount of cleaning, job tasks, kids, meals, and the 15 other directions I'm pulled in every day, I simply look at this sheet and get done what I need to get done first thing in the morning. And no matter what happens the rest of the day, I've at least accomplished one thing. I hope this list can help you out also.
Monday - Bathrooms
Weekly - Sweep & mop floors. Disinfect toilets, sink, tub. Empty the trash. Clean mirror.
Week 1 -
Week 2 - Wash trashcan.
Week 3 - Wash windows.
Week 4 - Dust/spot clean walls. Clean light fixtures.
Tuesday - Living room /Family room / Playroom
Weekly - Dust & Vacuum
Week 1 – Wash windows, declutter toy basket.
Week 2 - Spot clean & dust walls.
Week 3 – Clean out light fixtures. Wash mini blinds.
Week 4 – Dust & vacuum behind/under furniture. Vacuum upholstery.
Wednesday – Kitchen (pantry) & Dining room
Weekly – Mop. Clean microwave / toaster oven. Scrub/disinfect sink & counters. Wipe appliances.
Week 1 – Clean cabinet doors & fridge.
Week 2 – Spot clean & dust walls.
Week 3 -
Week 4 – Clean light fixtures.
Thursday – Laundry room & Hallway / Entryway
Weekly - Sweep & mop. Wipe down counters. Vacuum stairs.
Week 1 – Dust & spot clean walls.
Week 2 – Wash windows.
Week 3 – Declutter hall closet.
Week 4 - Declutter laundry room.
Friday - Bedrooms
Weekly – Dust. Change sheets. Sweep/vacuum.
Week 1 – Tidy closets.
Week 2 – Wash windows
Week 3 – Clean light fixtures. Dust & spot clean walls.
Week 4 – Tidy closets.
Saturday/Sunday: Outside / House projects.
Weekly: Tidy / sweep front porch. Clean out car.