When was the last time i vacuumed? When was the last time i washed that bedding? When was the last time i cleaned that toilet? These are all questions i have asked myself.
I’m a busy mom of 5 kids.
I homeschool them.
I run my husband’s small business.
I also have this little blog over here that i try to keep up with.
My plate is full.
So with cleaning & keeping up with the when was the last time i did this or that, is really hard to remember it all.
That’s why i decided to create a cleaning schedule. Something that wasn’t too complicated. One where i focus on a particular task each day.
Here is what my cleaning schedule looks like:
- Mop It Monday* – Mopping, vacuuming, etc. (everything that has to do with floors)
- Toilet Tuesday – Deep clean bathrooms (dust, toilets, mirrors, etc.)
- Wash It Wednesday – Wash all bedding.
- Throw It Away Thursday – Organize/declutter paperwork, etc. (toss junk mail, file paperwork, etc.)
- Fantastic Fridge Friday – Clean out fridge & pantry.
Monday – Friday i have a new specific cleaning goal. Of course some things aren’t mentioned on the above list, like the everyday stuff (take out garbage, make beds, tidy up, do dishes).
I actually did research on how often you should clean before i came up with this list, and even Martha Stewart agrees with me when it comes to washing bedding, cleaning toilets, and vacuuming.
*Note: Just thought i would add in a little note here, that your high traffic areas probably will need vacuuming more than once a week. Also if you have small children you might have to mop your floors more than once a week as well.*
Since starting this new cleaning schedule, i feel like my house is cleaner. I also no longer have days where i’m like shoot i forgot to clean the toilet. Plus it’s kind of a fun and easy schedule to remember.
You can download my cleaning schedule, for free, HERE!!