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How-to Start A Cleaning Schedule

One of the most common things that I hear from moms is that they can’t keep their house clean; there’s always something in the way of them completing all the housework. Now, I’m not a fan of housework, but I’m also not a fan of a messy house. I can’t STAND clutter, it just screws up my whole vibe. The only way that I’m able to consistently keep my house clean is with a cleaning schedule. This post will break down what a cleaning schedule is, why you need one, and how to start your own. PLUS it includes a FREE printable!

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What is a Cleaning Schedule?

A cleaning schedule is a guide that’s going to help you remember when something is due to be cleaned. You control the cleaning schedule, so you can decide how often you want to complete a certain task AND when you want it completed by.

It can be a printed piece of paper, something that you put on your calendar (paper or digital), or a series of reminders that you set-up on your phone.

Why do you need one?

A cleaning schedule will help you:

  • Stay focused and on task. You’ve got a plan now, time to stick to it!
  • Avoid overwhelm. Just worry about TODAY’s cleaning tasks, and worry about the other tasks on their assigned days!
  • Stop forgetting those cleaning tasks that don’t need to happen as often.

How to start your own Cleaning Schedule

Your first task is coming up a list of your cleaning tasks. Some examples include:

  • Dishes
  • Laundry
  • Vacuuming
  • Washing sheets
  • Cleaning the windows
  • Cleaning the bathrooms
  • Swapping your HVAC filters
  • Wiping down your ceiling fans

Next, you’ll want to organize them by due date: daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc. When you’re working on assigning due dates to your tasks, don’t overload tasks all to one day – spread them out a bit! For example, don’t put ALL the weekly tasks on Friday. You’ll be better off if certain things are done on Monday, a few more on Wednesday and then the last few on Friday.

When you’ve decided on all the due dates, then it’s time to format your schedule! If you’re a paper gal, I’ve got a blank cleaning schedule that you can purchase over in my online shop. You’ll want to look for the “Planner Pages for Moms”, which is a bundle of different printable checklists! Simply print it out and write in your tasks.

You can also set reminders / alarms directly in your phone. Or, you could set-up tasks in an app like Google Calendar or Asana (two of my personal favorites). And again, remember to spread tasks out so that you don’t feel overwhelmed!

Do you use a cleaning schedule? What do you love about it? Tell me in the comments below!

If a cleaning schedule still seems overwhelming, I want you to try to get in the habit of a “quick tidy”. You can read more about what that is HERE.

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