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Housekeeping Schedule and Weekly Cleaning Routine

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Do you always feel behind on the housework or wish you could keep your home clean on a regular basis? I used to have the same problem before following a simple housekeeping schedule.

Instead of waiting until the weekend to get all of your housework done, spread out all of your cleaning chores throughout the week and only focus on one big cleaning task each day.

You’ll also want to stay on top of simple daily habits like dishes and laundry to maintain a mostly clean home. Use the housekeeping schedule and tips below to get started!

Housekeeping Schedule Cleaning Routine:

Start with daily cleaning chores.

1. Sweep the floors.

Honestly, I don’t sweep EVERY day, but I do sweep most days.

2. Do the dishes.

Stay on top of the dishes each day. Make it your goal to always go to bed with a clean kitchen. If that sounds hard to do, commit to doing it for one month. By the end of the month it will be a habit!

3. Pick up toys.

This is part of our routine each night to keep the toy clutter under control.

4. One load of laundry.

The laundry used to pile up all week, but I found the best way to conquer laundry mountain is to do one load each morning.

All of these daily habits are pretty simple and don’t take much time to do each day.

Add in weekly cleaning tasks.

The big tasks that take longer to do and only need done once a week are spread out throughout the week.

Here is my weekly cleaning and chores routine. It’s pretty flexible. Some days look different than this, but I try not to do more than one of these on the same day.

Monday: Clean Bathrooms

Tuesday: Grocery Shopping (I’ve started using Walmart Grocery Pickup, and it saves me SO much time!)

Wednesday: Change Sheets

Thursday: Dust

Friday: Mop, Vacuum

Saturday: Catch up or take a break.

Sunday: Rest!

Spreading out your cleaning chores helps you feel less overwhelmed. Each chore usually only takes about 15-30 minutes once you’ve settled into an easy routine.

It also helps to focus on one thing each day, instead of worrying about when you will get it all done. If on Tuesday, you see that your floors need mopped, don’t worry because you know they’ll get mopped later in the week.

Doing one chore a day, also helps maintain a clean home. There is always something in my home that is clean whether it’s the floors, the bathrooms, or the dusting. This helps make the home feel cleaner because not everything is a total disaster. 🙂

Create Your Housekeeping Schedule:

Do a load of laundry and dishes every day.

  • Decide which days you will designate for weekly cleaning tasks.
  • Write down all of the chores that you must get done each week or refer to my Balanced Mom Printable Pack.
  • Assign a different chore to each day during the week.

Once you have your schedule figured out, it will feel like so much freedom! Instead of devoting hours all at one time, you can do just a little each day to maintain a clean home.

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Do you always feel behind on your cleaning chores? Find out how a weekly chore schedule is the answer to your problem! You can also get a free cleaning checklist printable. #freeprintable #cleanhouse #homemanagement #stayathomemom

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7 thoughts on “Housekeeping Schedule and Weekly Cleaning Routine

  1. We don't have any kids yet and just live in an apartment, but I used to do the same thing as you-dedicate a weekend day to cleaning. I loved that everything was clean at the same time but I hated how it took a chunk out of my weekend! I've switched to doing a few small things each day and it's going so much better! I love your schedule!

    1. Thanks, Laura! Yes, that was the downside to doing it all on the weekend. It took up so much time. I'm glad that you enjoy doing a few things each day too. It really is so much easier!

    1. It is so much easier to spread the chores out! When I tried to get them all done in one day it overwhelmed me. I always love linking up to the Shine Blog Hop. Thank you for hosting a great link up!

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