Cleaning with Ease – A Weekly Cleaning Schedule

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By spending just 15 minutes a day, you can have a presentable house pretty much all the time! It’s almost like your home will clean itself. We’ve created a weekly cleaning schedule that will help you out majorly, but first we’ve got a few rules to make it work…

Good Enough is Great

Don’t be too thorough. Aim to keep each task to just 15 minutes. Do what you can in that amount of time. It doesn’t have to be perfect; you’ll get to it again next week! Just get it done.

Keep Supplies Nearby

We’ve talked about this on our blog before. The trick to a quick clean is having things nearby and in-reach. If it takes you 5 minutes to gather up all your cleaning supplies, you’re wasting time you could be using to actually clean! Keep rags and cleaning products in each bathroom so you can easily grab and clean, and house kitchen cleaning supplies under the sink. Use an inexpensive caddy to keep it all neat and tidy.

Plan Strategically

In addition to smartly storing products where you use them, save time by thinking about how you use them. For example, if you whip out the WOW Mop to clean the floors in the bathroom, make that the day you mop all the bathroom floors.

Keep Yourself Accountable

Make a lamenated list and cross of items, use a tracking app, or simply create a list on your phone. However you do it, just make sure you know exactly what you need to do every day, and you’ll feel accomplished crossing items off.

Now, here’s our cleaning schedule! Use it as a starting point, and within a week or two you’ll have a good sense of where you’ll need to make tweaks and adjustments.

Schedule

Monday

Vacuum bedroom carpets
Wash bathroom towels
Clean common area floors

Tuesday

Master bathroom
Dust surfaces and clean glass doors

Wednesday

Clean common area floors
Outside pruning, sweeping, etc.
Wipe kitchen chairs

Thursday

Guest and kids’ bathrooms
Deep clean fridge, sort through fridge

Friday

Clean common are floors
Pick up desk, laundry room, mudroom
WOW Mop the kitchen

Saturday

Strip beds and wash linens
Pick up closets

Sunday

Rotate toys and books