I’m all for a weekly house cleaning with my crew of 7! I love my house to be clean and organized because I feel like it’s just good for my mental state. I love seeing clean counters, clean bedrooms, clean bathrooms, etc! It’s not always easy, so I’ve come up with an easy schedule to follow.
Weekly House Cleaning PRINTABLE
When it comes to do a weekly house cleaning, I have ONE strategy for you – make it simple. You don’t want to go crazy and feel overwhelmed with a full day of cleaning. I’ve tried different strategies for years and the only one that has worked for me is digestible bites.
What do I mean by weekly house cleaning digestible bites?
Easy. I’m encouraging you to take it one day at a time and not to overwhelm yourself. I don’t have anyone who comes in to clean my house. It’s me, myself and I. Well – I take it back, now I have my 5 kids who all help me out. What I decided to do a couple of years ago was concentrate on ONE room a day.
Whenever I was doing more than one room a day, I felt stressed. I couldn’t vacuum, dust, clean, wash every room every single day. It was too much and it was unrealistic. What I could do (and can do) is take one room a day and divide up the tasks and chores.
My weekly house cleaning printable is my go-to at home for our family and it’s the best thing that I’ve ever created for us. I broke everything down little by little for you, by day. I tried to make it as seamless as can be for people to follow along with and use.
Monday is all about the living room. It’s time to make sure it’s dusted, vacuumed and tidy. I know in our house the living room is a place that every loves to hang out in, so even though I need to vacuum more than once a week, I take Monday to do my full – everything looks amazing – clean.
Tuesday is all about the kitchen. The kitchen is the hub of the home for so many people. It’s used every single day on some capacity, especially for families. I love taking Tuesday to really clean it. I give everyone a job and make sure the floor, cabinets, appliances and beautifully clean. I like everything to look shiny and new!
Wednesday is all about the bedrooms. I have one rule in the house to make sure the bedrooms are always picked up. My sons each share a room, so it’s 2 and 2 in (2) rooms. Does that make sense? I like to to make sure clothes are off the ground, dishes brought downstairs and books up on the shelves. Wednesday is a BIG day for me because I love a good bedroom deep clean.
Thursday is all about LAUNDRY. I know laundry varies for each family. For us? We could be doing 2-3 loads of laundry a day! Yes, a day! I feel like in our family it’s never-ending. I felt like I was continuously doing it, so I decided to just make one day a week LAUNDRY day. It made it easier for me to keep up!
Friday is all about the bathrooms. I’m someone who needs to clean our toilets every single day, but bathroom day is a great day to do a deep clean. This weekly house cleaning schedule is key because I know I need to make sure everything is clean, but bathrooms are HUGE! Tubs and toilets need to be sterilized, it’s key for me.
The weekends are all about the stuff that (I have to admit it) nobody really loves to do, but need to do. I assign everyone in the house a job and we can bang it out super quickly. Sometimes I’ll even put a timer on to see how fast we can do it, too! This is a great way to make sure all the odds and ends around the house are tended to.
This is how I lay out my weekly house cleaning schedule. I feel like this is just the easiest way to do it. I know that when it comes to working with everyone in the house, bu giving everyone a “job” it makes it go quick and easy. If your kids are still on the younger side, this schedule helps, too. I know that it just breaks it down for you to keep up.
I hate cleaning, but I do think that the best way to do it as one step at a time. I also feel like there’s “cheat” things you can do to make it better for you in the morning.
What do I mean by that?
I never go to bed without doing these (3) things:
1. Load the dishwasher
2. Clean the counters
3. Clean my sink
I know these 3 things don’t seem like earth shattering things to do, but believe me – they are. There’s nothing like coming down in the morning to a clean kitchen. I feel like it just mentally puts me in the right spot. I feel like it gives me the opportunity to just be ready for the day and not worried about cleaning the second I come downstairs.
I hope this weekly house cleaning schedule helps you out. I feel like it’s a good strategy and I hope it works for YOU!
I’ve also created a 30 Cleaning Challenge for Families, too! This is a good jump start for families to get moving in. I know that many of us do a spring cleaning, but this can be done anytime all year long to get your family moving and going on the clean front!
Listen – as parents we’re all in this together! We need to share what works and what doesn’t work. I think it’s important to be honest and real and up front with what kinds of things work for YOU and your family. You never know when you’ll get a burst of inspiration from something that someone says!
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Happy CLEANING friends! Let me know how this works for you!