Do you ever get to the end of the week exhausted, and you come home to a disastrous house? I think this happens to a lot of us. Life gets busy with work and school and kids, and we neglect the cleaning duties around the house. The worst part is of this situation is now you have to spend your weekend cleaning instead of recovering from your hectic week.
There is a great solution to this problem: you can create a cleaning schedule! A well-thought-out cleaning schedule can help you spread out cleaning tasks throughout the weeks and months, so you can stay on top of things day-to-day. For example, you can one specific day of the week to do the dusting in your house. You can pick another day to clean the bathrooms. If you spread out your cleaning tasks like this, cleaning your house will become less overwhelming and less time-consuming.
Are you ready to create your own cleaning schedule? Check out our tips below!
- List Your Cleaning Tasks – The first step to a cleaning schedule is to list the cleaning tasks you need to accomplish. You can be as specific with this step as you want to be. For example, you could write that you need to do the dishes every day, or you could just list the larger cleaning tasks like dusting, vacuuming, etc.
- Decide How Often You Need to Perform Each Task – Different tasks require different frequency. Some tasks you may need to do more than once a week, and others you may only need to do once a month. For example, if you have pets, you may need to vacuum your floors more than once a week. However, most people probably only need to wash their windows like once a month. You have to decide what frequency you want for each task because that will determine where it will go on your cleaning schedule.
- Assign Your Tasks to Specific Days of the Week – The next step is to assign your tasks to specific days of the week. For example, you could put vacuuming on Tuesdays and Fridays, then clean the bathrooms on Thursday, and dust on Wednesday. It doesn’t matter where you choose to put your tasks as long as it works for your life. Remember to consider which days are your busier days and which days are your slower days so you can plan accordingly.
- Have Some Form of Accountability – The idea behind a cleaning schedule is to help you be less overwhelmed with your cleaning tasks. However, in order to keep up with your tasks, you will need to write out your schedule in some way to keep you accountable. You might want to write out your schedule on the calendar that is hanging in your home, or you could create a to-do list for each day of the week. You can choose what makes the most sense to you, but be sure you have your schedule written down somewhere, so you can stay accountable to it.
- Recruit Helpers – Anther benefit of a specific cleaning schedule is that it allows you the opportunity to get some help with the cleaning. You can give your spouse or kids a specific chore to do on a specific day of the week. This will ensure that you get some help around the house, and tasks are spread out throughout the week (also, if you are in need of a good cleaning helper, you can always call Everyday Helper).
Most people enjoy a clean house, but they don’t really enjoy the work it takes to get the house clean. If you struggle with cleaning overwhelm, consider coming up with a cleaning schedule to break down cleaning into manageable chunks.
Also, remember, if you are needing some extra help with cleaning, you can contact us at Everyday Helper to set up a free cleaning consultation. We are happy to help you with weekly cleaning, spring cleaning, deep cleaning or whatever you need.