So I’ve been trying to come up with a cleaning schedule that works for me to share with you guys because with a full house – it always seems to be the last thing on my “to-do” list.
However, I find that if I do one room a day/or task a day, it seems to help. For example, this has been working for me so far (attachment below), feel free to use, or tweek if needed. I printed it out, laminated it and change it based on my week.
For me, earlier in the week, while it is the busiest, I find myself having the most energy, so I tend to focus on the bigger tasks: kitchen, bathrooms, etc. This works best for me, but if I am doing the kitchen, its the entire kitchen: vacuuming, washing the floors, dishes, counter tops the whole 9…
Secondly, I make sure I incentive my kids to clean up = clean up/to do charts. Obviously, its not “chores” but they earn stars, enough stars at the end of the week, they get a special gift or thing, sometimes its watching their favorite movie, or my daughter favorite, a sleepover in Mommy’s room 🙂 If you want me to share this with you guys, let me know, but I might use it for a future post on how to get your kids involved in cleaning, and the DIY Cleaning supplies they can help you make!
This helps me 1) teach them the importance of cleaning up, 2) having structure for them, 3) cleans up the little things which allows me to focus on the big things.
I find it’s all about organization and having your week laid out for you on where and what you want to clean, but with the flexibility of being able to change it based on your schedule is huge.
Please feel free to use the cleaning schedule document, and let me know how it works for you.
If you have any suggestions feel free to let me know and I will continue to share things that I have found to work for me and my family.