Many moms find their days filled with making lunches, taking kids to school, and helping with homework. During those busy days, it can be difficult to keep your house clean and keep up on home maintenance.
One solution is to create a cleaning schedule that breaks up the tasks and makes it more manageable to maintain a clean home. The beauty of a cleaning schedule is that it can be completely customized to fit your needs and preferences. Here are a few ways to create your own schedule:
1. Start by making a list of every cleaning task that needs to be done. This may seem overwhelming, but getting it all out there helps you prioritize and divide the tasks. Organize the tasks by room and break it down to specific items, like cleaning the toilet, scrubbing the tub, etc.
2. Group tasks by frequency. Next, organize the tasks by how frequently they should be accomplished. For example, tidying, wiping surfaces, and running a load of laundry are daily tasks, while vacuuming could be a 2-3 times a week task and cleaning the toilets can be done once a week. The frequency depends on your home and how often items in your house need to be cleaned.
3. Find the time. Now comes the tricky part—finding time in your day to get the tasks done. Look at your typical day and find a consistent time of day to perform the cleaning tasks. For some people it is early in the morning, while others prefer to clean while the kids are napping or late at night. It can also be helpful to choose a day of the week to perform the weekly tasks, such as a day when you get off work earlier or when there aren’t other family activities.
4. Fill in the schedule. Create a calendar and write in the tasks for each day, week, and month. Keep it somewhere you will see it often and cross off tasks as you complete them to see your progress.
5. Evaluate. After following the cleaning schedule for a few weeks, evaluate how it is working. You might want to change the frequency of some tasks or when in the day you do the cleaning. The cleaning schedule is all about you, so it should be something that works with your schedule and home. Don’t be afraid to make changes until it is the right fit.
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