Is it possible to keep a clean house while being a full-time stay-at-home mom with a baby and working at home? I am a person who loves a tidy house, but being a busy and full-time stay-at-home mom, I have less time to spare to keep my house clean. Creating a stay-at-home mom cleaning schedule is the only solution to getting the cleaning done as a busy mom.
Stay-at-home mom cleaning schedule daily routine
- Make bed
- Clean dishes
- Sweeping the kitchen
- Take out trash
- Wipe out kitchen countertops and stovetops
- Do a load of laundry
- Quickly clean the bathroom
- Wipe the bathroom mirror, countertop, sinks, and faucet
- Give the toilet a quick scrub in the bowl and wipe the toilet seat and rim.
- Tidy up the living room
Make your bed once you get up.
Organize clothes that you are no longer wearing, like gowns. In my house, we have a habit of keeping dirty clothes in one corner, so every morning I pick them up and put them in the laundry basket. If it is laundry day, I soak them to clean them later.
For clothes that don’t require cleaning (I don’t wash heavy jackets and gowns if they are worn once unless they are dirty), I hang or fold them and then put them in the right place.
Clean the dishes and dirty pot as you cook.
Although I clean dishes after every meal, you find that when preparing food, you have dirty glasses, pots, knives, or plates. As you cook, wash them.
Also, when preparing the meal, you use things like chop boards and knives; once done using them, clean them immediately as you wait for your food to be ready.
Cleaning dishes as you cook helps reduce the load of dishes to clean after eating.
Also, sometimes I mop the kitchen quickly as I wait for food to be ready. I mop the floor lightly to remove excess water that can cause falls. Then do deep scrubbing once a week.
Clean dishes after every meal
I don’t have a dishwasher so I clean dishes by hand in the kitchen sink. Don’t wait for utensils to pile up in the kitchen sink or counter. Make a habit of cleaning dishes after every meal. This saves a lot of time because you will have fewer dirty utensils to clean.
You can clean fewer dishes even when you are carrying your baby on the back using a Nalakai Ring Sling Baby Carrier or Boba Wrap Baby Carrier or place him or her in the activity center for a few minutes and clean utensils faster for fewer minutes.
After cleaning dishes, I wipe out kitchen countertops and stovetops.
I empty kitchen trash daily to prevent flies in the kitchen
Also, make a habit of cleaning dirty dishes before going to sleep; this helps reduce the mess in the morning.
I don’t have a laundry room, so I hand wash my clothes in the bathroom. After I am done taking breakfast, I soak my dirty clothes for a few minutes. Washing clothes daily saves a lot of time; you will have fewer clothes to clean, and you will not get exhausted, saving you time and energy to do other things in the house.
I prefer washing clothes when my children are asleep. My children take 1-2 hours of nap time, and this is enough time to do laundry.
Since I do laundry daily, it takes less than 45 minutes.
After doing laundry, I clean the bathroom
I do bathroom deep cleaning once a week and a quick clean of the bathroom floor daily after laundry.
Once done doing laundry, I quick clean the bathroom to remove excess soap on the floor.
I wipe the bathroom mirror, countertop, sinks, and faucet using wet soapy MR.SIGA Microfiber Cleaning Cloth. This help removes toothpaste marks.
I squeegee the shower wall (using HIWARE All-Purpose Shower Squeegee) after bathing.
I give the toilet a quick scrub in the bowl and wipe the toilet seat and rim.
Living area tasks
I dust the sofa set and lightly mop the living area floor daily.
Straighten pillows and cushions.
Sweep the carpet and other areas that need it.
Tidy up the living room every day by arranging magazines, books, and toys.
At night, before I go to sleep, I make sure I put my kids toys in the right place.
A weekly cleaning schedule for a stay-at-home mom
My weekly general cleaning involves deep cleaning of the floor, windows, furniture, and walls.
- Monday - Living Room cleaned under coach and dusted furniture
- Tuesday – Bathrooms and toilet
- Wednesday – Bedrooms
- Friday - Kitchen
Deep cleaning weekly checklist
Monday: Kitchen tasks
- Clean and arrange cabinets and drawers.
- Empty trash-I do it daily to prevent flies in my kitchen.
- Scrubbing the floor
- Dusting furniture
- Clean kitchen appliances like microwaves
Tuesday: Bathroom tasks
- Scrub floor
- Clean grout on floor and wall tiles.
- Wash bathroom mats and shower curtains.
- Clean countertops, cabinets, and drawers.
- Dust Furniture.
- Disinfect bathroom sinks, faucets, and counters.
- Clean mirrors
Wednesday: Bedroom tasks
- Wash pillows and pillowcases.
- Wash bedding and curtains. I change bedding weekly and wash them.
- Clean windows
- Vacuum and mop the floor
Thursday: Living and dining room tasks
- Organize the cabinets and drawers.
- Dust electronics
- Cleaning under sofas and chairs
- Clean pillows, loose covers, curtains, and pillowcases.
- Vacuum floor
- Dust the curtain
- My office is in one of the living room corners
On Friday I don’t do much cleaning I run errands, meals plans, or create time for self-care
Family day and we clean outside.
On Saturday we clean the car and hose down the garage.
We also brush our cat. Brushing your pet several times a week. Most of this is done by my husband.
Pet shed a lot of hair every day and this fur ends up on your house floor or carpet. Brushing your pet several times a week helps reduce the amount of fur the pet drop all over the house
Going to church and relaxing
Every month, if you follow the above your whole house, should be clean.
Then remember to repeat the same every month. You will find out your house is not such dirty and the weekly general cleaning will take fewer days and a few hours.
A monthly cleaning schedule for a stay-at-home mom
- Wipe the interior and exterior of the fridge.
- Clean windows and curtains every month.
- Clean the inside of the oven
- Dust ceiling fan
- Clean the cobwebs from the corners.
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The stay-at-home mom’s cleaning schedule will not be the same because every mom has different priorities. Get the right tools and equipment needed to make your cleaning job easier. Please share your schedule in the comment section below.
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