Creating a house cleaning schedule helps you know what needs to be done daily, weekly, monthly and yearly therefore help eradicate cleaning stress. The big question most stay at home mom like me ask how to create a cleaning schedule that works for you.
What to consider when making a stay at home mom cleaning schedule
#1. Know the chores that need to be done
Get a pen and book go around every room in the house and write down what needs to be done.
In the kitchen there is a countertop, cleaning dishes, floor, windows, wall, and appliances
Bedroom-making bed, curtain, arranging clothes, and floor
Now you have a clear idea of what needs to be done go to other rooms and write down what needs to be done.
#2. Break your cleaning schedule daily, weekly or monthly
Everything in our house does not require to be cleaned at the same time. For instance, cleaning dishes can be done daily but mopping can be done twice a week.
You need to know in your house what requires to be cleaned daily, weekly, and monthly.
When creating a cleaning schedule create a daily schedule, weekly schedule, and monthly schedule
#3. Know the right time to do certain duties
Breaking your cleaning schedule help organize chores that need to be done in the morning, midday, afternoon, and evening.
In my case, I mop my sitting room in the evening once the children sleep. At this time no child is disturbing by playing with toys. I have time to organize pillows and cushions.
Chores like making the bed need to be done morning immediately you wake up, kitchen clean up need to be done after every meal, bathroom sink and countertop need to be cleaned after every use.
#4. Assign a specific day to clean specific areas
Decide how many days you will clean a specific room. For example, you can decide to clean the kitchen will take only three days or more.
Some areas like the dining and laundry room can take a day.
You can decide how many minutes it will take to clean certain areas this helps to avoid overwhelming yourself.
#5. Decide which room need priority
In my case, I cannot cook in a dirty kitchen, sink full of dirty utensils, and dirty kitchen top. So after every meal, I make sure the floor is clean, utensils are clean, and wipe the kitchen top.
Mostly I clean utensils as I cook and wipe the floor when I am waiting for food to be ready.
I wake early in the morning to read a book and watch a movie in the evening with my house. Both of us I can’t stand sitting in a living room with toys scattered all over. So once my kids go to sleep I return toys where they are supposed to be, sweep the floor and arrange the pillows. The room is clean for watching a movie and neat to spread my leg early in the morning to read a book.
There is a room that you don’t often use like a guest room. Such rooms do not require daily or weekly but you can work on them once or twice in a year.
#6. Make sure you have cleaning tools
You can create a good house cleaning schedule and have all the cleaning tips at your fingertip but if you don’t have the right tools and equipment it would be tiresome and take along to clean a house.
Make sure you have tools to help remove cobweb at the top of the wall or have a good brush to scrub your bathroom floor.
Practice your cleaning schedule
There is no need to spend a whole day writing down your cleaning schedule and then not use it.
Consider the first month as a trial and keep practicing to see what works for you.
It takes practice for your cleaning schedule to run smoothly.
The cleaning schedule cannot be the same because of different priorities but remember no right or wrong way.
How do you create a cleaning schedule? Share with us in the comment section below