If you’re anything like me, your inner Monica demands a clean house, even if you’re exhausted from chasing around after the kids all day.
Keeping a clean house really doesn’t have to be stressful, or take hours and hours of your precious time.
I’ve got a cleaning schedule that really works for me. There are certain jobs I do every single day, these are the things that make it easier for me to relax in the evening!
With a lot of other cleaning schedules, I noticed that sweeping and vacuuming was a weekly job. My issue with that is that downstairs, in the rooms we use the most frequently, gets so messy every single day I couldn’t wait a whole week to sweep!
So I make sweeping and vacuuming the busiest areas of the house (living room, kitchen, dining room, hall) a daily job. Mopping them and vacuuming the bedrooms is a weekly job.
Other weekly jobs include laundry, which I actually make time for twice a week. The reality is that some weeks I end up putting on a load of laundry every day, depending on whether someone is poorly or the kids are getting particularly muddy every day! Twice a week tends to be enough though.
With this schedule I find that I can get away with just 30 minutes of cleaning a day, and I can relax every evening knowing the house isn’t in chaos!
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This cleaning schedule is made way easier if you have decluttered your home, so check out my decluttering tips here.
Here’s a little summary of my cleaning schedule, including annual jobs:
Wipe down kitchen surfaces
Sweep/vacuum busy areas
Pick up toys
Dust surfaces and mirrors
Mop hard floors
Vacuum carpets and rugs
Organise/action any paperwork
Clean bathrooms and toilets
Donate unwanted clothes/toys/books to charity shop
Vacuum under furniture
Dust lights and tops of furniture
Ditch out-of-date food
Clean sink plugholes with soda crystals
Every 3-6 months
Vacuum and air mattress and duvet
Clean fridge and freezer
Wash windows and frames
Wipe doors and door frames
Clean carpets and rugs
Descale washing machine (you can use vinegar or buy sachets specifically for the task from supermarkets)
Clean upholstered furniture
Kitchen extractor fan