Introducing A Cleaning Schedule!

HOORAY for school!!

So my four year old son just started Pre-K.  *cue the sniffles* While I miss him, I am also kind of relieved. We spent, pretty much, 24/7 together and constantly bumped heads. I also got way behind on my cleaning. It’s difficult when you are cleaning and a four year old is literally behind you tearing things back out (like his toys and even clothes). So with him gone from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. I actually have a little time to try and get some things done. Of course I still have my 15 month old daughter but for the most part she likes to independently play. When she gets tired of that or needs to eat or nurse then I have to stop, but again, I still have a slightly easier time getting things done.

Due to being behind and not being used to having the “free” time to get things done, I have been feeling slightly over-whelmed. I also keep shifting from one thing to another so a lot of my time was wasted without more things being accomplished. So I did what I do best. I hit up Pinterest. You know the site I’m sure. It’s a place where I get so many ideas (that I sometimes put to use) and where I feel so crafty yet I hadn’t actually begun any of the crafts. It’s also the place where I completely lose track of time. If you’re an avid pinner, you know exactly what I mean 🙂 So I typed in “Cleaning” and after looking around found what I needed.

enter the cleaning schedule

There are many types of cleaning schedules out there from your basic cleaning to extreme deep cleaning. I looked at several and kind of pieced together bits from different sources into something that I think will work for me. I have only been doing it for a couple days but so far so good. Once everything is caught up, I think it will be even better. To keep myself on task (or motivated might be a better word?), I spend part of my morning writing out my tasks in a notebook insert dedicated to my daily to do lists. I love lists and planning so this gets my morning started off right. I love being able to mark off each task as it’s completed. The insert just slips into my FoxyDori (or Foxy Fix) Traveler’s Notebook so I always have it and it’s with everything else I use for the day.

So, on to my schedule. My morning and evening routine doesn’t change.

morning
  • Wipe bathroom counters and mirrors
  • Empty dishwasher
  • Do 1 load of laundry
Evening
  • Load dishwasher
  • Wipe kitchen counters and stove
  • General pick up
  • Light sweeping
  • Put clothes away

My afternoons vary by day. Each day is dedicated to a room in the house.

Monday Kitchen/Dining Room

Tuesday Living Room/Foyer

Wednesday Master Bedroom

Thursday– Kids’ Rooms/Hallway

Friday– Office

Saturday– Bathrooms

Sunday– Just do the morning and evening routine. Keep up with general pick up.

There are several tasks that are done depending on which room I am in that day. If someone is interested I can edit those tasks in. Basically it’s just making sure everything is really clean like wiping down walls and doors, giving everything a real good dust, sweep and mop. The usual things.

If everything is in decent order, then the tasks won’t take so long, maybe at most a couple hours. As i said, I am extremely behind so everything is taking longer.

So does anyone else do a cleaning schedule? What does it look like?

Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day is filled with bliss 🙂