Do you often find yourself cleaning your house vigorously one week and then ignoring it completely for the rest of the month? It is confusing to decide how much to clean and to what extent every day, every week and every month. Cleaning seems to be a never ending task and has to be properly distributed to all the surfaces of a house. Here we have a complete house cleaning schedule for your daily, weekly and monthly maintenance regime.
House Cleaning Checklist
The trick lies in creating a cleaning schedule that seems realistic. Depending upon the time you have on hand and things that need to be cleaned daily, here is a cleaning planner.
Daily Cleaning Checklist
This list contains all the essential parts of a household that have to be done daily. You can plan your work/home schedule accordingly and make time for finishing these chores.
- Cleaning Kitchen Counters
- Mopping your Bathroom
- Tidying your living room
- Making Beds
- Sweep floors
This list seems self-explanatory. While doing the dishes after every meal preparation is a must, there are certain other tasks that can be done just once a day. After every meal preparation, try to wipe the counters simultaneously. This will help you manage time. Making the beds gives an instant neat look to a house. Sweeping floors is best done when your kids are asleep or when you have finished cooking and have a few minutes before you rush for your bath.
You can also use a vacuum cleaner and quickly sweep away your living room, kid’s room, kitchen and bedrooms. And if you have a few calls to finish before you head out, you can just tidy up the sofa, rearrange the cushions and tidy up your living room. Do not forget to load your washing machine before you begin your cooking. If you have some time in hand, load them in the dryer and then you can always fold the laundry when you come back from work.
Weekly Cleaning Checklist
- Dust furniture
- Deep Clean bathrooms and toilets
- Iron clothes
- Meal prep
- Mop the floors
When it’s finally the weekend, we are sure you have a lot planned for recreation, kids and family. But, if you manage to take out a few hours in the morning or noon for your weekly cleaning, you will have a lot sorted next week. After a quick sweeping of the floors, you should also mop them well using a good floor cleaner. Next, if you have a pile of clothes to be ironed, get to it at once. After you are done, check your houseplants and change the bedcovers.
Next, dust your furniture. So, now you are only left with deep cleaning the bathrooms and meal prep. Deep Cleaning bathrooms includes washing the floors, wiping them dry, cleaning the shower doors, cleaning the toilet bowl and sink. After you are done, soak in your bath for some time to relax and rejuvenate. Meal prep for the week includes planning your weekly menu in advance, cleaning greens, making gravies and sauces in advance. This also includes cleaning a lot of dishes, but this prep is quite helpful later in the week.
Monthly Cleaning Checklist
A monthly cleaning checklist includes a more vigorous cleaning schedule. You can plan this on any one weekend in a month. The best time is to plan when your husband or family have some other plans with friends. This is what you need to focus on in your weekly cleaning planner.Vacuum carpets and sofa sets
- Dust fans and light fixtures
- Clean your fridge
- Sanitize toys
- Wash bedsheets
- Clean closets
- Clean stove and microwave interiors
These above are some of the more grueling and time-consuming cleaning tasks that can be done once a month. You can also shift this particular schedule a little every weekend, if you do not want to overload yourself on any one weekend.
Vacuuming carpets, curtains and sofa sets is a must every month, especially if you have little children in the house. Numerous dust mites settle in them which can cause health hazards later. Children tend to put their toys on the floor and also then also put them in the mouth. It is important that you sanitize their toys regularly. Next, you must also wash the pile of dirty bed sheets you have collected over the month. Clean your cupboards if they look disorganized and also clean your fridge.
This way, if you stick to this daily, weekly and monthly home cleaning schedule, you will not be overloaded with a humongous cleaning task. Your home will look neat and organized at all times. You will know exactly when to clean what and this helps you get some extra me time as well.