Cleaning is a chore that needs to be completed each week. I used to put it off until the end of the week and then attempt to get it all done on Saturday. It wasn’t the most strategic way to approach it and cleaning all day left little time to do other things that I wanted to do.
In order to effectively tackle the cleaning that needs to be done each week, it’s helpful to have a cleaning schedule that helps you to reach your goals. It’s not easy to think about spending one of your days off to clean your entire home from top to bottom.
If you think about the items in your home that need cleaning, it’s easy to think about dividing them up to accomplish them. An item can be accomplished each day to give you the clean home that you are striving for. This will free up your day off for something that you want to do instead of something that you have to do.
- Clean the counters, sink, and appliances.
- Run the dishwasher.
- Change out the kitchen towels.
- Clean the old food out of your refrigerator. It can go out on trash day.
- Once a month, clean out your refrigerator and wipe down the shelves. Doing this will keep it looking and smelling fresh and clean.
- Clean the counters, sinks, and toilet.
- Change out the towels.
- Once a month, wash your shower curtain and bath mat.
- Dust all of the solid surface furniture within your home.
- Vacuum solid surface and carpeted floors.
- Mop or steam clean solid surface floors.
- Furniture, lampshades, ceiling fans, and vents should be vacuumed once a month to help keep the dust from accumulating.
- Launder one load of clothing each day to help keep it from piling up.
- Launder bedding once a week. If you want to save yourself time and effort, strip your bed, wash the sheets, and put them back on the bed. You can switch them out every two to three weeks.
One way to make cleaning more efficient is to put together a cleaning caddy so you can take items from one location to another. Using smaller bottles for sprayable items like vinegar, and a container that you can sprinkle baking soda from are also helpful.
What to Include in Your Cleaning Caddy
- baking soda
- castile soap
- hydrogen peroxide
- Meyer’s Clean Day
- toilet cleaner
- essential oils
- microfiber cloths
- small brush
- rubber gloves
Having a cleaning schedule can help you to complete the cleaning tasks that need to be done each week. Divide the tasks up by day to accomplish them and give you the clean home that you are striving for along with the time to do other things.
Until next time,
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