One of my least favorite things to do is clean my house. There are a few times where I love it, and those are mostly when it’s organizing that I am doing, or if it is a rainy day. Sometimes I get on a kick where I just attack it all in one night, but that’s rare. I just don’t want to work all day, and then come home and spend hours cleaning, or spend one of my weekend days not working but cleaning.
A few weeks ago, after neglecting cleaning for too long, I chose to do something about it. I mean, there are times I am good at dusting, vacuuming, and so on, but not all the little things. I took that bright idea, along with how much I liked doing one simple thing during my February Organization challenge, and went to work.
In the end, I created my own cleaning schedule that allows some flexibility, but gets the job done. I won’t be spending hours during any of it, because it’s broken up through the week. Here’s a run down of what it looks like!
If you would like this for yourself, all you have to do is right click- click save as, then open and print.
Basically, I took the chores that need done and designated a day to them.
This is based on what we do. There are only two of us, so doing laundry twice a week works for us. We have a lot of workout clothes that pile up, and sometimes I do those both Tuesday and Saturday. I know Friday’s I won’t get much done as we typically head out somewhere or are just exhausted. We have extra sets of sheets and extra towels, so again, I only do those when we need it. I love having a clean house, and this helps keep it clean. Obviously this isn’t a catch all, but it works for us. When our dishwasher needs run, we run it. Our kitchen is also cleaned every night with dishes washed and put away, but I thoroughly clean all areas about once a week with a deep cleaner.
If this schedule doesn’t work for you, that’s fine! Like I said, I just don’t want to spend my weekend cleaning away inside the house, especially when it gets nice out. These tasks take 10-20 minutes tops at night and stops me from stressing out about things needing cleaned. Of course, things come up and get pushed around sometimes. For instance, last week when Aaron had poison ivy, I did laundry for three days with literally everything he wore, touched, or sat on! I switched around the other chores I missed, and it all worked out.