Cleaning Schedule for a BUSY working Mom

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Cleaning Schedule for a Busy Working Mom

Do you ever feel overwhelmed? You look at your house and dirty dishes are in the sink, a weeks worth of laundry is waiting on you and for some reason, NO ONE, can pee just in the toilet! What is even worse is you can not concentrate or relax. Or at least I can’t. I might have a million things to do but I cannot focus or concentrate on a single one of my todo items if my house is a mess. So hence this morning I woke up with a pile of home work, wanting to practice guitar and needing to run errands. However my OCD kicked in and I spent the better part of the morning, righting the wrong of the world, meaning I cleaned my house from top to bottom. 

It really got me thinking. There has to be an easier way. No one has several hours to just clean house. You could go hire a house keeper but that can get expensive. Or you can devise a plan. A plan to keep the house clean by performing small tasks each day. So that is what I have set up to do. I have created a schedule to assist with keeping your house in tip top shape through out the entire week. Of course you may need to tweak this for your schedule but it is what will work for me. Along the way I have included some tips and hacks as well. 

Also check out this post featuring house cleaning APPs. Evidently there is an APP for everything. 

Weekly Schedule

Monday Clean

  1. Spend 10 minutes picking up clutter and putting things back where they belong. 
  2. Change the bed sheets.
  3. One load of laundry.
  4. Always clean kitchen before going to bed.

Tuesday Clean

  1. Spend 10 minutes picking up clutter and putting things where they belong.
  2. Run duster over furniture and ceiling fans.
  3. One load of laundry.
  4. Always clean kitchen before going to bed.

Wednesday Clean

  1. Spray down the showers and toilets.
  2. Wipe down sinks, counter tops and mirrors in bathrooms.
  3. Empty all trash cans in home. 
  4. Clean kitchen. 

Thursday Clean

  1. Sweep down baseboards and run vacuum. 
  2. Pick up any clutter.
  3. Time for another load of laundry.
  4. Always clean that kitchen before bed.

Friday Clean

  1. Clean all the left overs out of the fridge. 
  2. Throw any small rugs into wash and dry.
  3. Take a bleach wipe to the door knows and door facings. (literally only takes a few minutes)
  4. Run vacuum.

Saturday Clean

On Saturday do a walk through and hit those areas that need a little more attention. If you kept the chores up during the week, Saturday should be a piece of cake. No one wants to spend their weekend cleaning. 

Cleaning Tips

  1. Baking soda and vinegar in the toilet will clean with minimal effort. Just keep a jar of each behind the toilet for a quick dispense.
  2. Dawn dish soap is great to clean toilets and showers. 
  3. Use those vacuum attachments that are tucked away in a closet. they are great for ceiling fans, mini blinds, behind couches, under furniture, etc. 
  4. Vinegar, water and rubbing alcohol make a great mixture to clean floors. It removes any oils from dirty feet and product build up. 
  5. Sprinkle baking soda and squeeze a lemon into dish drain. It will get rid of odors. 
  6. Keep extra trash bags in each small can through out the house.
  7. Keep bathroom cleaner in bathroom so when you are done with the bathroom for the day you can do a quick spray. 

I hope you found something helpful in my blog today. Cleaning is never fun but a necessity. Keeping a schedule and having things readily available make it easier. Also enlist help. Delegate certain chores to others that live in the home. XOXO

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