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I know we're all a little sad that our darling cherubs are back in school, but aren't we also looking forward to getting some order back in our lives? SO many things get put on the back burner when there are vacations, summer camps, pool days, sleepovers, and a thousand other things that suck up our time but also put the house in disarray! Personally, I am enthusiastically relieved about being able to catch up on some cleaning and get into a routine that I can stick to now that school is back in session. While I love a clean living space, I also don't want to spend all my child-free hours on my hands and knees, because goodness knows we all have a full day of errands to run and tasks to cross off as it is! So here is a very manageable weekly home cleaning schedule that is easy to follow and won't take up all your free time.
Weekly home cleaning schedule
MONDAY – Counter Top Day!
Today is all about getting back to the healthy norm. The weekends can get sloppy and busy, so Monday is meant to help you put your sanity back together. Tackle the weekend clutter – that means the extra dishes and extraneous messes from parties, gatherings, or other activities. Address every lone piece of paper on your counters, whether they be in the form of mail, letters, forms, bills, school papers, etc. Get your counter top completely debris-free and start your week with a clean slate.
TUESDAY – Wash day!
I usually have a lot of early-week stamina still leftover to dedicate Tuesday as my wash day. Stay on track to fit in as many loads as you can today. Putting away folded and sorted clothes will take less time if you do it all at once instead of over the course of the entire week. Don't forget the kitchen rags and towels, used bedding, bathroom towels, and seasonal items like beach towels or warmer jackets.
WEDNESDAY – Bathroom Day!
Clean the toilets, wipe down the counters, wash the mirrors, and sweep the floors. Scrub the showers, tubs, and sinks and shake out the rugs. Take out the bathroom trash and switch out the towels. This is definitely the day for your rubber gloves, and I'd recommend Clean Ones Multipurpose Gloves because they'll protect your hands from chemicals and germs (which is very important with small children and nursing babies at home), but they're also the most comfortable gloves I've worn because of an ultra-absorbent lining that doesn't leave my hands feeling clammy. They are contoured to the shape of your hands and come in three sizes. They offer such a comfortable custom fit that I often forget I'm even wearing gloves at all.
THURSDAY – Floor Day!
Sweep and mop the kitchen, dining room, and entryway. Vacuum all carpets, rugs, and upholstery in living areas and bedrooms. Pay attention to buildup around baseboards and heating vents. Consider sweeping the deck or the garage if they need it.
FRIDAY – Appliance Day!
Get your kitchen and appliances ready for a weekend of delicious meals and potential company! Give everything a good scrub. Attack the microwave, run the self clean on your oven, spot clean your fridge shelves, and clean out leftovers. If you're dealing with irritants, paint, or maintenance projects, Clean Ones Disposable Gloves are perfect because they are puncture resistant and offer superior protection.
SATURDAY/SUNDAY - "Do What You Can" Days!
I don’t know about you, but on the weekends, we adopt a sort of “do what you can” attitude to keep things at bay while the day’s events are usually atypical from the week. Keep the dishes under control, continue to run the dishwasher, run a batch of laundry if you need to, but don’t miss out on quality time you could be spending with your spouse and kids! The dusting can wait til Monday.
Free free to print this weekly efficient home cleaning routine schedule! This is so manageable if you tackle just a little each day! Enjoy your sparkling clean home!
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