Tired of experiencing those overwhelming cleaning days when you mother-in-law announces she is stopping over for dinner or your relatives from out of town announce they will be visiting this week?
The best way to prevent those big cleaning days is to create a daily or weekly cleaning schedule and stick to it.
Daily Cleaning Schedules
While some might be dissuaded by the idea of cleaning every single day, choosing this cleaning plan means you only have to spend 15 or 20 minutes cleaning, instead of the multiple hours required when you clean less frequently.
- We recommend starting your new cleaning routine by creating a chart of all the chores you have to get done on a regular basis.
- Think vacuuming, dusting, wiping down counter-tops and taking out the garbage.
- Choose one area to tackle each day, leaving the biggest projects for the weekends.
Whether you spend a few minutes cleaning each morning or every day after work, you will feel great knowing that your house is always well kept and sparkling clean.
Schedule Weekly Cleaning
If you prefer to tackle your cleaning in one swoop, a great idea is to devote one day to the task.
There will always chores that have to be done each week (like laundry and changing sheets), but there are others that can be rotated between.
Put tasks like cleaning the baseboards, sorting through paperwork and cleaning the oven on a separate schedule, choosing one of these big tasks to do each week as you rotate through this longer list.
Getting into a cleaning schedule can be tricky, but once you have it down it will become like second nature to you.