A regular house cleaning schedule is essential for every family, to help maintain an environment where kids and adults can be healthy and thrive. The key is to have practical expectations and always stay organized. It is also important to ask for help from everyone living in the house. Follow these tips, and break your cleaning schedule into three lists: monthly, weekly and daily tasks.
Once a month take a weekend afternoon or evening to check off all items on this list. Completing all the items here will seem daunting but they are crucial to maintaining a clean and healthy home. A good idea is to pick a specific day, like the first Sunday of every month, to be dedicated to cleaning.
These jobs should be done on a weekly basis. This means to pick one day a week that you have free and do all the items on the list. At least 2 hours should be dedicated to completing all the weekly tasks. Many people will find that the best time to work on this list is in the evening.
Daily tasks should simply become part of a routine. Feel free to assign certain items to other members of the family. For instance, after dinner one person can always be in charge of wiping down the kitchen counter, and another has to sweep the floors. A “divide and conquer” approach will ensure things are completed every day. These tasks are the most important since falling behind will not allow for other lists to be completed.
Keep your home clean with this house cleaning schedule. Along with daily, weekly and monthly tasks, you will need to do seasonal cleaning as well. Organizing closets, cleaning out the garage or basement and clearing gutters should all be done with each passing season.