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Weekly Cleaning Schedule

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Weekly cleaning schedule.

weekly cleaning schedule

Hello all, today I wanted to share with you my weekly cleaning schedule. I want to help you mamas keep your homes clean, even with all those sticky finger prints from our messy toddlers. Cleaning up after tiny humans AND your spouse can honestly be exhausting. As tiring as it feels, a home still needs to be cleaned no matter how much work it is. Before I created this weekly cleaning schedule my home was becoming extremely messy and I was finding it hard to catch up on cleaning while blogging.

It felt like I was constantly cleaning and never able to fully catch up. I remember thinking to myself one day, “Didn’t I just clean that?!”

As parents, we have all been there. You feel like you are cleaning and cleaning and still the mess continues on. Little baby socks thrown all over the place, a few random Lego’s, not to mention that questionable piece of old food left underneath the couch.

You’re not wrong. I feel like I am always cleaning something new as the days go by. I thought I’d seen it all with my first, but nope. They were just getting started!

Kids are messy! Cute and adorable, but messy nonetheless. But, that doesn’t mean you have to feel overwhelmed and let the clutter continue on. It’s time for you to take messiness out of the equation as much as you can.

Cleaning can be empowering.

Having a clean home is necessary.

Trying to clean up a home after two little kids, isn’t always easy. It seems like no matter how much you clean, the mess is the mess that keeps on giving. However, with a consistent weekly cleaning schedule it’s actually quite manageable and with time, simply becomes routine. Children may be messy, but you need to keep your home clean for your sanity and to make your school morning routines go by smoother.

Later on in this blog post, I share a free downloadable weekly cleaning schedule printable you are welcome to print, edit, and use as you please.

What should you clean every week?

Cleaning each room in your home weekly is key to maintaining a clean and happy home without so much build up and work later on. Instead, you’re catching up to the mess ahead of time and saving yourself a lot of work that you might as well do in small chunks of time.

Needless to say, you go through a lot of cleaning supplies monthly. Every mom does. I always like to make sure I have plenty of supplies on deck, there’s nothing worse than running out of something when you really need it! And with kids, you always need it.

Cleaning supplies go fast.

I like to purchase my cleaning supplies from The Dollar Tree. Dollar Tree does sell good brands for super cheap. Everything is a dollar and I save a ton of money buying these affordable cleaning products. In addition, I like to bulk up and grab supplies and collect them during time to time. You can purchase your affordable cleaning supplies in the link down below with free shipping to your local store:
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Cleaning each room weekly is key.

If your children go to school and come home sick, it can be such a hassle. That’s why I highly recommend to clean each room in your home weekly, or at least try to. Even if a room is clean, doing some basic dusting and picking items up off the floor will count for something. Personally, I’d rather clean a room a day (which of course aren’t a ton of rooms), and do some small tasks than clean the entire house at once.

Moms are already so busy, cleaning shouldn’t add any more stress to our daily routines. Trust me, at the end of the day I just want to rest and catch up in my planner. Planning for me is soothing, helps me unwind, and I keep my monthly trackers in there. I don’t want to be worrying about cleaning or forgetting something. You can read up more on my planner system here: My Planner System 2019

What chores need to be done weekly?

I’ve tried several cleaning routines out before and none have stuck. However, this particular routine HAS stuck with me and has made my days so much easier. Keep in mind this is my weekly cleaning schedule, not my monthly or yearly. I don’t include cleaning the windows in my weekly cleaning schedule, that’s monthly. As for throwing out the trash and running the dishwasher, those are daily tasks and many others.

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Here is my weekly cleaning routine.

Weekly Cleaning schedule

Download your free printable! You can edit is as well.

weekly cleaning schedule

Download your free printable down below:
Weekly Editable Cleaning Schedule
Cleaning this way has helped me maintain a clean home and a happy one, at that. There are daily cleaning tasks that need to be done and I’ll be doing a blog post about that soon enough. This weekly cleaning schedule is what I focus on the most, though because days pass by quickly and I need to stay on top of my chore list in order to get more accomplished.

Cleaning schedules are necessary.

The reason this weekly cleaning schedule has worked so well for me is because it is ONE room at a time. I really cannot do more than that! And I don’t want to. Whenever we have company over I clean everything at once! Furthermore with this weekly cleaning schedule, there isn’t much needing to be cleaned! A clean home is a happy home.

Personally, when my home is clean I am set for the upcoming week. Rooms are easier to pick up and I can focus more on having a great mom life instead of anything else! Happiness is what we all want in life isn’t it? I know it is for me.

I hope this post inspired you to create your own weekly cleaning schedule for your home!

Until next time,

xoxo,

mrsplanahead

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17 Comments

  1. kstump6 says:

    This is a great list! I actually just started my own cleaning routine with my new home.

    1. admin says:

      Thank you- i really like doing a room at a time it’s worked out so well!

  2. Cleaning routines are SO necessary! The bulk of my cleaning is done on Saturday evening or Sunday morning depending on what we have going on that week. Thanks for sharing!

    1. admin says:

      Of course, thanks for reading!

  3. This is a great list! It’s hard keeping a whole house clean, but I love that you broke it down throughout the week. I’ll definitely have to implement a similar routine in my house. I need to work on cleaning my closet each week lol!

    1. admin says:

      Thanks so much for your kind words. I do too. Cleaning my closet is my Least favorite chore to do. I see no point of organising my shoes if they just get scattered throughout the week ?

  4. This is a great way of spacing out your cleaning. I try to do it all at once and then I get overwhelmed and it takes up half of my day!

    1. admin says:

      Yes that was me too i really hate cleaning multiple rooms in one day. I follow this routine as often as i can! Sometimes i can even wait a week because it’s not that dirty!

  5. Marta says:

    Great list. My cleaning rouitine that I clean the flat on Friday, Saturday and Monday, my days of work.

    1. admin says:

      That’s good too!

  6. Amy L Coats says:

    I need to implement this! I love how you break it down.

    1. admin says:

      Thank you so much 🙂 so glad i could help!

  7. I love this schedule! I use a timer to help me stay on task. Every night after work, I set at 15 minute timer and see how far I can get. It really helps keep the ship from sinking!

    Lauren | https://www.laurelandiron.com/

    1. admin says:

      Thats really smart i should use a timer too!

  8. Having a schedule is awesome. We also make sure to make our bed each day and to do the dishes before going to bed. It’s so nice to come home and not have a sink full of dishes.

    1. admin says:

      Yes dishes before bed is the best. I love waking up to a clean kitchen because i have to start breakfast for the kids as soon as I’m up!

  9. […] As a mom, I am constantly cleaning! You can check out how I organize my cleaning into a weekly schedule in my latest blog post: My Ultimate Weekly Cleaning Routine […]

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