House Cleaning Schedule – From the KMart Community
Keeping up with our homes can be overwhelming. Working all day and then coming home to your second job of taking care of your family and home can really zap your energy. Without a daily plan, your house can spin out of control in days. I’ve found that a daily schedule of things that MUST be done helps the entire family. I’ve created a daily cleaning chart that will help you (AND your family) keep up with the simple weekly chores that will keep your house clean and tidy. Remember this chart is for the entire family. If you work together the daily chores on the chart can be finished in 30 minutes or less.
Things to do daily
On my chart I have things that have to be done every day. As you look at the list you may think this is more than you can handle but let me give you a few tips that will make these items quick and easy.
Have each family member make their own bed every day. A simple way to do this is to teach your children how to slip out of their beds with the bed linens pulled up around their necks. This makes their bed already made as soon as they get out of bed. Then all they have to do is straighten the top comforter.
Empty the dishwasher in the morning – every morning This one simple habit will keep your kitchen clean and tidy. There won’t be any reason for leaving dirty dishes in the sink – and you can come home to a kitchen free of dirty dishes.
Vacuum hard floors every day – This sounds like a big job, but if you find the perfect battery operated vacuum even the smallest member of your family can clean up the kitchen and entryway floors.
Wipe down counters and sinks – This is an easy task with a microfiber cloth and water. You don’t need to use harsh cleaners, just wipe everything with a microfiber cloth so you remove the crumbs and dirt from the day. Plus the microfiber will leave it streak free and looking great.
Sort your mail every day– I suggest sorting your mail over the trash can. Get rid of anything you know you won’t have time to look at within a day or two. Then place your bills in a special spot on a desk and the rest goes near your special “reading spot”.
Wash one load of laundry every day – Place one load of laundry in the washer when you come downstairs in the morning. After you come home from work, go immediately to the washer and put the laundry into the dryer. You can then start dinner or relax after a long day. When the load of laundry is dry, fold the clothes as you take them out of the dryer. If you do this routine every day you will do six loads of laundry a week. That should keep things under control so you don’t have to spend your Sunday doing laundry.
Next week I’ll go over the daily chores on my chart and show you how simple each item can be. Remember – If you take care of your home, your home will care of you. If you want to download the schedule you can do it here: cleaning schedule