For many people, cleaning their house is always a big project. Oftentimes I see people spending Saturday or Sunday doing every single chore so that the house gets cleaned and they can relax.
The only problem with treating this like a big project once or twice a month is that after you’ve spent hours tidying every space and spent all of your energy scrubbing the floors that desperately needed your attention, you wind up burnt out and not in the mood to do ANY sort of cleaning for days afterward.
This leads to laundry piling up in every closet, dishes filling the sink until you have no forks left and unnecessary clutter throughout the whole house. And when this scenario happens, you’re left with an unharmonized feeling that subconsciously affects everyone involved.
Not to mention, by doing it this way, you lose precious time with your family by filling your weekends with not-so-fun house chores.
But what if I told you that cleaning your house doesn’t have to be a big project every time you do it and you don’t have to sacrifice valuable time with those you love?!
There is a way you can implement a daily, weekly and monthly cleaning checklist so that you can enjoy a peaceful feeling in your home every time you walk into it AND still have the time to do the things you enjoy with those close to you.
As a professional organizer, here’s what I would recommend ⬇️
THE DAILY CLEANING CHECKLIST:
I know what you might be thinking – DAILY?! How can I possibly commit to cleaning and chores every single day on top of everything else I have going on?!
And I get it, friend. As a full time business owner and parent, I know what it’s like to have a lot on your plate. And I’d never suggest something that’s going to overwhelm you or stress you out even more.
The idea here is to carve out 15 extra minutes in your day to tidy up and clean your home in very small and simple ways. Trust me, committing to just 15 minutes per day can make a world of difference.
The reason you want to do a few chores daily is because it’s a small commitment that helps you go even longer between your deep cleaning sessions (we’ll cover those in the monthly checklist).
Before we get to your daily to-do’s, here’s a pro tip for you: make this a family affair! Assign daily chores to each person in your household so the responsibility doesn’t fall all on you.
For the kids this can be tidying up their own bedroom, cleaning counters in their bathroom, folding a load of towels, etc. You can decide what will be most helpful for you, but the key is to ask for help!
THE WEEKLY CLEANING CHECKLIST:
Next up, there will be some chores that are best to do once a week to prevent things from piling up and getting out of hand. These are the chores that don’t necessarily need to be done daily, but don’t need to be put off for once a month cleaning.
The best way to fit these into your life is to develop a weekly cleaning and laundry schedule that pre-determines which day out of the week these will be taken care of.
A sample weekly cleaning schedule might look something like this:
THE MONTHLY CLEANING CHECKLIST:
Finally, we have your monthly to-do’s. These are the chores that can be done once a month to keep your home in tip top shape without having to do it all at once.
You can decide if you’ll do all of these on the same day of the month or if you’ll spread them out throughout the month. The key is that you schedule them so that you can rest easy knowing they will be accomplished.
All of the things listed in the daily, weekly and monthly checklist are the most common household chores. With that said, every house has different needs so it’s up to you to determine what else needs to be included.
To help you stay on top of these lists and customize them to fit your specific needs, we’ve created a daily, weekly and monthly downloadable checklist that you can print off and keep handy. To grab those, CLICK HERE!
Our hope is that these lists help you to create a simple, easy and doable cleaning schedule that creates continuous harmony in your home and prevents you from feeling like cleaning is a massive project.
Cleaning and organizing is an ongoing task that can be simplified when you have certain systems in place.
If you still struggle with creating a system that works for you, it may be time to consider assistance from a professional organizer to get you on track. Click here to connect and see how our team can serve you best!