Cleaning Tip: Make a Cleaning Schedule Part. 2

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I first blogged about needing a cleaning schedule back in July of '09 and I posted a really good one that I found from the Eight-Step Home Cure. You can see that post here.

It was great but I admit I didn't follow it! but things are different now. With a baby in the house, I have to stay on top of my cleaning routines. So I went back to my friend, google, to search for a full-time-working-mommy friendly routine. My recent search guided me to two great blogs listed below:

http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/2010/03/you-asked-squeeky-clean.html
http://hannahkeeley.com/home-zone

Based on their tips & suggestions, I updated the schedule posted back in '09 to the one below:

Daily Schedule:
Make Bed. Who am I kidding? I want to, I really do but I know I won’t do it.
Put dishes in dishwasher
Wash aaron’s bottles
5 minutes pick up in bedroom & living room.
Sort mail.
Clean all kitchen surfaces
Take out full garbage.
Take trash out of car

Weekly Schedule:
Clear all surfaces including microwave (put odds and ends away).
Dust – TV, bookshelves, picture frames.
Wash clothing, take in dry cleaning. – TWICE WEEKLY
Vacuum - TWICE WEEKLY
Change sheets.
Clean bathroom and kitchen.
Vacuum interior of car

Monthly Schedule:
Vacuum, sweep, or mop all floors.
Clean bathtub – it’s probably nasty to wait a whole month but I am being realistic with my time.
Clear out refrigerator.


Every Three Months:
Flip mattresses.
Dust celing fans
Clean Stove top burners & oven
Vacuum mattresses & Sofa
Wipe down baseboards (you know the end of your walls)

Every Six Months:
Declutter refrigerator, pantry, entry way, mail, bulletin board, etc.
Clean out cabinets & drawers. Donate and/or sell what I no longer use.
Clean Curtains & shower curtains.
Steam Clean carpets


*Spring cleaning (April or May)
*Fall Cleaning (October) * Perform deep treatment on your home: clean and declutter, change seasonal clothing, clean out drawers, closets, under-sink storage, purge clothing, extra CDs, DVDs, books, and furniture.

Have a cleaning schedule you'd like to share? or am I missing something you'd like to suggest?

10 comments:

La Shameless said...

I envy you. Wish I could do all that. Do you think some of us are just born that way?

La Cabrona said...

i think u have ocd like me... this is what i've done, everyday i spend an hour cleaning one area of the house real good then moving to the next room, then picking up at night. i do the kitchen everyday after dinner. not sure that is better but easier for me to remember!

Grace Matthews said...

WOW you are focused. I do not have enough energy

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Kristin said...

Great tips! I'm in desperate need of some kind of schedule. Right now I pick up every day but don't clean unless we have people coming over.

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Liz said...

Great list! I have a list but it would probably help if I was better at sticking to it!

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Ouidad Blog said...

Ok, this is definitely a schedule I need to follow! If I put things off, I'm in trouble because I end up doing it all at once which can take days.

Great tips!

Katie for Ouidad

 
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