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Keeping your house clean is not easy. Especially if you have kids. Add to that a little thing called quarantine, some furry housemates, and you’ve got your work cut out for you. Oy! It is a lot of work. This super simple Printable Weekly Cleaning Checklist and schedule will help you keep your house clean and organized!
Cleaning isn’t exactly one of my favorite activities, but I do enjoy having a clean house. Not only that, I know that when guests come by they appreciate spending time in a clean space. I don’t know about you but when I am a guest in a house that is dirty, it makes me very uncomfortable.
I know how much work it is and how much time and energy is involved. This is EXACTLY why I created a Printable Weekly Cleaning Checklist! Also, I was tired of spending an entire day cleaning the whole house. Ain’t nobody got time for that!Think of keeping a clean home as a form of hospitality. It will keep you motivated! Click To Tweet
Who better to show hospitality towards besides your very own family?
BONUS PRINTABLE: Click here to print a 30-day 30-task spring cleaning checklist!
Clutter and disarray can cause unnecessary stress and anxiety.
When we have messes and clutter it causes us to be overstimulated. For those of you who have children, you may remember being told by a doctor to limit stimulation when your baby is fussy to try and calm them. Sometimes that fussiness is nothing more than overstimulation.
I can specifically remember times when my babies were overstimulated.
For example, when we would visit Jeff’s parents and all the uncles, aunts and cousins were around; sometimes my baby would get super irritable seemingly for no reason. She had eaten, diaper changed, just had a nap…all the THINGS checked off. But, she wasn’t used to all the stimulating things happening around her.
New noises, too much noise, new smells, an unfamiliar place, who is holding me, you’re not my mom, too many colors, etc. You can see how this would be overwhelming for an infant.
Apply that to adults living in messes and clutter and you can see the correlation.
Overstimulation is just one of the many ways messes and clutter can cause anxiety. The link below is a very informative article about how messes and clutter negatively affect our lives.
One way to help cut down on excess clutter of cleaning supplies is to make your own! Here are some healthier options to industrialized cleaning products that are also very effective:
- Homemade Essential Oil Glass Cleaner, No Streaks!
- Diy Disinfecting Lavender All-purpose Cleaner.
- How to make DIY Foaming Hand Soap in 1 Minute or Less!
- All-natural fabric softener and scent boost in One! DIY
How to use the printable weekly cleaning checklist and keep your house clean.
First, click HERE to print your schedule if you haven’t already.
Using a schedule like this keeps you from wasting precious brainpower on unimportant decisions.Save your brainpower for the important things. Don't waste it on mundane daily cleaning tasks! Click To Tweet
It’s pretty self-explanatory. You’ll want to fill in one to two tasks per day. No more than three tasks. The point is to spread everything out so that you’re not overwhelmed and you can easily make time for one or two tasks. I like to have weekends free for fun things so I didn’t include Saturday or Sunday on the schedule.
Here’s what mine looks like filled in:
These small simple tasks take hardly any time at all. The daily cleaning list at the bottom of the cleaning schedule also helps you to stay on top of everything. Breaking up all the cleaning tasks has helped me keep my house clean all the time.
I used some Scotch Self-Seal laminating sheets to protect my schedule and make it dry erase! There are better options than what I picked up but this has worked well for me so far. The pouches seem like they would be much easier.
Amazon had the Avery brand for a decent price and they had really great reviews!
How is it that using a cleaning schedule miraculously creates more time in your day? Click To Tweet
This Printable Weekly Cleaning Schedule
has been a tremendous help for me! I hope that you will give it a try. You can fill in what works best for you on what days. Keep in mind it may take some tweaking. It took me a couple of weeks to get it narrowed down to what works best for my home.
It hangs on the side of my refrigerator with some dry erase markers for easy checking off of tasks.
Some other helpful items:
Do you like having a schedule? Or do you prefer to wing it?