Setting up a cleaning routine will help eliminate the confusion of what needs to be cleaned when. Learn how you can complete household chores with a simple cleaning schedule and cleaning checklist.
When it comes to cleaning the house it can seem overwhelming. There are many obstacles that you may face. Like:
In this post, I want to share with you how to set up a cleaning routine that you can complete. I’ve also put together a cleaning checklist to help you with your cleaning schedule.
Cleaning routine tips
Having a cleaning routine is easy to just have. The struggle is to actually do it. Below are a few tips to help you complete your household chores.
What to clean when
Knowing what to clean and when is half the battle. When you go to start cleaning your house it’s nice to have some direction so you don’t feel lost. That is why having a set cleaning routine is very helpful.
By using the free cleaning checklist that I shared with you earlier you’ll know exactly what to clean daily, weekly, and monthly. This will give you peace of mind knowing that your entire home will be clean.
A little at a time
Clean a little at a time if you start feeling overwhelmed. All of the chores don’t need to be done on the same day. Sometimes it’s good to break up the household chores so you’re not getting burned out on cleaning.
That’s why daily cleaning is great, you can add a few weekly or monthly chores to your daily cleaning schedule. You won’t really notice the extra cleaning allowing you to complete the chores that might normally be neglected.
Another way to get through your cleaning routine is to theme your chores. To do this you’ll group like chores together. You could have a cleaning schedule that looks a little like:
- Floors day
- Laundry day
- Bathroom day
This can help keep you focused on one type of chore at a time helping to remove overwhelm.
One way I’ve been able to cut down on time during my cleaning routine is to have a specific route I follow. I start cleaning in one area of the home and move from room to room until I finish at the opposite end of the home.
By making this a part of my cleaning schedule I’ve been able to train myself to stay focused. Another great thing about my cleaning route is I’ve cut down on my cleaning time.
Use a cleaning checklist
Remembering everything that was cleaned and that needs to be cleaned is hard to do. That’s why using a cleaning routine checklist will help you be successful with your cleaning schedule. I’ve put together a whole house cleaning checklist that includes everything that needs to be cleaned daily, weekly, and monthly. You can download the free cleaning routine checklist below.
My final tip to help you complete your cleaning routine is to have a fully stocked cleaning caddy that you take with you from room to room.
Your cleaning caddy will have all of the cleaning supplies and tools that you need to help you clean your home while you follow your cleaning routine. Things that you might want to include in your cleaning caddy are:
- Your favorite all-purpose cleaner
- Microfiber cloths
- Blind duster
- Soft Scrub
Being successful with your cleaning routine
By using a checklist and knowing what needs to be cleaned when will help you complete your cleaning routine in no time. If you find yourself getting overwhelmed stick to a cleaning route and break your chores up into themes and only do a few household chores a day.
Finally by having all of the supplies you need with you it will make it that much easier to do your cleaning routine.
I hope that you found these tips useful and will be using them to help you make your own cleaning routine.
What is one thing you do when you clean your home? Tell me in the comments below!