Home Cleaning Schedule

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Home Cleaning Schedule

Nobody needs to be perfect and do it all, my dear. Feeling happy is more important. These tasks are some guidelines of all that needs to be done when cleaning a house. Select your home cleaning schedule from this list according to your family’s needs. Some we call hotspots, and you need to do them every day.

 

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Let’s begin with the daily tasks

What do I mean by Hotspots?

Some tasks are not negotiable and should be cleaned every day, my dear. A dirty kitchen can lead to food poisoning or diarrhoea, and a dirty bathroom creates germs. Neglecting to clean these spots can put the health of your family at risk.

 

Everyday Tasks

  • Kitchen cleaning – a hotspot

  • Cleaning the Bathroom – hotspot

  • Laundry as many times as needed – hotspot

  • Preparing of meals – a hotspot

  • Sweeping and mopping the kitchen floor

  • Vacuuming if needed

  • Feeding pets

  • Dusting if needed

Once a week Tasks

  • Deep clean one room at a time.

  • The dusting of window sills, picture frames, doors and skirting on the floor.

  • Special care with laundry, washing the bed linen, removing spots and washing delicate items.

  • Vacuum and mop the floors.

  • Watering pot plants.

  • Taking out the trash

  • Wipe the light switch at each door.

  • Spot clean the furniture and carpets.

 

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Monthly Tasks

  • Cleaning of the windows

  • Attend to furniture, clean upholstery and oil wooden and leather furniture.

  • Bathing of pets.

  • Defrost and clean the refrigerator and freezer.

  • Clean behind and under the fridge and stove.

  • Change or wash air filters on a furnace or air conditioner and don’t forget the stove extractor fan.

  • Dust on top of the doors and paintings on the wall.

  • Dust blinds in the windows and ceiling fans.

  • Vacuum or wash curtains room by room at the change of the season.

  • Wash the carpets one room at a time.

Develop a routine according to your lifestyle, most of all, a way that fits the whole family.

 

Home Cleaning Schedule

Let’s make a list of all the ideas and tips.

  1. Have a schedule for your cleaning plan, and put it up in the Responsibility corner of the house. Save time for fun too.

  2. Do a task well the first time, and don’t ever go back when done.

  3. Never over-commit your time, Know how long it takes to finish a task, instead give more time.

  4. Prioritize. Determine what is essential and do it first, make it a habit.

  5. Do your planning with a purpose, always ask, why do I have to do this?

  6. Develop routines, most of all, they should suit your lifestyle.

  7. Allow time for the unexpected, on the contrary, you never know what will happen.

  8. Set goals for yourself and your time. Not only to be efficient but for self-esteem, feel proud of yourself when it is done.

  9. Focus on one task at a time.

  10. To eliminate or minimize distractions, lock the door, as well as, let friends know you will be busy and not available.

  11. Make it a team effort and delegate tasks to family members.

a. Making their beds

b. take care of toys and clothes lying around

c. Help with certain household tasks, washing dishes, empty dustbins etc

12. Outsource certain tasks, such as washing windows and tasks in the garden

 

 Creating a Routine

Getting started with the places that are hotspots is a good idea, for instance, the kitchen and bathroom. If unexpected visitors come early you will be ready for them. There is a clean kitchen to make a cup of tea and a clean bathroom if they need to refresh.

A routine that systematically becomes a habit is a good way to implement new ideas into your work schedule.  Create a routine that suits your lifestyle and build it to perfect your system. Make it easy to maintain.

A good routine goes hand in hand with a disciplined attitude. Maintain the effort to stick to your routine, and create a formula that works for you.

On the other hand, a very strict and rigid routine is the killer of all creation and initiative. It only gives house cleaning a bad reputation. Therefore apply your routine with a twist of adventure to keep it alive and interesting.

 

Home Cleaning Schedule

 Suggested Daily Schedule

  • Start early, and wake up at 5.30 am.

    Get ready and dress to kill. Have funky clothes when cleaning the house, for instance, a red top and purple pants or a green top with blue pants or a pink top and orange pants and sneakers. Add a black and white polka dot scarf for when the sweat is running.

  • Look classy and well put together, hair neat and a little lipstick. Never in pyjamas or old sloppy clothes and slippers.

  • Suggested Daily Schedule

  • Be ready at 6.00 am. Dressed alive and feeling bubbly.

  •  Prepare breakfast and see everybody off.

  •  Firstly, clean the kitchen, it is the heartbeat of the home. Wash the dishes, clear and wipe the surface areas and stove, and simultaneously empty the dustbin.

  •  Secondly, tackle the bathroom. Add a cleaning solution to the toilet bowl and let it sit for a while, while you clean. Put away stuff standing around and clean the basin, wipe the surface areas and the mirror.

  •  Clean the bath, and shower floor with sanitiser.

  •  Spray the tiles and wipe down, and lastly wipe the taps with a dry cloth until shiny.

  •  Use a toilet brush and clean the bowl of the toilet. Sanitise the toilet seat on top, as well as underneath.

  •  Lastly, empty the dustbin.

  • Have a cup of tea and relax for 15 min.

  • Next is the living or TV room.

  •  Open the windows and air the room.

  •  Put all the clutter lying around into a specially provided box, in the corner. Everybody can collect later.

  •  In the case of smoking in the house, emptying and washing ashtrays is most certainly a priority.

  •  Fluff all cushions and move furniture back to its place.

  • The Bedrooms are next.

  •  Everybody should make their beds, and put away their stuff in cupboards and drawers.

  •  Open windows to air the room.

  •  All clothes lying around go into a box in the main bedroom, for collection with a penalty, and most importantly, to teach them responsibility.

  • If not put away, there will be a penalty, either financially or in an extra chore. [Keep that money in a jar for a treat later, when they deserve it.]

  •  Empty dustbins.Home cleaning schedule Woman sweeping or mopping the floor

  •  Sweep or mop tile floors, especially in the kitchen if needed.

  •  When done in a room, close the windows and also the curtains. Spay with an atomizer to keep the room fresh and lastly, close the door.

  •  On a laundry day while busy in the kitchen,  simultaneously, load the washing machine and unload it when you hear the ding dong.

  •  If a room needs dusting, take an extra 10 minutes per room and dust all the surfaces, especially, during the dusty season.

  •  Lastly, attend to the menu for the evening. Do some preparations, most importantly, defrost the meat and at the same time, peel the veggies.

 

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After all the cleaning is done

  •  Freshen up or shower, and be ready to receive the family home.

  •  Equally important, plan a moment of rest in your schedule before the afternoon starts. Sit comfortably or lie down even if just for 10 or 15 minutes.

  •  Relax and read or listen to music. Set a timer in case you fall asleep, for example, this is what we call a power nap.

  •  Welcome the kids home with a smile and a hug. Your behaviour set their mood for the afternoon.

  •  While making them a sandwich after school, talk about what happened during their day. Listen and don’t judge, let them be and feel free to tell you all.

  • Your only comment should be ... Really and what happened next or How did it make you feel?

  •  Enjoy lunch with them, as a result, it will create loving memories.

  •  After lunch sends them off to change and to rest a little before homework starts.

  •  Meanwhile, attend to the evening meal and do the prep work.

  •  Be available to help with homework tasks and most of all, make sure homework is done properly. It must be their pride.

  •  While they go off to play, you can do the cooking.

Maybe not for everybody but a routine like this is bonding and makes everlasting memories.

 

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 Conclusion.

A day in the life of a homemaker should never be boring. It is a decision you made, in other words, a mindset you have chosen. Your focus should be on creating loving moments for wonderful memories.

Train your brain to feel happy when you do the homework. Have gratitude for all you have and the memories that go with it. It must never be a chore.

Therefore, feel joyfull and be content with your choices. Never let influences from the outside dictate your style.

 

Home cleaning schedule Woman relaxing with a book in hammock

This picture says it all, create moments for yourself.

You are your boss, and therefore, can organise your day to your benefit.
Think of it this way, every career has its chores.

Tasks that are not liked. For instance, at the office, it might be filing or meeting after meeting, a demanding boss or travelling. Every work has its problems and worst of all, toxic people.

While, at home, you are among your loved ones, subsequently, your task is to create a loving harmonious home and lifestyle. You are the one in charge.

What a privilege!

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