Sounds rather boring this topic doesn’t it…but believe me its worth having a look at & a think about!
In the past I would leave all my cleaning jobs for one day a week and would be totally overloaded on that day! My house would become feral in between that time and it would cause me great anxiety. Enough was enough and I created a cleaning schedule that works for me. Here’s an overview of mine:
Monday: Clean Bathrooms
Wednesday: Hoover & Mop floors
Thursday: Do a monthly task (listed at bottom)
Friday: Free day
Saturday: Hoover & Mop Floors, wipe down couches (I’m OCD with my floors, most people would only really need to do them once a week!)
Sunday: Do a monthly task (listed at the bottom and if I have free time)
I do the following everyday and usually in the morning after the kids are at school and my youngest naps:
Wipe down benches and kitchen table
Tidy the house (except my kids rooms, that’s their chore)
Make my bed (although its usually just throwing my doona over the sheet)
I also will re-do some of the above daily tasks at night after dinner
Here’s my monthly tasks that I try to complete:
Wash rugs/mats/bath mats
Clean skirting boards
Spot clean the walls
The above is just what I find works for me a treat. It may seem as if I’m constantly cleaning but actually I’m not, I really only spend about an hour all up a day (extra spent on laundry) because the work is broken down over the week & month.
There is no need to follow exactly what I do, try and find a schedule that works for you and your own household. Here are a few links to free cleaning schedule printables to help you plan:
Google “free printable cleaning schedules” for more inspiration or just use plain old pen & paper!
Sarah (The OCD Mumma) x