Keeping the house clean and organized is a never-ending job.
Unfortunately, when it comes to cleaning, your mom was right: Forgoing cleaning for even a day or two can make the job infinitely more difficult, so it’s best to stay on top of it by doing a little bit every day.
If you have trouble keeping track of all of the cleaning tasks a typical household requires, the website Freebie Finding Mom has an amazing tool that you’ll definitely want to take advantage of: a weekly cleaning schedule.
Here’s just a glimpse:
Not only does the schedule include all of the cleaning maintenance tasks that are easy to forget (wiping out the microwave, anyone?), but it comes in a handy checklist form, so you can print it out at the start of the week and keep track of your cleaning progress as you go.
The best part? It’s totally free and available to download as many times as you like, right here.
“This printable cleaning schedule breaks up all those pesky household chores over the course of six days which makes everything seem a lot more manageable,” says Kelli of Freebie Finding Mom. “Cleaning still isn’t fun, but with the help of the printable cleaning schedule I feel less like Cinderella and more like someone who gets stuff done (sorry, not sure which Disney princess that is).”
Kelli also created a customizable version of the schedule that comes in a Word document, so you can alter it to fit your preferred schedule, or add or delete cleaning tasks.
The great thing about using a visual cleaning schedule like this is that it makes it easy to get kids and family members involved in the cleaning process. Assign chores to family members and let them check off each one as they’re finished.
Check out these time-saving cleaning methods to make housework even more manageable: