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The Busy Mom’s Guide To A Clean House

“Cleaning with children in the house is like brushing your teeth while eating Oreos” – Someecards

Do you ever feel like cleaning is an uphill battle? As soon as one thing is clean, another mess appears and it is never ending!

When I was a stay at home mom, I sometimes found myself cleaning the majority of the day. I felt like I couldn’t get a handle on keeping the house in shape and it frustrated me! Eventually, I realized that I needed a system because it was taking time away from my little one.

I sat down one day and came up with a cleaning schedule! I would give myself one hour a day to get everything done and have laundry going, etc. I can’t even tell you the difference this made for me!

Now that I am working part time and we have a lot more obligations, there are many days where I don’t have a lot of time to spend on cleaning and straightening the house.

To fit with our busy life, I created a new cleaning schedule that I think is perfect for any busy mom!

A Cleaning Schedule For The Busy Mom

Feel free to tweak this schedule to fit with your family and your life! I am also working on a PDF version of this schedule for you to print out. If you are interested in receiving one, comment below or e-mail me at karen@karensincerely.com!

I hope this outline of my cleaning schedule helps every busy mom out there to be less stressed and less frustrated when it comes to all the duties around the house! XOXO

Weekly Cleaning Schedule

To Do Everyday:

  • Wipe down kitchen counters
  • Make all beds
  • Do all the dishes
  • Straighten up and put toys away

Monday – Bathroom:

  • Wipe down sink
  • Sweep floor
  • Change the towels and washcloths
  • Disinfect toilet – inside and out

Tuesday – Bedroom:

  • Change sheets and re-make beds
  • Dust
  • Organize top of desk, dresser, vanity, etc
  • Put away any clothes and clean up dresser drawers
  • Do a load or two of laundry

Wednesday – Floors:

  • Vacuum all carpeted floors
  • Vacuum non-carpeted floors with long attachment
  • Swiffer or mop all non-carpeted floors

Thursday – Living Room:

  • Dust all surfaces
  • Windex TV and any other glass surfaces
  • Do a load or two of laundry

Friday – Kitchen:

  • Organize pantry or cabinet
  • Wipe down shelves in fridge
  • Clean out expired food
  • Organize freezer

Weekend:

  • Vacuum all carpets
  • Do a load or two of laundry
  • Wipe down tub and shower
  • Clean mirrors
  • Sweep entryway

Since my little one is six years old now, she also helps me around the house and keeping everything tidy! Below are her chores each week!

My Daughter’s Duties

  • Put the clean silverware, except for knives, away
  • Make her bed
  • Dust the living room
  • Help put her toys away

P.S. The only room I don’t let her help me clean in the bathroom. She occasionally chips in with other things around the house but these are what she does every week! šŸ™‚

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6 thoughts on “The Busy Mom’s Guide To A Clean House

  1. first of all your quote is perfection!!! and 100% accurate. Secondly I love your list and it has given me the push to look at my list and adjust for our current schedule. As its been neglected as of late.

    Thank you!

  2. Such a great idea to use a schedule! Like you, Iā€™m a part time working mom and never have enough time to clean (which is a nightmare because Iā€™m a clean freak!). Perhaps the answer is to be a little more systematic in my approach. Thanks so much for sharing šŸ˜

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