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TTC since June 2012
A related thread from a few days ago.
I'm a SAHM with a very busy and into everything toddler and a DH who works irregular hours so my schedule is probably different from most people.
Mon: clean both bathrooms top to bottoms including floors
Tues: nothing, family day
Wed: Grocery shop, change sheets and webster cobwebs, plus any little random cleaning projects
Thurs: Dust, sweep, vacuum and mop
Fri: Clean entire kitchen, including stainless steel appliances
Sun: Any cleaning that got skipped during the week
Sunday- Laundry and full clean- Sweep/dry/wet swiffer the floors, dust all the furniture, wipe down bathroom & kitchen, dust- wipe down kitchen, declutter any clutter throw out any garbage- go through fridge and throw out anything expired. Grocery shopping & make dinner menus for the week. Windex mirrors & windows. Wipe any dusty baseboards or baseboard heater/air conditioner. Clean out purse. Wash bedding and wipe down headboard. Wipe down bathroom scale.
Every day: Dishes, leave the kitchen clean, declutter any clutter, make the bed, wipe down anything that needs it ie; bathroom sink if toothpaste gets in it, oven gets crumbs or counter, wipe down dining room table if crumbs, sweep if dirt, etc.
1st of every month: Go through pantry- make sure it's straight and organized and anything expired is thrown out. Take everything out of the fridge and clean it out thoroughly with vinegar. Clean microwave thoroughly, and move it out and clean under it (toaster too), Put anything away that's on the kitchen counter that could be put away or in a better home. Wipe outside of the fridge and outside of cabinets. Wipe out cutlery drawer of crumbs, etc. Recycle outdated magazines. Clean dishrack throroughly. Organize linen closet/front hall closet if it needs it. Clean top of fridge.
1st Sunday in the month- When I sweep/swiffer I move the furniture right out, couches, tables etc and do a thorough job under those places. Clean out in couch cushions. Clean out under desk thoroughly. Dust ceiling fan. Re-organize bookshelf if it needs it. Clean under bed (swiffer). Sweep balcony and wash patio furniture if it needs it (Usually only do this on the first warm month of the year.) Organize linen closet/front hall closet if it needs it. Clean and organize medicine cabinet and under kitchen + bathroom sinks. I also scrub the kitchen & bathroom floors by hand in addition to my regular swiffering.
First day of spring/summer/fall/winter- Go through closet. Organize dresser drawers and closet. Organize clothes to donate and wipe out dresser drawers. The day after I clean out kitchen cupboards with vinegar and put everything back neat and tidy and organized.
Well mine could be better, but right now:
Daily- Dishes/ Kitchen
Weekly- laundry, vacuum, water plants, bathrooms
Dusting- monthly, I am bad at this too.
Yearly or a little more often- vacuum cars, wash windows etc.
Monday: vacuum, vacuum furniture, clean the kitchen
Tuesday: laundry, clean kitchen
Wednesday: dust, bathrooms, clean kitchen
Thursday: clean kitchen
Friday: vacuum, laundry, clean kitchen
Sunday: anything that got missed, needs it.
Monthly: closet checks.
Yearly/twice a year: we go through and donate what we have but don't/won't use.
I follow a simple daily cleaning schedule so that the house looks fresh and tidy. This helps me to avoid detail cleaning on weekends, so I get quality time to spare with family on weekends. I generally make my bed in the morning, vacuuming, wipe tables and spot-clean cabinets where you see fingerprints, clean and wipe down the sink, countertops and stove in the kitchen, and weekly mopping. I keep things organized.
I know it is boring to clean house everyday. But it is
important for a hygienic life. So clean you house everyday if possible. Try to
make your time table for doing things and it will definitely help you a lot.
I don't have a schedule. We do what needs to be done when it needs to be done. I do steam clean the carpets twice a year ( spring & fall )
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