How to Create a Cleaning Schedule that works for you

How to Create a Cleaning Schedule to clean your own Home

Often people get stuck feeling like there is not enough time in our day. There’s work, kids, leisure and social time, and then there’s that time that you have to figure out how to make for essential duties. Cleaning your house falls into this category.

Everyone likes the feeling of a nice clean house to come home to at the end of a busy stressful day taking care of all those other things that demand time from your day. But the problem is that we have to squeeze cleaning in there as well somewhere if we actually want to be able to reap the rewards. It’s hard to know where to begin and it’s hard to find the right time to get everything in.

In order to plan a successful cleaning schedule you have to look at everything else on your schedule. Maybe if you have 15 minutes to brew the coffee and sit down to your first cup of the day you could also quickly put on a load of laundry in that time too. Plan to get the laundry finished to the point of needing folded in the morning and then fold and put it away just before bed. Wash your dishes often and in small amounts. If you’re have breakfast and you have a bowl, a spoon, and a coffee cup dirty go ahead and wash those things before you leave the house. It only takes a few minutes. Pick up the kid’s toys or gather dirty laundry to put in the basket just as you pass through the house while getting ready for work.

Of course you may be thinking that these things are really little daily chores and what you’re really worried about is how you’re going to get to the things that are more cleaning than household chores. The carpet needs vacuumed, the toilet and shower needs a good scrubbing, the windows need cleaning, and the bathroom floor needs the tile and grout scrubbed clean.

For this more major things actually sit down and write out a chart. Choose different things to clean on different days. Tackle larger projects on weekends or other days that you are off from work. Scrub the tile and grout on Saturday and clean all the windows on Sunday. During the week you might choose different evenings for different cleaning activities. Vacuum the carpets while supper is in the oven on Monday evening. Clean the toilet and shower on Tuesday evening. If you are going out for drinks with coworkers or watching your kids play soccer on Wednesday evening don’t schedule any cleaning on that day. Pencil yourself in a glass of wine on Friday night as a reward after you’ve given the house a good general cleaning.

Remember not to push yourself, if your schedule is too busy with other activities at certain times don’t schedule any cleaning at that time. Don’t set yourself up for failure and in turn disappointment. Make the schedule with reason in mind and then stick to the schedule. Eventually you’ll get into the swing of things and you’ll be able to breathe a sigh of relief at the end of your long hard day going to bed knowing that your house is clean and tidy.

At Spots and Dots Cleaning, we recognize the importance of maintaining your homes appearance and that sometimes, frequent residential cleaning is important, which is why we offer competitive pricing plans to help make it affordable for all income levels.