Weekly Cleaning Schedule
Are you ready to have a guest ready home all the time? Then this printable weekly cleaning schedule will be sure to whip your home into shape. No more hiding all the clutter in a laundry basket in a closet right before guests arrive.
What is Weekly Cleaning Schedule
I absolutely love having a clean house! But I tend to be a person who is either OCD about having a clean house or is clear on the other end of the spectrum and constantly making excuses as to why I didn’t get to cleaning. For the longest time I couldn’t for the life of me find a middle ground until I started using this weekly cleaning schedule.
My home mangese to stay guest ready most of the time all while having 5 kids, homesteading, and cooking from scratch. Keyword being MOST of the time.
Tips for Success with Cleaning
- The focal point of this cleaning schedule is a deeper clean of each room, so you will also have to do your daily chores (dishes, decluttering, laundry, making the bed, etc.) as well.
- It will take some extra time at first to get into this cleaning routine, but the good news is as you stick to it the tasks will go quicker and quicker, eventually becoming maintenance cleaning. Before you know it your home will be guest ready most of the time with very little effort from you.
- It may take a week or two for this cleaning schedule to take effect, particularly if you have a lot of kids, a large home, and are homesteading or even homeschooling.
Kitchen, Laundry Room, and Dining Room
In the kitchen you will want to scrub the sink, wipe down all the appliances including the inside of the microwave, oven, and fridge (empty out old food as you wipe down the shelves), wipe down all counter tops and tables, and sweep and mop.
All you have to do in the laundry room simply tidy up any clutter, wipe down appliances, and sweep and mop the floor.
In the dining room tidy up any clutter, wipe down the table, and sweep and mop the floor.
In the bathroom/s scrub the sink, shower/tub, and toilet, wipe down mirrors, and sweep and scrub floors. We have potty training toddlers so I make sure to wipe down the potty training ring and stool as well.
Living Room and Playroom
In the living room and playroom tidy up any clutter and dust all surfaces (including fans), wipe down all glass. In our home this includes windows because we always have kid finger prints and food smeared all over them, if I’m being honest. Wipe down/vacuum the furniture if needed and sweep and mop floors.
In the bedrooms wash all the bedding, dust all surfaces, and sweep and mop.
Catch Up Day
Friday is a catch up day so you could quickly tidy the house, vacuum high traffic floors, catch up on laundry, do bills and plan meals/groceries, or organize something.
On Saturday up any garbage in the yard, mow and weed eat the grass, clean off the front and back porch, weed garden beds, clean out animal pens, ect.
More Cleaning Tips
Never leave a room empty handed.
Day or Night
It doesn’t matter whether or not your cleaning tasks get completed in the morning or night as long as they get done. Do what works best for you.
It’s important to be consistent in completing your cleaning tasks, so your home will always be guest ready no matter what life throws your way.
Get Your Family Involved
Don’t be afraid to get your family involved, I mean they help make the messes to and live there also, am I right? I always tell my kids team work will make the dream work!
Give this weekly cleaning schedule a try and let me know in the comments down below if it worked for you.