ractical Cleaning Routine For Any Schedule. It doesn’t matter if you work full time, part time, you are a stay at home mom or a work from home mom.
Keeping your house clean can be a real pain in the neck if not managed properly. It can get overwhelming if you procrastinate to get it in order.
I have a very simple cleaning routine for you that would always keep your house tidy. You never have to worry about the sudden guests that might arrive at your home.
This simple, easy and practical cleaning routine will fit any schedule. All you will need is an hour’s time in the morning or the evening at the most. And once you get the hang of it, it will even take lesser time than that.
When you make a daily routine, you will always have a clean house. And a clean home means that you can relax during the weekends with your dear family.
Instead of stressing and screwing your entire weekend doing chores, you can sit back and relax.
This is a very practical cleaning routine for any schedule. If you keep doing this daily, you will never be overwhelmed with chores ever.
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Let’s Start with a Daily Schedule for our practical cleaning routine
Make your bed first thing in the morning. Having a tidy bed makes the whole room look clean and you start your day with full energy. Pick up and put away any items lying around the room. This should take less than 10 minutes when you get used to it.
Arrange any things that are misplaced in the side table at night.
Put away any products that you and your family used right after everyone are done. Give a quick swipe of the counter and sink with Wet Wipes.
Straight away take the dirty clothes to the laundry basket.
A quick brush down the toilet will never have you to clean the toilet ever. Another wet wipe for the bath tub and shower and your bathroom will look back shining at you.
Load your laundry daily and fold the clothes in the evening. Add another 10 minutes to the timer.
Load and run your dishwasher every night and you will have a great day to begin with. Once you are done cooking and packing, you can load the dishwasher with dirty dishes in the morning.
Give a quick run of the Wet Wipes over the kitchen counter. (I know, I love Wet Wipes. Whatever I would have done without them.) Another wipe for the kitchen cabinets before quickly sweeping the floor. This shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes.
Depending upon the circumstances and kids at home, you can schedule cleaning the living room.
When my kids were too young and too messy, I would leave cleaning the living room until evening. When hubby would arrive from office, he would have a neat living room to welcome him. The living room used to stay much more tidier when I used to clean it later in the day.
Now that kids have grown up and have started school, I clean it after they leave for school. It stays cleaner until they return and I enjoy every moment of my “clean” space.
If you are a working mom, you could do this before heading out of the house. You will have a much cleaner house to greet you when you return home.
Pick up all the toys, things lying around. Clean your sofa, arrange your cushions, throws etc. This should hardly take you another 10 minutes.
So adding up everything, we can get all this done in 50 minutes. That’s less than an hour. I keep a 10 minutes cushion to “clean” what I feel like on that day. Or what requires attention to be cleaned. As we can never predict what might come up all of a sudden.
Now let’s look at the weekly schedule
My house is a mess on Mondays after the weekend. It’s like a hurricane has passed through my house. If your house is anything like mine on Mondays, then simply do not schedule anything and just get on top of it.
Allot 10 minutes each to a room and do a quick clean up. That would mean you set a timer for 10 minutes and get everything cleaned in the bedroom 1 for 10 minutes. Once your time is up, you carry on to the bedroom 2. Next set a 10 minute timer for the bathroom and so on.
Finally finish your cleaning with a good vacuum of the floors of your entire house.
The appliances do get very dirty when we do not take care of them. Clean them up every week to keep them in as good as new condition.
Give a quick wipe to the microwave, fridge, food processor, blender, washing mashing etc. Clean out your fridge with anything old and stale.
Wednesday is bathroom day. Give a thorough clean of your bathroom and organize everything in the linen closet.
Clean the floors. Vacuum, mop the entire house and kitchen.
Today is the kitchen cleaning day before the storm of the weekend. It’s good to be prepared ahead. Prep your dishes for the weekend.
Check your pantry, check what you would need for grocery shopping. Anything that is past the expiry date needs to go. Clean your kitchen cabinets, and a thorough clean of the kitchen counter. Remove everything from the kitchen counter and clean it.
Enroll the help of your family to help you run errands or chores depending upon their age. My family has an “Operation Clean Up” time. In that my kids help me clean the house. Try doing it the play way method. The kids would enjoy more if you joke around rather than screaming to clean.
Set a timer for 10-15 minutes and let them know, that they can go once the timer goes off. I tell you, they will disappear into thin air when the timer goes off. But those 15 minutes get so much done for me. Things that otherwise would have taken more than an hour for me, get done in those 15 minutes. Many Hands Make the Work Light indeed.
Apart from the weekly schedule set a timer for 15 minutes for yourself each day of the week. Organize / Declutter for those 15 minutes daily to always have your house in proper and prim condition.
Relax, Enjoy your time with family. There is never any dearth of chores in anyone’s life. They can wait until a day. Spending quality time with your dear ones is far more important than anything else.
So these were the Practical Cleaning Routine For Any Schedule. If you follow these tips, you will never be overwhelmed ever again.
You will always have a neat and tidy house no matter what is your schedule.
How do you follow your practical cleaning routine? Let me know through comments!
Until Next Time,