Today, we’re sharing our modern day cleaning schedule made easy!
This time of year, more than any other time of year, I’m laser focused on making sure our daily habits turn into positive routines.
So, far we’ve covered…
Modern Day Cleaning Schedule Made Easy Inspiration…
I’ve gotten requests for more cleaning and home organization posts lately. And this time of year is the perfect time of year to get started on developing routines that will help make your life easier.
Like many of you, I’m consistently talking to my friends and family members about work-life balance and the pressure to “get it all done.”
Believe me, I get how overwhelming it can be at times. Especially, if you’re working full time, have a busy social life, and a demanding family life too.
I know a lot of you are hard working Moms (love to the Dads reading right now too) and I don’t take your time lightly.
But I want to you know, it’s possible to have a beautiful and functional home that’s also neat and tidy no matter what season of life you’re in.
Of course, there will be days you’ll have to give yourself grace when you see a furball or two in the corner because you’re so tired you just can’t do. one. more. thing.
No worries, you’ll get there! The exciting thing is we can encourage each other along the way.
One shortcut I’ve recently discovered while creating our modern day cleaning schedule has been a total game changer.
In fact, it’s completely changed the way I tackle housework.
I used to do all of my cleaning in one day. I would literally spend an entire Friday cleaning the house from top to bottom.
Laundry, toilets, mopping – the works.
As you can imagine I was wiped by 7 pm after having worked 10-12 hour shifts all week and was falling asleep to the sweet scent of lavender and pine by 7:30 pm come Friday night.
But lately, I haven’t been able to find an entire day to devote strictly to cleaning anymore.
And you might be in the same boat too.
After giving myself some grace, I got a new plan together. And so far, our modern day cleaning schedule is working out well.
One key thing I realized was that I didn’t have to do it all in one day. I just needed to find time to do 30-60 minutes each day of a Daily Cleaning Task + a Weekly Cleaning Task along with our already existing routines.
While this modern day cleaning schedule idea might sound too easy that simple mindset shift changed everything!
Here’s a look at our Daily Cleaning Tasks:
- Make the Bed
- Load/Unload Dishwasher (make unloading the dishwasher part of your morning routine and loading the dishwasher part of your nightly routine for maximum efficiency)
- Wipe Counters (bathroom and kitchen)
- Wipe Kitchen Sink (post meals)
- Take out Trash/Recycling (when needed)
- Sweep/Vacuum if Needed (we do the kitchen, breakfast table/dining room and living room floors every night)
- Water Plants
- Check/Sort Mail
- 10 – 15 Minute Clutter Catcher
- Make coffee/delay brew
- Review schedule for next day
- Laundry (you may be able to do all of your laundry in one day but if you have a family bigger than say 2 or 3 you may need to do at least one load of laundry – specifically clothes – every single day so it doesn’t pile up)
Here’s a look at our Weekly Cleaning Tasks:
- Monday – Dust (all surfaces)
- Tuesday – Vacuum (this includes all carpeted spaces and rugs)
- Wednesday – Kitchen (wipe down appliances, clean out refrigerator, sink scrub, clean – microwave, oven and coffee pot if needed)
- Thursday – Bathrooms (mirrors, counters, sinks, tubs, showers and toilets)
- Friday – Sweep/Mop Floors (this includes all wood and tiled floor surfaces)
- Saturday – Laundry (sheets, towels, clothes and pet bedding)
- Sunday – Weekly Meal Prep, Calendar Review
Keep in Mind When Creating a Modern Day Cleaning Schedule…
This modern day cleaning schedule has already made a big difference. It’s easy enough for everyone to follow along and pitch in. Yet flexible enough I can change out days according to my schedule if needed.
As with all our routines, it took us a bit to form these new habits, but it finally feels manageable.
Incorporating this cleaning schedule as part of our simple morning routine has helped us to have a task oriented mindset all day long.
If you find you have more time to utilize a cleaning schedule at night because you have limited time in the morning, develop a simple nightly routine that you’ll be able to stick with.
The key to lasting change is consistency.
Let us know your favorite cleaning schedule tips and tricks!
Other Cleaning and Organization Posts You Might Enjoy:
- 9 Tips for a More Organized Kitchen
- How to Tame Cleaning Cabinet Clutter
- Tips and Tricks for Clutter Free Linen Closets
- Lemongrass and Lavender Nightly Sink Scrub