There are certain things you know about yourself: your ability to multitask, your love for a clean house, and your intense need for order and routine. These are things that make you the ultimate organized person. However, they don’t make you a natural when it comes to organizing others—your family or your home. This is where having a cleaning schedule comes in handy. A cleaning schedule will help you keep track of what needs to be done and when so there are no missed appointments, forgotten chores, or unkempt corners (or undergarments) left untouched. Here’s how a cleaning schedule can work wonders for your home and the occupants who live there:
What is a cleaning schedule?
A cleaning schedule is an essential part of any home organization or cleaning plan. If you don’t have a cleaning schedule, then you’re probably cleaning when you feel like it and when you feel like it only. You may be over-crowding your house with more dirty clothes and more dirty dishes, and then rushing to clean some parts of the house before rushing off to another part of the house. This is not a good way to keep your house clean, and it’s not efficient. A common misconception is that people who have a cleaning schedule do all of their cleanings on certain days. While it is true that some people are more organized in their schedule than others, a cleaning schedule is simply a way to take control of your cleaning and organization so you always have a clean house.
How to create a cleaning schedule for your home
Bluntly, there’s no one-size-fits-all method when it comes to creating a cleaning schedule or cleaning. It depends on your household, the size of your house, the age of your home, any renovations you’ve done to the house, and any other factors that could affect how often you need to clean. When creating your cleaning schedule, start by breaking down your cleaning tasks based on their function and importance. What are you cleaning for? What does it do? Why does it need to be clean? Typically, for a clean home you will want to break down the following tasks: – Cleaning the bedrooms – These are typically the bedrooms, and these rooms are the places where your family spends the most time. When you clean the bedrooms you are essentially cleaning for the health and well-being of the people who live in your house. You are cleaning for the clothes that your kids have on, the food that is being consumed, and the germs that are potentially being transferred from one room to another. In addition to cleaning for the health and well-being of your family members, a clean bedroom makes the rest of your house seem much more presentable because it’s the first thing people see when they walk through your front door. Cleaning the bedrooms means that your house is ready and in order when people want to visit. – Cleaning the bathrooms – The bathrooms are usually the third thing that people notice when they walk through your door. People are usually the least likely to make the bathrooms a priority, but these are the rooms that are usually the dirtiest of the entire house. When you clean the bathrooms, you are cleaning for the health of your family members and your own sanity when you have to be close to such dirty places.
When is the best time to schedule your cleaning?
There are a couple of important questions to ask yourself when determining the best time to schedule your cleans. – What time of day do you clean most? As you will notice through the various rooms in your house, each one will be dirtier than the others in the time that it’s the least clean. For example, the living room is usually the dirtiest in the house from the time that you wake up ‘til the time that you go to bed. The kitchen is usually the dirtiest room in the house when you’re eating, during the time that you’re cooking or preparing your meals. And the bedrooms are usually the dirtiest room in your house when you’re sleeping. The reason you want to clean the least clean rooms is that you want to clean the least clean parts of your house. This gives you a clean house without spending a lot of time cleaning. – Are you willing to sacrifice some time to clean? Realistically, you are not going to get to every inch of your home in one day. However, you can clean the rooms where your family spends the most time. For instance, if your kids spend the most time in their bedrooms, schedule a separate cleaning day for them. They will appreciate you cleaning for them and will be less likely to create a mess in their rooms.
During the week, you should take the following weekly cleaning tasks: – Dusting – It’s important to dust your house while it’s still dust-free. Dusting is the first step to keeping your house clean. Dusting is not only important for the aesthetic appeal of your house, but it will also make your house look clean and not covered in dust. – Washing Dishes – This one is simple: Eat off your dishes, and wash them when you’re done. This will not only save time, but it will also save water. Water conservation is critical these days. – Washing the Laundry – This one is critical. Make sure that you wash your clothes for at least five minutes and then hang them to dry. This will keep your clothes from getting moldy and will also prevent your energy bill from going up.
How often do you get to scrub your house?
One of the best things about a cleaning schedule is that it will make you understand how often you should clean your house. The average house needs to be cleaned about once every two weeks. This schedule can vary depending on where you live, what your environment is like, and how many people are living in your home. When it comes to cleaning, it’s important to remember that less is more: you don’t need to clean your entire house at once. Rather, clean the areas that need cleaning the most. For example, if your house always has a little bit of dirt on the stairs but nothing else, clean the stairs. If your house always has a lot of dust in the corners of your rooms, clean the corners.
Pros And Cons of Making a House Cleaning Schedule
- You establish a cleaning schedule and stick to it. This will help you stay organized and on track, as well as keep your home clean and tidy.
- Chores are broken down into manageable tasks that can be completed in an orderly fashion without feeling overwhelmed or stressed out.
- You set specific dates for each cleaning task so there is always a reminder of when it needs to be done—no more running around trying to remember when the last time your oven was cleaned was!
- If there are any interruptions (like a guest visiting), you have contingency plans laid out in case things get too hectic (like taking care of the guest while putting the house back together).
- Scheduling can be Stressful: Creating a cleaning schedule can be difficult, especially if you have a demanding job or school work. It’s also possible that some things may fall off the radar (like your husband’s propensity for leaving his underwear on the floor).
- Not Everyone Will Have to Participate: A cleaning schedule may not be ideal if everyone in your household doesn’t participate in it. This means that there will likely be areas of neglect and dirt accumulation, which defeats the purpose of having one in the first place.
- Missing important Opportunities for Cleaning: If you miss an opportunity to clean something because it’s someone else’s responsibility on your cleaning schedule. Then that area will remain unclean and unkept— frustrating both yourself and those who are responsible for keeping it clean!
- Habits Can Form Without Clear Guidelines: Even with careful planning, individuals tend to form their habits when it comes to housekeeping– even if they don’t realize what they’re doing at first glance! This means that unless everyone adheres strictly to your scheduled visits (which would defeat much of the purpose), rooms will continue accumulating dirt and dust without any indication as to why or how this happened over time.
A cleaning schedule can help you organize others by establishing specific times for cleaning various areas of the house.
A cleaning schedule can help you stay on top of your responsibilities by giving you a set amount of time each day to focus on your work and cleaning.
Creating a cleaning schedule can be a daunting task, but with the right tools and guidance, it can be a breeze.
There are potential challenges that might arise when implementing a cleaning schedule, such as finding a balance between meeting the needs of the household and meeting the demands of the cleaning schedule.
The biggest challenge when creating a cleaning schedule is ensuring that everyone in the household is on board and understands the expectations.
When people ask you how often a cleaning schedule is necessary, tell them that it’s not a chore at all. It’s a lot of fun to clean your house when it’s clean and organized. Cleaning doesn’t need to be a chore, and with a little bit of discipline and organization, cleaning your house doesn’t have to take weeks, months, or years. With the right cleaning schedule, it should take you only a few weeks to clean your entire house, and you’ll be so happy with the results you’ll want to clean your house every week or two.