I know with the new house coming along faster each day, I am going to want to have a good Weekly Cleaning Schedule in place. Having a weekly cleaning schedule is an ideal option for keeping my house in order once we get things settled and moved into place. I can print one out and hang it on my refrigerator as a reminder each week, and simply mark off or highlight each day as I go along.
How To Use A Weekly Cleaning Schedule
I love having a weekly cleaning schedule so I don't get overwhelmed by life and one day wake up with "Mr. Mountain Of Laundry" staring me in the face. A schedule really helps me stay on track and allows me to enjoy more time with my son, husband, and even my friends. It gives me the chance to take breaks to hang out with friends and family, go on vacations, and devote time to my business like I want. So, these tips for how to use a weekly cleaning schedule are sure to make your life easier just like they have made mine.
Laminate and use a marker to cross through tasks as you complete them. Rather than waste the money to print one week after week, I like to use an Avery Laminating Sheet and laminate one copy and use a marker to cross out tasks each day and week. At the end of the week, I can simply wipe it off with a damp cloth and reuse over and over again. This saves me money and tons of time since I can ever use the excuse of having forgotten to print it out as a reason I didn't have a fresh copy up to use.
I also secure mine to the side of the refrigerator with a magnetic clip that holds a dry erase marker so they are always held together. This keeps me from having to hunt down a pen or pencil to hold myself accountable. It's all about those little ways to make it easier on yourself.
Divide tasks and assign to different family members. I love that I can also use this as a main chart everyone in the family can refer to as they head out to clean and complete their chores each day. It's especially handy for mixing thing up a bit with kids each wee if you switch chores up from week to week.
Add the time it takes to complete chores to break it up into easy to manage increments. If you have limited time, you may want to pencil in time frames on your weekly cleaning schedule. Breaking up tasks into those 5, 10, and 15-minute segments can really help make it easier to manage to sneak in between other daily tasks.
This makes it so easy to use weekly cleaning schedule and can make it a lot easier to keep a new routine in your home. This free printable is often just what you need to get into a great routine for sticking to cleaning and keeping you home decluttered year round.