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Making a Routine: Cleaning Schedule

Hola all! Jenn here with a post about getting in a routine.

A few years ago when I was trying to get some organization in my life….again not a strong suit of mine….I did what anyone else would do, I googled home organization. Well, lots of sites and blogs came up that had tips for all sorts of things to do to get organized around the house.

One I found that I really liked had a weekly cleaning schedule that was supplemented with a daily quick clean schedule. Well, I thought that was a great idea!! The way it goes is you have things to do each day of the week, but the weekend was pretty much free. I printed it off and tried to start it, but I have to admit that I failed. I was working 40 hours a week, trying to sell Avon on the side, trying to be a fun mom to a 2 yr old, and I had a laundry list of other things going on. (I struggle with wanting to do it all) So I tried and tried but I just never seemed to stay on schedule. I was not good at juggling, you are probably better than me. I always ended up just cleaning some at night and doing most of my cleaning on the weekend…..or attempting to ignore those bothersome dust bunnies 😉

Well, when we moved and I was blessed to be able to stay at home I decided to give the cleaning schedule another go, and I did a much better job keeping up with it. I LOVE it now! (I also have preached to not take on to many things at once…..well I have gotten better)

It is so simple and if you can stick to it, you will be impressed with the results! When I stick to it daily my house never seems dirty…..except for the dog hair, but we love our dog and when I watch him and my daughter play it is all worth the extra sweeping.

Okay now for the weekly cleaning schedule:

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See so simple! I love it! I wake up everyday knowing what I need to do and it doesn’t take long to take care of the days work, so that leaves lots of time for all the fun things!

You may also find, like I have, that you don’t need to dust every week so some Wednesdays all I have to do is vacuum the bedrooms. So that means Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays are super easy! Usually as a rule I sweep/vacuum and mop my kitchen, family room, living room, dining room, and hallway on Mondays and Thursdays or Tuesdays and Fridays…with spot mopping and sweeping in between, I have a dog and a child so my floors get dirty fast 😉

To supplement that there is a daily quick clean:

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These were taken from the blog Bloominghomestead.com

These are the two schedules I found and love! I have added something’s to them as I needed, but that’s the great thing. You can alter them to fit what works best or you. And if you want to see more examples, a simple Google or Pinterest search for cleaning schedules or cleaning routines will show you lots of different ones and I am sure you can find the one that’s right or you!

I have added to the schedule as needed and will share those with you in a later post. Once you can stay on schedule it is easy to add to it.

This has really helped me become a better homemaker(I am not perfect and my house isn’t spotless, but I am way better than I used to be), and I hope that it will help you to!

Don’t forget to do something to make someone smile today!

Love,
Jennifer

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