Does your household cleaning to-do list keep growing? Are you feeling stressed about the tasks you’ve been ignoring?
We’re here to help!
Keeping your home clean might feel like an impossible task, but it’s not! Read on for our guide to making and sticking to a cleaning schedule that works.
1. Make a Master List
Before you can get started on your cleaning schedule you need to make a master list of cleaning tasks for your home.
Organize every cleaning task in your home into one of the following categories based on how often they should be done:
- Clean Daily (dishes, tidying, wiping countertops, etc.)
- Clean Weekly (laundry, change sheets, mop floors, sweep steps, etc.)
- Clean Monthly (clean baseboards, dust blinds, polish wood surfaces, etc.)
- Clean Quarterly (change water filters,
- Clean Bi-Annually (clean gutters, deep sanitizing clean, etc.
- Clean Annually (have HVAC inspected, etc.)
Your master list should include everything from loading the dishwasher, washing and changing the sheets, dusting the blinds, and changing your furnace air filter.
2. A Little Goes a Long Way
After creating a master list, you may feel overwhelmed with the number of things that need to be done in your home. But don’t be!
Your daily cleaning list may include many tasks, but most are small and take less than a few minutes each.
You only need to do a little every day to maintain a clean home.
Schedule ahead of time the days you’ll complete your weekly and monthly (you can do them all on one day or do one every day throughout the period).
3. Write Down Your Cleaning Schedule
Writing down your cleaning schedule is one of the best things you can do.
It can look like a to-do list, a weekly planner page, or whatever else you like. Just write it down in a clear way that helps you easily identify your tasks for the day.
Crossing a task off from a physical piece of paper is known to increase motivation and create a sense of satisfaction.
4. Set a Timer
If you still struggle with motivation then try setting a time for a short amount of time. Start with 20 or 30 minutes.
In that time, only focus on cleaning and tidying according to your schedule.
At the end of that time, you can stop, even if everything on your list isn’t completed. You at least did something.
Many people find that, even when their timer goes off, they have a desire to finish their list despite the extra time.
If that’s not the case for you and you can’t complete your list, consider reaching out to a residential cleaner to help you with the tasks you don’t have the time or energy for.
Staying on a cleaning schedule is about doing a little every day.
If you can’t get it all done, don’t stress out! Contact us today for a free quote for professional home cleaning and see how we can make your home sparkle.