Yesterday, I wrote about the easy daily cleaning tasks I do to keep our house from being completely nasty. One of my daily tasks is to do a “Weekly Task.”
Weekly Tasks are much less fun, take more time, and generally are a pain to get to. But, if I want to be able to have company over, I have to do the Weekly Tasks. Boo.
I’ve tried a bunch of different Weekly Task schedules, and this is the one that works best for us. It’s very house-specific, and I schedule the more labor-intensive tasks on days when my kiddos will be at school.
Your schedule will probably be much different than mine! It took me a while to get a good schedule going. Because I have little ones at home with me, I had to think about what I could reasonably get done during nap time (if that happens!), and what I could do when the kids are awake.
I also had to consider what things in our house were the most important things to clean. I could have scheduled a refrigerator clean out every week, but that wouldn’t have been as important to us as having clean bathrooms (especially since we are potty training).
Up until two weeks ago, Monday was my laundry day. But, it’s been a very hot summer for us, and we don’t have air conditioning, so I’m doing one load of laundry each day and hanging it out to dry instead of sweating it out all Monday to do the laundry. Once it cools down again, I’ll probably go back to a Monday Laundry Day.
On Fridays I do a “Catch Up Day.” I got this idea from Clean Mama. If I can’t do a certain Weekly Cleaning Task during the week, I don’t worry about it. I know that I’ll have time on Friday to make it up.
On Mondays, I do a “Monthly Cleaning Task,” which is a task that I need to do every once in a while, but not something super important.
How about you? Do you have a cleaning schedule? What works for you?
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