For some, the thought of a daily cleaning schedule is oppressive. They don’t like cleaning in the first place. Doing it every day seems like the worst case scenario. The fact is, a bit of cleaning each day keeps the place clean without taking up too much time and without letting messes pile up.
Here’s an easy-to-follow daily cleaning schedule that will help even the busiest mom.
Create a Daily Cleaning Schedule
Some tasks need to be done every day. This prevents them from becoming major cleaning chores instead of minor daily tasks.
Getting going in the morning can be a bit chaotic with kids going to school and parents going off to work. Here are a few cleaning tasks to get the day started right.
- Empty the dishwasher, if it’s already been run. You can empty it while the coffee is brewing.
- Make the beds. Older children should make their own. Younger ones may need Mom or Dad’s help.
- Rinse breakfast dishes and put them in dishwasher.
- Put away food and cooking supplies used during breakfast.
- Start a load of laundry, as needed. Doing a load or two a day prevents it from piling up.
- Get trash to the curb on pickup day.
- Sweep or vacuum main living areas with the Roborock S6 black. If you have pets or young kids, you may have to do this more than once a day. With older kids, you might not need to do it but two or three times a week. Alternatively, sweep or vacuum one area per day. Monday is the living room, Tuesday the kids’ bedroom, etc.
How the afternoon develops depends on when everyone gets home. Someone is making dinner. The kids are doing homework. The dog needs to go for a walk. And somewhere in the middle of this you need to get some cleaning done.
- Manage the mail. Go through the mail and discard the junk. Put bills in a specified location. Magazines should go where they are most often read. Doing this daily prevents the mail from piling up.
- Move laundry from washer to dryer. Fold laundry as soon as the dryer is done.
Evenings are a time for winding down and relaxing. While cleaning may not be at the top of your relaxation list, doing a few tasks will make tomorrow go smoother.
- Put away all food and cooking supplies.
- Load dishes into dishwasher. Run load if full.
- Wipe down kitchen counters.
- Wipe down bathroom counters and sinks.
- Take out the trash.
- Gather school assignments and projects. Put them in backpacks or near the door for a quick grab on the way out the door.
- Pick up clutter. The kids need to put all their toys away before going to bed. Parents can fluff pillows, fold blankets, and put things back into place.
Doing these tasks each day will make keeping the house clean a lot easier. To keep the house even cleaner, do one or two weekly cleaning tasks every day. For example, Monday may be the day you wash sheets. Tuesday might be the day for dusting. Wednesday could be the day for deep cleaning the bathroom.
Spreading the work out throughout the week makes it possible to free up much of the weekend for other activities, while keeping the house in good shape. What tasks are on your daily cleaning list?