Keeping a clean and organized home can be a daunting task, especially when you have a busy schedule. However, creating a cleaning routine that splits up the tasks into daily chores can make it more manageable and less overwhelming. Here are some tips for creating a cleaning routine that works for you, as well as a digital download of my printable house cleaning checklist.
Make a list of tasks
The first step to creating a simple daily cleaning routine is to make a list of every household task that need to be done. Each task should be quick and easy to accomplish. Download my printable list HERE for only $5. This list is printable and fully editable! I have inputted my own list of tasks, but make it your own based on the rooms and items you have in your household.
These tasks get done one or more times every single week in our house. We have a separate list of more in depth deep cleaning tasks that happen once a month, or just a few times a year.
Assign tasks to specific days
Once you have a list of tasks, assign each room/task to a specific day of the week. Choose these days based on your work schedule, kids' activities you need to be available for, etc. Our $5 downloadable checklist also breaks down rooms and tasks by day.
If you have a particularly busy day or week, prioritize the tasks that need to be done. Focus on the tasks that are essential for keeping your home functioning, such as washing dishes and doing laundry. We recommend tidying, purging, and picking up every day to prevent it from becoming a large overwhelming task.
Get everyone involved
If you don't live alone, then keeping a clean and organized home should be a team effort. Enlist the help of everyone to tackle daily tasks. Assign age-appropriate tasks to children and split the rest with your partner (if applicable) or roommate. Set expectations for everyone to contribute to the overall cleanliness of the home. By instilling these habits in childhood, parents and guardians can help children develop lifelong habits that will serve them well in the future. This teaches them to take care of their belongings, clean up after themselves, and respect communal spaces.
Stay on track
Consistency is key when it comes to a cleaning routine. Consider completing daily tasks at the same time each day, or having a reward system (yes, even for yourself). This will help you stay on track and prevent tasks from piling up. But the nice thing about doing these tasks every single week, is if you need to skip a task one week (because, life happens), it won't be too big of a deal. But if you don't skip a week, it will be a quick and easy task each time, since you're not even giving these spaces a chance to get dirty in between cleans.
Splitting up your house cleaning routine into daily tasks is an effective way to maintain a clean and organized home. By creating a list of daily tasks, assigning tasks to specific days, prioritizing tasks, getting everyone involved, and staying on track, you can make regular house cleaning manageable, and keep your home calm and stress-free.