Cleaning your home can often feel overwhelming, especially if you leave all of your tasks to one day a week. Instead of having to dedicate an entire day to clean everything in your house, complete a few small tasks every day of the week. Not only will this routine help make cleaning much easier and less time-consuming, but it will also keep your family home spotless all week long.
Monday House Cleaning Schedule
After the excitement of the weekend, one’s house can look tired and disorganized. Kids may have been running and playing in the house, leaving clutter and dirt in their wake. People who hosted get-togethers with their families or friends over the weekend may also notice their home is much dirtier than usual.
In order to clean up the house and refresh it for the week ahead, take the time to do a surface clean. Clear away clutter and put things in their designated spaces. Then sweep, vacuum, and mop the floors of any high traffic areas like living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, bathrooms, and bedrooms.
- Put things away
- Sweep floors
- Vacuum carpets
- Mop washroom and kitchen floors
Tuesday House Cleaning Schedule
On Tuesdays, homeowners should tackle washing their dirty clothes. Laundry can easily and quickly pile up from working, taking kids to their sports games and generally living life. This is especially true if you and your family members are clumsy or prone to getting dirty. On Tuesday, dedicate some of your free time to cleaning and folding clothes in the laundry room.
- Soak clothes to remove any tough stains
- Wash and dry clothes
- Hand wash delicate items
- Fold and put away
- Clean bedroom linens (once every two weeks)
Wednesday House Cleaning Schedule
While most people believe that home cleaning is tedious and laborious, this is untrue. When homeowners spread out their weekly cleaning chores, they become much more manageable. On Wednesdays, the only chore that you need to do is wipe and dust your space. This is an easy task to handle for those with the mid-week blues.
- Dust furniture
- Cleaning kitchen appliances like a stove, toaster or microwave
- Wiping down counters, tables and other surfaces like doorknobs and light switches
Expert Cleaning Tips #1
One of the most common cleaning mistakes is using a feather duster because it can easily spread dust from one surface to another. A microfiber cloth will easily trap and hold particles as you are dusting.
Thursday House Cleaning Schedule
On Thursdays, homeowners should focus on a single room in their house: the bathroom. A bathroom is one of the most used rooms in a house, meaning that it should receive a deep clean every week to maintain cleanliness. While this may be one of the most dreaded days in a weekly cleaning schedule, homeowners may be comforted knowing that they can enjoy their clean washroom every day of the week (until next Thursday, that is).
Complete these chores to help keep your home bathroom clean:
- Scrub toilets
- Disinfect shower and tub
- Change out old towels for fresh clean ones
- Wipe mirrors and counters
Friday House Cleaning Schedule
Every Friday homeowners should tidy their kitchen space. Often, dishes and leftovers can pile up as parents and children are busy with work and school. Reset your kitchen and the rest of your home with a tidy.
First, any spoiled or mouldy food in your fridge should be discarded. The kitchen sink and counters should also be cleaned thoroughly with a disinfectant. This routine will allow you to refresh your home and prepare to host any guests on the weekend.
- Get rid of any mouldy or spoiled food
- Wipe down the interior and exterior of the fridge
- Clean and disinfect the sink
- Clean and put away any dishes
Weekend House Cleaning Schedule
Most people plan to spend their weekend enjoying time with their family and friends or relaxing after a long week of work. No one wants to spend most of their Saturday or Sunday cleaning every room in their house. That’s why we recommend homeowners only complete a bit of tidying when they feel like it. This can include taking the time to dust, tidy up a room, or wash clean their bathrooms’ toilets. These fast and simple chores will give you the satisfaction of cleaning without having to dedicate a great deal of time to the task.
Expert Cleaning Tips #2
Alongside your weekly cleaning schedule, incorporate taking your garbage out on the appropriate day. For example, if your household or municipal garbage day is on Monday, plan to gather your garbage and throw it out on Sunday evening.
Monthly Cleaning Tasks
Much like spring cleaning, there are several housekeeping tasks that do not need to be completed as frequently as others. These can be completed all at once on a designated day, or they could be spread throughout your home cleaning routine to make them feel more manageable. Explore what works best for you and your schedule.
- Vacuum or wipe down furniture like a couch or chair
- Do a deep clean of your oven
- Dust and wash windows and coverings
- Launder bed skirts, duvets, pillow covers and mattress covers
- Review mail, odds and ends and clothes to save or discard
- Dust and disinfect light fixtures and ceiling fans
- Scrub dirt or grime off of baseboards, crown moulding and door frames
Refresh Your Home
Cleaning your house can feel overwhelming, especially if it is something you take on all by yourself. We encourage homeowners to get their entire family involved with a printable cleaning checklist and a competition. This is a fun way to get parents and kids involved in weekly cleaning tasks and reduce the amount of work each individual needs to do.