24 Tasks that Should Be on Every Moms Daily Cleaning Schedule3 min read
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Do you struggle to keep up with little hands in your home making big messes? Do you get bogged down by the number of household tasks that get missed more often than not?
Give this daily cleaning schedule a try and stay on top of the dirt, clutter, and disorder that attempts to overtake your home every day.
The Daily Cleaning Schedule
- Morning Routine
- Spot clean in bathroom(s) (sink, mirror, counter, toilet seat, shower door)
- Make your bed
- Put away anything not in its place in your bedroom
- Unload dishwasher
- Wash One load of laundry
- Fold/Put Away One load of laundry
At Each Meal
- Tidy anything that has been taken out before sitting down at the table
- Do the dishes
- Wipe down table & counters
- Sweep or vacuum the floor
- Tidy sofa/pillows/throw blankets*
- Tidy & spot clean tables
- Pick everything up off the floor
- Wipe down kitchen appliances
- Wipe down sink
- Clean up any messy spots on the floor
- Replace dish towels and/or cloths
- Take out the trash
- Run dishwasher
- Vacuum as needed/run robotic vacuum
- Daily planning
- Deal with incoming paper/empty your inboxes
- Prepare for tomorrow – set out items you will need, clothes, lunches, meal prep, etc.
*Save yourself the headache of having to fold blankets and fluff pillows – consider adding a storage chest to your living area for storage.
Use the download provided below to print off each week and check off as you go.
You can also laminate, put inside a page protector, or behind glass. Use a dry erase marker to check off and clear each week.
Take a few minutes to estimate how long each of these tasks will take and make sure there is room for them in your routine. (If you don’t have a great routine in place, check out Establish Your Routine)
Try using a silent alarm on your Fitbit to remind you when you are supposed to move onto the next part of your routine. You can also set up alarms on your phone, but I prefer to keep all ringers and notifications turned off at all times to avoid distractions.
The Next Step
Once you get good at using the Daily Cleaning Schedule, move on to follow a weekly cleaning schedule as well.
Something Different to Try
Rather than assigning tasks to a certain day of the week, we group our chores by colors. Each day, based on time, energy level and anything else that might be going on, I choose what color chores we will do.
Taking it Further
If you could use some more help getting your house in order, check out Dominate Your Domain, my online course where you will learn how to follow homemaking systems that work best for you and your family.
Do you have a daily cleaning routine that you follow? Let me know what you would add to or leave out from the list above in the comments below.
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