Thursday, April 25, 2013

Spring Cleaning

The past two weeks, I have been trying to implement a new cleaning schedule. I recently read this blog where she posted about her cleaning schedule and I thought I could use some of her suggestions. You can check it out here

My old schedule was really a lack of one. I would just do whatever chores seemed the most critical for that day and other things that were a little less obvious, like dusting light fixtures, were neglected.

So here is the new schedule:
  • Vacuum
  • Sweep
  • Dishes
  • Put away clothes
  • Put away toys
  • De-clutter
  • Wipe counters/stove/table
  • Laundry
  • Make beds
  • Take out trash
Monday- Kitchen and Dining Room
  • Shine counter tops
  • Sweep/mop
  • Wipe walls/cabinets
  • Baseboards
  • Vacuum dining room rug
  • Dust (include blinds and light fixtures)
  • Clean refrigerator and microwave inside and out
  • Clean outside of stove and dishwasher
  • Wipe doors/walls/outlet covers
  • Clean trash can (Blah!)
Tuesday- Formal Living Room, Family Room, and Hallway
  • Vacuum
  • Dust (include blinds and light fixtures)
  • Vacuum furniture
  • Baseboards
  • Wipe doors/walls/outlet covers
  • Clean glass tables/mirrors
Wednesday- Bathrooms (2 1/2 bathrooms)
  • Sanitize toilet, sink, bathtub, shower
  • Clean mirror/glass
  • baseboards
  • Wipe doors/walls/outlet covers
  • Sweep
  • Mop
  • Wash bath mats/towels
  • Dust (include light fixtures)
Thursday- Bedrooms (4 bedrooms)
  • Vacuum
  • Dust (include blinds and light fixtures)
  • Baseboards
  • Wash linens
  • Wipe doors/walls/outlet covers
Friday- Errands
We live at least 30-40 minutes from just about everything, so when I "go to town" I try to make it worth the trip. It doesn't always work out for me to only go once a week, but I try to limit my trips in order to save time and money on gas.

Saturday- Catch-up/Projects
Usually, we try to have a fun family outing on Saturdays, but I also try to catch up on chores that I didn't finish during the week. Sometimes, I also have a special project to work on.

Sunday- No chores (the Lord's Day)

I can't say that my new cleaning routine has been a complete success, but I'm hoping that once I get use to it, keeping my house clean will be a breeze.


  1. My problem is that I begin in one room and get to "piddling" and there went an hour. I also carry stuff without a place in one room to another. So one room did get cleaned up and then I go to the room that everything without a place landed in and I get discouraged and give up!! I need a week of getting rid of "STUFF"! I have too much STUFF and STUFF without a place! I used to say that I do not spring clean...I just move! That worked for awhile but now I am stuck with boxes still taped up after all of these years! Plus as you know I am too sentimental and want to keep all of the "boys" things and then pass on down to you guys. You just cringed didn't! OK...enjoyed the post. Love you!

  2. We def have too much stuff. We are trying to get rid of things, but sometimes it's hard cause we think we might be able to use it again later or in a different house. We also have about 20 (not really, but a lot) boxes of baby clothes and other baby stuff that we have been saving in case we can use them again.

  3. I may have to try this routine. Since we have such a "modest" home, it shouldn't take long. are in major de-cluttering mode, so I'm hoping to have less and less to keep up with. We are finishing up the nursery and then it will be time to tackle the garage. Oh, I'm not looking forward to that!

    1. I have been working on our garage and it is a real project. I need to do some major de-cluttering and organizing in there.