January 14, 2013

My New Cleaning Routine

As I mentioned in my "Goals" post, I am trying to get more organized with my cleaning and household chores.  I found a couple of great lists on Pinterest and have molded them to meet my family's needs.

It's been 1 week since I've started and I have to say that I think it is working well.

Here it is for anyone else who might be looking for something similar!
Feel free to use.
Happy cleaning!


Every Morning

Make the beds (5 minutes)
Wipe down the bathroom counters (2 minutes)
Empty the dishwasher (5 minutes)
Do a quick vacuum (5-10 minutes)
Chore of the day *See below* (15 minutes)

Every Night

Load the dishwasher (2 minutes)
Wipe down kitchen counters (2 minutes)
Take out the trash (5 minutes)
De-clutter the house and put things away (5 minutes)

Chore of the day
Monday - deep vacuum the house and do the babies laundry
Tuesday- Clean all the mirrors and windows and do Reagan's laundry
Wednesday- Scrub the toilets and tubs 
Thursday- Mop the floors
Friday -Swing Day (See below) 
Saturday - Nick does our laundry

Swing Day Chores
1st Friday of the Month- Dust and wipe down all cabinets and furniture
2nd Friday of the Month- Scrub the fridge, oven, and microwave
3rd Friday of the Month- Wipe down all walls, baseboards, and doors
4th Friday of the Month- Organize pantry and closets


Mrs. Mommy said...

This makes so much sense. Thanks for sharing. I need to start doing this. I hate that I save everything and then get overwhelmed with too much to do in one day. This is perfect!

Leah said...

FABULOUS plan! Hope you're having a good week!

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Well, I'm sure impressed! Sounds like the perfect plan and so glad it seems to be working for you. I do love a plan!

Victoria said...

I am very impressed with the list and ow it works!!! BUT. even more impressed with the way your home is looking! Girl it is working!!!

Megan said...

too funny -- we started the SAME list here at our house last week! I had to do some modifications to but all in all, I think I'm liking it!

Tyler said...

I'm also following an almost similar routine for months now. Mom said that getting used to incorporating the small cleaning and organizing chores in my daily activities would keep things and clutters from getting out of hand. I'm trying to be a creature of habit, at least with cleaning. :) -->Tyler