Sustain your home’s neatness with ease as I guide you through each day’s tasks, which makes keeping house easier by the day.
Regular cleaning prevents the build-up of dirt and grime, which means less time scrubbing and more time enjoying your sparkling clean home.
The real beauty of this approach unfolds as you adhere to your weekly cleaning schedule consistently; it gradually becomes effortless.
So, let’s get into it and see how you can tidy up every day!
- A weekly cleaning checklist is a strategic approach to home maintenance with an easy-to-follow regular cleaning schedule.
- Let’s divide tasks across different days, leading to a more manageable routine and consistently clean spaces.
- Having the right cleaning supplies and organizational tools, like baskets, drawer inserts, and designated storage, enhances efficiency and tidiness.
- Bonus- check out what you need to do every season with my seasonal cleaning checklist.
- Check out my other free printables- including my deep cleaning house checklist and more!
Weekly Cleaning Checklist
So, what’s the big deal about a weekly cleaning checklist?
Imagine having a road map for every cleaning task in your home. No more wondering if you’ve forgotten to clean the oven or if the bathroom needs a scrub.
With a checklist, everything is accounted for, and you can confidently conquer your cleaning tasks one by one.
Here’s everything you’ll get through during the week:
Ah, Sundays. A day of rest, relaxation, and some preparation for the week ahead.
What better day to focus on the most-used spaces and eliminate any clutter that might have accumulated during the week?
A clean kitchen, including a spotless kitchen floor and well-organized light fixtures, free of dirty dishes, translates to a cheerful space, setting a positive tone for the week!
Here’s the cleaning process:
- Wash dishes; use dishwasher; put clean dishes away.
- Unplug appliances and meticulously wipe them down with a soft cloth and hot, soapy water. Use a toothbrush for those hard-to-reach spots.
- Use a bleach solution or a mixture of white vinegar and water for non-bleach-safe surfaces on your countertops.
- Mop floors with the appropriate cleaner to disinfect.
Use my deep-cleaning kitchen checklist, too, if you want- another free printable to help you out!
Often dreaded Mondays don’t have to be worse just because cleaning needs to get done. Just an hour of cleanup gives you a feeling of accomplishment.
Make this a simple cleanup day by tidying up and organizing your personal spaces, like your bedroom or closet.
Regular maintenance of these spaces leaves them clean and fresh and makes them a joy to use.
Here’s a quick way bedroom cleaning checklist:
- Begin by eliminating any garbage, including food waste.
- Change your bedding.
- Put your dirty laundry in the basket and put away any clean laundry.
- Concentrate on a small area for initial cleanup- I often start with my nightstands and jewelry box.
- Sort items into categories to keep, donate, discard, or other rooms (aka dishes to go to the kitchen, oops, my coffee mugs!).
On Tuesdays, let’s turn our attention to the bathrooms for 30 minutes or so. Toilets, showers, sinks, bathroom counters, and floors- nothing is off-limits.
This is what I focus on with daily cleanup:
- Send towels down to get washed.
- Disinfect the toilet- let it sit for approximately 10 minutes before wiping.
- Scrub the bathtub and wipe down the sinks with a multi-surface cleaner to tackle soap scum.
- Use white vinegar on the showerhead for a deeper clean.
- Dust the ceilings.
- Sweep all surfaces before mopping the floors.
- Replace toiletries
- Disinfect high-touch areas- light switches, handles, etc.
By the end of the day, your bathroom will not just be sparkling clean but also hygienic and safe.
Wednesdays are for dusting, vacuuming, and mopping. Let’s focus on having the floors all cleared off and cleaned.
- Dust surfaces, furniture, and baseboards. I’ll even do the ceilings and walls to get rid of more gunk around the house.
- Wash upholstered furniture- I use our shampoo hose attachment, but old school is a microfiber washcloth.
- Then, remove any dust and allergens stirred up by vacuuming and mopping the floors throughout the house.
After just an hour, your floors will be sanitized and smelling much better- another great accomplishment, way to go Mom!
Thursday, we’re looking at you! It’s time to declutter and organize the living spaces.
This could be your living room, family room, or even dining room or playroom if they’re getting the messiest.
This is the flexible day to clean up whatever room just isn’t cutting it, and you’re worried it doesn’t have a floor anymore or the table might collapse under stuff.
Here’s a quick rundown on what to do:
- Get a trash bag, bins for sorting, and cleaning supplies.
- Tackle those piles of stuff, bring it all to one spot to hunker down and sort.
- Sort items- keep, trash, donate, or “go to your home,” wherever that might be.
- Once you can see the floor/furniture, it’s time for a regular cleaning routine.
- Dust and wipe down furniture.
- Vacuum/sweep and mop floors.
As we prep for the weekend, Friday ushers in a focus on laundry tasks. Washing, folding, and hanging clothes and bed linens are all part of today’s checklist.
Initiate by categorizing your laundry and washing smaller loads. Clean your washing machine regularly and use a towel in the dryer make things dry faster.
By the end of the day, you’ll have a pile of fresh laundry ready for the weekend and a set of crisp, clean bed linens to fall into at night.
Saturday brings the week to a close with a quick 20-minute cleanup of high-traffic areas.
It’s a great day to involve the family, turning the task into a fun, collective effort.
Engage your family members in the process, making cleaning a shared responsibility. By the end of the day, your home will be ready for the weekend, clean and organized.
BONUS! Seasonal Cleaning Checklist
As the seasons change, so do the cleaning needs of your home.
To ensure your space remains in top condition, here’s a seasonal cleaning checklist to guide you through the necessary tasks for each part of the year.
- Wash windows inside and out to let the spring sunshine in.
- Clean the carpets and upholstery to remove the dust and allergens accumulated over winter.
- Declutter closets from bulky weather clothes; donate clothes you no longer wear.
- Clean and organize the garage and shed, preparing tools for gardening season.
- Clean gutters and downspouts for proper drainage during spring showers.
- Service your air conditioning unit and change filters to keep it running efficiently.
- Clean your grill and patio furniture for those backyard barbecues.
- Dust off ceiling fans and set them to rotate counter-clockwise to cool rooms.
- Inspect and clean outdoor decks and patios and reseal if necessary.
- Rake leaves and aerate the lawn to keep it healthy.
- Clean and store summer outdoor gear and furniture.
- Check around all windows and doors for good weather stripping and caulking to prevent drafts.
- Have the heating system/fireplace checked and serviced before winter sets in.
- Reverse ceiling fans to rotate clockwise to help distribute warm air.
- Replace batteries in every smoke and carbon monoxide detector.
- Tackle indoor projects you’ve postponed throughout the year, like painting or small repairs.
What’s the best way to go about cleaning per week?
The key to a manageable weekly cleaning routine is dividing tasks throughout the week, focusing on one room or area daily.
This approach helps maintain a balanced routine, making cleaning less of a chore and more of a habit.
How do I stick with my weekly cleaning plans?
Adhering to a weekly cleaning plan can be demanding, yet feasible with proper planning and organization.
A key strategy is to create a checklist, set reminders, and establish a routine that works best for your schedule and lifestyle.
Sometimes having lists and plans ready will give you the motivation to clean!
How do I keep things cleaner per week?
Keeping your home cleaner throughout the week involves staying on top of daily cleaning tasks.
Simple habits like making the bed and wiping down surfaces can prevent buildup and make weekly cleaning easier.
Additionally, tackling monthly cleaning tasks can ensure a well-maintained home environment.
What cleaning supplies do I need?
A few essential supplies are necessary to preserve the cleanliness of your home. These include gloves, an all-purpose cleaner, a vacuum, detergent, a duster, and baking soda.
If you’re looking for eco-friendly options, many brands offer sustainable cleaning supplies that are effective and kind to the environment.
So whether you’re scrubbing the oven or wiping down the kitchen counter, having the right tools at hand can make all the difference.
What organizational stuff would help make staying tidy easier?
I get Dollar Tree organization products to make things tidy but keep within a budget.
Baskets, drawer inserts, and designated storage bins can all help keep items organized and maintain a clutter-free environment.
Maintaining a clean, organized home isn’t about endless hours of scrubbing and dusting.
Instead, it’s about establishing a balanced and manageable cleaning routine that fits your daily life.
A weekly cleaning checklist is a game-changer, helping you keep track of cleaning tasks and making your home a more enjoyable space.
And use any of the printables from my cleaning checklist collection to get every bit of your house up to par.
So, embrace the challenge, wield that mop, and transform your home one cleaning task at a time with this easy weekly cleaning schedule. You’ve got this, Mama!