The Best House Cleaning Schedule Template [A Realistic Guide] 

 March 6, 2023

By  Jeanette Giselle

We all know that house cleaning is no easy task.
We've compiled an easy and achievable house cleaning schedule that will make sure your house sparkles from top to bottom every single week without breaking the bank or wearing you out.

Xx. Happy cleaning!

house cleaning checklist
  • Something NOT overwhelming:
    Moms are always busy, and they often feel overwhelmed with the daily chores.
  • Something that works for YOU:
    A house cleaning schedule should not be a one-size-fits all thing. You need to create your own customized plan that works for you and your family's lifestyle.
  • A System to break down ANY task:
    Before you can start implementing all those hacks, you have to have a routine or system in place

Quick House Cleaning Tips

If you're a mom, the last thing on your mind should be cleaning. But with all those kids running around and dirty dishes piling up in the sink, it's inevitable that your house will get messy. The best way to tackle this problem is by creating a realistic schedule for yourself!

Here are some tips and tricks to help you find balance between work, family time, and tidying up after everyone else.

  • Set aside a couple hours each day (or every other day) to clean thoroughly. This may take more than one session - don't try to do everything in one go!
  • Do as much as possible before starting so that once you finish sweeping or putting away dishes, there won't be any messes left

How to Keep a Clean House

Keeping a clean home starts first with having a clean home. Many people will often say they clean for only "20 minutes a day" but that's because their home is already in great shape!

So the first step in keeping a home is getting back to a state where you are not "behind" in chores. Once your home is pretty clean you can simply just maintain it from there. If you are not sure where to start, I have this blog post that might help: How to Keep a House Clean When You Don’t Know Where to Start

A Realistic Home Cleaning Schedule

A great place to start keeping your home clean is to create a schedule. You can take a look at mine and get some inspiration. Take what you like and leave what you don't.

But, don't forget to sign up for the free mini course: Take Back Your Home. Learn the simple 3 step process to creating any home schedule.

What house cleaning should be done daily?

These are the things that I personally like to do daily but you don't have to stick to this list. It's a good starting point for you to get some ideas on things you need to get done daily.

  • Wash Dishes
  • Quick Vacuums / Light Sweeping
  • Keep surfaces clean including floors (pick up toys, laundry or anything on the floor)
  • Make beds
  • Wipe bathroom surfaces (sometimes quick toilet once over)
  • Laundry as needed
  • Take out the trash and recycling

My House Cleaning Rotation Schedule

All of my larger cleaning tasks get done in a rotating schedule. Sometimes that means I follow a daily schedule (Mondays do this, Tuesdays do that, etc). Or I will skip a day and move on to the next if I feel a zone doesn't need cleaning.

I like to give myself as much room for change as possible.

So with that I just created zones in my home and work on those on any given day. Sometimes it's based on what needs it the most or if I just feel like following my plan strictly. 

It all depends on how I'm feeling that day but that's what I love about my Home Management System! I have the freedom to choose and am not controlled by my to do list. 

Zone 1: Kitchen

  • Wipe the top of the fridge
  • Wipe surfaces (counters, stove top, etc)
  • Put away clean dishes that were washed the night before
  • Wash dishes/load dishwasher
  • Clean Range & Microwave
  • Clean Sink & Dishwasher 
  • Swap dirty towels
  • Sweep / Vacuum
  • Mop
  • Throw out all trash

Zone 2: Bathrooms

  • Pick up counter mess if any
  • Spray Fixtures, Tub, Sink and Toilet Bowl
  • Clean Tub (on dirty days I will scrub a little if not just rinse with hot water)
  • Clean Sink and counter
  • Wipe down mirrors
  • Scrub Toilet bowl
  • Clean outside of toilet (also try to get the floor and baseboard directly behind the toilet)
  • Switch out Towels
  • Clean Area Rug (either put to wash or give a quick shake)
  • Sweep
  • Mop
  • Take trash on the way out

Zone 3: Living Room & Dining Area

  • Put Living Room in order (toys away, fluff pillows, etc)
  • Dust with a microfiber towel (coffee table, side tables, desks and office chairs, lamps, fans, etc)
  • Clean TV Screen
  • Brush Upholstery if needed and vacuum under cushions
  • Sweep/Vacuum
  • Mop
  • Wipe Dining Table with Disinfectant
  • Vacuum and Mop under the table
  • Wash Fabric Placemats

Zone 4: Bedrooms

  • Dust (fans, tables, lamps, closet doors, bed frames etc)
  • Pick up anything on floors (usually clothes/shoes, toys, etc)
  • Organized closets as needed (put away backed up laundry)
  • Take out any trash, dishes or move stuff that belong in a different room
  • Vacuum

Cleaning Schedule Checklist 

house cleaning checklist

How do I manage my home cleaning schedule?

Managing a home can often times be frustrating. 

We all want a quick solution to easily keep track of all that we need to get done. But I have found that most of the time I ALWAYS fall off track. 

Does that happen to you?

I have finally realized that most of these plans to manage my cleaning don't work because they were not MADE FOR ME.

That's why I always recommend trying to create your own cleaning schedule. It's literally designed for you and meant to help your specific home and life stay in order. 

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Jeanette Giselle

Jeanette is a mom of three kids and full time entrepreneur. She is a certified Professional House Cleaner by the AHCA. It is her passion to help overwhelmed mothers simplify their home duties so that they can spend their time doing the things they love. 

Jeanette Giselle

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