We all know how life goes, we often struggle to get dinner on the table on time, let alone feel like we can get our house cleaned every week. Life is filled with running the kids around from school activities to sports practices and games to church activities.
For me, it is very, very rare that I ever have an entire day, let alone a half of a day, to get my house completely clean. So I admit…my house is never clean! But, it’s never dirty either!….does that make any sense? It does to me, here’s how–I have to get my house cleaned on a weekly schedule.
Clean your House in Only 20 Minutes a Day
I spend approximately 20-30 min. on a daily basis cleaning. It goes really quickly and I sneak it in when I can! Sometimes it’s first thing in the morning other times it’s after I get dinner in the oven or even when I just need a bit of a break from work (thankfully, I work out of the house!).
When I spend just a bit of time daily, my house actually gets cleaned every week. This doesn’t include deep cleaning (inside cabinets, closets, behind furniture, etc), but it’s a good surface level clean. So I say my house is never clean…in reality, it isn’t ever dirty—it just doesn’t get cleaned all on the same day.
I stick to a very simple routine. While the kids are getting ready for the bus, I spend a few minutes walking through the house picking up and putting away anything out of it’s place. Typically this doesn’t take me too long as the kids are responsible for picking up their “stuff” before they head up to bed the night before.
At some point in the day, I carve 20 minutes out of my day for the following:
MONDAY: Grab your dusting mitt and dust in every room. Work your way through the house from top to bottom.
TUESDAY: Clean all showers and shower doors in every bathroom.
WEDNESDAY: Clean toilets, sinks & mirrors in every bathroom.
THURSDAY: Wipe down/polish all kitchen appliances and sink.
FRIDAY: Vacuum every room of the house. Work your way through the house from top to bottom.
SATURDAY: Clean any hardwood or linoleum floors with your preferred method (steam mop, hand wash, swiffer, etc).
You can grab this free printable at the bottom of the post. Hang in your laundry room or on the fridge. Do what works best for you…if you need to double-up on a particular day–do it! Sometimes it’s easier for me to do all of my floors on one day, so I adjust. The biggest suggestion I have is to NOT skip a week…by the time it’s been 2 weeks since you last cleaned your bathrooms…there’s no way to get the cleaning done quickly! Consistency is key!