Friday, June 10, 2016
My Cleaning Routine
Today I am going to share my cleaning routine with you.
I have experimented with cleaning routines over the years. I have tried zone cleaning - not for me in this season of life. I have tried having a dedicated cleaning day each week, cleaning once every two weeks, and breaking down all of my cleaning tasks down and doing a little each day.
They have all worked at various times, but during this very busy season of life I find that I am doing a combination of them all.
I have broken my tasks down to Daily (routines), Weekly, Monthly, and Quarterly tasks. I'm sure that there are more things I should be doing each quarter, but I gave myself plenty of room to add them to my list as I come across things that need to be done.
I find that making the daily tasks part of my daily routines are very beneficial for the flow of our day.
1 Load of Laundry
Clean Kitchen after Dinner
The weekly tasks are the things that I would ideally get done each and every week. I prefer to get all of these tasks done on Tuesday, but sometimes if we have a lot going on, or our homeschool day runs long, I switch days or divide the tasks up as I have time to get them done. I don't write this in my planner on a specific day anymore. Some weeks everything goes really well, other weeks I skip dusting, or vacuuming upstairs, or our cleaning our shower, and just make sure that it gets done the next week. Cleaning is important, and I do plan around cleaning most weeks, but it is not my #1 priority. I have learned that in this busy season of life I have to be a little bit flexible.
Wash Bed Linens
I don't have designated times set aside to do these monthly cleaning tasks. I refer to my list as I have free moments during the day and pick something to tackle. It is very unlikely for me to complete each task every single month. I do keep up with it in my planner so that I can prioritize what needs to be done.
Wash Bathroom Rugs
Wash Kitchen Rugs
Wash Dog Bedding
Wash Living Room Blankets
Vacuum the Garage
Clean Ceiling Fans/Light Fixtures
Wipe Doors/Switch Plates
Clean Top of Fridge
Clean Vacuum Filter
Clean out the Fridge
Wash Makeup Brushes
Vacuum Couches and Underneath Furniture
Descale Coffee Makers (all 3)
Let's talk about cleaning routines in the comments. Do you have cleaning routine that works well for you?
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