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How to Create a Home Cleaning Schedule: Organized House Cleaning With a Template

Updated on June 19, 2013

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Organized House Cleaning: Making it Quick and Easy

Keeping up with your house cleaning can be difficult. Especially if you have a family or roommates living with you. Creating a chore schedule can make maintaining a clean house a lot easier. Most of us lead very busy lives and often put off cleaning until we are left with a huge mess that can take a whole day or more to clean up and get organized again.

Creating a cleaning schedule, even if it is just for yourself, will help you spread out the work so that it only takes up a small amount of time from your day. If you have multiple people in your home a cleaning schedule also enables you to split up the work and get things done quickly.

Fit Small Tasks into Your Cleaning Schedule

Dishes and other small chores can be added to your and completed everyday
Dishes and other small chores can be added to your and completed everyday | Source

Simple, Quick Chores to Add to Your Cleaning Schedule

There are everyday chores that usually only take about twenty minutes at the most to get done. You may have to do a couple of these a day to get them all done every week but, when you spread them out over you week they won't be too tough to complete. Here are some of those tasks that you can add to your cleaning schedule:

  • sweeping
  • mopping
  • dusting
  • vacuuming
  • washing dishes
  • putting dishes away
  • picking up clutter
  • cleaning bathrooms- this can be split up into things like cleaning the toilets, cleaning showers/tubs, bathroom floors, dusting and cleaning mirrors.
  • cleaning up after dogs in the yard
  • cleaning windows

If you assign more than one person to complete chores like these every day, it won't be hard to maintain a clean house and quickly get the chores done so you can enjoy the rest of your day.

How to Add Large Projects to Your Cleaning Schedule

Some projects take longer than half an hour to complete and need to be broken up into smaller tasks that you can complete throughout the week. For example, you might want to clean up your entire back yard. Depending on how far you are going with this project (staining your fence, planting flowers, etc.) you will have to give yourself longer than a week or assign tasks to your family members in order to get it done. Here are some of those projects that might take a little longer and require some splitting up in order to get done:

  • remodeling/sprucing up the yard
  • washing off the exterior of your house
  • painting projects
  • pulling weeds
  • organizing the kitchen
  • organizing bathrooms
  • organizing bedrooms

Cleaning Checklist Template

You can use this template as a reference to create your own cleaning checklist.
You can use this template as a reference to create your own cleaning checklist. | Source

Getting Your Kids Involved in Your House Cleaning Schedule

Sometimes getting kids to do housework can be a tough job all on its own. When creating a cleaning schedule you will have to include things for kids that they can get done correctly and reward them so they will keep completing their chores without argument. One thing you can do with your cleaning chart is find a fun way to mark off that your children have done their chores. You can do this with fun stickers that your kids like and let them put the sticker on at the end of the day. You can then set a time frame for them to work up to a reward. For example, if your child completes all of their chores after a week they could be rewarded with money, a treat, a new toy, or a fun trip to the local water park or playground.

Here are some chores that you can assign to your kids:

  • picking up toys
  • watering the lawn
  • dusting
  • folding their clothes
  • emptying the dishwasher
  • loading the dishwasher
  • walking the dogs
  • feeding the animals


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    • days leaper profile image

      days leaper 5 years ago from england

      Just what I'm trying to do! I did think papers first, but dismissed the idea as there's too many ...Now I see your point. Thanks!

      Most Excellent!!!

    • Mmargie1966 profile image

      Mmargie1966 5 years ago from Gainesville, GA

      Excellent organization! I love the chores chart!