Creating Good Habits: Creating a Weekly Cleaning Schedule

Since blogging about things helps keep me held accountable, I’m trying to add a new task each week that I’d like to work on. You can read the past ones I’ve worked on, in case you are just tuning in. This week, I’m going to work on creating a weekly cleaning schedule. My current schedule is basically–well, none. Don’t get me wrong–our house is typically fairly clean. But it just gets that way in the most unorganized way.

I have this vision of setting specific tasks for specific days, with of course, some tasks, such as dishes and laundry, being handled daily. My overall goal is to break off bits of the cleaning daily so I’m not overwhelmed with too many tasks on the weekend or running around in a cleaning frenzy when I hear that company is on their way over.

Since I spent a good portion of my summer de-cluttering the house, I’m getting closer to being able to “pick-up” the house in a reasonable amount of time. This is definitely the first step to keeping a house clean because if you are constantly spending so much time picking up thousands of toys and what-not, it leaves such little time to do those fun things like vacuuming, dusting, mopping and cleaning all the linens.

So my good habit that I’m going to work on this week is creating a manageable weekly schedule for keeping the house clean. I think that keeping myself a little more organized will save time.  This should in turn lead to more opportunities for time with my family and/or keeping myself organized in other areas that will save us money long-term.

Do any of you have a good cleaning schedule that is working well for you? I’d love to hear how you break up the tasks and I’m hoping that some of you will be joining me in creating this good habit going forward if you don’t have one in place yet, either. Love to hear your progress!