Weekly Cleaning Schedule

Do your stress levels rise when your house is a mess? Personally, I hate chaos in my home (I am learning to adjust with two little boys!) and I feel much more relaxed and happy when my house is in order. Is my home always spotless? Hahahahahahah <– Sorry, I got a good laugh out of the question. My house is definitely not spotless, but I do like to make sure I am keeping up with the mess with a quality cleaning schedule.

Now that I’m home full-time caring for my two little nuggets, I’ve put together a cleaning schedule to help keep me feeling sane and in control of the everyday chaos. And yes, the feeling of sanity is all an illusion ;-)

  • Monday: “Mindless Tasks Monday” – Dust + Vacuum
  • Tuesday: “Toilet Tuesday” – Clean bathrooms
  • Wednesday: “Windex Wednesday”- Wipe down all kitchen appliances, lanai doors and mirrors
  • Thursday: “Linens Thursday” – Wash sheets and bathroom towels
  • Friday: “Freedom Friday” – Vacuum

Note that laundry (clothing) and kitchen duties (run dishwasher, wipe counters, etc.) are not included on this schedule. Kyle and I have to do those every. single. day. to keep up! My weekly cleaning schedule includes more the “big item” cleaning tasks that I try to avoid. We also have larger “monthly” cleaning tasks like keeping the cupboards organized, sweeping the garage, washing the cars, etc. but I don’t plan on creating a schedule for those items… unless we totally start slacking!

Also, yes, I need to vacuum at least twice per week thanks to our furbaby Mitchell. I don’t know how the dog continues to have hair on his body considering how much is scattered over our floors!

Thankfully, our lawn maintenance is taken care of for us by our HOA so we don’t need to include mowing on our list.

Here’s to attempting to maintain my sanity with two little boys at home, one clean room at a time.

Do you follow a weekly cleaning schedule? If so, what do you clean each day?


  1. Girl I love this!!! I so need it, ha. I am the worst at getting things done and cleaning, lol. I just hateeee cleaning.
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  2. I’m moving in a few weeks and I DEFINITELY want to have a cleaning schedule in my new place. I really don’t mind cleaning that much, but I’m terrible about making the time to do it unless it’s gotten to the point where I can’t handle the mess anymore. Staying on top of things by doing a little bit every day would obviously solve that problem AND would keep me from having to dedicate an entire Saturday afternoon to doing the five billion cleaning tasks I should’ve done before my apartment turned into a pigsty haha.
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    • Lol! That’s how I used to be and then I realized 10-15 minutes per day would save me the entire day of cleaning agony!

  3. Clutter and Chaos drives me insane! Friday’s are my work from home day and it typically run around and get as much cleaning and laundry done as possible while I’m home alone.
    Before our pup passed away i bought a Bob Sweep off of groupon. I LOVE BOB! I still hand vacuum every 7-10 days, but he does a good job picking up toddler crumbs and cat hair a few times a week. Bob take a while to get to know your home layout (pretty amazing) but i totally recommend getting a Bob. I can’t run him when drake is home and awake because he also loves bob, a little too much :)
    Now i just need another Bob for our 2nd floor

  4. Love this! I always hated the idea of a cleaning schedule until now lol. I also just made a cleaning schedule too. Just because I have kids doesn’t mean I’m gonna have a disaster of a house! It’s definitely not always clean either but we gotta try!
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    • Yes, kids definitely don’t mean you need to live in a disaster zone. It may not be spotless but it doesn’t need to be gross either ;-)

  5. I’m sure it won’t surprise you to learn that I keep a cleaning schedule too… and it’s in Excel :) Mine is weekly rather than daily, because I live alone and am traveling for work four days a week, so it makes sense to do things like vacuum only once a month. Things like wiping the counters down and general pickup I do without a schedule, and then cleaning my linens I just schedule two weeks out of the month (which is plenty clean given that I only sleep in my own bed ten days a month).
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