Spring may have come and gone but house cleaning has not. Okay, look, I know it has got to be done, but cleaning is most definitely not my favorite thing in the world. The thought of sponges and the citrus scent of cleaners is never going to have me leaping from bed, bright eyed and eager each day. Sorry, it’s just not going to happen.
However, that said, I do enjoy a spic and span house… and since a maid isn’t in my budget, I just have to get my butt in gear and get it done! To overcome my procrastination and jam-packed schedule, I created this printable cleaning schedule.
This printable cleaning schedule breaks up all those pesky household chores over the course of 6 days which makes everything seem a lot more manageable. Cleaning still isn’t fun, but with the help of the printable cleaning schedule I feel less like Cinderella and more like someone who gets stuff done (sorry, not sure which Disney princess that is).
Download your Free Printable Cleaning Schedule and get cleaning now! Or in the morning….
Bonus: There’s a second version of the printable cleaning schedule that comes in a Word file, so you can easily customize it to fit your needs. For example, I really (really) hate cleaning bathrooms… so I get those out of the way first thing in the week, but you can put your most hated chore in that slot.
Below you’ll find a detailed look at the printable cleaning schedule as well as pro tips and items that might make the task a little easier.
Unfortunately, some cleaning tasks just have to be done everyday. For many of these tasks you may want to invest in a nice pair of rubber gloves…otherwise your hands will pay the price! Here’s what the printable cleaning schedule has down for your daily to-do list:
Task: Wash dishes (or unload/load the dishwasher)
Materials: Dish detergent
Task: Wipe down the kitchen counters, sink and table
Pro tip: If you have cats, you’ll want to add this to your printable cleaning schedule multiple times per day (especially right before preparing or consuming food). Trust me, they’re getting on the counter when you aren’t looking.
Task: Make beds
Task: Quick pick up (ex. children’s toys)
Task: Open and sort mail
Materials: Mail organizer
Task: Sweep and mop the kitchen floor
Materials: Broom and mop (or Swiffer)
Pro tip: I recommend putting this at the end of the “everyday” section of your printable cleaning schedule. Sweeping and mopping the kitchen at the end of the day ensures you don’t leave crumbs lying around to attract bugs. Yuck!