Cleaning schedule

SML February Organise Challenge Cleaning Schedule

Doing a little bit of something every day can make a huge difference overall. This is the same when it comes to cleaning and getting organised around the home. In fact, having routines can simplify our whole life. That’s where a cleaning schedule can be a marvellous thing!

A cleaning schedule can be set up to suit you and your life style, as a great way to simplify your life. Whether you want to do a whole lot every day or the bulk of your tasks on only some days of the week, there is a lot of flexibility in setting up your own personalised cleaning schedule. But the key theme is making light of the work by knowing exactly what you want to be doing and when.

Creating A Cleaning Schedule

Cleaning isn’t fun. There aren’t many people that enjoy it. (Well there could be a few… and if so, you’re welcome to come clean my house too *wink wink*). But it’s something that needs to be done otherwise you end up living in total and utter chaos.

The worst part of that is then when you do decide enough is enough and you need to get to it, suddenly it’s a massive job that takes up a whole day or weekend when it should have been less than an hour of your day gone every day.

So this month’s organise task is to create a cleaning schedule (and stick to it).

Your cleaning schedule should involve your regular tasks as part of a weekly, fortnightly or monthly routine. It should also involve some of the less frequent cleaning tasks too, so you don’t forget to clean them. Deep cleaning your home may be an annual or 6 monthly routines, but you still want to keep track!

Organise My Life

I have taken a chunk of the hard work out for you by creating a cleaning schedule template for you to download and print. You’re welcome!

Download it by clicking the link below:

Cleaning Schedule

All you need to do is fill in the tasks you want to do every day as well as the less frequent tasks for monthly, quarterly and yearly cleaning. Pretty simple stuff. And far more fun than the actual cleaning part.

Remember this is your cleaning schedule so make it realistic and achievable. Work it around your personal schedule and family routine. And if you end up super busy elsewhere… like actually going out and having fun on the weekend, and you skip your scheduled tasks for the day… BIG DEAL! You can catch up another day… or even next week if you need to. It’s your schedule, your way!

Don’t forget you can find all the SIMPLIFY MY LIFE challenge tasks so far right here as well as find out exactly what it’s all about if you missed the start. It’s easy to catch up and join in any time you like, with as many or as few tasks as you like.

Be sure to pop back Tuesday for this month’s Simplify task too. It ties in well with last month’s simplify task with identifying where our time goes.

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Do you have a cleaning routine in place already? What is your most hated cleaning task?

41 thoughts on “SML February Organise Challenge Cleaning Schedule”

  1. Dropping by from TTT! Thanks for sharing! I have always believed that it was so much easier to clean all at once, but since having kids, that has become impossible. Love the idea of having a schedule! I think I’m going to have to try that! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages

    I am trying to have a cleaning schedule to make sure I tackle the jobs I hate the most – cleaning the bathroom being top of my list!

  3. Wow! I need to make a cleaning schedule! It’s hard to keep up with a new baby, 2 dogs, 2 cats, the business and the house!

    1. Oh I hear ya. A 2 year old with another bub due soon is a hectic combo too. Although with a new baby, you’re allowed to slack off for a while ;)

  4. I am really trying to get over wanting everything to be clean at once. It feels pointless if I can’t do it all and obviously I can’t do it all. So, I blog! lol I do want to start making a schedule though. Found you via #HomeMattersParty

  5. It is much easier to maintain the house if cleaning a bit at a time. If I try to clean the house one day a week it is an all weekend event. No one likes that so I try to pick up and clean in small increments.

  6. Roslyn Tanner Evans

    I was a full time working mom outside the house and helped hubby in his business. The only way I managed for 30 years was to pay someone to clean. We knew it was surface clean so periodically we would take a room apart and give it a thorough overhaull. Now my goal is to declutter paper.

  7. I guess I’m fortunate to have a lady who does help me do the hard cleaning tasks. I love sweeping and organizing, when I’m in the mood, so for me, I don’t see cleaning as something I shy away from. My daughter lives with me with her three amazing animals and that requires more vacuuming and cleaning to keep things fresh. I think there are times of the year (fall and spring) when people get more into the cleaning mode, especially the fall for me.

    1. Having help is a bonus but pets can be extra hard work. We have devon Rex cats so no noticeable shedding of hair thankfully compared to the fur balls I had growing up. Pregnancy is great for getting the urge to clean too apparently… Bring on my nesting :)

  8. Cher @ Designs by Studio C

    I am one of those that does not like to clean… I do like the idea of the cleaning schedule and I think that might help me stay on track as far as keeping things tidy! Thanks for sharing!

    1. I’m right there with you. Little daily tasks are less painful than a big build up and half the weekend gone catching up! But no cleaning would be nice lol

  9. I’ve been trying to be good with keeping things organized, clean but manageable. I decided, literally this week, that a cleaning schedule is what I’m needing. This post could not have come at a better time =)

  10. Holly thanks for linking up with me on #wednesdayswisdom. Your post will feature this coming week, so well done. I cannot wait to see what you bring us next time.

  11. Amber at The Beautiful Lens

    Oh, a SIMPLIFY task! That’s up my alley. Off to have a look. Thanks Holly ( I’m downloading this task too). xx

  12. I was having trouble getting your pop up to go away! WOW! Ok – – love this though I truly am horrible at maintaining a cleaning schedule. Thank you for linking up to the Home Matters Linky Party this week! #homematters

  13. Delia @ Happy Blogger Plaza

    It’s definitely helpful to have a cleaning schedule. When I keep it, I see that I accomplish more and feel better overall. When I don’t, I feel bad to have been behind.

    I like your advice not to be too hard on ourselves and keep it flexible. Thanks, Holly!

  14. A cleaning schedule really does help! Thanks so much for linking up at Totally Terrific Tuesday! I hope you come link up again this week. The party starts at 10pm Monday night!

  15. Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

    Great tips! I’m excited to use some of them around my house! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – We hope to see you again next week.
    -Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

  16. I love cleaning schedules! They make the work so much easier and the efficiency much higher! The challenge sounds great to me! Thanks for the post! Greets, Lewisham Carpet Cleaners Ltd.

    1. Thanks Marcia. They are indeed helpful to keeping on top of things. And a great way to avoid putting stuff off that needs doing! :)

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