In this day and age, it gets more and more challenging to balance work, social life, and staying on top of all the chores. According to the professional cleaners at Better Life Maids in Saint Charles, introducing cleaning into your everyday routine helps you maintain a clean and tidy home, and all that is left is doing the tasks that are required once a month or every couple of months.
Some basic tasks are ideally done daily, such as making the bed, doing a load of laundry, decluttering “on the go”, washing the dishes, and wiping down kitchen surfaces. It helps you stay on top of your housework and keep up with the cleaning schedule.
Creating your weekly cleaning schedule depends on numerous factors. It can be the size of your home or your work schedule that can affect the time you can set aside for cleaning. Whatever your situation is, here are some ideas on how to plan your weekly cleaning schedule, that is easy to personalize, because cleaning is not the same for someone living in a 3-bedroom house and for someone living in a studio apartment.
Cleaning the so-called wet areas (kitchen and bathroom) is the hardest and most time-consuming, and it’s always best to take the difficult tasks out of the way first. Wipe the cupboards and surfaces, remove expired food from the fridge, deep clean the sink, stovetop, microwave, and oven, and mop the floors.
The hygiene of the bathroom greatly affects your personal hygiene, and ironically, it is the area in your home that gets dirty most quickly. The more often you clean it, the less time it will take you to take it off your daily schedule. Clean bathroom fixtures, sweep and mop the floors, and wipe the wall tiles and baseboards.
One of the factors when it comes to quality and healthy sleep is a clean and organized bedroom. Change your bedding once a week, dust surfaces, vacuum, and mop the floor. You can also do an extra load of laundry on Wednesdays!
Thursday: Living room
For most people, the living room is the space where they spend most of their time while they’re at home, so most of the clutter ends up there. Decluttering, dusting the furniture, vacuuming, and mopping the floors are some tasks that should be done weekly. Organize books, magazines, board games, and other items that you use daily for leisure time at home.
Friday: Office space
Whether you have a room dedicated to office space or an area of any other room, it takes time to organize and clean it. Wipe down the surfaces, computer, and monitors, organize mail, detangle cables, and vacuum and mop floors.
Saturday: 1-hour cleaning
You shouldn’t waste half of your weekend cleaning. Set the timer for an hour and focus on chores that need your attention at the moment. You could do an extra load of laundry, a quick tidy-up, or organize the closet. The chores can be anything that needs to be done and they can vary from Saturday to Saturday. Once an hour is up – set the chores aside and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Sunday: Get some rest
Once Sunday comes, it’s time to give yourself a much-needed break from all the housework. Light up a candle, put on a movie, or take in a good book. You could even cook and try a new recipe. Don’t be afraid if it gets messy – kitchen cleaning day is tomorrow!