Cleaning Routine Checklist
Raise your hand if you think that cleaning your whole house weekly is extremely daunting (all of your hands should be raised). Raise both hands if you have toddlers, pets or men living in your home…and your cleaning routine just isn’t what is should be.
Today I am bringing you a piece of advice that will change your life (if you follow it…which you won’t always. because life happens…and that is okay). Cleaning your home, depending on the size and number of pets+children, can be a nightmare if it isn’t kept up with. And I don’t know about you, but I like a clean home. My little house is relatively easy to keep up with because A) it is one bedroom and B) I don’t have any children. BUT, the easy to follow guidelines I am going to give you today are both mom-approved and will cut down your Saturday morning cleaning time by more than half, I promise. So let’s jump into this.
Weekly Cleaning Routine Checklist
Some quick notes about this list: this is not the end-all-be-all of cleaning checklists. If something is dirty, clean it right away. Also: sanitation is completely up to you. This list mostly represents the bare minimum one can get away with and still have a clean and presentable home. If you are more of a neat freak…by all means, add some more to that daily list! Use this as a guide to get started. 🙂
Little germ fact for you: the average desk has 400x more bacteria than your toilet seat. GROSS. Part of my major at college involved taking an entire course strictly on bacteria. Most importantly, the bacteria that we come in contact with in our homes every day. After that, I cleaned our house obsessively every day for weeks. After I realized that was ridiculous and I wasn’t getting anything else done, I sat down to make this list to keep our house clean, organized and bacteria-free (mostly — unfortunately…we can’t kill everything).
I hope this helps some of you and from now on, you are able to keep your home spotless (again…mostly 😉 ). I know I always feel and work much better when I am doing it in a clean home. And now, you can have that, too…without sacrificing valuable family time (or friend time…or play time…whatever is your fancy).
Be sure to pin this checklist and share it with your friends! Let me know in the comments below how you like to keep clean and what your favorite room in the house is!
Until next time,