Remember last week I mentioned Daily Quick Clean? Go here for a refresher. The next step in my cleaning system is the Weekly Cleaning Schedule. When you get the idea of the daily quick clean down, it takes a lot of pressure off "cleaning day". It helps maintain your home so that the time consuming cleaning jobs are minimized. In turn, following the weekly schedule helps the daily jobs stay minimal and they both balace each other out so that you're not spending all day (hopefully) cleanning, but still being able to enjoy a clean home. In my household, I am able to keep most of my days free of major cleaning, but I do have some of the bigger jobs scheduled out that just have to be done. Now, if you have a major disaster like spilled juice all over the kitchen, you'll have to modify this, but as a general plan this is a great guideline! I love to wake up knowing what needs to be done and also knowing that it isn't too overwhelming. That way I can get up and do my "chore" for lack of a better word and my day is still open to craft, spend time with my son, go shopping, etc. This is my schedule. This works for us and I know needs differ in every family. Occasionally I go through and re-do my schedule and adapt to what needs to get done.
Go here for a pdf copy of the weekly schedule that you can customize and add in your
'weekly' schedule of what needs to be done. Stay tuned for next week when I'll introduce the next step!