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Does anyone have a cleaning schedule?

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MrsMulder Mon 05-Sep-16 21:09:32

I am notoriously unorganised and I am sick of my house being a tip. I just don't seem to get time to sort it out properly and keep on top of things. I can't do a daily schedule as when I am in work I work 13 hour shifts and my working days change every week. I was thinking tonight if I had a schedule I could maybe ask dh to do the jobs when I am in work and so keep on top of it all without spending my life cleaning.

Does it work for any of you? And how often do you do everything?

SaggyNaggy Mon 05-Sep-16 21:15:46

I used to have one written up on excel.
Monday to Saturday (Sundays off)
Each day would be a room and an extra.
So rooms: Lounge, Dining, bedroom 1, 2, 3, bathroom, kitchen.
Extras: laundry wash, laundry hang out,laundry get in, laundry put away, wash up, clean car, clean pets.

That way each day would have a morning activity:
Clean Living room
And an afternoon activity:
Clean car

These would all be changed and rotated dependant on work patterns, what needed doing etc etc. It worked really well tbh, slightly complicated though.

Nowadays I'm a SAHD, I do it all when I can be arsed

RedMerida Mon 05-Sep-16 21:23:17

A what???
<<<Looks worried>>>

Amalfimamma Mon 05-Sep-16 21:24:24

Have a monthly schedule where I can swap around the days I know I'll be out/busy/at work. A cleaning schedule has always worked well for me and now works even better as I have p/t work and 2 under the age of 2 so the house would be a tip if I didn't do whats needed

It's basically
Monday beds, dust hoover, bathrooms
Tuesday living room, Windows
Wednesday dust, hoover and kitchen (1st wed of the month deep cleaning top cupboards, 2nd deep cleaning lower cupboards, 3rd deep cleaning oven fridge and appliances, 4th tiles and general tidy up), bathrooms
Thursday mirrors, wardrobes ironing
Friday bedrooms, dust and hoover and bathrooms
Saturday shopping

Then I have little monthly nd 6 monthly things I put in here and there but this is the one that keeps me on top ofloor things generally

MrsMulder Mon 05-Sep-16 21:29:54

Might just copy yours amalfimamma grin thanks for the suggestions, I am just dreaming of having a house where I don't panic when people 'pop round' plus when dh offers to help I can just hand him the list!

ThisIslandGirl Mon 05-Sep-16 21:31:57

No joke, I was literally coming on here to start this exact thread. My house is shocking at the minute, so will be very interested in seeing everyone else's schedules for inspiration!

thatsn0tmyname Mon 05-Sep-16 21:33:55

I have one. I do a little everyday but the house needs to be tidy and clutter-free first. That's the biggest challenge.

ILoveAGoodBrusselSprout Mon 05-Sep-16 21:38:38

I have one. I pinned quite a few on Pinterest and made my own using them for inspiration. I have it stuck on my fridge and try to keep to it. It's amazing how clean and tidy I can keep the house when I stick to it

JenLindleyShitMom Mon 05-Sep-16 21:47:19

No because for some reason my brain says "a cleaning schedule? That sounds very much like an expectation and I'm just not down with that so I think I'll do fuck all"

I've found what works best for me is just do everything as and when it needs done/I spot it needs done.

So deal with mail/school permission slips/bills immediately, like literally as soon as I get them in my hand. I have a cupboard in the kitchen with envelopes, stamps, pens, spare change, chequebook etc so it's all at hand for dealing with mail.

Cleaning? Toilets and basins are done last thing at night after I've just used them. Flash wipes are your friend. A packet of wipes and a bottle of bleach behind every toilet in this house.

Dishes go straight in the dishwasher after every meal, dishwasher on every evening when I'm heading up to bed, same with washing machine. Counters/table wiped (flash wipes! grin) as soon as I notice crumbs/spills.

Dusting flash wipes when I notice it.

Hoovering usually once a week, usually Sunday morning because my mother is likely to drop by

Mopping- DS currently loves using the steam cleaner so I have no trouble getting that job done right now. Usually after the weekly Hoover.

But basically just be on constant alert for what needs doing. And flash wipes are the best invention ever.

Amalfimamma Mon 05-Sep-16 22:13:16

MrsMulder it takes literally minutes a day. I usually leave the hoovering to after supper though so the floors are clean for more than 10 minutes LOL

Once a month I do window ledges, bathroom tiles, lightshades, skirting boards. about cupboards and furniture and hoovering the sofas washing curtains etc

Every six months I do outside the house (garage, porch etc)

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