How to make a cleaning schedule:

If you are asking- “what does a cleaning schedule have to do with wellness?” Stick with me here!!! A clean home has been shown to lower stress, anxiety and overwhelm. If keeping your home clean feels like an overwhelming task, then you need a plan! Let me teach you how to make a cleaning schedule.

Having a cleaning schedule:

  1. Allows YOU to be in control
  2. Saves you time
  3. Takes away stress and feelings of overwhelm

The cleaning routine for our home is placed into 2 categories- weekly and monthly. The Weekly cleaning schedule includes basics that need to be addressed frequently. The Monthly cleaning schedule is a cleaning card system that takes 2 rooms of the house and rotates them each week. Throughout the month each room gets extra attention! Here is how it all works!

Weekly cleaning schedule:

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Monday: Sweep and Mop Day~

Our house has hard wood floors through the main areas- kitchen, living room/dining room, hallway and stairs. If these are dirty, it makes the whole house feel dirty.

Tips, tricks and tools that make sweeping and mopping easier-

Hardwood floor vacuum:

This makes “sweeping” quick and easy

Norwex mop:

If you are in the market for a mop, this is my favorite mop I’ve ever had! Here is the link for who I order with. Her name is Courtney and is amazing to work with!!


Tuesday: Bathrooms (aka toilet Tuesday) ~

Having cleaning totes in each bathroom makes cleaning bathrooms easier!

A built-in catch-up day is kind of like having a leftover day for meal planning. It gives you some wiggle room to make sure it all gets done!

Wednesday: Laundry day~

Having a set day for laundry helps make sure that I don’t end up with an overflowing hamper or nothing to wear!

Thursday: Vacuum Day~

My vacuum is a Dyson similar to this one linked here

Vacuum all the carpeted areas of the house.

Friday: Filing~

Papers coming in to the house can be a clutter monster. In my post “How to organize paperwork” for my routine for dealing with paperwork. On Fridays all the papers gets filed properly.

This where the “to be filed” papers go from here to long term storage. It also gives me time to go through my “needs action” and “review/reference” folders and make sure

Organizing paperwork

Saturday: Catch up ~

Having a catch-up day is super helpful! It allows me to make sure that I am getting everything done because- life happens! Things come up that don’t allow one of the daily tasks to get done. The catch-up day helps keep it all balanced.

Sunday: Clean out the Fridge~

Cleaning out the fridge on Sundays makes sense for us for 2 reasons:

  1. This is the day that I meal plan and am going through the fridge already
  2. Our trash day is Monday and anything that I put in the garbage won’t set there all week

Go through all of the produce and give to the chickens or compost anything that isn’t good any more

Throw anything expired away

I do a more in-depth fridge clean out during my monthly kitchen cleaning schedule


Monthly Cleaning schedule:

Next step is how to make a cleaning schedule is: monthly tasks. These rotate rooms each week. Doing this helps each room in the house get addressed each month.

Week 1: Kitchen and Dining/Living Room-


  • Dust/wipe:
    • Take everything out of the fridge and wipe out drawers and shelves
    • Ceiling Fan
    • Cabinets
    • Inside and outside of microwave
    • Dishwasher (also clean the filter)
    • Garbage can
    • Baseboards
    • Steam the floors with Bissel Symphony steamer:
  • Refill/Replace
    • Dishwashing soap
    • Hand soap
    • Sponges
    • Paper towels

Dining/Living Room

  • Dust/wipe
    • Ceiling Fan
    • Baseboards
    • Furniture
    • Vacuum couch and chair
    • Cubby and shoe area


Week 2: Bedrooms and Lounge-


  • Dust/Wipe
    • Furniture
    • Windows and Mirrors
    • Base boards
    • Tidy up closet


  • Dust/Wipe
    • Fireplace
    • Windows
    • Doors
    • Baseboards
    • Fan
  • Vacuum couch and chair
  • Tidy up

Week 3: Hobby room and Laundry room-

Laundry Room:

  • Dust/Wipe down
    • Washer and Dryer
      • Do a clean cycle on washer with vinegar & hot water
    • Hampers
    • Baseboards
    • Doors
    • Sink and counter
    • Ping pong table

Hobby Room:

  • Dust/wipe
    • Windows
    • Baseboards
    • Furniture

Week 4: Garage and Pool house/gym


  • Sweep
  • Wipe out recycling bins
  • clean out car
  • tidy up area- put things back where they belong

Pool house/gym and patio:

  • Wipe down equipment
  • Clean fridge
  • Lilo poop pickup
  • Dust/wipe ceiling fan
  • Wipe down hot tub cover
  • Clean windows

There you have it! I hope you enjoyed my post on How to make a cleaning schedule! I would love to hear if you implemented something new and how it is working!

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