Housekeeping Schedule


Here is the schedule I have come up with to clean house. It works for me with home schooling. As far as how to clean a room I do it differently. I go to the bath and squirt cleaner in the tub/shower and put the bowl cleaner in. Clean the mirror and than the cleaner in the tub has worked so I clean it...clean the toilet...wipe the vanity and clean the sink and faucets, wipe the floor and I am out of there.... The point is you do what works for you but get in, do the task and get out of there. Donna Godfrey

EVERY DAY:

Morning:

  • wash dishes
  • wipe counters
  • plan dinner (by this I mean to be sure I have everything and it is out of the freezer if necessary)
  • make beds, straighten bedrooms and bathroom
  • straighten and vacuum living room
Afternoon:
  • make necessary phone calls
  • finish any laundry started in a.m.
  • work on assigned housecleaning
  • start dinner
  • if children come home from school in mid afternoon, try to work with them just a little on a book or picture for a fun break
  • try to have dinner by 6:30
Evening:
  • wash dishes, wipe counters, sweep
  • assemble outfits and book bags
  • pack lunches
  • empty wastebaskets
  • update organizer, handle day's mail and papers
SUNDAY (afternoon)
  • filing, to-do list and lesson plans
MONDAY
  • straighten, dust & vacuum bedrooms
  • work on 1 monthly chore
TUESDAY
  • clean kitchen & bathroom
  • clean laundry room
  • work on monthly chore
WEDNESDAY
  • straighten, and dust living room
  • sort magazines & newspapers
  • work on 1 monthly chore
THURSDAY
  • clean out fridge - wash fridge, inside & out
  • compile grocery shopping list and collect coupons
  • work on one monthly chore
FRIDAY
  • grocery shopping
  • pay bills, straighten desk
  • water plants
  • wipe out oven
SATURDAY
  • catch up, relax, or family day!

JANUARY

  • THOROUGHLY CLEAN LIVING ROOM:
  • Wipe woodwork, wash walls, wash windows
  • Wash furniture, vacuum furniture
  • Rotate cushions, clean coat closet

FEBRUARY

  • go through filing cabinets

MARCH:

  • THOROUGHLY CLEAN KITCHEN:
  • Clean kitchen cupboards
  • Wipe woodwork
  • Clean oven
  • Clean out pantry
  • Wash walls
  • Wash entire appliances, and under them
  • Wash windows
  • Wash small appliances

APRIL:

  • THOROUGHLY CLEAN MASTER BEDROOM
  • clean out drawers
  • seasonal sorting
  • clean out bedroom closet
  • vacuum under furniture
  • wipe woodwork
  • wash walls
  • wash furniture
  • wash windows
  • turn mattresses

MAY:

  • THOROUGHLY CLEAN A CHILD'S BEDROOM
  • clean out drawers
  • seasonal sorting
  • clean out bedroom closet
  • vacuum under furniture
  • wipe woodwork
  • wash walls
  • wash furniture
  • wash windows
  • turn mattresses
  • clean out drawers
  • seasonal sorting
  • sort toys

JUNE:

  • THOROUGHLY CLEAN ANY OTHER CHILDREN'S BEDROOMS:
  • clean out drawers
  • seasonal sorting
  • clean out bedroom closet
  • vacuum under furniture
  • wipe woodwork
  • wash walls
  • wash furniture
  • wash windows
  • turn mattresses
  • sort toys
  • gardening prep

JULY:

  • THOROUGHLY CLEAN BATHROOM
  • clean out linen closet
  • clean out bathroom cabinets
  • wipe woodwork
  • wash walls
  • wash window
  • wash wastebaskets

AUGUST:

  • clean out shed

SEPTEMBER:

  • THOROUGHLY CLEAN LAUNDRY ROOM:
  • wipe woodwork
  • wash windows
  • wash walls
  • clean out laundry cabinets
  • wash laundry appliances
  • clean out oven

OCTOBER:

  • rotate mattresses
  • wash pads
  • clean out drawers
  • sort seasonal
  • clean out bedroom closets
  • clean out attic

NOVEMBER:

  • vacuum under furniture
  • clean cupboards

DECEMBER:

  • Christmas prep