Today marks the end of my 11 week quest for organization. I am happy to have accomplished so much and made so many knew goals.
This past week I followed my new weekly cleaning schedule and I have to say I actually enjoyed it.
Not so much the actual cleaning but I did enjoy breaking up the cleaning tasks since I tend to be one of those people who do all the cleaning in one day.
While this isn’t a bad thing it means that I tend to put off the dusting and vacuuming until it gets to a point where I can’t stand it any more.
Who knew that you could dust and sweep on different days of the week? Maybe you knew this but I for some reason didn’t.
Here’s what my cleaning schedule looked like this week.
This one is pretty self-explanatory but totally necessary for my sanity. 🙂
Monday: Wash Towels
My mom always had us hang up our towels after our baths and we would use them all week. I think it mostly stemmed from the fact that we had well water and often had to haul water in order to do laundry.
We now have “city” water but I still only wash our towels once a week instead of after every bath.
It cuts down on the amount of laundry I have to do and saves water. Not only that, but if you are clean when you get out of the bathtub then your towel shouldn’t be dirty.
Having a set day of the week to wash the towels and put out clean ones is very helpful.
Tuesday: Clean the Refrigerator
Sometimes we have science experiments in our refrigerator. Not on purpose, but sometimes things get shoved to the back and are forgotten.
Last Tuesday I took everything out of the refrigerator, wiped down the shelves, and put back what was still good.
It only took me fifteen minutes. Why have I not been doing this on a regular basis?
I’m glad to have made this part of my new weekly cleaning schedule so we won’t have any more science experiments in the refrigerator.
Wednesday: Change the Sheets
I have been guilty of going a couple of weeks without changing the sheets.
We love the feel of clean sheets, but sometimes this task gets put on the back-burner.
Making it part of my weekly cleaning schedule will help me keep on top of this chore.
I was really dreading this task but it wasn’t so bad.
On Thursday I went dusted our entire upstairs. I did a few rooms in the morning and a few in the afternoon.
I simply used a fleece cloth and wiped up all of the dust off of all flat surfaces and woodwork.
It had been a while since I dusted but even so it didn’t take much more than a 1/2 an hour total.
I imagine it might take even less time this week because there won’t be as much dust. 🙂
Like I said earlier I always thought you had to dust and sweep on the same day. However, I really enjoyed breaking up those jobs into two days.
On Friday, I moved furniture and did a very thorough vacuuming. This week I think I will just be able to sweep the areas that are visible.
Saturday: Mop the Kitchen & Bathrooms
I have to admit that I didn’t get to this task. I had mopped the kitchen earlier in the week and didn’t think it needed it again.
When I do mop I keep it simple by using my homemade swifter cloths.
While I may at some point revamp this cleaning schedule I do think it worked last week to keep me on track. Sometime soon I plan to make up a more thorough cleaning schedule for deep cleaning.
Do you have a cleaning schedule?