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Finding Your Homemaking Rhythm: The Magic of a Cleaning Schedule

In a life filled with busy schedules, work, and family commitments, it's easy for chores to pile up and overwhelm us. Today, we're diving into a topic that can truly transform your home and your sanity—the wonderful magic of sticking to a cleaning schedule. Now, before you envision a strict, regimented routine that takes all the spontaneity out of life, let's take a moment to understand the magic of a well-crafted cleaning schedule. It's not just about tidiness; it's about finding balance and having a cleaner, more organized, and surprisingly stress-free home. Let's explore the wonderful world of a cleaning schedule and discover how they can be your secret weapon in the beautiful art of homemaking!

Download my free weekly cleaning schedule and a blank template for you to fill out below!

Let's preface this by saying- this is MY personal cleaning schedule. It is what I have found works best for our family. There are many different ways to create a cleaning schedule and I encourage you to try some out and see if they work, then tweak them to fit your schedule and family needs! I prefer having a specific area to deep clean every day of the week, with a whole house tidy on Fridays. This ensures the house is nice and clean going into the weekend and my family can have a true sabbath rest without focusing on cleaning the house/doing laundry. There are some tasks I do daily (aside from Saturdays) so let's start with those!

Daily tasks-

Put the house to bed- all clutter away

Wipe down table/kitchen counters

Load / Run dishwasher overnight

1 load of laundry every single day

Mondays- Bedrooms

I wash bedding, vacuum floors, dust surfaces, + organize any clutter.

Tuesdays- Bathrooms

I get down and dirty and scrub those bathrooms on Tuesdays. Toilets, Showers, Cabinets, Mirrors, floors, all of it.

Wednesdays- Kitchen / Dining Room

I wipe down cabinets, clean stove/microwave, wipe down appliances, clean dining chairs, clean out fridge/wipe down, and clean the floors.

Thursdays-Living Areas

This includes the homeschool room, entry way, and living room.

I dust, organize clutter, and clean the floors.

Fridays- Whole House Tidy

This might sound overwhelming, but the truth is- if you stuck to the deep cleaning schedule during the week, this doesn't take a super long time. We aren't deep cleaning the whole house, we are just going through and surface cleaning anything that has gotten out of place during the week.

Sunday evening before bed- quick 15 minute tidy as a family

After our weekend we like to do just a 15 minute everybody all in clean of the house. Usually the kids will focus on their bedrooms / toys while my husband and I focus on the living areas and the kitchen. It just ensures we aren't going into Monday with complete chaos.

A cleaning schedule isn't restrictive and you can tweak it to fit your family. But sticking to a cleaning schedule is your path to a happier, simpler, and more organized home. It actually gives you more free time to enjoy moments with your family. It's NOT about perfection but about consistency and finding balance in your homemaking journey! What works for our family might not work for yours. Let's embrace a cleaning schedule that fits into our own rhythm and work to make sure our homes are cozy, welcoming havens where all who enter can find rest.

Organize your day visually by getting these daily rhythm cards! 

Here is the free PDF of my cleaning schedule and a blank one for you to make your own -

cleaning schedule
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