If you are a mom working outside the home, you need a very basic housekeeping weekly schedule. If you are a homemaker and care for others, you need the basics, too. Also, if your children are young and need lots of your time and attention, you need to know just the basic housekeeping tasks.
I wanted to provide you with a schedule that minimizes the overwhelm you already feel. Housekeeping should be shared, too! So, train your little ones and anyone who lives with you to start pitching in and helping with the household chores.
Doing chores is a discipline that comes naturally to some, while others have to be taught. Children are no different. I this post I address a few ways of how to get your kids to do chores, specifically just starting with their bedrooms. You can add more responsibilities later as they master their bedrooms.
On my site, you’ll also find some more detailed cleaning lists, which I’ll link below. But today, I want to give you a simple housekeeping weekly schedule. I can remember when my twins were first born, and I felt like I could barely stay afloat. During that season I needed a basic housekeeping task list, not a detailed one.
I was already feeling so much “mom guilt” that I knew I didn’t need to add any extra pressure. The main purpose of this schedule is to just maintain a clean home during those seasons when we need some extra sleep or recovery time.
Many of my readers come to my blog looking for help and support to make housework easier, especially during difficult life seasons. Maybe this describes you? If you are a mom of young children, someone caring for a special needs child, or maybe even someone who has a disability, you need basic support and less guilt when it comes to doing the cleaning around your home.
Below is the Housekeeping Weekly Tasks basic schedule. Follow the links below for more detailed cleaning charts for when your energy or schedule allows.
HOUSEKEEPING WEEKLY SCHEDULE
My How to Deep Clean Your Kitchen list can be found here.
My How to Deep Clean Your Bathroom list can be found here.
My How to Deep Clean Your Kids’ Rooms list can be found here.
My How to Deep Clean Your Living Room list can be found here.
My How to Deep Clean Your Bedroom list can be found here.
Also, to keep up the general housework, you may need to create a daily housekeeping schedule that suits your specific needs. To do so, I have created a helpful series you can read here.
Need to Declutter Every room? I have declutter checklists for every room and every space in your home to guide you along below.
How to Declutter the Guest Room or Your Kid’s Room checklist can be found here.
How to Declutter Your Laundry Room and Patio checklist can be found here.
How to Declutter Your Coat Closet/Hall Closet/Linen Closet checklist can be found here.
How to Declutter Your Home Office checklist can be found here.
How to Declutter Your Attic checklist can be found here.
How to Declutter Your Garage checklist can be found here.
How to Declutter Your Living Room checklist can be found here.
How to Declutter Your Kitchen Checklist can be found here.
How to Declutter Your Entry/Foyer/Mudroom checklist can be found here.
How to Declutter Your Clothing checklist can be found here.
How to Declutter Your Bedroom checklist can be found here.
How to Declutter Your Bathroom checklist can be found here.
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New to deemiddleton.com and don’t know where to start? I recommend going in this order:
Step 1: Check out this post on the 1st step you should take to get organized.
Step 2: Create a daily Housekeeping Schedule. You can use this series to start to set up your own schedule. You can also use this simplified weekly schedule.If you often ask: What is the fastest way to clean a dirty house? Or, if you struggle to get organized and have tried and failed time and again, you can likely find out which of these 11 reasons cause you to fail to get organized.
Step 3: Get decluttering strategies here.…Sign up for the Declutter Series and get your entire home decluttered in just 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.”Declutter Your Home” checklists are provided in each email.
Step 4: What is the fastest way to clean a dirty house? Use a timer and use the Deep Cleaning Checklists above. They will help you get your home sparkling after you’ve decluttered.
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For further reading, check out the fly lady here. She has some great cleaning and decluttering ideas plus excellent organization tips to get you started.