A Weekly Cleaning Routine that Works

Are you stuck in a cleaning rut? Do you find that you are spending countless hours on the weekend trying to catch up? This stress-free weekly cleaning routine may be just what you need to get your home back in order.

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A few years ago, I was having a hard time figuring out the best way of keeping my house clean.

I was overwhelmed and didn’t know where to begin. I felt like I couldn’t keep up with everything that needed to be done.

Honestly, I didn’t have the motivation. I needed help. I needed a routine.

So, like most people I scoured the internet searching for a solution to my problem. I found a lot of cleaning routine suggestions and I tried a few but unfortunately, they didn’t work for me.

I would start strong but quickly lose momentum.

Then, I got back into the habit of letting it pile up only to spend a whole day cleaning the house from top to bottom on the weekends. It was exhausting!

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Finally, I decided to sit down and really think about what would work for our home. I came up with a weekly cleaning routine that I have been able to stick to for the last 3 years.

I have decided to share it, hoping it will inspire you to give it a try and see if it will work for you too.

To sum it all up, each day of the week is designated for a room in my house. I have decided that focusing on one room at a time works best for me.

Personally, I like to walk away from each room knowing it’s done for the week.

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Weekly Cleaning Routine

 

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Monday- Bedrooms

Monday is a bedroom day for me. My boys are responsible for keeping their room picked up throughout the week. But, on Mondays I like to:

Tuesday- Bathrooms

  • Wipe down all countertops with an all-purpose cleaner
  • Clean the inside of the medicine cabinet including the toothbrush holder
  • Scrub toilet
  • Clean the shower/bath
  • Wipe mirrors
  • Quick dusting
  • Sweep/ Mop Floors
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kitchen clean

Wednesday- Kitchen/ Dining

  • Wipe all counters and small appliances that are on my countertops
  • Clean the refrigerator
  • Wipe the light switches and doorknobs
  • Clean microwave inside and out
  • Quick dusting
  • Sweep/ mop floors


Thursday- Living room

  • Vacuum the carpet
  • Quick dusting
  • Wipe down TV remote controls and light switches

Thursday is also the day that I designate doing laundry. I prefer to get it done in one day. But, I realize that it may not work for some.

If this is the case then you can always throw a load of laundry in during your morning routine. You can read more about my morning routine HERE.

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Friday- Catch-Up

Friday is whatever you didn’t have time for during the week.

  • I also run errands
  • Pay bills 
  • Work on monthly cleaning tasks or de-cluttering projects
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Saturday/Sunday

In our home, the weekends are for spending time as a family. So, besides my morning routine and nightly routine. (you can learn more about my nightly cleaning routine HERE.) I try not to do any additional cleaning on the weekends.

That’s it. I hope my routine motivates you to start cleaning. Don’t forget to print out my  Weekly Cleaning Routine Printable below.

Weekly Cleaning Routine Printable

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