The simplest way to keep your home clean is to make it routine. A home cleaning schedule will help you keep your home tidy without taking up all of your free time or stressing over when you can get around to your next cleaning day. If you know Saturday is your deep cleaning day, then you can plan around it. Here are some tips on how to set up a home cleaning routine:
First, make a list. Before you grab a cleaner and a towel, grab a pen and paper and walk around your home, making a list of areas and rooms that need to be cleaned regularly. Leave areas that aren’t used often, like storage closets, for your seasonal cleaning list.
Next, list all the areas in each room you need to clean regularly from top to bottom, like dusting the ceiling fan to mopping the floors.
Now, it’s time to check your cleaning supplies. It’s easier to stay stocked on cleaning supplies when you keep them in a centralized spot in the house, like under the sink in the kitchen. Be sure you have everything you need to tackle each task, like a dusting spray for the furniture, a glass cleaner for the mirrors and windows, and a multi-surface cleaner for the bathroom and kitchen. And stock up on sponges, rags, and Viva® Multi-Surface Cloth™ Paper Towels and Viva® Signature Cloth™ Paper Towels.
Next, it’s time to decide how often you want to clean each room. Most spaces need cleaning once a week or more, especially if you’re cleaning for a large family. High-traffic areas like the kitchen or bathrooms may need to be cleaned every day, while low-traffic areas like the guest bedroom may not need that much attention.
It’s time to schedule your cleaning days. Once you have your cleaning cadence, consider your cleaning style. Are you someone who likes to clean everything in one go, or do you want to spread it out over the week? Cleaning in one day can be exhausting, but you can split your list in half and break out your cleaning over two timed sessions or two days. Another option is to assign a day for each room. Monday is for the bathrooms and bedrooms; Tuesday for the kitchen and laundry room; Wednesday for living rooms and dining rooms, etc.
Now that you have your schedule worked out, you only need to make it a habit. Ask your family to help on days they’re not busy or plan for a family cleaning day filled with good tunes and family bonding. A good cleaning routine will keep your home tidy and your life a little less stressful every day of the week.