20 Free Cleaning Schedules for a Tidy Home.
Yes, it is true that everybody loves a clean house, and it is equally true that not everybody loves to clean their house. It can be daunting, overwhelming, and downright depressing! However, it’s not nearly as bad as it seems initially, and with a little bit of careful planning, you can make time for a full-on deep cleaning if necessary. Check out these 20 Cleaning Schedules to Get Your House Clean! They’ll help you pinpoint how and when to do the big jobs to get you on track.
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We’ve gone and found some high-level daily and weekly cleaning schedules to help you keep your house clean and tidy. Most of these come with a free printable schedule that you can keep handy for your own use, and many of them are customizable to your needs and preferences.
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20 Cleaning Schedules to Get Your House Clean
Once you have your cleaning on a schedule, you will be thanking yourself and happy to enjoy how fresh it looks and smells. Consider these tips when working on your schedule.
- Make a game plan. A schedule is so much better than simply winging it. You have everything in front of you, and there isn’t a lot of thinking you need to do to make it happen.
- Be consistent. I know it’s tempting to skip a day here and there, but it really adds up quickly when you do. Save yourself the heartache.
- Keep cleaning supplies on hand. Store your store-bought and homemade cleaning supplies in a container that is easy to carry, like a cleaning caddy. Then, take it along with you so you don’t have to run back and forth to get stuff.
- Have the entire family help. There is no reason why you have to take care of everything yourself. Instead, give each family member tasks to help it go smoother.
1. Zone Cleaning
Cleaning various zones in your home is much easier with this Zone Cleaning Printable we made.
2. Weekly Cleaning Schedule
First of all, this Free Weekly Cleaning Schedule Printable by Hip2Save has a recipe for an all-natural DIY surface cleaner. You can print out the sample schedule, or customize the blank one. Either way, this schedule takes a high-level approach to keep your home clean and presentable.
3. Weekly Cleaning Plan
One Crazy House has a Weekly Cleaning Schedule to help stay on top of things, and while she offers her tips and suggestions, she also gives you a free printable that is completely customizable to your own lifestyle and needs. The idea is to focus on one room each day but to also tackle the essentials (like dishes!) every day. Also, delegate!
4. Printable Weekly Cleaning Schedule
This Printable Weekly Cleaning Schedule from Uncommon Designs highlights the deep cleaning in the bathroom and kitchen over the course of 4 days. This one does not have a customizable version, but it is a good one for getting the house clean, if say, you’ve been a little, um, busy!
5. Complete Home Cleaning Schedule
Now, this Complete Home Cleaning Schedule by DIY Candy is very thorough. It is not a daily check-off style printable meant to keep your house tidy, it is a beautiful printable that you can put anywhere to remind yourself of the jobs that need to get done to keep your house clean. Broken down into weekly, monthly, and yearly tasks.
6. Printable Cleaning Schedule
Another helpful Cleaning Schedule we made is sure to help you get the entire home in shape. It’s organized by daily, weekly, and monthly chores. It’s a game-changer.
7. 30 Minute Cleaning Plan
The Country Chic Cottage brings us 30 Minutes a Week to a Cleaner Home, which aims at tackling one biggish job a week over the course of a year. This is a good one to keep as a reminder and to use in conjunction with a weekly and/or daily schedule.
8. Weekly Cleaning Routine
This Simple Cleaning Tips & Printable Schedule by Picklebums is exactly that. The focus is on keeping it simple and finding a routine that works for YOU! The last thing you need is a guilt-inducing to-do list staring you in the face, right? While you do need to keep the stress out of it, it can actually be really helpful to have a routine that you can stick to.
9. Spring Cleaning Checklist
I Heart Naptime’s Printable Checklist is aimed at spring cleaning, but really, a clean house year-round is ideal. The focus again is on a good deep cleaning, and the checklist goes by room. If you’re anything like me and need a small checklist to keep you on task for the daily stuff, there is a handy printable for that too.
10. Room by Room Cleaning
This Room by Room Cleaning Schedule by Your Modern Family is one of my favorites. Not only does it give you an idea of when to tackle which jobs, but it also lists by room the jobs that need to be done in order of importance.
11. Printable House Cleaning Checklist (10 minutes before guests arrive)
We have all experienced the terror of someone showing up unexpectedly and feeling like our home is a mess! Organized 31 has developed a Printable House Cleaning Checklist (10 minutes before guests arrive) for just that occasion.
12. Fall Cleaning Schedule
And, of course, there is our Fall Cleaning Schedule and Printable, which doesn’t have to wait until fall! There are some time-sensitive reminders on it, such as having your heating systems serviced and your chimney swept – but the idea is the same. Get the big jobs done, focusing on one room at a time.
13. Winter Cleaning List
Don’t forget about our Winter Cleaning Checklist and Printable! Like with the fall cleaning schedule, it includes a couple of seasonal tasks, but the majority if it can apply to any time of year.
14. Whole Home Cleaning Guide
Sugar, Spice, and Glitter have put together a complete checklist for a Whole Home Cleaning Guide. Check it out and adapt the guide to your own home and style.
15. Printable Weekly To-Do Sheet
This is my type of Weekly To-Do Sheet, old-fashioned pen and paper. Homeyohmy invented a weekly sheet that can be modified weekly according to our changing schedules.
16. Household Cleaning Schedule – Printable
Confessions Of An Overworked Mom created a Weekly Cleaning Schedule center to get yourself back on track to cleaning your home.
17. Morning Routine Worksheets
I get my best cleaning done when I start first thing in the morning. Declutter In Minutes provides free Morning Routine Worksheets to be emailed to you!
18. Daily Cleaning List
The Daily 5 Cleaning System by Wondermom Wannabe is unique in that it breaks down cleaning your house into 5-minute tasks. The idea is that you can always find five minutes to clean, but maybe not for two hours!
19. The Areas You Always Forget
Do you a few spaces in your home that you always forget to clean? Organized 31 brings us The Areas You Always Forget Checklist to keep you on track while cleaning.l
20. Printable Monthly Cleaning Schedule eBook
No matter the time of year, The Typical Mom has you covered with a Printable Monthly Cleaning Schedule eBook. This checklist has not only cleaning ideas but also purging.
Do you have a few spaces in your home that you forget when cleaning? Organized 31 brings to us The Areas You Always Forget Checklist in order to keep us on track with our cleaning schedule.
Whether your aim is to tackle your big jobs seasonally, if you want to get your house in tip-top shape for an upcoming holiday, or if it’s part of a New Year’s resolution, one of these cleaning schedules is sure to help you get and keep your house looking just the way you want it!
Do you use cleaning schedules to keep your home neat?
Written by ACN Team Member Evelyne N. : Evelyne is the fearless, axe wielding, quirky, hardworking and incredibly funny creative genius behind Nemcsok Farms and Knits’ End. Who also has a weird fascination with soil, and wreaths.
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