Hey friends! These last few weeks have been very tough in our household. We have had lots and lots of sickness and I feel like we have been to the doctors more times than I can count. I wish they had those punch cards… come 5 times, and get your next visit free. Lol!! Can any other Mamas relate this winter??
With all of the sickness around here, I feel like I have been cleaning like a nut lately. I never thought that I had a cleaning routine but when someone asked me how and what I do to keep my house clean, I started really thinking about it and wrote it down. Now this may not be for you and this may not work for your house, but it seems to work really well for us. Let me know if this helped you!
Here are my daily chores
- Make beds
- Empty dishwasher
- Wipe down countertops and stove
- Straighten up
- Wipe down dinner table
- Take out garbage
- Load and run dishwasher(after dinner)
Chores I do about 2 to 3 times a week
- Sweep the floors where needed
- Wipe down bathroom counters
- Laundry(usually every other day)
- Sweep and mop the floors
- Thoroughly clean bathrooms
- Clean all surfaces(tables, end tables, etc)
- Vaccuum carpets
- Wipe down appliances
- Take all garbages out in bathrooms
- Vaccuum inside of couches (biweekly)
- Clean all sheets and blankets
- Clean out refrigerator
- Wipe down cabinets
- Wipe down
- Wash curtains(1 set per month)
- Wipe down railing on stairs and moulding throughout the house
That is it! My daily chores barely take any time at all. Straightening up takes the longest time with 2 little ones, but they are usually pretty good about helping me put their stuff away at the end of the night. I know they will just take it out the next day but I need to do it for our sanity. They are also in charge of making their bed every morning and making sure all of their clothes are where they need to be either in their hamper or in their drawers.
I do my weekly cleaning all in one day, the day before my husband has his two days off. Lately that has been falling on Monday. It is so nice to have a freshly cleaned house when he is off work so that is one less thing to worry about when he is home. This usually takes me about an hour and a half to 2 hours to do.
My monthly cleaning chores I kind of do throughout the month. I don’t do that all in one day. I kind of just choose what I do randomly.
I hope this helped you out! This is just what works for our family and I hope that you got something out of it!