Let’s be honest. As a busy mom, it can be easy to get behind on housework. Before you know it, the dishes are piled to the ceiling and there’s a mountain of laundry. Of course, you seem to be the only one that notices it. Your family is oblivious to the need for something to be washed or cleaned.
How can you make it work? How can you, as a busy mom, keep your home clean? Let’s take a closer look at a cleaning schedule for busy moms.
Make a List
You need to sit down and write down everything that needs to be done. Even if it’s something that only needs to be done once a month, write it down. Your list might include washing dishes, washing laundry, cleaning the windows, scrubbing the toilets, etc. Write it all down.
Determine How Often Something Needs to Be Done
Many jobs on your list don’t need to be done daily. Organize your list by what needs to be done daily down to items that need to be done yearly. Believe it or not, when you think about everything that needs to be done, it can be overwhelming. BUT, the amazing part is that once you start mapping it out on a schedule, it seems doable.
Create Habits for Daily Cleaning Tasks
Once you get in the habit of taking care of the daily tasks, it’s easy to keep your home clean. For example, wash a load of laundry each day. You also want to unload your dishwasher each morning and run it each night. This will help ensure you never have a full sink and a full dishwasher. Running a dust mop over your hard surface floors will also make weekly floor cleanings easier.
Schedule Weekly and Monthly Tasks
In your planner, schedule tasks that need to be done weekly. For example, you might schedule to scrub the toilets on Tuesdays and clean the floors on Wednesdays. Spreading the jobs out also makes cleaning less stressful and overwhelming. Don’t forget to also write down those monthly tasks like changing the furnace filter.
A cleaning schedule doesn’t have to be complicated. It does, however, have to work for you. A busy mom should have a cleaning schedule that not only allows her to keep her house clean, but is efficient enough to allow for her to also relax and enjoy a bit of me time.