What if you could have a clean house in just 20 minutes a day…
I really dislike cleaning. Especially deep cleaning. You know, the top to bottom kind of cleaning that most people get a hankering to do in the spring. I ran across this handy weekly cleaning schedule from fix-dot-com and thought it was worth sharing.
I think it’s an excellent New Year goal for my family and promises to help us get out of that “all week -get in there and deep clean” timesuck that so often happens.
The system it simple. Break up your week room by room and task by task. This is the perfect way to keep yourself accountable and get your home in tiptop shape. You’ll be ready to have company any day of the week, whether someone is popping by last-minute, or you are having family get togethers.
The key to eliminating the cleaning marathon is dedicating 20 minutes of your day, each and every day, to cleaning and tidying your home. No more, no less.
Do as much as you can in those 20 minutes; it does not have to be perfect, which is good because my house never will be!
Make this daily cleaning enjoyable by creating your own natural cleaning kit. I have one kit in a tub and I grab it each day, but the infographic calls for creating several kits and placing them under all the sinks in the house. That way you’ll never have to run and find your supplies. Create your own cleaning schedule and do what works best for you.
Natural cleaning kit ingredients
- Distilled white vinegar
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Lemon juice
- Baking soda
- Dawn liquid dish soap
- Washing soda
- Castile soap
- optional – essential oils of choice; think tea tree, peppermint, orange or lemon – which are all have natural antibacterial properties.
These recipes are make with ingredients and supplies you already have around the house. Be sure and check out the original post for 10 recipes to add to your cleaning kit.
What do you think. Would cleaning for 20 minutes a day, by rotating through the rooms in your home, be your ideal weekly cleaning schedule? Share other ideas in the comment section below.
Download the weekly cleaning schedule as a pdf
A Hassle Free Weekly Cleaning Schedule
I guess I just don’t “get” infographics. In the articles, they are fine. But how do I ‘copy & paste’ in order to have a copy to actually use? I can’t keep coming back to my computer after getting this link every single day in order to look at it. When I do copy to a word doc, it is too teeny tiny to see anything. Am I doing it wrong? This looks incredibly like what I used to do via cleaning. I picked a room each day to do. My schedule got way off track when I was injured and had to take a YEAR!!off due to doctors orders. BIG setback in cleaning, especially when you live alone!!!
Hi Carol, Yes, infographics are hard to refer back to – I made a pdf version for you to download – https://preparednessmama.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/weekly-cleaning-schedule.pdf
Happy cleaning! Shelle
Where is the link to the “original post for 10 recipes to add to your cleaning kit” ?
this is a good article. Thanks!
Hi Carol, this is the link to my natural cleaning recipes: https://preparednessmama.com/diy-natural-cleaning-kit/
Sue Dally says
Is this printable?
Hi Sue, there a copy of the infographic in pdf version – https://preparednessmama.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/weekly-cleaning-schedule.pdf
Thank you so much for sharing the weekly cleaning schedule! I love it! Wish I could have a copy of it . I love how you have it displayed so cute!!
Hi Phyllis – ask and you shall receive! https://preparednessmama.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/weekly-cleaning-schedule.pdf
Sue Merriam says
Holy cow! This is awesome! I can’t wait to get started. Thanks for publishing this!
I can only think that only one room will ever look clean at one time. Why not spend 2 hours cleaning every room and have it all look good for most of the week?