If you need a cleaning routine for stay-at-home moms, look no further. it can be hard to find the time to clean, but you can develop a routine that will get your home clean in no time! This routine is designed specifically for busy moms who want to get the most out of their time. Try it today and see how much easier housework can be.
The Best Cleaning Routine for Stay at Home Moms
If you’re a stay at home mom, then you know that keeping the house clean can be a full-time job in itself! Between taking care of the kids, cooking meals, and running errands, it can be hard to find time to keep your home as clean as you would like. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. In this blog post, we’ll share with you how you can develop your own foolproof cleaning routine that will help you keep your home clean and tidy, even with a busy schedule.
Cleaning doesn’t have to be a chore. With a little bit of planning and some creative thinking, you can develop a cleaning routine that works for you and your family and make your life as a stay at home mom a little bit easier.
Discover Your Cleaning Mindset
The most important step you can take in creating a clean and welcoming home is to discover your cleaning mindset and make sure your thoughts about cleaning are serving you. If you think, “I am not a good housekeeper,” you most likely will not be. You can learn more about how your mindset about your home and abilities affects your goals and outcomes in the Fifteen Minutes for Mom Group.
Clean House Minimum Baseline
If the thought of keeping your house clean is overwhelming, you need to start small. The first thing you need to do is determine your minimum baseline for a clean home. This is not a pristine house where you cannot find a speck of dust and you would eat off the floors. This is the absolute minimum that you would be happy with. What does that look like. Make your initial cleaning task list based on that!
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Make a Cleaning Task List
First things first, make a list of all the cleaning tasks that need to be done. Then categorize them into Daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly tasks. This may include sweeping and mopping the floors, dusting furniture, cleaning the bathrooms, doing laundry, etc. Once you have a list of all the tasks that need to be done, you can start creating your cleaning schedule.
Daily Cleaning Tasks
Your daily cleaning tasks should be small and easily accomplished in just a few minutes each. Daily cleaning tasks might include:
- One load of laundry start to finish
- unloading and re-loading the dishwasher
- Wiping down the kitchen counters
- Sweeping the kitchen floor
- Quick pick up of each room
Weekly Cleaning Tasks
Weekly cleaning tasks are tasks that don’t have to be done on a daily basis, but need to be done each week. I recommend assigning one task per day so that you don’t get overwhelmed. For example, Monday could be dedicated mopping the floors. Tuesday could be for dusting. Wednesday could be for cleaning bathrooms, and so on. Of course, this is just a rough guide – you can adjust the schedule as needed to fit your individual needs. Examples of weekly tasks are:
- Scrub Toilets
- Scrub Showers
- Change Bed Sheets
- Wipe Down Mirrors and Windows
- Dust Ceiling Fans
Monthly and Yearly Cleaning Tasks
Monthly and Yearly tasks are those that need to be done less often. I like to plan these tasks for Saturdays or on my lightest cleaning day of the week. You can do all of the Monthly tasks on one day or you can spread them out over the month. For me, it really depends on what my month looks like. Monthly and Yearly tasks might include:
- Changing air filters
- Deep Clean the Oven
- Vaccume out the sofa
- Wash Shower Curtains
- Steam Clean Rugs and Carpets
Schedule Your Cleaning Tasks
Once you have all of your cleaning tasks listed and categorized, fill them in on your cleaning schedule. I recommend putting them actually on your calendar in a specific time block each day. If you do that, there is never any question about when you will get your tasks done.
Find Your Cleaning Prime Time
When you look at your schedule, find the best time of day for you to clean. Maybe that is during naptime if you have small children. If you are a homeschool mom, maybe you can get your cleaning done while your kids are eating lunch or working on individual assignments. If you are a medical mom, be sure to schedule your cleaning around your child’s medication and treatment schedule, or if you have in home therapy, maybe you can clean while your therapist or nurse is there.
Stack Your Cleaning Habits
Habit stacking is a useful time management tool in almost every area of motherhood. Basically, it is creating a new habit based on a habit that is already established. For instance if you already get out of bed and go straight to the bathroom, wipe down the sink and counter while you are in there, and maybe do your daily toilet swish right after that first flush of the day. You can do the same thing in every room of the house where you already habitually do something else.
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Enlist Cleaning Help
If possible, get help with your house cleaning by assigning age appropriate chores to your children. You might also as your husband to take on some of the weekly or monthly tasks on the weekends.
Get a Laundry Plan
Laundry is one of the biggest home chores, no matter the size of your family. Another important tip is to create a designated laundry day. Doing laundry can be a time-consuming task, so it’s best to batch it all into one day instead of trying to do it little by little throughout the week. Saturday or Sunday are usually the best days for laundry since you typically have more free time on the weekends.
Make Cleaning Fun
Don’t forget to make cleaning fun! Put on some music or listen to an audiobook while you’re cleaning. You can even turn it into a game by seeing who can finish their task first. The key is to find ways to enjoy the process so that it doesn’t feel like such a chore.
By following these simple tips, you’ll have your home clean in no time! And if you ever feel like you’re falling behind on your cleaning routine, just remember that even small changes can make a big difference. So don’t get discouraged – just keep at it and pretty soon your home will be shining like new.
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