How to Implement a New House Cleaning System that Works


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Do you feel like you can never keep up with the housework? It can be frustrating to see that you are always falling behind. Many people find it difficult to relax at home when the floors need to be scrubbed and there is a pile of dirty dishes in the grimy sink.

If you can’t stay consistent with the housework, then it might be time to implement a new cleaning system. The most effective solution is to create a cleaning plan. Some tasks need to be addressed on a daily basis, while other chores can be done weekly or monthly. Here are some guidelines to help you get started:

Daily To-Do List

A few basic chores can be done each day to help you stay ahead of the stuff that collects with time. Look for ways to do a little cleaning here and there so you don’t have a bigger mess to deal with later. A few examples include:

  • Making the bed
  • Wiping down the counters
  • Washing the dishes
  • Unloading the dishwasher
  • Organizing mail
  • Picking up clutter and toys

Weekly Schedule

Assign specific days of the week to complete certain chores. You can create a routine and do just a little cleaning each day, ensuring that every part of your home is touched each week. Here is an example of how you might structure your weekly schedule:

  • Sunday – Laundry (washing, folding, and bed linens)
  • Monday – Kitchen (clean appliances, sink, stovetop, and disinfect handles)
  • Tuesday – Bathrooms (mirrors, sink, shower, toilet, etc.)
  • Wednesday – Organization (find a closet or drawer that needs to be sorted and organized)
  • Thursday – Paperwork (file paperwork, sort mail piles, shred documents, take out the trash)
  • Friday – Entire House (dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping)
  • Saturday – Take a break, it’s your day off!

Monthly Tasks

Once a week, choose a day where you roll up your sleeves and put in the elbow grease needed for deep cleaning. For example:

  • Week 1 – Clean out the fridge
  • Week 2 – Disinfect toys
  • Week 3 – Wash the mirrors and windows
  • Week 4 – Spot clean and vacuum furniture

If you are still finding it a challenge to keep up with this schedule, then you might consider the benefit of hiring a home cleaning service. For more information about these quality services, call Trish Duarte and Ed Kennedy at MaidPro of Temecula/Murrieta: (951) 506-6100