If you need a realistic stay-at-home mom cleaning schedule that is easy to maintain, then you’ve come to the right place.
We all have different thresholds for how clean we like our house! I’m a bit of a neat freak, and it affects my mood if my house is consistently messy or dirty.
It’s easy to maintain a spotless house when little ones don’t trail behind you and almost immediately mess up that very thing you just cleaned! And it’s tempting to think, “I don’t even know why I clean this house at all! Forget it!”
But let me encourage you by saying, “Don’t strive for perfection!” It’s an illusion and it will drive you insane. Realistically keep your house clean according to what feels right for you and your family. If you’re in need of a little encouragement, here are some of the best homemaking quotes to lift your spirits!
Having a cleaning schedule gives you a healthy framework to set goals for yourself and maintain a clean home. If you’re like me, you may find it incredibly motivating to check off a small task each day that you successfully achieved!
Why create a stay at home mom cleaning schedule?
The hardest thing about keeping a clean house is how quickly the mess can spread. But when you stay motivated to tackle those daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning tasks, you’ll find that you can manage the messes a lot better.
Plus, doing a little bit of cleaning every day establishes a routine. And especially for stay-at-home moms, it will also be a reminder to your kids that taking care of the home is part of the family’s daily schedule. I definitely recommend getting the kids involved in helping clean the house as well!
Lastly, creating a cleaning schedule allows you to see all of your cleaning tasks at one time, broken down into manageable pieces.
Easy Stay At Home Mom Cleaning Schedule
I’m excited to share with you this manageable cleaning schedule for busy moms that actually works! I’ve linked a few of my favorite Amazon finds related to cleaning that you may find helpful as well. And at the bottom of this list, you can print out the FREE stay at home mom cleaning schedule!
Daily Cleaning Checklist
- Make beds
- Wash dishes
- Wipe down kitchen surfaces
- Wipe down bathroom surfaces
- Sweep high-traffic areas
- Vacuum high-traffic areas
- Empty trash
- General pick-up
Weekly Cleaning Checklist
- Monday: Deep clean bathrooms
- Tuesday: Sweep & mop floors
- Wednesday: Dust surfaces & clean windows
- Thursday: Kitchen (microwave, fridge, cabinets)
- Friday: Laundry, change sheets
- Weekend: Budget check-in, meal plan
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Monthly Cleaning Checklist
- Declutter (papers, toys, clothes, cabinets, etc)
- Clean fan blades
- Sanitize garbage cans
- Clean baseboards
- Clean car (inside and out)
- Rotate mattresses
- Dust blinds and curtains
Keeping your house clean is no easy task, especially with kids! Planning ahead with a cleaning schedule is a realistic way to stay organized and on task.
And, if you’re looking for a comprehensive list of cleaning supplies, check out The EXACT Cleaning Supplies List Needed for a Spotless Home!
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