Daily House Cleaning Schedule for Homes With Children
Every parent, and moms especially, find it hard to keep a clean home. Where there are kids, there are messes. It’s just natural for children to go around and create mess after mess. It’s as if they are born with the urge to “fix” order. If life after kids seems too overwhelming and the messes get bigger and bigger, maybe you need to set up a daily house cleaning schedule, which will help you to go through your days as hassle-free as possible. Well, to help you start, here is a house cleaning schedule with a room-by-room checklist for every day. Take a look.
- Store away bath toys.
- Empty trash bins.
- Clean the sink and faucets.
- Open the windows to air out the bathroom.
- Pick up any out of place items and store them away.
- Toss dirty towels into the laundry hamper.
- Pick up all toys from the floor and put them back where they belong (or ask your small ones to do this for you.)
- Make beds.
- Sweep the floors and vacuum. Use a solution of mild soap and water to mop the floors.
Hint: You may want to clean this room last or you will probably be in for more cleaning in the evening, as your kids will be making messes all day long. As a matter of fact, it may be a good idea to leave all major chores for when your kids are already in bed. So, clean in the evenings.
- Sort out all clothes. Separate the whites from the rest. Run a full cycle.
- Peg out washing.
- When the day comes to an end, go check your laundry. If it has dried, bring it in.
If you have meals in the kitchen, it probably gets messy all the time. That’s why it makes sense to clean it right after use. Every time. So here it goes:
- Wipe down the sink. Spray with an all-purpose cleaner and scrub for a while. Rinse well.
- Sweep the floor. Make sure to remove food crumbs, debris, dust and cobwebs. Take special time to sweep around the table if your family tends to have meals in the kitchen.
- Wipe down all countertops and shelves using an all-purpose cleaner. Dry with paper towel.
- Load the dishwasher or hand wash the dishes right after every meal to keep dirty dishes from piling up.
- Empty rubbish bin. Take trash outdoors.
- Open the windows to air out the kitchen.
Your family room probably receives lots of traffic, too. Don’t forget to check it before bedtime.
- Put away toys.
- Sweep the floor.
- Tidy up. Pick up all clutter.
- Sweep and mop the floor using an all-purpose cleaner or a solution of water and mild soap.
- Move all out of place items where they belong.
- Collect all dirty laundry and toss it into the hamper.
- Make beds.
- Open a window to let some fresh air in.
Now, if you can’t deal with all the tasks, don’t worry. Do one task at a time and spend as much time as you can cleaning. But don’t carry it too far. Housework never ends. Even if you get all the tasks done today, more tasks will pile up tomorrow. As much as you want your home to be sparkling, you need to be realistic. You can still survive even if the bathroom tiles are not perfectly clean and the kids’ rooms are messy. Relax and keep it cool.
Guest post from Patricia Cornwell