Life has always been busy. But, now-a-days, when we have plenty of advancements in technology to help us save time, many of have less time than ever. Let’s face it, keeping a clean house is on the top of most of our priority lists, but it can be hard to manage with a crazy busy schedule. So, here at The Cleaning Crew, LLC, we want to help you.
We’ve come up with a few easy scheduling tips to keep your house in order by helping you organize necessary duties. The first thing we recommend is separating your tasks into three lists: everyday, weekly, and monthly. These free printables even go as far as organizing by room. After you’ve made your list, prioritize the items accordingly. Below, you’ll see our recommended schedule and links to other helpful resources that you can use to handcraft a housekeeping schedule that fits your needs.
If you do a little bit of work every day, it will take less time than if you let it pile up throughout the week. Our recommendation is to start the morning by making the bed, unloading the dishwasher and putting a load in the washing machine. Toward the end of the day, reload and run the dishwasher. Then, dry and fold the load you started that morning. If your dishwasher’s not running as it ought to do, this may suggest a fault is preventing it from doing so. In which case, depending on your home warranty plan, you may be covered for having it serviced, repaired, or even replaced. You can compare available plans here – https://homewarranty.firstam.com/compare-home-warranty-plans.
We also suggest sorting through mail every day instead of piling it up for later. Shred things that need to be shredded. Throw away the trash. Clip the coupons. It only takes a few minutes and will save you quite a bit of time (and a big messy pile) in the long run.
Other quick daily tasks include:
- taking out the trash
- sweeping or vacuuming rooms as needed
- spraying the shower down with a daily cleaner or vinegar/water mixture
- wiping all counters and toilet seats with wet cloth
There are several cleaning tasks that can wait a few days without becoming overwhelming. Assign a day of the week to take care of all of these tasks at once, or create a weekly schedule to complete one task each day. However you do it, staying on top of these chores will keep your house fresh and clean without too much stress.
A few things you might want to add to your weekly cleaning list are:
- Washing and changing the sheets
- Vacuuming furniture and/or window treatments (i.e. shades and blinds)
- Cleaning out refrigerator
- Washing rugs
- Scrubbing bathtubs and toilets
- Disinfecting countertops
Monthly tasks are not urgent, but they are important to the overall maintenance and organization of your home. Neglecting to do certain things could cost you in the long run. For example, scheduling something as simple as routine dryer vent cleaning can ensure that your dryer remains in working condition which is essential as a broken or defective dryer could affect the health of your family and even become a danger to your home. There are several homeowner maintenance schedules out there. We like this one from My Home Ideas. It organizes tasks into monthly and seasonal tasks.
Some important monthly tasks include:
- Organizing garage and other storage areas
- Getting rid of unused or broken items
- Changing air filters
- Cleaning garbage disposal/washer/dryer
Every few months
Every couple of months, homeowners should really consider doing bigger jobs. These jobs could include maintainace on the exterior of the home. Perhaps cleaning the windows and the gutters would be a good idea. Additionally, homeowners should consider cleaning the siding on their home too. This removes any cob webs or debris from the siding, making it look more clean and attractive. This also gives homeowners a chance to see if there is any damage on the siding. If there is, it might be worth contacting those at https://www.sidingatlanta.com/ to come and repair the siding for you. Regular maintanance will save you money in the long run.
Once you get into the habit of doing these things, none of them take much time. This nifty schedule even estimates how much time each task takes. Incorporating a 10-minute pick-up at the end of every day can be very helpful. It’s impressive how much can be accomplished in 10 minutes!
>>>These schedules will help your housecleaning be more organized and efficient. But, you know what’s even easier? Calling us at 541-601-6236 for a free, no hassle cleaning quote. We will do all the cleaning for you which can help to give you more control of your crazy busy schedule in 2017!<<<