Housekeeping Schedule Checklist

Having the proper cleaning supplies will ease your task.
Having the proper cleaning supplies will ease your task. (Image: Jupiterimages/Creatas/Getty Images)

Keeping a clean house can be an overwhelming task. By following a housekeeping schedule, your house will always be clean and tidy. Set aside a scheduled amount of time per day or week to complete your chores. Prepare a written list of what you need to accomplish. Check off each complete chore on your checklist. This will keep you on track and give you satisfaction of completion.

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List of Chores

Write a list of chores that need to be done. Your list should include frequent chores such as dusting, vacuming, floor washing, bed making, dish washing, picking up toys and clothes washing. Also include things that need to be done less frequently such as cleaning out the refrigerator, washing walls and cleaning the garage.

Time Management

Set aside an allotted time in your schedule for daily, weekly and monthly chores. Estimate how much time each task will take. Write the estimated times next to each chore on your list. Use this information to determine your cleaning schedule. Use some time in your schedule to complete daily tasks such as washing dishes and picking up toys. Use any remaining time to tackle larger chores such as vacumming or mopping. Try to spend some time each day on each room that needs to be cleaned. Keep in mind high traffic areas such as the kitchen and bath that will need more frequent cleaning. Schedule weekends to complete larger more infrequent chores such as window washing.

Set Your Priorities

Set priorities when making your checklist. Schedule more time for what is important to you. A spotless kitchen may or may not be important or you. You may be satisfied with just the clutter being picked up or maybe you can only sleep well in a freshly made bed.

Distribute the Chores

All members of the household should be responsible for completing the household chores. Write each person's name on the checklist next to the chore they are responsible for. Even the youngest members can help by doing simple tasks such as putting dishes in the dishwasher or picking up toys.


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