We can all agree that a clean living environment promotes a calmer, happier, and less stressful living situation. When you are able to relax in the comfort of your own home without clutter and mess, your focus can be on relaxation, rejuvenation, and spending quality time with loved ones. But, how does one achieve such a lofty goal? To boast a perpetually clean house, one must take frequent and planned actions; a cleaning plan to follow!
Creating a schedule of cleaning tasks can be confusing; the frequency and duration of each task is not the same and rarely aligns to create one stream-lines cleaning plan. The truth is that no one schedule will work perfectly; many factors must be considered. The size of your home, pets, children, budget, and time schedule will influence your personal cleaning schedule. Consider using this framework for creating your cleaning plan: divide and compartmentalize the tasks into seasons, months, weeks, and those tasks that need to be completed daily.
Seasonal chores can be some of the most important, but also the most forgotten parts of your cleaning schedule. These are the tasks that only need your attention two to three times per year, but are considered vital to maintain the cleanliness of your home. They generally coincide with removing or changing of decorations (holidays, etc.) and they also are sparked by entertainment/hosting opportunities (annual birthday parties, family reunions, etc.) Spring is a perfect time to start season chore habits; a time to purge, collect, and host a yard sale!
- Clean out closets
- Wash pillows and stuffed toys
- Clean out toy bins
- Vacuum Mattresses
- Vacuum Window Screens
- Run a carpet cleaner on all rugs and carpets
- Gutters, FIreplaces, Chimneys
- Apply tile and grout cleaner in bathrooms
These chores are important to maintain a clean house, but are tasks that are acceptable to ignore during a busy work week. Often, these chores require more in-depth time commitment and, depending on your work schedule, require a ‘weekend’ time slot to complete.
- Dust blinds and vacuum curtains
- Wash windows
- Wipe Cupboards (inside and out)
- Wash trash cans
- Straighten shoes and dresser drawers
- Clean mirrors & dust pictures
- Change filters on heating/AC units
- Wash handrails and doors
Although most of these chores don’t require daily work, they are still some of the most important tasks that need to be completed on a weekly cycle. Many choose to divide weekly chores into designated days so that the work doesn’t build up and consume an entire chunk of one day to complete. Others like to schedule one night a week that is dedicated to completing all weekly chores.
- Clean out fridge; wipe up spills, throw out old food
- Scrub and shine sink and other appliances
- Vacuum rugs and carpets
- Mop all hard surfaces
- Change sheets on beds
- Scrub toilet and bathtub
The absolute minimum that must be accomplished in order to keep your house in working order. Depending on your household, these duties might even need to be done more than once a day.
- Wash Dishes
- Clear and Wipe Table
- Wipe Countertops, Stove, and Sink
- Take out Trash
- Spray Shower with Daily Shower Spray
- Make Beds
- Sort Mail
- Straighten End Tables and other flat surfaces
- Take Care of Clutter
Braxton Cleaning Solutions understands that life is a balancing act; balancing work and play-productivity and rest. Let us help you find that balance… create a cleaning schedule and then ask yourself what can be delegated to help ease your burden? Contact us for a free quote or estimate on your floor cleaning needs, and set up your first appointment! We can come as often as you would like, and we can set up recurring appointments to fit your master cleaning schedule. Visit www.braxtoncleaningsolutions.com