Whenever I had my baby, I went into survival mode. Every waking moment was spent either feeding my little one, changing diapers, holding him, and attempting to keep my business alive while he napped. Cleaning the house? Let’s be honest: that didn’t happen.
Let me start by saying this: we can’t do it all. And that’s OKAY. Keeping a baby alive, working full time, feeding a family, trying to have some sort of a social life – it’s A LOT. And it’s ok that we’re not perfect and don’t have to have perfectly clean homes. 🙂
That said, having a doable and realistic approach to your cleaning schedule is vital to staying on track, getting your tasks done, and having an overall healthy mindset! Today I’m sharing something that has worked so wonderfully for me during the “survival” season and busy weeks! This 15-Minute Daily Cleaning Schedule (with a printable checklist – yay!) is great for keeping the house clean throughout the week.
Get your cleaning products out, set your timer for 15 minutes, and knock these tasks out. You can do this, friend!
15-Minute Daily Cleaning Schedule
Vacuum – Aim to vacuum the entire house on this day! Using a cordless vacuum like this one can be huge timesaver.
Mop – The floors don’t have to be perfectly ready for mopping. Mopping some is better than mopping none! Have a grab-and-go type of mop on hand, like this one, to make the process even quicker!
Toilets/Sinks/Mirrors – Use natural cleaning products to quickly and efficiently get toilets, sinks, and mirrors cleaned up!
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Bathtubs/Showers – Bathtubs and showers can take a little more time, so get as much as you can done in your 15 minutes. Maybe do one tub this week, one tub next week, and a shower the week after that! A little bit of cleaning is better than not cleaning at all. 🙂
Dust/Touch-up Vacuum – If you have kiddos (especially ones that are crawling), vacuuming twice a week is likely a must. Quickly dust the crucial areas of your home, then do a quick touch-up vacuum in high-traffic areas!
Everyday Tasks: making beds, dishes, picking up clutter, throwing out the trash.
On Saturday’s, add on any extra tasks such as laundry, wiping down baseboards, cleaning out the refrigerator, etc. Take Sundays off (or as much as possible, anyway) and enjoy time with friends and family!
Printable Daily Cleaning Schedule Checklist
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