cleaning schedule for working moms

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Are you a busy mom looking to create a simple cleaning schedule for working moms to help organize and clean your home? Me too. So, I found a way for us busy moms to keep a clean house with an easy schedule that works for working full-time moms, stay-at-home moms, and busy moms. ( so, basically all moms ) In this post we’re going to explore: 

  • What a good house cleaning schedule looks like.
  • How working moms find time to clean.
  • How to create a cleaning schedule that works for busy moms. 
  • How to Create a Realistic Cleaning Schedule.

How to Create an Easy Cleaning Schedule for Busy Moms that Works.

What works for one mom might not work for you. It’s important to realize that we all live different lives with different priorities, and that means we all need our own schedule that works for our needs. We all want to be there for our families, have a tidy home, and get work done. Using printables is so handy. I use a printable daily tracker and a printable cleaning schedule every week. 

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Be Realistic with Your Time 

Over-scheduling your day will mean that you’re increasing the odds of not finishing what you want to do and ending up with feelings of frustration and sadness. We want to avoid those feelings and be forgiving with the time we need for certain tasks and how much time we have in the day. Give yourself some grace. It’s better to give yourself more time for certain tasks vs. not enough time. 

Time Block 

Time blocking is such a great tool for busy moms. If you time block, then you can create a schedule that prioritizes your tasks and the time you’re going to assign for that specific task. The key to time blocking is that you stay on track. If you assign 30 minutes to do a house tidy, once that hour is up, you need to move on to the next task, or your time blocking schedule will be messed up for the day.  Time blocking really is an amazing tool for you to have a productive day when you have a list of things you need to do in a day or week. 

If you want to start time blocking, I’ve created a great bundle that can have you time-blocking like a pro in minutes. This package offers you a template to update and customize with the free version of Canva. It also includes three versions of a time blocking schedule so you can use them for anything you want to manage. Some examples are homeschooling schedules, cleaning schedules, work tasks. 

You can use these templates for so much. Update them to fit your needs, print them and get ready to feel organized with your time and productivity. 

Prioritize Your Tasks 

Each day work on your to-do list based on priority. Take the things that you have to do today and prioritize them. As you start crossing these things off your list, you’re going to feel great, and that will motivate you to keep going through your to-do list. Use a daily list to help you get the most out of each day. 

Use a Morning and Evening Routine 

Having a good morning and evening routine that works for you is such a game-changer. Creating a routine that works well for you and leaves you feeling accomplished but not overworked or stressed is key. Create a routine that works for you, and this goes for your cleaning routine too. Break it down. 

I have an article on creating an easy morning and evening routine that offers you a free morning and evening routine printable that you might enjoy. 

Schedule Your Day 

Scheduling your day is so important. When you can stop and schedule your day, you can see that everything you need to get done can get done. Schedule it based on priority, assign tasks a time limit, and you’ll be ready to take on the day. You can schedule your day the evening before or in the morning. Creating a daily plan helps you feel in control and organized, which we busy moms need.  I love using a planner to schedule my time. Printable planners are great too because you print what you need, get organized, and that’s it.

Simple Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Easy Cleaning Schedules for Working Moms

Here’s the thing. I know a lot of people ask how working moms find the time to do it all. The simple truth is they’re not doing it all. Whether you work at home, in the home, or out of the home, we are all working moms with a lot of responsibility. 

Create a schedule that works for you. What other people are doing doesn’t matter. I promise you that no one has it all together and no one is “doing it all.” 

Having a schedule that you can stick to and working for you is a great way to stay organized and get things done.  Having tasks you do daily, and weekly tasks help you break them down. 

Daily Cleaning Schedule 

Daily cleaning tasks are normal to have. Unfortunately, to keep a home tidy, we need to work on it every day, and that’s ok. If we prioritize our time cleaning, we can make sure that we come up with a daily cleaning routine that is not overwhelming and can be used each week to keep on top of cleaning our home. Grab this free daily cleaning checklist printable to try out. 

Looking for a customizable version?  You can grab that by clicking the pink button below. 

Example of a Daily Cleaning Schedule: 

  • Make beds
  • Put clothes away
  • Dishwasher
  • Laundry
  • Tidy Up ( pick up clutter )
  • Sweep floors
  • Taking out garbage
  • Wipe appliances 
  • Kitchen cleaning

Weekly Cleaning Schedule 

Having a weekly cleaning schedule printable is great. I feel less overwhelmed if I see my weekly tasks ahead of time. I know I have a certain day to do some chores and the rest can wait. The cleaning bundle I’ve created has room for you to add your own tasks to it too. Here’s an example of a weekly cleaning schedule. This one is organized room by room which I think is less overwhelming. Just print it off and check it off as you go. 

Example of weekly chores: 

  • Vacuuming
  • Dusting baseboards
  • Laundry 
  • Bathroom cleaning
  • Dusting
  • Cleaning couch cushions
  • Mop
  • Cleaning the inside of appliances 
  • Grocery shopping

Monthly Cleaning Schedule Printable 

Now let’s talk about those monthly cleaning tasks. Some chores don’t need weekly attention, but we want to make sure we schedule them. I’ve created a monthly house cleaning checklist on my free printable that gives you an idea of some of these tasks like washing windows, cleaning inside the oven, baseboards, and things like that. 

Monthly Chores:

  • Washing windows
  • Window sills
  • Scrubbing shower doors
  • Dusting dust bunnies and cobwebs
  • Cleaning the entryway
  • Cleaning out the freezer
  • Grout cleaning 

Seasonal Cleaning 

Seasonal cleaning might include:

  • Spring cleaning ( decluttering )
  • Summer 

Cleaning Tips

  • Do a 10-minute clean-up. Set a timer for 10 minutes and tidy up as much as you can. Once that timer goes off, move on to something else. You’d be surprised what you can get cleaned up in 10 minutes. 
  • Get your kids involved. You could create a chore chart, add it to the fridge ( you could even laminate it and use a dry erase marker ) to get them excited about helping out. Age-appropriate tasks like wiping down walls with their fingerprints on them or taking off bedding so you can add new sheets, taking out the trash. 
  • If it works, you hire a home cleaning service to help you out. There is nothing wrong with getting some extra help around the house. You might even find yourself with some free time for yourself. 
  • Use products you love. I always find that when I use products that smell good and I know are good to use, it motivates me to clean and keep a tidy home. I’m going to share some of my favorite cleaning products and household items I love to use in my home. 

Plant Therapy is an amazing company that creates pure essential oils, cleaning products, and household items. If you’ve never heard of them, I highly suggest you check them out. You won’t be sorry.  

All-Purpose Cleaners from Plant Therapy smell great and do a wonderful job tackling your day-to-day messes.

Create a Cleaning Schedule for Working Moms Summary: 

Make sure that you’re giving yourself some grace. Your house does not have to look perfect all the time. This post is for you to have tips on calming the chaos in your life and help you feel better about your to-do list. Managing a household is not easy. 

I hope these schedules help you feel more in control, and they help you feel less stressed about your cleaning regime. Make sure you are spending time taking care of yourself too. 

Get instant access & start customzing your

Cleaning Schedule Bundle

Cleaning Schedule Bundle

Instant download to a daily, weekly and monthly cleaning routine. Also included are 3 blank organizing charts that you can use for cleaning, chores, homeschooling and more!

$5.00 $2.88

Looking for a Free Version? Click here

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