Weekly Cleaning Schedule


  • Make the beds
  • Wipe down the bathroom
  • Do a load of laundry
  • Wash dishes or load and unload dishwasher
  • Light sweeping where necessary
  • Straighten up living and dining room

Monday-Vaccum and Dust

  • Vaccum whole house
  • Dust whole house
  • Wash wood surfaces 


  • Mop floors
  • Wash walls, baseboards, and doors (maintainence cleaning)

Wednesday-Bathroom and Bedroom

  • Clean mirrors
  • Empty trash
  • Wash shower curtain, bathroom rugs, bed sheets 
  • Scrub toilet and tub
  • De-clutter and straighten


  • Wipe down appliances and cabinets
  • Clean inside of microwave
  • Clean countertops
  • Organize pantry and make inventory
  • Clean sinks, drains, and garbage disposal

Friday-Home Office

  • Dust electronics 
  • De-clutter
  • Go through bills, mail, and paperwork 
  • Empty trash
  • Chose a monthly chore:  wash walls, clean fridge, clean out cupboards, clean out a closet, deep clean where necessary

Saturday-Family Day and Catch up

Try to use this day to focus on family.  Better yet, make it a family cleaning day or outside maintainence day and then go out and do something fun!

Sunday-Rest Day

Use this day to worship and rest.  No cleaning or working.

Happy Cleaning!


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Danica said...

What a great kicking off point for my cleaning binder!

Thanks so much! :)

Chantel said...

i like! now if only I could stick to it.

Melissa said...

Love how simple your schedule is compared to many others I've seen!