Managing the Homeschool Home {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 (maintenance 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.

Richele is a writer, speaker, and graphic designer. Her background in educational psychology never prepared her for balancing laundry baskets and grading math assignments. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. Check out her business, Crisp Apple Design


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!

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