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Put this free printable weekly cleaning list to work around your home starting today.
What types of chores often are needed on a weekly cleaning list?
(By the way, my cleaning list can be used as a weekly or monthly chart. Both methods will fit well on this chart.)
- Cleaning bathrooms, the kitchen, picking up general
clutter, vacuuming carpets and rugs, sweeping floors and dusting. This cleaning list is
not exhaustive, but will certainly keep you on top of your weekly
cleaning tasks overall.
- Create a separate cleaning list for or designate
differently, cleaning jobs that need to be done less than once a week.
Your printable weekly cleaning list will get cluttered too quickly if
you try to put everything on it every week.
- This free printable weekly cleaning list can easily be your Master Cleaning List; then use our free chore chart to schedule each family member's chores.
- Additional ideas for cleaning lists can be found on my printable household chores checklist page.
(Scroll down for more useful insights about using a printable weekly cleaning list.)
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Is a free printable weekly cleaning list all you need to make significant improvements in your home?
- Maybe. Maybe not. If you're looking around for printable
cleaning lists you probably are dissatisfied with how the organization
is working in your home to some degree. Try these suggestions to make
the most out of your weekly cleaning list.
Revisit how you clean.
For example, what tools do you use? Are they worn out? Damaged? Just
plain gross? Take a minute to visit the cleaning aisle in your favorite
store (my favorites are Bed, Bath and Beyond and World Market.) They
have the latest and greatest cleaning gadgets for not much money.
Sometimes you can find a cleaning tool that will seriously cut down on
your workload. Buy it!!
Also take a second look at your cleaners. They should do two things:
give you results and be reasonably safe in your home. You have to
decide what that means for your family, but my family got rid of nasty
toxic cleaners many years ago. We did a little research and found an
environmentally sound company that was serious in its desire to provide
products that actually work without being overly toxic. That means even my
kids can clean the bathroom with the toilet bowl spray and I don't have
to worry about poisonings and accidents.
Now consider the way you clean. I figured this one out when I realized
I was still cleaning my house the way my mother taught me to clean
hers. Except, I was cleaning MY house, not hers! My standards are
different and it has been fun to come up with creative ideas for
cleaning better and faster. For instance, do you have a complete set of
cleaners and cleaning tools on each level of your home? You'll be
surprised at how much easier it is to keep a bathroom clean when you
can grab the cleaner and rag and slick everything down in about
Teach people to be responsible for their weekly cleaning.
I rarely clean my kids' bathroom...it's their mess and they clean it
up. I remove most of the clutter from rooms like this to make daily
maintenance easier. Sometimes we have cleaning races in our home (we
have races for everything...must be in our genes). One, two, three
GO...who can get their bathroom cleaned fastest? Or their bedroom
picked up first? Or can we get the entire living room cleaned; picked
up, floor cleaned, furniture dusted, in less time than playing a song
on a CD? Be creative with your cleaning lists and efforts.
Colleen Langenfeld is a mother with over 29 years of parenting experience and helps other busy moms around the globe at www.paintedgold.com.
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