The Ultimate Weekly Cleaning Routine You Need (If You Can’t Hire a Housekeeper)

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As moms, we know there are things that have to get done every day, right? Dishes, laundry, taking out the trash, picking up after the kids, you know all the things that ensure our homes are somewhat tidy.

There are also tasks that do not need to be done daily, but do need to be done at least weekly.I do these tasks during my weekly housekeeping routine. Now, some moms like to do their weekly routine on one day.

This works great for homeschool moms like me who do light days on Friday. All the chores can be done in one huge chunk of time.

These days, I divide my weekly housekeeping routine tasks up over the week, and complete one each day, usually during the afternoons. These weekly tasks might take at least 2 hours if done all at once, but divided up over the week, the tasks can be done in 15-30 minutes.

This is the ultimate weekly cleaning routine for those of us who can't hire a housekeeper to keep up with our weekly housekeeping tasks!

Weekly Housekeeping Routine

So here is my weekly housekeeping routine:

Monday – Dusting

Monday is dusting day. I love to use the Swiffer Dust and Shine in the lavender scent on all of my surfaces because it makes my house smell amazing.

I also use the Swiffer 360 duster because it extends, and I can easily dust my ceiling fans and the higher surfaces in my home. I dust everything. Ceiling fans, lights, picture frames, etc. 

Tuesday – Glass and Mirrors

On Tuesday I tackle all of the glass and mirrors in my home. These days, I stick with Windex. If you’re looking for a natural option, check out my homemade cleaners cheat sheet.

My husband requested I stick with Windex because he absolutely loathes any cleaner made with vinegar.

Wednesday – Mopping

It’s time to mop my kitchen and entryway on Wednesday. I use my Shark Steam Mop most of the time. If I need a little something extra, I mix up a quick solution of Mr. Clean Multi-Surface and spray the floor right before I mop over it.

On days when the floor really needs a deep clean, I break out the Libman Wonder Mop and use my husband’s favorite cleaner, Pinesol. 

Thursday – Vacuuming

I use my Dyson vacuum in the living room almost every day, but since most of our house is carpeted, I dedicate Thursdays to vacuuming the rest of the house.

We have gone through several vacuums in our nine years of marriage. Most of the vacuums we purchased were relatively cheap, but honestly did not last longer than a year.

My husband decided he would buy me a Dyson for Mother’s Day last year, and I’ve been pretty happy with it. It does seem to leave the carpet cleaner. We will see how long it lasts!

Friday – Bathrooms

On Friday I tackle our bathrooms. I use a Magic Eraser on the bath tub and shower. If the grout is really bad, I use my homemade soft scrub and a brush. 

The sink and the outside of the toilet is cleaned with Lysol wipes.

And the toilet is cleaned with regular toilet bowl cleaner. I also take this time to mop the floors and clean the mirrors in the bathroom. I wipe down all of the surfaces and any knick-knacks, toothbrush holders, and soap dispensers. I also take out the bathroom trash.

And that is my weekly housekeeping routine. A few tasks a day save me from having one huge cleaning day each week!

If you like this you’ll also love:

My morning housekeeping routine

Morning Housekeeping Routine

my evening houskeeping routine

Evening Housekeeping Routine

Are you struggling with keeping your house clean? A weekly housekeeping routine will help you keep your home in good shape with a little bit of effort each day!

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  1. This is a good routine but I prefer to have one whole room done at a time. Here’s my schedule:
    Mon-laundry and front and back doors
    Tue- bedrooms
    Wed- bathrooms
    Thu- living room/dining room
    Fri- mop

  2. How funny! Our husbands have a lot of parallels! Military, loathing vinegar in cleaning products, and Pinesol as a fav. I have tried to be frugal and use healthier cleaners but hubby has never embraced it. ? I found you through Jamerrill Stewart and am really enjoying reading your blog. I just had our 7th baby and have been striving for a better cleaning and decluttering system. I want to enjoy the people in the home more than managing all the stuff in the home.

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