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.
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!