Are you wondering how often you really need to stop and clean your house? This Weekly Cleaning Printable (filled in and editable) is just what you need. Not only does it break it down for you so that you don’t feel overwhelmed, but it’s also proof that you don’t have to clean your house daily, just to keep it presentable and ready for guests.
The idea that you have to dread cleaning is a thing of the past. The realistic way to approach cleaning your house is to look at it on a weekly schedule and tackle it head-on. This makes it a lot more manageable and easy to do. Stop stressing yourself out by thinking of what you have to clean daily and look at it as a bigger picture instead.
Who knows, you might just find out that you like cleaning more when it’s on a weekly cleaning schedule!
What Areas Should I Focus on When Cleaning Weekly?
Focus on the high traffic areas in your home to clean weekly. Choose your key rooms in your house and use the weekly cleaning printable found below to be your guide.
There are some rooms I pick up each day. I can’t stand keeping dirty dishes in the sink or on the counter, so I tidy up the kitchen each night before bed. But, I save the bigger kitchen cleaning tasks to a weekly schedule when I have more time to devote.
Is It Okay To Clean More Than Once Per Week?
Of course. Not only is it okay, it’s great! If you are anything like me, you just don’t always have the time to thoroughly clean all the rooms on a more frequent schedule.
The reason that some people clean weekly (me included) is that it’s the only time that they have to do so. I save the weekly cleaning for Saturday morning, when we are all off work and can devote a couple of hours. This is a great time to “divide and conquer” and get the whole family involved. I use this checklist to make sure everyone knows their assigned tasks.
But if you are able to clean more often than weekly, go for it!
How To Use This Weekly Cleaning Checklist Printable
The easiest way to use this weekly cleaning printable is to treat it as a guide or a checklist. Print it off and hang it on your fridge. That way, you see it daily and it’s a good reminder of the specific cleaning that need to be accomplished when you have the time.
Remember to be kind to yourself when it comes to cleaning your house, and allow yourself a bit of grace. Sometimes even cleaning weekly can be overly stressful so this printable is a really good guide for helping to keep you on track.
The great thing is this one has an editable version for you to add in the chores you want for each week. Use it over and over again with different versions that all unique to your family.
Weekly Cleaning Printable
As you can see, this cleaning printable breaks it down per room in your house. Here are the areas of your home that are included for cleaning weekly:
- Clean stove
- Wipe down appliances
- Clean out the fridge and throw away expired food
- Wipe down fridge
- Clean sink and countertops
- Sweep and mop floor
- Straighten cabinets and shelves
- Wipe down windows and blinds
- Clean toilet
- Scrub shower and bathtub
- Throw out expired products
- Clean sink and mirrors
- Sweep and mop floors
- Sweep and organize the garage
- Sweep porch
- Mow lawn
- Clear out weeds
- Change out bed sheets
- Clean closet
- Wipe down mirrors and windows
Don’t forget to add in the other places in your home that you need to clean, too. This might be catching up on laundry, wiping down your ceiling blade fans, taking out the garbage, washing the windows, cleaning out the car and the list goes on and on.
What is the Difference Between Spring Cleaning and Weekly House Cleanings?
It all really depends on how you clean. As you can tell from the printable, weekly house cleanings aren’t really as detailed as a Spring Cleaning.
When people get in the mindset for Spring Cleaning, they’re typically gearing up for a really deep cleaning to get rid of all the winter germs and excess items that you accumulated. Compared to weekly cleaning, rest easy knowing that cleaning your house every single week isn’t as detailed as a Spring Cleaning is.
Are There Any Areas Of Your Home That Need Daily Cleaning?
This just depends on what goes on in your home on a daily basis. Cleaning the kitchen is a daily cleaning job that many people actually do (me included). Other people work on sweeping their floors every day as well. I also like to pick up everyday, take trash out and such though. Depending on how much you are home during the day, bathrooms may need to be done on a daily basis as well. Make sure to check out our Daily Cleaning Printable as well!