Creating a House Cleaning Schedule

Posted on 09/02/11 in GREAT WHITE BLOG, No Comments

In order to keep your house clean, sanitized and safe, regular cleaning is essential.   However, depending on the size of the house and exactly how much needs to be cleaned, the job can be quite burdensome if it falls on one person.   Therefore, creating a house cleaning schedule to divide up the necessary cleaning duties is the ideal way to get all of the cleaning done without being too overwhelming.

In order to effectively manage a cleaning schedule, it is important to follow a few basic steps first.   These steps include analyzing the cleaning needs of the house, noting the abilities of those who can clean, and designating a person to maintain the list and duties.

Analyzing the house

Take a look at your entire house and decide what basic and specific chores need to be accomplished.   Some tasks would include:

  • Dusting
  • Sweeping
  • Vacuuming
  • Spraying and Wiping Countertops
  • Cleaning and disinfecting toilets
  • Wiping down mirrors in bedrooms/bathrooms
  • Taking out the garbage

After creating a detailed list of the cleaning tasks in the house, it will be easy to divide up the chores.

Cleaning Abilities

It is important to take into account the various abilities of the people in the house when making a task list.   For instance, small children would be better at dusting certain areas, older children could vacuum and sweep, and young adults and adults should use hazardous products and take out the garbage which could contain harmful objects.   From there, you can divide the list of chores among the people in the house.

Designate a Leader

While you might have an impressive task list that is divided perfectly, if nobody is completing the chores it becomes useless.   Designate a leader, typically a parent or adult, who will check on each person to ensure that the jobs are completed and done well.   Rewards can be assigned to younger family members who continue to do their cleaning tasks to encourage excitement throughout the process.

Not only will creating a house cleaning schedule create a safer environment in your home, but it will instill the importance of cleaning and sanitation on each family member.   If you are having trouble keeping your house clean, or have some questions about the importance of house cleaning, feel free to give us a call at GREAT WHITE CLEANING.