I am off my cleaning game since our move. Yes, I have cleaned. And my husband has cleaned. But there is no schedule or plan to when we are going to clean. In the last few days instead of having an all out marathon cleaning session, I have been tackling cleaning chores a few at a time. On Friday I did two loads of laundry and cleaned the toilets. Saturday afternoon (after mowing the lawn) I cleaned the bathroom sinks and mirrors. On Sunday, I cleaned my daughter's shower, vacuumed our carpet upstairs and did two more loads of laundry. And just yesterday, I swept and steam cleaned our hardwood floors on our lower level.
Clearly everything is not clean at the same time with this method. But from a time standpoint, it just feels better to spend 20-30 minutes to do a few tasks each day then hours doing it all on one day. And really it does only take 10 minutes to clean three toilets. Of course, if we are hosting a party or having overnight guest I will spend more time to get the entire house clean at one time.
But as I said I'm not on a schedule right now. I'm just getting started again, I figured I'd post my own schedule in case it helps anyone else. And of course, I may tweak this if one day has too much to do and I can't fit it all in.
Monday - Sweep hardwood floor, steam clean as needed
Tuesday - Dust furniture, clean master shower
Wednesday - Clean bathroom sinks and mirrors, laundry as needed
Thursday - Clean other shower (s)
Friday - Clean toilets and wash bathroom towels
Saturday - Vacuum upstairs carpet
Sunday - Laundry, sweep/clean tile floors
Now you may notice that there are other cleaning tasks not listed. I don't do some tasks weekly, such as washing windows or blinds. I also have a pretty good clean up routine in the kitchen. We run our dishwasher every night, so just before bed we grab any dirty glasses and dishes that are still out since dinner and get it going. We also try really hard to unload the dishwasher in the morning. I was doing so well at this before the move, but recently I'm not getting to it first thing. But that is the goal.
We take the trash out on the nights before we have trash pickup scheduled. For us those nights are Monday and Thursday. We put our recycling in the garage each night. We scoop the litter box nearly every day, but at least every other. I also try to sweep up the litter on the days that I do that.
Do you have a cleaning routine? Do you do all your cleaning on one day or spread the work out over time? Do you feel you have tasks that are automatic and you don't really think about them?