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Clean Your House in 15 Minutes a Day

Here’s a solution for those who love a clean house, but dread cleaning day…SKIP CLEANING DAY and start a HOUSE CLEANING SCHEDULE!

Instead of planning a marathon day of cleaning every week or two, start setting aside 15 minutes a day for cleaning. Even better…delegate some of your cleaning chores to your children! I’ll be happy to teach you how to make a chore chart!

Doesn’t 15 minutes a day sound better than spending half your Saturday cleaning or going crazy the day of your party to make the house look perfect? The key is to make a house cleaning schedule, so that every room in your house will be cleaned every 2 weeks.

If you tackle one room each day or one task each day, you’ll never feel like a maid again! Here’s a suggested house cleaning schedule to get you started, just customize it for your house and let the cleaning begin!

    1. Monday: run the dust mop under all furniture, beds, etc.

    2. Tuesday: vacuum downstairs
    3. Wednesday: vacuum upstairs
    4. Thursday: mop kitchen, bathroom and foyer
    5. Friday: clean 1 bathroom (the tub, the shower, the toilet, the sink, the counters)
    6. Saturday: clean 1 bathroom (the tub, the shower, the toilet, the sink, the counters)
    7. Monday: vacuum high traffic areas (high traffic areas usually need to be vacuumed once a week)
    8. Tuesday: dust living room, den and dining room (don’t forget to dust the baseboards and blinds or shutters)
    9. Wednesday: dust bedrooms (don’t forget the baseboards, blinds or shutters)
    10. Thursday: extra job (this is a cleaning job that only needs to be done every once and a while like dusting ceiling fans or cleaning out the refrigerator)
    11. Friday: clean kitchen (the stove, the sink, dust, clean counters)
    12. Saturday: sweep porch and wipe off porch furniture

That’s it…once you’ve completed the first 2 week cycle, your house will always feel clean! Certainly we can all find 15 minutes in our busy day!

Written by:
Kristl Story
(It’s a diet for your wallet, not your waistline!)


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