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Weekly Tasks Explained – Proactive Cleaning for a Simplified Routine
October 4, 2023
After you have a handle on the Daily Tasks, it’s time to learn the Weekly Tasks! These tasks take 10-30 minutes a day. Monday we clean bathrooms, Tuesday we dust, Wednesday we vacuum, Thursday we wash floors, Friday we do anything we didn’t get to, and on Saturday we wash sheets + towels. Sunday we rest! Let’s delve deeper into what each day entails and some tips to make these tasks even more efficient.
There are 4 parts to the Clean Mama Routine – I always recommend that you start with the DAILY TASKS and work your way to the MONTHLY FOCUS.
What’s the secret to the routine? CONSISTENCY – doing a little bit every day is what will help you take your home to the next level of clean. The Clean Mama Routine is intended to be done in the little moments that you have during the day or in the morning or evening – you know what to do because it’s on a schedule – it takes the guesswork out of trying to figure out what to clean and when to clean it.
Here are posts that detail each part of the Clean Mama Routine:
After you have a handle on the Daily Tasks, it’s time to learn the Weekly Tasks! These tasks take 10-30 minutes a day. Monday we clean bathrooms, Tuesday we dust, Wednesday we vacuum, Thursday we wash floors, Friday we do anything we didn’t get to, and on Saturday we wash sheets + towels. Sunday we rest!
These 6 tasks REPEAT weekly – if you don’t get to one, use Friday – Catch-All Day as your day to catch up OR just wait until the task comes around the next week. The Clean Mama Routine has grace built in!
Monday – Bathroom Bliss
Cleaning bathrooms can seem like a daunting task, but consistency is the key. Dedicate Mondays to scrubbing sinks, cleaning mirrors, disinfecting the toilet, and making those shower tiles shine. A pro tip: Keep a small cleaning caddy in the bathroom itself. This way, you don’t have to transport supplies from elsewhere every time.
Tuesday – Dust Away
Dust accumulates silently, and before you know it, a thick layer has settled on every surface. Using a microfiber cloth, work your way through each room, focusing on areas like blinds, fans, bookshelves, and electronics. Remember, always dust from top to bottom so that you aren’t just moving the dust around.
Wednesday – Vacuum Ventures
The key to a good vacuum session isn’t just running it over the carpet. Move small pieces of furniture, get into those nooks and crannies, and consider vacuuming upholstery. If you have pets, this is also a good day to give their favorite lounging spots some extra attention to remove fur and dander.
Thursday – Wash the Floors
Now that you’ve vacuumed, it’s time to give those floors a fresh wash. Whether it’s tile, hardwood, or linoleum, make sure you’re using the appropriate cleaning solutions and mops. A little trick for hardwood: Use flat-head microfiber mops. They’re gentle, efficient, and less likely to leave streaks.
Friday – Catch Up Day
Didn’t get to something earlier in the week? No problem! Friday is your buffer day. Tackle any tasks that might have been missed or need a little more attention. Or if you’re all caught up, maybe use this day for a deeper cleaning project, like organizing a closet or decluttering a particular space. I also like to use Fridays as a day to menu plan and grocery shop too.
Saturday – Sheets + Towels Refresh
There’s nothing like diving into a bed with fresh sheets. So, make your Saturdays about washing and changing bedding and towels. Rotate your sheets, and remember, if you have multiple sets, you don’t have to immediately put the same ones back on. Let them have a little breather, and alternate with another set.
Sunday – Rest & Reflect
After a week of consistent cleaning, take a breather. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your sparkling home. This is also a good day to evaluate if any tasks need more attention next week or if there are areas you can optimize.
Following the Clean Mama Routine breaks down what can seem like overwhelming tasks into manageable chunks. Over time, these Weekly Tasks will become second nature, ensuring your home is consistently clean, organized, and a joy to live in. Remember, it’s not about perfection, but progression. Each task you complete is a step towards a cleaner, more organized home.
Here’s where you can find the Complete Clean Mama Routine:
- Monthly Free Homekeeping Calendar – only includes the Daily & Weekly Tasks
- Homekeeping Society Subscription
- Homekeeping Planner
- Interactive/Digital Homekeeping Planner
- Clean Mama’s Guide to a Clean Home printable kit
- Clean Mama books
- Cozi + Clean Mama app– Rotating Tasks are in Cozi Gold, Daily & Weekly Tasks are free
Now that you know what the four components are to the CLEAN MAMA ROUTINE, let’s get started! Make sure you have downloaded your FREE Guide to a Cleaning Routine and that you’re following along on Instagram.