Weekly Cleaning Schedule: What Chores to Do Each Week

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If you’re like most moms, you probably feel like you’re always cleaning something. It seems like there’s never enough time to get everything done. But did you know that by creating a weekly cleaning schedule, you can make sure that all the important tasks are taken care of without having to spend hours on end scrubbing and dusting? In this blog post, we’ll outline what chores need to be done each week in order to keep your home clean and organized.

So let’s get started!

Weekly Cleaning Schedule

Each week, there are specific household chores and cleaning that I have found to be important to do both to keep the house clean and the family healthy. You may choose to do these chores more often than once a week, which is perfectly fine. Also, depending on what type of furniture, floors, etc. you have in your home, some of these tasks may not apply to you, so in those cases just ignore!

Here are the weekly cleaning schedule tasks you’ll need to do:

  • Dry sweep and mop hard floors
  • Do all of the home’s laundry (unless you prefer to do a load each day)
  • Wipe down kitchen counters/backsplash
  • Clean kitchen table and chairs (and high chairs if applicable)
  • Empty trash bins and collect trash for pickup day
  • Declutter flat surfaces and tables
  • Wash bed sheets
  • Deep clean bathrooms
  • Dust wood furniture
  • Create a meal plan and prep any food (not technically cleaning but an important time saving task each week)
  • Water plants around the home (if needed)

It may seem like a long list of items but some of them may only take a few minutes, such as watering plants or adding an extra load or two of laundry to that week.

Weekly cleaning may seem daunting, but by breaking it into smaller tasks and chunks of time, you’ll be surprised at how quickly it can get done! Plus, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that your home is clean and organized.

There are plenty of cleaning tools and accessories that can also help you complete these tasks and do so faster. The below list includes my favorite cleaning supplies that help me get more done and spend less time cleaning.

Cleaning Supplies That You Need To Have

  1. Cleaning Caddy – I always use a cleaning caddy to hold all of my cleaners, dusters and rags. This way I can move easily from one room to the next and always have the items I need.
  2. Handheld vacuum – having a small handheld vacuum makes sweeping up messes or cleaning off the couches easier than hauling the large sweeper around the house.
  3. Swiffer Wet Jet – mopping is so much faster with this. The liquid is ready to use and clean up is super easy by just ripping off the one time use pad and throwing it away.
  4. Toilet Cleaning Stamps are a great way to keep your toilets cleaner for longer, saving you time each week. Just stick one on the side of the bowl and it cleans every time it flushes.
  5. Swiffer dusters (and with an extending handle) are great for dusting electronics, fans, bookshelves, light fixtures and more. Each duster holds a lot of dust and allergens so they don’t need to be replaced very often.

How to Plan Out Your Weekly Cleaning

Depending on whether you choose to do all of your cleaning in one day or separate them into a few days or even every day of the week is totally up to you. Regardless of how many days you want to clean on, it is helpful to have a plan of what tasks you want to complete. The first step to do this is to create a list of all the chores that need to be done around the house for that week. Once you have your list, it’s time to start assigning each task to a particular day or days of the week.

If you are a planner or calendar person, it would be helpful to add those tasks on those specific days on your calendar as a reminder. If you prefer not to use a planner or calendar, that’s totally fine too. You can just write a Weekly Cleaning Schedule list and post it on your Home Command Center, on the fridge or inside a cupboard door as a reminder of what tasks need to be completed each day or week.

Creating and following a weekly cleaning schedule is a great way to ensure that your home is clean and organized. By taking the time each week to complete certain tasks, you’ll save yourself time and energy in the long run.


What house cleaning should be done daily?

Check out my post on a Daily Cleaning Schedule to learn about what cleaning tasks should be done each day.

What house cleaning should be done monthly?

Check out my post on a Monthly Cleaning Schedule to learn about which cleaning tasks should be done each month.

Get Started On Your Cleaning Schedule!

Overall, by creating a weekly cleaning schedule and using the appropriate cleaning supplies, you can easily keep your home clean without having to spend hours upon hours scrubbing every week. By taking care of the big tasks each week, you can keep your home looking great and free up some time to enjoy your life! Thanks for reading and I hope this helps you get started on creating a cleaning schedule that works for you and your family.

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