Try This 30 Day House Cleaning Plan for a Clean and Well Kept Home

Most people honestly do not take the time to develop a house cleaning plan - rather they simply pick a chore and complete it on a "need to be done" basis.

30 Day House Cleaning Plan

Not only is this not time effective - but it often creates a negativity towards house cleaning that really doesn't need to exist.

Cleaning your house on a regular - pre-set plan is fast - easy - and prevents those endless weekends where everyone is madly cleaning before they can go and have fun.

By following a thirty day cleaning plan about 20 minutes a day is all that you will need to commit to, for a clean - well kept house.

Pin for later?

There are basically three types of cleaning jobs, daily, weekly and monthly.

Daily chores are those that need to be done everyday to keep the house looking sparkling and clean.

They usually include:

  • Washing dishes
  • Cleaning the kitchen counters
  • Cleaning the bathrooms sinks, toilets and showers or bathtubs
  • Picking up games, toys, crafts etc
  • Garbage removal
  • Picking up dirty clothing and laundry
  • Making beds

Weekly chores are those that are the big items that are necessary to keep the house looking good.

These may be done more than once a week depending on the room, number of people and overall use of the area.

Weekly chores typically include:

  • Dusting
  • Vacuuming
  • Washing the floors
  • Taking the trash to the curb
  • Checking the fridge and cleaning out old food items
  • Caring for plants
  • Laundry

The monthly chores are those that are done infrequently - usually these tend to be larger - more involved projects. Monthly chores may involve:

  • Washing windows
  • Shampooing carpets
  • Oven cleaning
  • Cleaning air filters, air conditioners or heating ducts

How to Make Your Own Effective House Cleaning Plan

To develop your 30 day house cleaning plan use a calendar and mark on each day the daily - weekly or monthly chores that will be completed on that day.

Try to limit it to three chores in total - but a large monthly chore may replace three daily or weekly chores.

For example - on the first Monday of the month you may check the air conditioner filter - vacuum the living room and clean the kitchen counters.

Your partner may clean the bathroom sink, wash the dishes and take out the trash.

Remember that the whole house doesn't need to be vacuumed on the same day - break it down by common areas and less used spaces - and focus your efforts on the common areas.

In addition choose a time that you routinely do the chores - this will help in getting into a habit.

Only complete the tasks assigned for that day - but be flexible and adjust for variations in the schedule or special projects that come up.

Based on the comments below (thank you pattiemcintyre and Gina C) I've decided to include downloadable a house cleaning plan that you can use. Disclaimer: If you live with a big family this plan may not be for you. Click here to download the house cleaning plan.

House Cleaning Tips Blog

↑ Grab this Headline Animator

Home : House Cleaning Schedule : House Cleaning Plan

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Claim your free copy of our Special Report:

How To Clean Your House: Advice From the Past

* indicates required

Read our privacy policy here.

In it you'll get...

  • The exact practices used for household management back in 1914 -- you'll be shocked to know that we still use some of these today.

  • The best methods of removing dust, cleaning paint, woodwork and glass.

  • Instructions on how and why you should make an inventory of household goods in a card file -- e.g., "Keep bed linen and towels, piled preferably on shelves, near bedrooms and bathrooms, marked and numbered. Put the clean underneath when they come from the laundry."

By entering your email, you're opting in to receive our free weekly house cleaning letter, "The Saturday Morning Cleanup". It will give you house cleaning tips and motivation to create a home that is quick and easy to clean. We'll never send you spam, and you can opt-out at any time.