Home Management Binder: Cleaning Lists

by GettingFreedom on September 9, 2009

A clean home is an incredibly inviting, welcoming place to be, although at times it can be daunting to clean it all. In addition to it being daunting, all the tasks are oftentimes hard to remember. I’ve often found myself lost and confused as to what needed to be done daily, weekly, monthly and even yearly. The Cleaning List Section in my binder was created to fix this, and help me to stay on top of all the tasks. In the end hoping that I would have a clean, inviting home, without getting overwhelmed while attaining it.

When creating your Cleaning List, you need to keep in mind the things that need to be done in your home. What works for me won’t always work for you.

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Free Download! Cleaning List section page for your Home Management Binder.

Then I needed to come up with a cleaning schedule, but first I needed to decide what needed to be done, when.

What needs to be done daily?

Multiple loads of laundry, unloading/loading the dishwasher, general pick-up.

What needs t0 be done Weekly?

Things like paper clutter, taking in donations, washing sheets, and cleaning out the refrigerator.

What about Monthly?

Dusting ceiling fans, washing the windows, removing cobwebs, etc.

What about Seasonal Touch-ups and Forgotten Things?

Touch up paint, declutter room by room, dryer vents, smoke detector, etc.

Then I needed to come up with a checklist that would help me to remember when these tasks needed to be completed.
Monthly/Weekly Cleaning List

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Cleaning List

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Seasonal Cleaning Checklist

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The first 2 are cleaning lists, mostly for a month to month basis. I use the middle one, as it also has some non-cleaning tasks thrown in, as a reminder.  The third one is an in-depth home maintenance/seasonal cleaning checklist and is rather thorough, yet very beneficial.  It covers both interior and exterior parts of your home and is even broken up into Quarters and Seasons.

After I had all parts of my home covered and accounted for and broken up, I had to make sure that I would be able to come up with a system that allowed me to get these tasks done. After all that is the whole purpose, right? :)

Right now, I write my daily tasks on my To-Do List on their corresponding days (You can see more of that, here). If, when I have all of the that days tasks filled in and scheduled, I still have a time slot available, I add in a monthly task in. If I am able to complete a monthly task, I put a check mark next to that task on the sheet protector with a dry erase marker. When the next month rolls around, I am then able to erase all my marks and start anew. I do have the complex home maintenance schedule in my binder, but haven’t even had the chance to implement it yet. But, I’m thinking that it will run just about the same way.

I decided not to include an actual detailed daily task list, because I found it too complex to include my every task in a day. I’m hoping that in my absense, the person that was stepping in for me would know that I load/unload the dishwasher daily (or atleast when needed).

Do you have a Cleaning Schedule? I would love to see it!


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