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Four Weeks to a Clean Home {Printable}

Do you ever have days where you feel like your drowning in your to-do list?  If you said yes, then welcome to the club and if you said no, then TELL ME YOUR SECRET!  Just kidding — well, sorta!

For the most part, my house is always clean or at least it looks that way.  I do the normal every day cleaning responsibilities such as the dishes and wiping down counter tops, putting toy away, etc., but what about the baseboards, curtains and ceiling fans?  If it isn’t in my direct line of sight, more than likely it is NOT getting cleaned as often as it should be.

So in an effort to remember to clean these sometimes forgot about places, I decided to create a house cleaning schedule printable to hang on the refrigerator to serve as a constant reminder of what daily duties I need to complete.

four weeks to a clean home printable

Cleaning the entire house from top to bottom on one single day is next to impossible thus the reason I divided it out into a four week home cleaning schedule.  I broke chores down in a way that works well for my schedule and family so you may need to switch things around a bit.

Having a clear plan of action of what needs to be accomplished each day makes those dreaded household chores a little less cumbersome.  Once you finish the fourth week, you’ll need to start back at the first week and repeat!  The areas that often go unnoticed or just flat out ignored, will now get just the amount of attention they need to keep the dust bunnies away.

Feel free to print my four weeks to a clean home printable, or make your own.  Laminate it, stick it on the fridge, and get ready for a clean home!  I have my children help and whoever completes the job gets to put their initials by the task (with a dry erase marker).  I reward each child in different ways at different times. They never know when their job well done will be rewarded, but they can rest assured that when momma sees they’ve lent a helping hand, she’ll move mountains to make sure they know their appreciated.

About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.

Comments

  1. 1

    how old are your kids and what kinds of “rewards” do you give them? i think this is a great printable list (i might make my own with a little more details since my kids are younger and need more direct chores to complete). thanks for the tips. 😉

    • 2

      Hi Jen! My children are 10, 7 and 5. Rewards vary based on the task they completed and how well they completed the task. Some examples are going out for frozen yogurt, going swimming at the neighborhood pool, a special treat at home (and this is really exciting to them because they usually don’t get too many sweets), mom & daughter manicures, designated “picker” for family movie night, those are just several examples I can think of off the top of my head. Sometimes when my brain just isn’t functioning correctly, I’ll just do cash, which they ALL adore.

  2. 3

    Thank you so much for this… I’m printing it out and making a few changes, but this will be perfect for us!

  3. 4

    Thanks! Will give this printable a try.

  4. 5

    I need to try this.

  5. 6

    I need to try this out. I’m the mother of four lazy kids and I could really use help, plus they need to know how to clean.

  6. 7

    Just printed it out. Thanks for sharing. (I think I will give it to my daughter so that she can clean my house. hahahha!)

  7. 8

    Oh you are so right about those things getting missed! I consider myself a very good housekeeper and when the movers took our furniture out of our place last week….I was horrified by the dust behind the beds and how much dust was on the high ledges of the crown molding. I need to print this so I start fresh in our new place now.

  8. 9

    I could use these printables. Thanks.

  9. 10

    I’ve been trying to tackle my house this week. It can be daunting.

  10. 11

    My house has been really suffering because of lack of motivation. I could use a very clean house in 4 weeks before the baby gets here. These printables are a great idea!

  11. 12

    This is completely awesome, thank you!

  12. 13

    I love this idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. 14

    Love this! Your reward system sounds great – I’m going to have to print this out and try it!

  14. 15

    Awesome, thanks for sharing this!

  15. 16

    I used to keep a clean home but after having kids it has become so much more difficult. This looks like it would get me back on track!

  16. 17

    This is an excellent idea. I just came home from a 50 day trip to find my house is a mess, so I will get started on this tonight.

  17. 18

    Thanks so much for this, Crystal!

  18. 19

    I went ahead and printed it. This next month or so is going to be a little to hectic, so maybe I’ll try this at the end of summer. It’s a good checklist to have around anyway!

  19. 20

    Printing and trying! I need to maintain the house better especially with baby almost mobile!

  20. 21

    Thanks for this!! I need to work on a having a better cleaning schedule!

  21. 22

    This looks like a great printable! Now if only I can get more hours in a day to complete everything.

  22. 23

    I so need this!!! It’s going to take me weeks to get my home in order after the summer is done. LOL

  23. 24

    I could really use something like this to stay on track with my cleaning chores!

  24. 25

    I need to print this out and try it.

  25. 26

    Love these kind of printables! 🙂

  26. 27

    I always love helpful scheduling printables for ideas on how to get my home in tip top shape!

  27. 28

    We keep our house pretty clean as well. But I do admit that the areas that are out of sight, aren’t as clean as I would like them to be. It’s just too hard to keep a completely clean house all the time.

  28. 29

    This is wonderful! I’m bookmarking to print later..

  29. 30

    I could sure use these, thanks!

  30. 31

    I certainly need this sounds like it makes it so easy

  31. 32

    I’m such a clean freak it is ridiculous. I do my baseboards with the vac brush at least twice a week and ceilings once a week. I hate dirt lol. Great printable!

  32. 33

    I love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing.

  33. 34

    I like the dry erase marker idea to track the chores! I need to make a master list like you!

  34. 35

    Four hours, really?? That works for me, it usually takes DAYS!

  35. 36

    This looks like a great way to keep on top of things!

  36. 37

    Awesome, thanks for sharing this. Will be printing this out. I seem to do better with this kind of stuff when I have a checklist or some type of list for me to reference. Just seeing it all written out helps a ton!

  37. 38
    Angela S says:

    This might be just what I need to stay on track with chores!

  38. 39

    I am printing this out right now. Thanks so much for sharing, i can use all the help in this area.

  39. 40

    I’m totally using this next month!

  40. 41

    I’ll totally print this! I loved that Change Scentsy was a weekly task, I love Scentsy!

  41. 43

    I’ll be sure to print and give to my housekeeper.

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