This post was sponsored by GOJO, the makers of PURELL® Multi Surface Disinfectant, as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
When it comes to cleaning, the whole family can be involved. Well, maybe not young young children. But even toddlers or preschoolers can lend a hand.
Of course, adult discretion and supervision is a must in this situation. And having the right supplies on hand. From kid friendly items like brooms, mops, and dust pans to the right cleaning products.
When everyone helps out, it’s really not that hard to create a family cleaning schedule.
We all know how easy it is for our week to get away from us. It seems strange because we live in such a highly technical age.
Sometimes it feels as if all those toys that are supposed to help us live easier lives have actually taken over the world. Instead of a little more down time, we’re constantly being called on our cell phones, beeped, paged, and generally at the mercy of others every hour of every day.
Our regular routines are more difficult than ever to keep.
When we’re not at work or school, we’re driving the kids to events. We also try to schedule a work-out, lunch with a friend, and recreational activities. It’s not hard to see where a weekly household cleaning schedule can fall by the wayside.
So how do we keep up with that aspect of our lives?
How to Create a Family Cleaning Schedule
One key is to actually write out a weekly household cleaning schedule. Seeing something in black and white gives us a much better sense of just what needs to be done.
Once you list your chores, you can decide if you want to devote an entire day off every week to doing them.
You may find that there are some things you can do during the weekday evenings, thus freeing up a little more time to relax.
The most effective system seems to be one that breaks down all of the cleaning jobs over a period of a week. With this system you can assign different jobs to different days and spend less time cleaning your house and more time relaxing in it.
Three Categories of Cleaning for a Cleaning Schedule
To use this system, you need to break down your cleaning jobs into three categories, light cleaning, daily cleaning and deep cleaning.
Suggested Light Cleaning Tasks:
These jobs can be done just once each week and completed on different days of the week. Always schedule the dusting first so that any dirt that is knocked to the floor will be picked up on vacuuming day.
Suggested Deep Cleaning Tasks:
- Cleaning the bathroom
- Mopping floors
- Wiping down walls
- Cleaning appliances
Most people like to schedule these jobs for the weekend when they have more time to devote to cleaning the house. By spending an hour or two doing the big jobs on the weekend, you can enjoy a fresh clean week ahead.
Suggested Daily Cleaning Tasks:
- Tidying up
- Picking up toys
- Making beds
- Washing dishes
- Cleaning counters
When it comes to cleaning the counters, consider using a product for cleaning and a product for disinfecting such as PURELL® Multi Surface Disinfectant.
For years, our family (and many others) have trusted PURELL® Hand Sanitizer to help with family health. This same reliable brand has now created PURELL® Multi Surface Disinfectant. Cleaning is important, of course, but it’s also important to disinfect the area as well.
Worry-free around kids, it quickly kills germs without the worry of harsh chemicals.
Available online at retailers like Amazon, you will soon be able to find this product in stores as well.
We use this in any room of the house and for multiple surfaces, making PURELL® Multi Surface Disinfectant now a trusted member of our routine.
Daily cleaning, with PURELL® Multi Surface Disinfectant, is easy to do.
By spending at least fifteen minutes each day on these jobs, you will keep them from building up into a large mess and also enjoy the feeling of a clean house even when the other chores have not yet been done.
After your system is in place, use the list to assign chores to all of the members of the family. If each person takes on just one or two jobs then cleaning your entire house can take no time at all.