Easy to Follow Cleaning Schedule To Make Your Home Look + Smell Amazing
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Have you ever walked into a home and got hit immediately with a welcoming aroma? And then not only did it smell amazing, but it looked amazing, too?
Since buying my house, that’s been a big goal of mine. I am so determined to keep a clean, cozy home that invites people in + welcomes them to stay a while. It just kind of sets the mood.
Like Danny Tanner said, “a clean home is a happy home,” and I couldn’t agree more.
Clutter is a big foe of mine. It stresses me out and irritates me. As long as there’s a mess to clean up, I can’t relax until it is (+ with two small kids, you can imagine…) And I'm not the only one. Psychology proves that physical clutter is as crowding to the mind as it is on the floor.
That’s why I created this free home cleaning schedule for you.
It lists chores to be done daily, weekly, monthly, bi-annually and annually. It’s designed to help you stay on top of your chores this way there’s a little each day to clean up rather than a whole lot at one time.
It’s the cleaning schedule I use, and since adopting it, I’ve found that I’m much less overwhelmed by the end of the week. I spend less time cleaning and more time relaxing. Download yours here!
If you’re interested, here are the cleaning products I use for around my home:
Thieves Household Cleaner 14.4 fl.oz. by Young Living Essential Oils
Pine-Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner, Lemon Fresh Scent
Soft Scrub Lemon Cleanser for Bath and Kitchen
Glade Plugins Scented Oil Air Freshener Refill, Vanilla Passion Fruit
Shark Rotator Lift-Away Professional Upright Vacuum (NV502)
1. Mr. Clean Multipurpose Cleaner
I use this on countertops, bathroom surfaces and also on my glass kitchen table. It works as well as Windex so I save money by not needing both products. I’m not totally sold on the smell of this yet, but it’s growing on me. (Backstory: When I got pregnant with my son, all cleaning products made me terribly nauseous, especially this one.)
2. Thieves Household Cleaner
Because the chemicals in other products made me sick, I switched to this all-natural Thieves cleaner made from clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary essential oils. During my pregnancy, I cleaned with this and only this, even on my toilets! It actually worked really well, but it gets expensive to keep replacing. Instead, I now just use it to clean the surfaces that my kids touch a lot, like the high chair, crib, etc. It’s totally safe for them.
Total Pine-Sol girl here… I know some people are big Fabuloso fans, but I’m too loyal to the ever-so-pleasant lemon scent of Pinesol to ever switch. I obviously use it on my floors, but I also let my toilet scrubber soak in it.
4. Soft Scrub Lemon Scent
I can’t get enough lemon. I use this once a week on my shower walls and tub along with the inside of my toilets. I scrub it with a tough-grease sponge and wear long rubber gloves to protect my hands. It does a really good job and requires minimal scrubbing.
5. Glade Air Freshener Plug-Ins
I included replacing these every week in the cleaning schedule list because it’s what I do, and it helps to maintain a really fresh, warm smell in the house. I personally use Vanilla Passion Fruit, but I also really love Clean Linen.
6. Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away Vacuum Cleaner
I have to include this because I am obsessed with Shark products. When I bought this, I had no idea how much I could actually love a vacuum cleaner. It might even be an old product now (I’m sure they’ve released a lot more since this one), but I’ve had it since 2013 and it’s still going like the day I bought it. When I do buy a new one, it will 100% be a Shark.
That about covers everything I use, but you can clean with whatever you like. What matters most is sticking to a schedule and staying on top of it.
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What are your favorite products? Is there anything I can add to my list? ↓↓↓