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.

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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:

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.

3. Pine-Sol

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.

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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?  ↓↓↓