Often times after the Holidays and the start of the new year people make resolutions that revolve around getting yourself more organized.  I am one of these people.  After the busyness of the holidays and falling behind on everyday tasks, the new year brings an opportunity to start fresh.  I reevaluate what is working in our house and create a new cleaning schedule.  

I am very lucky to be able to stay home to care for my family and you would think that I would be on top of my cleaning and daily chores but I struggle.  I have been know to go into a cleaning frenzy hours before guests arrive because I did not keep up with my weekly tasks. 

Last year, I created a weekly cleaning schedule that is similar to one that I saw over on I Heart Organizing.  I love this cleaning plan because it allows me to do my daily chores and then pick the days and times that I do my weekly and monthly.  Instead of doing certain chores on specific days, I can do them as I have time or want to.  I just check them off for the week or month and I know they are finished.  Very easy! 


How to set up a cleaning schedule that work.

The Chores that I do daily.

1. Dishes (actually is my oldest son’s chore)

2.  Kitchen Counters ( Kitchen Organization Tips)

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3.  Bathroom Counters (wipe down)


4.  Make Beds

5.  Full House Pick Up

6.  Laundry (Does it ever end??)

 Redo of my Laundry Room Redo

7.  Sweep Floors

Now, each one of us have different priorities and cleaning schedules but this is what I have found to work for me the best.  If you want to try the schedule that I made, there is a printable version listed below.  I printed and laminated my cleaning plan so that I can use it over and over. 

You can find a free printable schedule of our family cleaning plan is over HERE.

You can see how I created an Creating an Organized Coffee Station too.

coffeestation thumb How to create an Organized Coffee Station

I also shared a post on creating an organized lunch station this week over at Living on Love and Cents, be sure to stop and check it out!




  • Sinea Pies

    We have the same kitchen counters…and cabinets, I think! Check it out here: http://www.ducksnarow.com/2013/02/tuna-noodle-casserole.html
    Unfortunately, the cabinets are not shown but, trust me, they are very similar if not the same. Love them, don’t you?

    Thanks for stopping by my Blog Hop. Please come back again next week!
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  • Sinea Pies

    Chrissy, you are so right. The new year definitely speaks of organizing! Thanks so much for sharing this great post on our blog hop. Would love to feature it sometime if that’s OK with you. My readers will LOVE it.
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    • Chrissy

      Thanks so much! Sure, feel free to share it with your readers! I appreciate it!
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  • Daniela

    I will have to try this cleaning schedule! thanks

  • Emily

    Being organized is a great way to keep your home clean! I have a schedule that I follow as well, and it works great for me. I also enlist my husband & son in some of the day-to-day stuff.
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  • Kelley

    Ohhh.. I love this idea! I need to do something similar. Im such a slacker when it comes to housework! 🙂
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  • Jessica

    Great idea! We also love the Kleenex hand towels for bathrooms, plus after I dry my hands I can wipe the counter off with it!

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  • Mallery Schuplin

    I seriously can’t believe you asked for more help getting organized! I am burying this post and deleting it from my history so Michael doesn’t get any funny ideas of what I ‘should’ be doing! hahaha
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  • Tulip

    Hi Chrissy! Wow, your house is amazing. I definitely need to get better about sticking to my cleaning schedule. Thank you for the inspiration. I am following you back!
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  • Gretchen

    Very nice! I really like the idea of not having a specific day of the week or month when you HAVE to do certain things.
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  • Amber Edwards

    We have many of the same daily, weekly and monthly chores! Your list definitely helps keep it organized and easy to keep track of! I need to create one of these!
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  • Holly

    great post, Chrissy! I hope this organized cleaning idea sticks with me and I can make it a habit. My kids seem to think that I only clean up when company is coming by the house. I try to tell them that we need to take pride in our home and that the daily straightening up and cleaning is for our enjoyment of our space. They are not convinced! I quickly get overwhelmed and know these ideas you shared will be helpful Thanks!
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  • LaVonne

    Love this! Thank you. I am pinning it on Pinterest to save it for later use! Happy New Year!
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  • Kelly

    You are very on top of things when it comes to cleaning! Thanks for the free printable!. Pinning and sharing now!

  • laurie

    laundry NEVER ends around here. I attempted the whole “one day spent doing laundry thing” and guess what. It worked. for one whole day!! I love the cleaning schedule. I totally need one.

  • Colleen

    Happy New Year Chrissy! Going to check it out. Love the idea of a lunch station.

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