Create a Cleaning Plan

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated November 28, 2016)

If you are looking for a good way to reduce the amount of time you spend on cleaning your home, then one way to do that is by creating a cleaning plan. Simply put, a cleaning plan is a guide that you can use to ensure you get your entire home, car, office, or any thing else that you need cleaned in an organized and timely manner. One way to look at it is that a cleaning plan is a plan of attack that you can use to ensure you are combating the forces of dirt and grime more efficiently.

When you consider whether you should create a cleaning plan or not, there are a few simple things that you need to keep in mind.

  • Type of cleaning. This doesn't mean weather you will be doing in depth cleaning a quick dusting. Rather, this is talking about whether you will be doing all of your cleaning (for your whole house) all at once, or rather room by room. Ideally, you shouldn't have to worry about cleaning your entire house every day, so decide and plan on only doing one part of the house each day.
  • Focus on one area per day. When you begin focusing on one area per day, choose which area that you will be working on first. Are you going to be working on the laundry room on Monday's, your kitchen on Tuesday, the living room on Wednesday, and so forth? Devote one day a week to working on a specific room that you will be focusing on primarily.
  • Don't need to take very long. You should decide prior to starting your cleaning on exactly how long you will spend doing the cleaning. While you are welcome to do all the cleaning you want, you really only need to spend about 15 to 30 minutes on any given room. Once you have implemented this program you will be amazed at just how much time you have left over.
  • Touch up as needed. Just because you are focusing on one particular room doesn't mean that you can ignore the rest of the house. There will be times when little odds and ends will crop up, and will need to be dealt with. If you deal with these items when they crop up, instead of waiting around for your "cleaning day" you will easily find yourself spending less time overall on all your cleaning.

Remember that deep cleaning will usually need to be conducted a little differently than is outlined here. Ideally, if you follow and maintain a good cleaning plan you will only need to conduct some deep cleaning once every six months. That being said though, there will be times and situations that arise that are going to require you to update or change your schedule and plan. In such situations, simply go with it and react accordingly.

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Lee Wyatt

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