How to Fit Deep Cleaning Into a Busy Schedule

How to Fit Deep Cleaning Into a Busy Schedule - Clean Mama

Thank you to ALL of you that filled out the survey!  I’m still going over your answers and suggestions, but overwhelmingly, the most-asked question was along the lines of how do you do your deep cleaning, when do you deep clean, or do you deep clean.  Yes, I talk A LOT about getting into a simple cleaning routine, but not a whole lot about deep cleaning.  So, point taken – deep cleaning is on the posting schedule.  I thought I’d take a minute here today to quickly talk about some deep cleaning to tide you over a bit and then I’ll get into it a little more in the weeks to come.  Sound good?

What’s my deep cleaning schedule?

I use a rotating schedule – I have specific tasks that I rotate throughout the year.  It looks like a seasonal schedule, but some tasks are completed monthly, while others are completed bi-monthly, quarterly, or bi-annually.  The schedule that I use is in my cleaning kits in my shop and in my ebooks, but I will be sharing more of what I clean and when I clean it here on the blog.

When do you complete your deep cleaning?

I tackle anywhere from 6-8 deep cleaning tasks in a month (yikes, right?).  So I fit them in when I can.  Do I always complete every single one?  No.  But I do get pretty close.  For instance, every month I vacuum the baseboards, I simply add that to a vacuuming day and complete it at that time.  Fridays are also a big deep cleaning day for me.  Since I don’t have a specific cleaning task on the schedule I try to fit a couple in on Fridays.

What about seasonal cleaning?

I love seasonal cleaning.  It’s a great way to get motivated to clean everything all at once and start fresh.  So when a season of life is a little crazy and things slide, I grab a seasonal cleaning checklist and move through that to get me back on track.

Where can I start?

If you are just getting a handle on the daily and weekly cleaning, I’d suggest trying a little deep cleaning.  Start with the Fall Cleaning Cleaning Checklist and move through it as you can.  If it takes you a month to complete and you only complete the first section – that’s fine!  It’s progress and honestly, figuring out how to fit in cleaning is difficult at first, but the result is worth it!

Any questions for me?  Ask away!

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  1. I like to do 1 deep cleaning room a week and rotate it. This week: master bath, next week: master bedroom, etc. I would love to say I always do it, however it does not always happen. Overall I would say I am good at doing it!

  2. I’m a mom of toddler, who still striving to fit in all the cleaning projects. Any suggestion??

  3. I love the idea of deep cleaning one room per week! I’m going to try that technique!!Thanks for the ‘smart approach’!

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