Updated : Fall/Winter Cleaning Schedule

I have changed  my weekly/monthly cleaning schedule and thought I would share with you all. Now, there are days where it’s crazy (being a family of six) or unplanned things pop up and it may not get done, no big deal there is always the next day to catch up. If you keep up with your house chores regularly I find that if a day or two are missed it is easy to catch up.


Deep Clean of whole house (includes vacuuming & mopping)
Thursdays-Upstairs , Fridays-Main floor

Spot cleaning or doors & walls

Also, I have a list of project tasks that may take a bit of time to complete so once to twice a week I pick one and tackle it. This way it gets done and it does not happen on a busy day or on a cleaning day.


Porch (shaking of the mat, quick sweep, quick spot clean of doors)

Basement (since it is unfinished & in the mid of renos, yes still, lol) I don’t clean it very often

Garage (Husband’s Task)

Baseboards-vacuum (wipe as needed)

Light fixtures

Picture Frames (out of reach, requires hubby help or a ladder)

Behind the stove and fridge. (Top of fridge as well)

Any reorganizing of any closet, cupboard, & drawer that seems to be getting unorganized

As for our walls,  spot clean as soon as we catch any spots but as for a full clean of walls yeah hmmmm, lol they get fully cleaned during spring cleaning time and then for fall/winter cleaning.

I find that I needed to place these schedules in order for me not to feel overwhelmed with the amount of to do’s. Let’s face it a family of six a home will always have something to do and something to clean. With keeping on top of it I feel that it keeps everything running smoothly and you can get things done faster without feeling overwhelmed. Trust me I know how life can throw things at you where you can’t keep to your daily tasks, things come up, kids get sick, we get sick, but if you stick with it then  when there are times you can’t it won’t be overly crazy to get back into it or to get it done when your back and ready. I am no expect or saying that this will work for you I am just sharing what is working for our family.

If you would like to share your schedule or tips comment below or email me at realhousewifeandmom@gmail.com


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