Now that school is back in session, it’s time to come up with a Fall Cleaning Schedule so you can start the school year off with a clean, organized home. But let’s face it: there’s still plenty of great summer weather going on, and nobody wants to miss out on that! This Printable routine (see the bottom of the entry) breaks down the Fall Cleaning Schedule so you only need spend an hour or so per day to get it all done.
Whether your work is raising kids or you work outside the home, we can all agree there are things more fun than cleaning the house. This Fall Cleaning Schedule was designed to incorporate both deep-cleaning and regular weekly cleaning routines so the whole house gets done by spending six days per week for a month. (I don’t clean on Sundays. Period.)
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How To Use The Fall Cleaning Schedule
You’ll notice I didn’t put dates on the individual bubbles — that’s so you can tailor it to work with your family. Follow the bubbles in order Monday through Saturday if you like, or start your cleaning week on Sunday if that’s your thing. The important thing to note is that if you’re deep-cleaning a room early in the week, there’s no reason to do a weekly cleaning on it that week, too. The schedule, as written, reflects this. Just cross off each bubble as you go and you’re good.
Here’s how it works with my family: my son cleans his own room (both deep- and weekly), so I’ve scheduled bedroom cleanings for Saturdays when we’re all home. Both he and my husband clean the family room, which is essentially a “Man Cave” since I very rarely go in there. They like to do that on Sundays while watching sports. The daily cleaning routine and other tasks are mine, though, and I have other work to do as well. Mondays are my “easy” day with my other commitments, so that’s when I do my deep-cleaning.
What To Clean
Although I’m using my Spring Cleaning Routines as a guideline for this, I’ll be skipping a few steps. I won’t be washing the outside of the windows, for instance, since we do that later in the fall when the weather gets cold and the screens come down. I’m putting off carpet shampooing until then, too. Everything else gets done according to my Printable Spring Cleaning routines:
- Spring Cleaning the Kitchen
- Spring Cleaning The Living or Family Room
- Spring Cleaning Bedrooms
- Spring Cleaning the Bathroom
Don’t forget: you can find the Daily and Weekly Cleaning Routines and many others on my Printable Cleaning Routines page. I’ll be starting my 30 days next Monday (Aug. 19) if you want to join me!
Printable Fall Cleaning Schedule
Equipment I Use To Do This: