Keep your home on course with this monthly calendar page featuring a simple house cleaning routine.
Cleaning your home can often feel like it never ends: just as you’ve finished a room and turned your back, it’s messy again. After a while, you can lose sight of all you’ve accomplished. And that’s why I like using a monthly calendar page to track my cleaning routine, which I do room-by-room.
How to Use This Monthly Cleaning Routine
It’s been wonderful getting emails and comments on social media about how helpful everyone’s finding these free monthly calendar pages with my house cleaning routine. A few go-getters have asked where tasks like dusting baseboards or washing trash cans fit into the schedule.
Start with the Daily Tasks
If you’re just starting a house cleaning routine, the key is to do a few tasks daily. These daily chores have their own section on the calendar page since they never change. If you don’t have the time or energy for more, doing the daily tasks will still help your home look tidier and you’ll feel good knowing you got them done.
Add in a Few Weekly Chores
Each day on the calendar page features one room to clean and one other task. At the top of the calendar page, I’ve listed the basic steps for cleaning each room. If you’re a confident cleaner, you probably have your own routines you prefer, anyway. If you’re just starting out, or if you’re struggling with chronic conditions, do what you can manage for each step. Then — and this is the rewarding bit — cross off those circles. It may seem silly, but checking off steps as you go delivers a dopamine hit that helps keep you motivated.
Dive into Deeper Weekly Cleaning
If you’re ready for a more thorough weekly cleaning routine, check out my page of printable house cleaning checklists. You’ll find weekly cleaning checklists for every room of your home. Mix and match them with the steps on the monthly page, or use them to create your own routine.
Don’t feel like you’ve got to cross off every bubble, every day. My cleaning routines are just guides — it’s your home, and only you know how much time or energy you have. If you’re struggling to stay on top of your home, start with the daily tasks and add on as few or as many other ones as you want. It’s all about finding the motivation to clean and staying consistent.
If you need more reminders of what to clean each day, follow me on Instagram or check my daily stories on Facebook. I start my mornings by sharing a post or story about that day’s cleaning schedule. It can be a great way to start your morning, too!
Printable March Cleaning Calendar