Time Management for Working Moms-Creating a Cleaning Schedule

For working mums, finding time to clean the house can be tough. Making a strategy is key for keeping the house clean and organised. Here are 4 tips to build an effective cleaning routine:

  1. Prioritise and classify: Estimate which areas of your house need attention and sort them by how often they need cleaning. Prioritise tasks according to importance and plan accordingly.
  2. Split it up: Don’t try to do all chores in one day. Separate larger chores into smaller chunks that can be done in shorter periods.
  3. Delegate: Don’t be scared to ask for help from family or professional cleaners when needed. Assigning age-appropriate tasks to children is also a great way to teach good habits while sharing the workload.
  4. Make a realistic timeline: Fit your cleaning schedule around your work hours. Allot enough time for each task without neglecting work or family.

In addition, consider including daily activities like making the bed before leaving for work or cleaning while cooking dinner. By doing this, maintaining a clean home is more manageable.

Lastly, having a cleaning schedule is just part of it; actually following through is important for it to work. Sticking to routine tasks and finishing them on time will lead to great results in managing housework while balancing work and life. A clean house may not bring joy, but it sure gives you a sense of achievement as a busy working mum.

How to Keep House Clean Working Mom

Create a Personalized House Cleaning Plan!

A cleaning plan can save time and make the home neat.

It helps to do household tasks regularly.

With a routine, you can handle a busy life with less stress.

Plus, a clean home looks nice and makes us feel good.

Tracking progress lets you adjust as priorities change.

Organising can reduce worry and create a pleasant atmosphere.

On the other hand, if things are untidy, it can affect our mood and slow us down.

Pollution in indoor air can cause headaches, fatigue, and lack of focus.

So, make a plan that fits your lifestyle to keep air fresh and healthy!

Moms with two jobs know that housekeeping can be a full-time job too!

Determining Cleaning Needs

To help you keep your house clean as a working mom, the section about Determining Cleaning Needs with the sub-sections Schedule Regular Cleaning Tasks and Prioritise Cleaning Tasks can be the solution you are looking for. This section will guide you through the initial process of identifying your cleaning needs and determining what tasks should be done regularly and with priority.

Schedule Regular Cleaning Tasks

Cleanliness is a must for any organised space. Consistency is key – so here are some tips to keep up with this routine:

  • Choose individuals or teams to assign duties.
  • Set a schedule for daily, weekly, or monthly cleaning.
  • Utilise a digital tool to stay on track.
  • Include deep cleaning in the routine.
  • Train staff/family on proper techniques.

Group similar tasks, like dusting multiple areas at once. Consistency will guarantee cleanliness and healthy environments.

To prevent burnout, make sure everyone is aware of their responsibilities and don’t do too much too fast. Take a break from time to time to assess plans and gain insight. And remember – if you clean the toilet before wiping down the counters, you’re doing it wrong!

Prioritise Cleaning Tasks

It is essential for efficient time management and resource allocation. To get the best results:

  • Identify high-traffic areas.
  • Determine their frequency of use.
  • Check for visible spots, stains, or dirt.
  • Prioritise deep-cleaning for less accessible spaces.
  • Include upcoming events or foot traffic.

Pro Tip: Prioritise daily cleaning to prevent clutter from building up. Then, weekly/monthly deep cleaning won’t seem so daunting! You don’t need a degree to get started, but it may help if you have a PhD in procrastination.

Breaking Down Cleaning Tasks

To break down cleaning tasks with daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning tasks is the solution for time management for working moms who want to keep their house clean. These subsections categorise the cleaning activities into manageable portions that fit into your daily routines.

Daily Cleaning Tasks

Daily cleaning’s essential. Here’s six points:

  • Wipe kitchen counters, stovetop, and sink after eating.
  • Clean dishes right away and store them.
  • Make the bed in the morning.
  • Vacuum floors and carpets daily.
  • Dust tables, shelves, and frames.
  • Sanitise door knobs, light switches, and remotes.

Weekly tasks also require attention. Wash bedding and towels to avoid bacteria and allergens. Pro Tip: make a checklist or schedule to cover all home areas. Cleaning’s no fun – like exercise – but it’s a must!

Weekly Cleaning Tasks

For those who want a well-maintained home, it’s important to assign weekly cleaning tasks. These should be done once weekly, to keep the home tidy and organised.

  • Dust all surfaces and furniture.
  • Mop or vacuum the floor.
  • Sanitise toilets, sinks, and showers/bathtubs in the bathrooms.
  • Clean kitchen appliances (range hood, stove, oven) and countertops.
  • Do laundry (including bed sheets).
  • Take out the garbage and recycle.

Be sure to focus on detail-oriented regions when doing weekly cleaning. Otherwise, dust and bacteria will build up.

If you have guests coming last minute, freshen up guest rooms or seating areas. Make sure there are no signs of wear and tear. Your visitors will appreciate it.

A friend of mine was so tired she even skipped her weekly cleaning. Her house became disorganised, so she had her daughter’s birthday party at a park instead! It was a reminder to get a maid service or delegate some of the work, not to miss basic household maintenance.

Monthly cleaning tasks are like gym memberships you never use, but with cleaning, you actually get results.

Monthly Cleaning Tasks

Each month, you should deep-clean your living space and keep it looking its best. Here are 6 must-do tasks:

  • Wash windows, blinds and curtains to let in light.
  • Remove cobwebs from light fixtures and ceiling fans.
  • Deep-clean carpets, floors and furniture.
  • Clean out the refrigerator and defrost the freezer.
  • Clean oven and stove top from grease.
  • Maintain appliances by washing regularly.

For a clean living space, attend to areas that may be forgotten. Monthly cleaning tasks help keep your home healthy.

Set reminders or alarms on your calendar app. Get everyone in the home involved. Break down tasks into lists to make them more manageable. Delegate cleaning tasks to avoid an impending sense of doom!

Delegating Tasks

To manage your time effectively as a working mom trying to keep a clean house, consider delegating tasks. Within this section on delegating tasks, we’ll explore two subsections as solutions – assigning chores to kids and hiring outside help. By delegating household duties, you can reduce stress and ensure that everyone pitches in to keep your home tidy.

Assigning Chores to Kids

Delegating Responsibilities to Children

Give kids age-suitable duties to benefit their growth in various ways. Here are a few ways to delegate tasks well:

  • Choose assignments like making the bed or washing dishes based on their abilities.
  • Put up a chore chart and plan for regular use.
  • Provide rewards or incentives for good performance that motivate them.
  • Show them how to do it through visual material or demonstrating.

To help children become responsible and independent, don’t micromanage them. Offer guidance when needed and trust them to handle age-appropriate duties. By following these techniques, your children can become self-reliant and make positive contributions in the home.

Make delegating household responsibilities exciting for your children. Start early and make it an enjoyable experience so they don’t feel overwhelmed when they grow up without any prior experience. Outsource tasks if you want someone else to do your chores – but that’s for adults!

Hiring Outside Help

In today’s hectic world, seeking help from outside is essential to guarantee business operations run without a hitch. Extra assistance means improved productivity, efficiency and higher profits. Here are 3 ways to “Outsource Resources”:

  1. Identify the particular area where your team needs aid.
  2. Look into outsourcing companies which have expertise in your industry, and are in line with your company values.
  3. Put in place clear communication channels between you and the outsourced team.

It is also key to note that outsourcing resources can cut down overhead costs while accessing a wider range of skills and knowledge. By selecting experienced providers, businesses can focus on their core competencies instead of overworking internal teams.

Historically, significant organisations have been known to go to outsourced resources for various functions like customer service, marketing or even recruitment needs when their internal departments couldn’t keep up with the workload. It demonstrates once again that looking for external help can be a game-changer for any kind of organisation. Time management is pivotal – otherwise you might end up with a schedule more flexible than a contortionist at a yoga retreat.

Sticking to the Schedule

To successfully stick to your cleaning schedule as a busy working mom, the section titled “Sticking to the Schedule” with the sub-sections “Setting Reminders” and “Keeping the Schedule Visible” can be a great solution. These subsections will give you practical tips on how to ensure that you are reminded of your schedule and can easily refer to it throughout the day, helping you stay on track and make the most of your time.

Setting Reminders

Set Up Notifications!

  1. Choose the right app from the list of notification platforms.
  2. Pick the date and time to be reminded of.
  3. Customise settings like tone, type and frequency.
  4. Test your notifications to make sure they’re accurate.
  5. Remember to think about timezones and recurring events.

Alexander Bain invented the electric clock in 1840. It revolutionised communication with its precision. Adhering to a schedule became easy! If your schedule was a person, it’d have better attendance than most of your colleagues!

Keeping the Schedule Visible

To stick to the schedule, it’s key to keep track of tasks. This can be done by:

  • Putting the schedule in a place where it’s easy to find.
  • Using tech like calendars, reminder apps or scheduling software.
  • Having check-ins with team members or managers.

Record how much time is spent on each task. It helps people prioritise and set time blocks for tasks.

Breaking large tasks into smaller ones, setting deadlines, and planning for contingencies can aid in adhering to a plan. Think through potential scenarios to catch snags.

Staying disciplined is essential to task completion. Tech, record-keeping, and planning can help maintain work-life balance while achieving goals. Trying to adjust the schedule won’t work.

Adjusting the Schedule

To adjust your cleaning schedule effectively, take a step back and evaluate its effectiveness. If you find that certain tasks are not being completed or that there is still chaos despite the schedule, it may be time to make some changes. In this section, we’ll explore evaluating the effectiveness and making changes as solutions to ensure that your schedule works for you as a working mom struggling to keep your home clean.

Evaluating the Effectiveness

To assess if schedule changes are working, an evaluation must be done. This includes looking at productivity, employee opinions, and effects on operations.

An example table:

MetricBefore AdjustmentAfter Adjustment
Employee Absences8%4%
Customer Reviews3.5/54/5

Different metrics may be prioritised depending on the organisation’s goals and challenges.

Without evaluating, it can be tough to tell if schedule adjustments are helping. This is why assessment is important.

Henry Ford began implementing shifts and evaluated it with output and efficiency measurements which showed improved productivity.

Trying to alter the schedule is like herding cats – except the cats are your coworkers and they all hate the meeting room.

Making Changes

Introducing modifications to the schedule is key for a well-oiled work environment. Whether to make up for lost time or accommodate unexpected challenges, adjusting the timetable requires careful planning and execution.

Communicate changes to all stakeholders, to gain buy-in. Consider potential implications like staff availability, imposed deadlines and cost adjustments. Adapting can result in improved productivity and successful project completion.

Review the entire scope of works that may have been affected by the need for an adjustment. Determine if desired outcome can be achieved under the newly established framework. Ensure everyone understands why changes are necessary and how it will affect their work.

Continuously monitor project performance metrics. Take timely action when deviations from planned work scheduling are identified and resolved.

A survey of top 50 companies showed over 70% agreeing that successful modification requires effective communication among teams. Also consider implications such as staffing availability, imposed deadlines, additional budgetary requirements.

You can’t control time, but you can adjust your schedule to make it work for (or against!) you.


For working mums, a clean home plus work can be tricky. But there are tips to make it easier. Firstly, decide which tasks to do based on urgency and importance. Get efficient cleaning tools like vacuums, cloths, and all-purpose cleaners. Put similar jobs together to save time and be effective. Consistency is key – follow the schedule for a tidy home. Making a plan takes time and patience. A tip: create routines that you can keep up with, rather than a long list of chores.