Reusable Monthly Cleaning Chart {Free Printable}

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Reusable Monthly Cleaning Chart Plus Free Printable!

I’ve told you before that I am not a Susie Homemaker. Knowing that about myself, I have to be intentional and organized about keeping a relatively clean and organized home. I’ve shared my homemaking binder with you, and I want to share my cleaning chart with you!

When I started thinking about a cleaning schedule, I knew I wanted it to be simple, all on one page, and where I would see it constantly as a reminder. I did some research and compiled a list of chores that covered nearly everything that would need to be done to keep the house clean and organized. Then I sorted those chores into daily, weekly, biweekly, and twice a year. Finally, I sat down at the computer and designed the chart.

I will warn you that I don’t require an immaculate house all the time. The chores are spaced out pretty well. Most days only have 1 major chore listed in addition to the daily chores. Saturday is kept pretty light, and Sunday is reserved as a day of rest. No additional chores are planned for Wednesday because I usually spend that day away from home–plus who doesn’t need a catch up day! The chart covers 4 weeks.

BONUS: Writing your sponsored child is included so you are reminded to write at least once a month!

How to Make Your Reusable Monthly Cleaning Chart:

I love to cross things off a list, but I don’t like having to repeatedly print out my list. So I decided to make my chart reusable.

Materials:

  • Access to laminator or a page protector sleeve
  • String/Yarn
  • Hot glue gun
  • Dry-erase Marker
  • Magnets (I just cut up an old one)
  • Hole Punch
  • Scissors
  • Printed copy of the Monthly Chore Chart (Click to Download)
  1. Laminate your Chore Chart.
  2. **Hot-glue magnets to the back of chart.
  3. Punch hole in top right corner of chart.
  4. Cut string at least as long as chart.
  5. Hot-glue dry-erase marker to one end of string.
  6. Tie string to chart.
  7. Post on your refrigerator or other magnetic surface!

 

**Be sure to use magnets strong enough to hold the page and marker**
KEEP HOT GLUE GUN OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AT ALL TIMES!

 

Be careful to use a dry erase marker. I recommend black (even though I have a red one in the picture!). Black tends to erase better. At the end of each week, you can erase your check marks for your daily chores. Then at the end of each month, you can erase your check marks for the monthly chores. At the end of each year, you can erase your check marks for the TAY (Twice a Year) chores.

 
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Comments

  1. This is impressive! Great inspiration. :)

  2. Yay! I am excited about this. Hopefully this will help me stay a little more organized.

  3. Denise Oldham says:

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thanks for sharing! Great ideas!!!

  5. StephanieGlidden says:

    This is very nice! I did something similar, but divided up my duties into chores for the kids. Mine are older (10, 14,17) and 2 weeks in it’s working well. I like how you did this though, I think I will have to re evaluate them now!

  6. Great post! I life by the check off lists in my life!

  7. This is great!! Thanks for your time!!

  8. Wow, I’m impressed. I should probably do something like that, too. At the moment we are hosting people every weekend, so my cleaning crew (the kids) and I get the house cleaned well each week.
    Here from the Hop!

  9. I love this idea! (I am so not an organized cleaner) This may help get things going! :)

  10. I use this laminated check-off approach for many things, especially in homeschooling. Love it! Of course, I’m naturally an orderly person pushed almost to OCD by all the moving! : ) I read your posts and that of so many others in Mosaics and just smile on the stage of life you’re in. Those days always make me smile with happiness for you. Thanks for this!

  11. Downloaded! I really like this. Cleaning is something I really need to work on, and you have now made it much easier for me:) With each pregnancy, I went through a period where I could physically do less and less. I am blessed that my husband picked up the slack there, but I would like to balance it back out now. Thanks!

    • I’m taking most of the cleaning load right now while my husband studies for the CPA Exam. :) I’m sure it also seems like with each pregnancy there is more and more to do!

  12. You know…I did something like this for our kids when they were younger…I never thought of doing one like it for me. Or better yet, my husband! ;) (Well, he’d probably forget to look at it so it wouldn’t really be much help as reminder!)

  13. I love this idea! I keep mine in my organizational binder . . . where I never look at it and never use it. *fail* I love the idea of a list–but for me at this time in my life–I’m a spectator when it comes to a cleaning schedule.

    Be Blessed.

  14. I am so overwhelmed. I cannot figure out how to clean my home and stay organized while working full time and homeschooling. Help!

    • Girl, I don’t know how you do it either! Maybe take 20 minutes after dinner and have the whole family “tornado” clean. Assign each person a task, set a timer, and work as fast as you can!

  15. I am getting ready to re-do my cleaning routine schedule. Thanks for sharing yours for some fresh ideas. I love that yours is erasable! :)

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