Aside from our inevitable toy-splosions (pictured above) around here, I keep a pretty neat house. I do get lots of compliments on IG about it & I'm not gonna lie, I go ahead & brush my shoulders off. Many comments state, "Oh, I don't know how you do it!" or, "My house is never that clean! I can never keep up!"
My, "secret," isn't a secret at all. I just keep up with messes daily. Trash on the floor? I pick it up when I walk by. Notice a cobweb, I grab my Swiffer duster & get it. Dishwasher done? I empty it. I try to make the boys' beds everyday & keep their room clean also. Do the beds get made every single day? No. But I try & in fact, sometimes they will, "help." It's rare & I don't force them because they are still a bit too small, but I love that they see me doing it & that it encourages them to take pride in their beds & room.
My husband also pitches in when he knows I need the help. We both really take pride in our home & keeping it tidy & clean. But please don't think that that means our house is always spotless. Let's be real. We have two toddlers & an infant. Sometimes it doesn't happen. But for the most part, this helps us make it work.
When I sat down to think about just, "how," I do it. I realized we do sort of keep a schedule. A cleaning calendar, of sorts. I decided to peruse Pinterest to see some other cleaning printouts & then created my own based on what we do.
This is posted on our fridge so that at a glance, J or myself can easily see what needs to be done that day. You can print this for your house if you so desire. For the full size, just click the image. It prints on 8.5 x 11 paper.
If you do use this, let me know how it works out for you! I'd love to hear your experience with it.