Household Cleaning Schedule – Printable

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Making a household cleaning schedule is one of the things I’ve done to help me get back on track with the housework. I find that if I don’t use a household cleaning schedule, I forget when the last time was that I did something. I’m quite sure that I dusted just a few days ago… or was it a few weeks ago? Then all of a sudden I find myself looking at a house that isn’t as clean as I’d like it to be. Instead of being able to focus on a few tasks a day, I find myself looking at a house that is in serious need of a lot of work.

How to create a household cleaning schedule

Household Cleaning Schedule

I’ve tried all sorts of lists to keep track of my household cleaning schedule and I end up losing them or piling papers on top of them. I wanted something that would not get lost or crumpled or accidentally thrown away. I decided if the household cleaning schedule was something I would need to look at every single day, I might was well make it look nice. I decoupaged six clothespins and then created a household cleaning schedule center that I could attach to the refrigerator with magnets. Each day has a piece of paper with that day’s chores on it. I can take the pieces of paper out and reprint them as I need to based on my workload or the time of year.


Household cleaning schedule

2 to 4 magnets depending on strength
6 clothes pins
Scrapbook paper for clothes pins
Modge Podge
Cardboard for backing
Heavier stock scrapbook paper for backing
Cute buttons or beads
Glue dots
Scissors or a personal paper cutter

Household cleaning schedule

Cut six strips of scrapbook paper to fit the top of each clothes pin. Do not let the paper hang over the edges.

Household cleaning schedule

Lightly coat the top of each clothes pin with Modge Podge.  Place a strip of scrapbook paper carefully on the clothes pin.  Cover with a light coat of Modge Podge to seal. Allow it to dry.

Household cleaning schedule

Using glue dots, stick a cute button or bead on the top of each clothes pin as a decoration. Or leave blank if you prefer.  Cut a piece of cardboard to be the back of your schedule.  Using glue dots, stick the heavier stock scrapbook paper on top of the cardboard.  Using glue dots, stick the clothes pins to the heavier stock scrapbook paper.  I chose to use six clothes pins so I did three clothes pins on each row.

Household cleaning schedule

Create a household cleaning schedule and print out. Or print mine out and use that.  Cut to fit your board and clip each day to the board.


Do you use a household cleaning schedule? Does it help you keep organized throughout the week?

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  1. Tiffany Revels-Cruz says
    This is a good idea. I do better when I see it written down in front of me. I'm a huge fan of lists. Thanks!
  2. What a cute idea! I definitely need to put together a schedule to make sure everything gets done!
  3. I'm working on my schedule this week and this is something I could easily incorporate. Thanks for the great idea!
  4. Jenn @therebelchick says
    This is such an awesome idea! I am the only one who cleans my house, and I have certain things I have to do every day because of the animals, but I can definitely see the usefulness of this schedule!
  5. I need something like this for Evan. It's time we start really delegating specific chores to the kids - thanks for the idea!
  6. I need to get organized!! I need some kind of cleaning schedule to force myself to do the chores I hate.
  7. that would definitely be helpful to have...if I could just make myself stick to it!
  8. I love this idea! I have a "Chores Are Whores" list, but that will soon become inappropriate once my twins start to read. Also, I'm impressed by your weekly curtain and window washing. Or rather, humbled. Rock on!
  9. Jennifer Comet Wagner says
    I really should make a housework schedule. I am terrible at it and just do it in fits and spurts when I notice an area that needs cleaning. 
  10. Debi@ The Spring Mount 6 Pack says
    This a great idea. I need something like this, BIG TIME. I am working on getting everything more organized in the New Year, including my time. Thanks so much.
  11. Great idea! That's definitely the cutest cleaning to-do list I've seen. I think it would be more motivating, since it's actually a pleasure to look at.
  12. That's a very creative way to do a schedule and it could work to show family chores as well.  Thanks for sharing.
  13. Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired says
    That's a great idea and so simple! I'd love to give it a try, I've been looking for something to help me keep on top of my cleaning.
  14. Great idea!  Now to make (and follow) it!
  15. Sharon Shoemaker says
    This is a fantastic idea! Sometimes I get overwhelmed with housework, if I could just get a system down... This might come in really handy for me!
  16. Great idea! I have been looking for ways to make me less domestically challenged. I am definitely one of those who need a list to keep on track. I love that you made it pretty, never would have thought to make my dreaded list nice to look at. Thank you for a helpful post
  17. What a great idea. I'm definitely trying this.


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