In some seasons of life, daily cleaning does not happen. In fact, to be quite honest, I don’t do this every week, more like every other week- and I often miss days and have to play catch-up. But it is nice to go ahead and do some of it each day, because what mother of little ones has time for a “cleaning day”? Guaranteed they will melt when you’re only halfway into it!
In-between weeks are great for assigning jobs to the children. Ours have daily chores that are typically: fold towels, wash dishes, or dustbust (yeah…) while I tackle cooking and cleaning. But as they get older, we do try letting them do a few of the big cleaning jobs. Sure, it’s not going to be done quite like we prefer, but you can guide them, have them redo a couple of spots, and then do a more thorough job yourself the next week.
Here is one example of day-of-the-week cleaning I have used:
Monday: Move the dust
Tuesday: Tubs, toilets, and sinks
Wednesday: Washing (sheets and towels, other days are for the multiple loads of clothes)
Thursday: Tidy floors
Friday: Finish floors (definitely a 2-day job here!)
Saturday: Shine the glass (mirrors and doors)
And please do share in the comments how you tackle all that cleaning!