I love love love love to clean!! I'm a self-proclaimed OCD person, who can't stop until it's all done. To keep myself from spending my entire weekend cleaning, I have developed a cleaning schedule of sorts that is still a work in progress, but thought I'd still share it with y'all!
This schedule may not work for everyone since we all have different schedules, but you can definitely base it off of what we do. We don't have a cleaning schedule board since it's just the two of us. I definitely see that coming into the picture once kids arrive though. Anyways here is our current routine that gets changed up every so often due to work schedules and traveling!
-Clean dishes and load dishwasher: we have a cat that loves to jump up on our kitchen counters (don't worry I clean them all the time because of this), so we can't leave dishes out all day and night. J and I made a compromise when we got married that if I cooked dinner, he would clean it up, and we've stuck to it! It definitely helps me to not feel like I'm doing everything. We then run the dishwasher once it is full, this takes a couple of days since it is just the 2 of us! We also empty it together as soon as it's done so that no dishes gather in the sink
-Make the bed: this one is probably the hardest, as we don't nearly get this done every single day. I really try, but I am not a morning person, so the last thing I want to do is make a bed that I would rather be sleeping in! I do want to get into the habit of doing this though for when we have kids, so that we can lead by example for them.
-Pick up stuff off the floor: every night before I go to bed I just walk around the apartment and do a clean sweep. I pick up shoes and throw them in the closet, fold the blankets on the couch, make sure Destin has food and water for the night, etc. This way when the weekend comes our house isn't completely destroyed!
-Laundry: J is really good at helping me do the laundry. We are currently working opposite schedules, so his weekend is during the week, and my weekend is the actual weekend. This is really nice because he can get the laundry started during the week instead of me doing all of it over the weekend. We do laundry pretty often because we both run everyday and work out every other day, so we have a lot of dirty clothes that HAVE to be washed because they smell (well, his does ;)).
-Vacuum: J will do this during the week or I will do it on the weekends, we just vacuum at least once a week because of Destin. It's so hot outside right now, so she is shedding like crazy, so we have to stay on top of the vacuuming so cat hair isn't everywhere.
-Wipe Down Counters: I do this every Saturday morning, we have a lot of counter space which is amazing but gets dirty really fast.
-Take Trash Out: This doesn't necessarily happen every week, just whenever it's full! We really like to try to make sure we take it out before it starts overflowing!
-Clean bathroom: Since J and I both work full time the bathroom doesn't get dirty very quickly, so I clean is about every other weekend or every 3 weeks. This involves toilet, tub/shower, sink, counters, mirror, and floor
-Sweep and Mop: This doesn't take long because our apartment is so small and most of it is carpet, but we have hardwood in the entryway, hallway, kitchen, and laundry room. Sounds like a lot but it isn't.
-Clean Kitchen: I wipe down the counters every week, but I do a deep clean every other week or so. This involves taking everything off the counters and wiping them down, cleaning the stove, cleaning out the fridge, cleaning the sink, and organizing the pantry.
-Dust: Living with a cat, there is cat hair everywhere, so I try to dust pretty often because you can see it all on our dark wood furniture and it grosses me out!
-Wash Sheets and Towels: I sometimes so this weekly, but I definitely do them at least every other week!
-Organize Closet: I'm not sure if I can say I do this "bi-weekly" but I do it whenever it needs to be done. This just involves straightening up our shoes that have been tossed in there, making sure everything is hung and in the right color coordinating spot. J is not color OCD like me, so when he hangs up his clothes, he doesn't color coordinate them and it drives me insane! He's getting a lot better at it, but I just go in and fix it for him most of the time. Click HERE for my tutorial on how to organize your closet.