Intimidated by the seemingly herculean task of keeping a clean home? Don’t worry; it’s not as hard as it seems.
Looking at the sheer size of a home and the number of tasks to be done in each room to keep it spick and span, it can be overwhelming to think of keeping your home clean as one giant task. Who can remember all the little things you’re supposed to do? Once things get a little messy, it can seem even harder, too.
It’s not as difficult as it seems, though, because keeping a clean home is not one giant task: It’s a series of little ones. Some you do every day, some you do once a week, and some even less frequently at that. To give you a helping hand, I’ve compiled a handy list of what tasks you need to do to keep your home clean, and how often you need to do them.
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- Wipe down the counters
- Wipe down the kitchen sink
- Sweep the floors
- Take out the trash
Once A Month
- Clean inside the microwave and oven
- Clean the kitchen and bathroom cabinets
- Wipe down the inside of the medicine cabinets
- Scrub the tile grout
- Wipe down doorknobs, switch plates, and lamps
- Vacuum the base boards and heating/cooling vents
- Disinfect the garbage cans
Once A Week
- Wipe down appliances
- Scrub the toilets, tubs, showers, and sinks
- Clean the mirrors
- Dust furniture and shelving
- Change the bed linens
- Do the laundry
- Vacuum carpets, rugs, and upholstery
Once A Season
- Clean and check the pantry for expired items
- Air out rooms and drapes
- Clean throw pillows and blankets
- Sort through closets to clean, donate, or repair items
- Clean and check the fridge for expired items
- Wash comforters and duvets
- Wash the windows
- Clean the fireplace