How Often To Clean Your Home (Cheat Sheet!)

Keeping your home clean and organized is key to a comfortable living space.

To help you stay on top of household chores, here's a simple cheat sheet covering tasks to tackle daily, weekly, monthly, seasonally, and yearly!

Daily:

  1. Dishes and kitchen countertops
  2. Dining table and kitchen sink
  3. Bathroom sink, toilet, and shower/tub
  4. Floors (sweeping or vacuuming)
  5. Making beds and tidying up living spaces

Weekly:

  1. Vacuuming or mopping floors throughout the house
  2. Dusting surfaces such as shelves, furniture, and electronics
  3. Changing bed linens
  4. Cleaning mirrors and windows
  5. Emptying trash cans and recycling bins

Monthly:

  1. Deep cleaning kitchen appliances like the oven, microwave, and refrigerator
  2. Washing bedding, including pillows and mattress covers
  3. Cleaning light fixtures and ceiling fans
  4. Wiping down baseboards and door frames
  5. Washing shower curtains and liners

Seasonally:

  1. Cleaning out closets and donating or storing unused items
  2. Washing windows inside and out
  3. Cleaning and organizing the garage or storage areas
  4. Shampooing carpets or rugs
  5. Cleaning outdoor furniture and grill before storing for winter (if applicable)

Yearly:

  1. Deep cleaning carpets or hiring a professional cleaner
  2. Cleaning and inspecting gutters and downspouts
  3. Servicing HVAC systems and changing air filters
  4. Pressure washing exterior siding and decks
  5. Inspecting and cleaning chimney and fireplace (if applicable)
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