Checklists For A Cleaner Home

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Sometimes, cleaning tasks at home just keep adding up. It seems like one minute to the next, newly cleaned corners and crevices are dusty again. However, using a home cleaning checklist can make your stress levels lower and help you stay organized. Who wouldn’t want a clean home with minimal cleaning to do?

Using these tips and hacks, your house will stay so tidy throughout the year, your guests will be impressed during each event you host.

Cleaning Supplies

Having useful, effective cleaning supplies is half the battle. Making sure that you have the cleaning supplies that you need is important before starting your cleaning ritual. 

  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Vacuum 
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • A reliable mop
  • Sponges and scrubbing supplies
  • laundry detergent
  • Rubber gloves
  • Baking soda

Cleaning Tips

Use cleaning tips that will make cleaning easier and more enjoyable. From organizing the kitchen to sweeping in the hallway, if you work smarter, you won’t have to work harder. There are a ton of fun ways to improve your regular cleaning habits. 

  • Divide and conquer: Split up cleaning with your family members or friends. It can knock out cleaning much easier if you have a whole group of people to help.
  • Focus on one room: If you thoroughly clean the room of your choice, you will cover more ground than you would if you had otherwise attempted to focus on more than one room at once. 
  • Bust out to your favorite tunes: There’s nothing that passes time quite like singing along to your favorite music while cleaning up your home. 

Daily Cleaning Tasks

Making sure that you complete your everyday cleaning tasks is an important part of making sure that the room is tidy. Here are a few cleaning tasks that will help you keep things organized:

  • Make your bed
  • Unload and reload the dishwasher
  • Clean up kitchen surfaces with stray food and crumbs
  • Hang wet laundry to dry and reload the washing machine
  • Stow stray items in drawers

Weekly Cleaning Tasks

By cleaning your house and keeping up with weekly tasks, you will be able to make sure that your home is clean and safe to live in. Here are some house cleaning hacks and ideas for a cleaning checklist to follow:

  • Vacuum rooms in your home to limit dust
  • Clean out the fridge for expired food
  • Wipe down furniture 
  • Refill and organize your food pantry
  • Clean windows 

Monthly Cleaning Checklist

Monthly tasks are always forgotten. However, these cleaning tasks are very important when it comes to the upkeep of your home. Adding these small cleaning ideas into your everyday cleaning schedule will make for a much cleaner home. 

  • Cleaning out the oven for spilled or burnt food 
  • Dust underneath your bed and rug
  • Replace broken furniture
  • Empty vacuum 
  • Wipe down outdoor patio surfaces

Seasonal Cleaning Tasks

Quarterly cleaning tasks are important for bigger cleaning projects and ideas that you have wanted to accomplish for a while but have put off. Adding these tasks into your schedule will allow you to get a headstart on year-round spring cleaning. A few quarterly responsibilities include: 

  • Raking leaves in the fall and spring
  • Taking care of newly planted plants
  • Unclogging gutters
  • Washing down baseboards
  • Throwing away expired food
  • Scrubbing down the bathtub

Annual Cleaning Tasks

Annual cleaning tasks are the backbone of the house cleaning schedule. Even though these tasks occur the least often throughout the year, they can help to keep everything in order. Here is a list of annual cleaning ideas:

  • Dust your carpet
  • Repaint walls with chipped paint
  • Empty shelves
  • Reorganize a room
  • Flip mattresses
  • Reset alarm system
  • Replace malfunctioning appliances
  • Invest in new decorations
  • Buy new cleaning supplies

Staying on schedule with cleaning your home doesn’t have to be difficult. With a little help from a cleaning organizer that will pan out all of your chores for the next year, you won’t be stressing about how to get it all finished. Download all of the checklists to better organize your home.

About The Author: Lauren is a lifestyle and wellness content creator who believes that happiness comes from within. She hopes to inspire others to pursue interests that promote mindfulness and empower them to engage with passions that they hope to explore.
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