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Here's the ultimate cleaning checklist to tidy up your house

Posted: 3:49 AM, Jul 18, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-18 07:49:38Z
No one likes living in a dirty home, but since most of us live pretty busy lives, it’s difficult to stay on top of everything. Luckily, not all parts of our home require weekly maintenance, and while some things should be done daily, others can just be done routinely to keep everything in tip-top shape.
 
It can get tricky figuring out how to maintain everything in your home, but we’ve come up with a special guide to help you figure out how often you really need to be cleaning that rug. If you want to do a good cleaning of your home, but aren’t exactly sure what to do daily versus monthly, consider this checklist of how often to clean different things in your house.
 
Daily
 
1. Make your bed
 
2. Wipe down kitchen and bathroom counters
 
3. Sweep the kitchen floors
 
4. Empty and load the dishwasher
 
5. Take out the trash
 
6. Squeegee the shower tiles
 
7. Clean the kitchen sink
 
Weekly
 
1. Dust all surfaces
 
2. Vacuum and mop
 
3. Disinfect countertops, sinks, and toilets
 
4. Wipe down appliances
 
5. Change your bedding
 
6. Clean and scrub the shower
 
7. Get rid of expired food
 
Monthly
 
1. Dust ceiling fans and vents
 
2. Clean light fixtures
 
3. Vacuum upholstery
 
4. Disinfect doorknobs, light switches and TV remotes
 
5. Wash drapes or curtains
 
6. Scrub the stovetop
 
7. Clean and deodorize the microwave
 
Every 6 Months
 
1. Vacuum your mattress
 
2. Clean leather and wood furniture
 
3. Wash your pillows
 
4. Shake out rugs
 
5. Polish stainless steel appliances
 
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6. Clean the inside of your refrigerator and freezer
 
7. Clean out your kitchen cabinets
 
Yearly
 
1. Pull out large appliances and furniture, and clean behind them
 
2. Have upholstery and drapes professionally cleaned
 
3. Clean dryer duct
 
4. Wipe down all your walls
 
5. Flip your mattress
 
6. Clean and wash your shower liner
 
7. Clean outside windows
 
Everyone’s home has different levels of dirt, so adjust accordingly depending on your personal living conditions. Don’t be afraid to do something more often if is needed—this list can just help serve as a guide.