Cleaning your home doesn't have to be an activity you dread. With the proper planning and a positive attitude, you can get your home sparkling clean from top to bottom every week. Spending a little bit of time each day on set cleaning tasks will result in the whole home being cleaned on a regular basis. So let's simply accept the fact that the house needs to get cleaned, and follow the easy weekly cleaning checklist below. The checklist will tell you what to do each day so there's no need to waste time thinking about what needs to be done. Who knows, you may even start to look forward to your daily chores!
Weekly Cleaning Checklist
You simply can't escape the fact that the house will need some basic maintaining every day. If you can stay on top of the following chores each and every day, they won't pile up and become an overwhelming task.
- Make the Beds
- Clean and Put Away the Dishes
Today's the day to tackle the bathrooms. Every Monday, focus on:
- Cleaning the Toilets
- Wipe Down the Sinks and Faucets
- Clean the Showers/Tubs, Surrounds and Doors
- Clean the Bathroom Floors
- Wipe Mirrors
- Empty and Clean Trash Bins
Every Tuesday will be "Kitchen Day." Your kitchen will look amazing after these steps are completed each week.
- Clean and Sanitize the Counters
- Clean the Refrigerator
- Vacuum and Mop the Floor
- Discard Old Food That Has Been Sitting in the Fridge Too Long
- Wipe Down the Inside of the Microwave
Wednesdays are designated to cleaning your first floor or main living space. Of course, if you live in a single story home, this list can be easily retro-fitted to work for your purposes.
- Launder Machine Washable Area Rugs
- Fluff and Rotate Sofa Cushions
Thursdays are laundry days. Designating one day per week to tackle all the laundry can help you stay on task and get into the routine of regular chores.
- Wash, Dry & Fold Laundry
Fridays we move upstairs to clean. Again, if you don't have a second level, these chores will simply apply to your bedrooms.
- Wash Sheets & Change Bedding
- Fluff Pillows and Comforters
- Clean Up Clutter
Saturday and Sunday
Relax! You earned it! You've worked hard all week and now have a spic and span home to show for it. Enjoy the weekend because Monday it's back to work.
There you have it! Tackling a small portion of the house each day will give you a completely clean house without a huge amount of stress or effort. Simply having the chores laid out for you takes all the guess work out of which chores to do. Following the checklist will also ensure that no areas of the house get overlooked. Happy cleaning!