The weather is warm and we have that summer energy kicking into high gear. What better time to tidy up your living space? There is so much that goes into routinely keeping your home in tip top shape- sometimes we even forget to really clean certain spots. We’ve compiled a household cleaning timeline that can be a handy reference to use for when to clean what!

Every Day

  • Make your bed
  • Clean dirty dishes
  • Wipe down kitchen counters and tables
  • Clean bathrooms and kitchen sink
  • Wipe down coffeemaker
  • Take out trash

Every Week

  • Sweep and mop kitchen floors
  • Vacuum floors
  • Clean mirrors
  • Scrub bathroom surfaces
  • Clean inside of microwave
  • Change bedding
  • Toss expired food
  • Sanitize sponges and dish towels
  • Do laundry

Every Month

  • Dust/ clean light fixtures
  • Dust blinds
  • Wipe down doorknobs, light switches and TV remotes
  • Dust ceiling fans and vents

Every 3-6 Months

  • Wipe down inside of fridge and freezer
  • Wash pillows and comforter
  • Clean coffeemaker/ tea kettle
  • Freshen drains and garbage disposal
  • Deep clean shower and bath
  • Clean under and behind furniture
  • Clean patio/ deck surfaces and furniture
  • Clean inside of oven

Every Year

  • Deep clean carpet and furniture
  • Deep clean windows (inside/ out)
  • Clean drapes and curtains
  • Clear out gutters
  • Clean fireplace/ chimney
  • Empty and clean cabinet and pantry shelves

Don’t forget!

  • Occasionally clean or wipe down your cell phone, laptop, gaming systems, and similar tablets and devices! These items can get a lot dirtier than you think!
  • Outdoor grill
  • Keys
  • Toss out old makeup and clean your makeup bag
  • Clean out expired medications and vitamins
  • Kids toys

What would you add to this list?


Written By: Lauren Gronna, Advertising Coordinator

  1. Taylor Bishop

    I just wanted to thank you for this guide to cleaning. You mentioned that the curtains should be cleaned every year. I hadn’t considered this before, so I’m interested to learn more about how you can effectively clean them.

    1. Lauren Gronna

      Hi Taylor, Every curtain is different! But sometimes the best bet for a safe and deep clean is the dry cleaners. Some curtains may be washer and dryer friendly but it is definitely important to read the tag on the curtains to ensure that that will not ruin the fabric- we recommend washing with a slow spin or on delicate. Thanks!

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