The Ultimate House Cleaning Schedule (2020 Update)
Raise Your Hand If You Clean Your Towels Once a Month!
Keeping your house tidy can take willpower but will provide you with good health in the long run! We’ve developed this extremely useful list of things you should clean in your house and when you should clean them. One might call this list ULTIMATE! We’ll help you stay on top of when you need to bust out your cleaners and go to town on cleaning your house Marry Poppins style. There are a few things you need to remember that might surprise you! Let’s start out with: If something looks unclean, do not wait, Don’t get LAZY! Make it an instant order of business. It will benefit you in the long run. Second of all, in terms of sanitation, our standards represent the bare minimum so you can increase the rate you clean as required. Now that you have actually got the cleaning schedule, have a look at our time-saving suggestions and other cleaning tips that will make these tasks as pain-free as possible.
Every Day Cleaning
Say NO to hazardous bacteria and germs. 😀 These vital everyday jobs minimize future hassles.
Why clean your coffee maker? For Taste! The buildup of coffee residue can affect the flavor of your coffee. Also the moist environment by the filter can lead to the growth of molds and bacteria. Make sure you at least rinse out your filter and open the lid every day to prevent bacteria growth. A full cleaning can happen every month or after 40-80 brews. Check out this great video:
Why clean your counter tops? Bacteria can spread anywhere in your kitchen. To prevent foodborne illnesses it’s important to wash your hands and kitchen surfaces before making food and after. It’s easy to spread Bacteria around surfaces without realizing it. When bacteria gets into food then you have a problem! Check out this guide on how to clean any kitchen surface! From marble, granite to stainless steal.
One Step at a Time! Focus on one area or task every day so you’re refraining from having to clean everything at once. For instance, commit Monday to cleaning up cooking areas, vacuum on Tuesdays, make Wednesday the day for changing sheets, and so on.
Scrub Your Bathrooms
Try CLR Bath & Kitchen area Cleaner for tile grout and Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Bath for glass, tile, and tub surface areas.
Mix 3/4 cup of bleach in 1 gallon of water and soak the sponges for 5 minutes, then wash– Simple! That’s it.
Utilize an eraser-type sponge (like Mr. Clean Magic Eraser) to get rid of marks, then sterilize by plugging the drain, filling the basin with warm water, and swishing a tablespoon of bleach around. Let it sit for 5 minutes, then wash.
Bath Towels! How often should you wash them?
The experts on Rachael Ray recommend at least once a week. Make sure you hang your towel on a horizontal bar maximizing the drying of the towel which minimizes the mold growth. We want your towels to dry fast, so you can stretch the washing intervals a little.
How About Your Bed Sheets?
Every week is the ideal interval for washing sheets. You can prevent acne and decrease skin allergies and rashes by washing your sheets every week! The best way to wash your sheets is to wash them on the highest heat setting recommended by the sheet manufacturer. It’s best to kill germs and remove stains. You can form a ball with your sheets before you throw them in the wash to make them more resilient and last longer. Take a look at this video for the details.
How Often Should I Vacuum Carpet?
As your carpet experts we do recommend you protect your carpet by vacuuming once a week! This is going to help you save money in the long run. High traffic areas consider vacuuming more often. It maybe wise to implement a no shoe rule in the house too! All this is going to help you preserve your carpet. Here are some vacuuming tips.
Once again, these cleaning tasks do not have occur all on same day, so break up your jobs and delegate tasks to your partner (and kids!).
Exploding Food! Microwaves
Finally! A method of cleaning without baking soda and vinegar! Although we have seen a vinegar variant. 😉 Heat a microwave-safe bowl filled with water and 1 juiced lemon for 5 minutes until the window is steamy. Let it cool and wipe down the inside with a sponge!
It turns out vinegar and baking soda are magical cleaners. Read this article about all the things you can clean with baking soda!
Things to Clean Every 3-6 Months
It’s simple to forget these jobs, so do not let them slip up on you!
Inside Your Oven
Can everything be cleaned with vinegar and baking soda? We’ll here is another point for those two. Step 1: Mix 1 cup of baking soda and 1/3 cup of water Step 2: Spread baking soda mixture to surface of oven and let it sit over night. Step 3: Spray vinegar onto the areas you applied the baking soda. Step 4: Wipe with warm water and dry!
Home Cleaning Once Per Year
Your Washing Machine
Why clean your washing machine? To disinfect your washer & remove buildup and odors that have accumulated over time. Step 1: Sprinkle 2 cups of baking soda into the washing machine. Step 2: Run on hottest and longest cycle. Step 3. Pour 2 cups of white vinegar into the washing machine. (optional: add 5-10 drops of essential oil) Step 4: Run on hottest and longest cycle. Tip: Leave door open after you use it. (allows moisture to evaporate)
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