If you ever ask people with the tidiest home that how do they keep their home sparkling, they will answer the same thing. “You MUST clean it regularly!”
Of course, if you wait and let the dirt pile up, then each time you will plan on deep cleaning the house, you are going to have to spend loads of hours on it. Does that mean you have to scrub the toilet every day? Nope! Experts say that certain areas require less maintenance than others.
To help you figure out when and how to clean your house, here is a brief guide. I follow it myself by tuning in to MTV on my Spectrum TV cable plan and starting my routine and in case of connectivity issue, quickly make a contact with Spectrum TV customer service for the assistance.
How Often Should You Clean The House?
Depending on each room of the house, here is what experts recommend:
Every Day Cleaning Tasks
- Make your bed
- Do the dishes and clean the coffeemaker
- Wipe the kitchen counters and table
- Sweep the kitchen floors
- Sanitize the kitchen and bathroom skin
- Do the laundry
Every Week Cleaning Tasks
- Change the bedding
- Toss all expired food
- Wipe the kitchen appliances as well as the inside the microwave
- Sanitize the sponges
- Vacuum the floors and dust the furniture
- Clean the mirrors
- Mop the kitchen and bathroom floors
Monthly Cleaning Tasks
- Dust the blinds
- Clean the dishwasher, vacuum, and laundry machines
- Dust and clean the light fixtures
- Vacuum the vent and clean any woodwork
Every 3 to 6 months
- Clean the fridge from the inside
- Wash the pillows and comforters
- Vacuum the mattresses
- Freshen up the drains
- Deep clean the furniture
- Clean the patio or deck
- Wash your car
Clean Every Year
- Clean the dryer and vents
- Clean the drapes and curtains
- Deep clean the gutters
- Deep clean the carpets and upholstery
- Clean the fireplace and chimney
- Deep clean the windows
Timings of some tasks are more flexible than others. The tasks that require scrubbing can be cleaned after 3 to 6 weeks. For big projects such as deep cleaning the windows, it’s ok to clean them once a year.
Just because you have to clean some areas of the house regularly does not mean you need to spend hours on a simple task. Simply use those quick Cleaning techniques like placing dusty artificial plants soapy water made from the dishwashing liquid. Work smart, not hard!
Some Tips to Keep to Your Home Clean and Organized
Do read these tips to keep everything organized and ensure a squeaky clean home. When you are deep cleaning the home, you will be done quickly.
Put things away after using
Although it’s something every oblivious, yet we fail to put away things after using them. If you have to go out of your way to put things in place where they belong, do it. This will keep you from spending hours organizing things down the road.
Clean one room at a time
No, cleaning the entire house in one day may not be possible for everyone/ especially if you have a busy work schedule. Therefore, stick to this tp. Split up cleaning by room. Do it one room at a time. This way, you can spend more time on deep cleaning rather than worrying that you have other rooms to clean.
Follow a schedule
If you want to know how people ensure their house stays clutter-free then the answer is cleaning schedule. They follow one religiously. Create a cleaning schedule for yourself and hang it on your fridge. It must include all the tasks that need to be done and when they need to be done. Ideally, split the tasks into your daily routine so that you can keep your home in top shape.
Power clean before doing to bed
I know, nighttime is not the ideal time for cleaning but my friend, you will have the same excuse if it’s the morning.
The best habit is to spend 10 to 15 minutes power cleaning. I am no asking for deep cleaning. All I am asking for is to pick up piles of things lying around the house. Focus on the items that create the most clutter. For instance, don’t leave the dishes in the sink at night. Make sure they are clean before you go to bed.
With these simple tips, make sure your home is clean most of the time.