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Whether your house is squeaky clean or desperate for a scrub, our whole-home cleaning schedule will help keep those dust bunnies at bay.
Your Whole-Home Cleaning Schedule
Want to keep your home sparkling and healthy? Find out how often you should be cleaning everything in your home with this room-by-room whole-home cleaning schedule. You’re welcome.
Kitchen Cleaning Schedule
Generally the most used room in the home, the kitchen sees all kinds of sticky, crumby mess on a daily basis. From your morning toast and tea to family dinner, there are plenty of drips and spills to spoil your pristine countertops and splashback.
While it may be tempting to leave the dishes to pile up and the oven to accumulate grease and grime, this is a one-way ticket to bacteria and pests. Not to mention, it’s simply nicer to cook in a clean kitchen, with all your cooking utensils ready to rock.
A clean, hygienic kitchen is a must for safeguarding your family from disease. Regular cleaning helps prevent the build-up of nasty bacteria that can lead to unsavoury smells and unwanted guests (hello, Mr Cockroach).
Grab yourself a multipurpose surface spray, some clean sponges, a vacuum cleaner, and a mop and bucket, and you’re on your way to a cleaner kitchen.
Dining Room Cleaning Schedule
Ever sat down for a nice home-cooked meal only to have your evening plans interrupted by the feeling of a cold, mushy pea beneath your toes? No? Well, you’re lucky.
If you’d like to keep it that way, cleaning your dining room should be a top priority.
And it’s not just the floor that needs attention. Your dining table and chairs need to be wiped down on a regular basis to avoid any unfortunate incidents with abandoned vegetables.
Whether you’re throwing an elaborate dinner party for all your friends, or you’re simply sitting down to a meal with your family, you’ll want to do it in a clean, hygienic environment.
Living Room Cleaning Schedule
The living room often gets the most foot traffic from visitors, and the last thing you want is for your guests to think you’re untidy. A fantastic singer, yes. But not untidy.
Sure, the sofa makes a great place to kick back with a bowl of Doritos – no one is arguing against that. But if you have a habit of missing your mouth or leaving more crumbs behind than Hansel and Gretel, your lovely, inviting sofa will soon become a crumby, smelly mess, and no one will want to come over for The Bachelor anymore.
So pick up the gosh darn vacuum cleaner, give your coffee table a wipe down, and don’t forget those sneaky spots like the windowsill.
Bathroom Cleaning Schedule
We don’t know about you, but we’re feeling 22 but we think the bathroom should be a place of calm and relaxation. It should accommodate your daily routine of fresh and clean – whether it be a long bubble bath (with wine), a short and snappy shower (with wine), or a quick beard trim (with wine?). And soap scum is not invited.
How can you get clean in a space that isn’t clean? It’s just simple science, people.
Leave it too long, and soap scum and mould can actually eat away your grout. So you’ve gone from needing a little elbow grease for cleaning to needing a bit of cash for repairs. No, thanks.
A decent shower cleaner and scrubbing brush or sponge should do the trick – and don’t forget the Windex for a crystal-clear mirror for those solo karaoke performances.
Bedroom Cleaning Schedule
When it comes to cleaning, the bedroom can often be the first place we cut corners. Guests generally don’t go in there, so it can be all too tempting to simply shut the door and pretend that pile of clothes and those empty Snickers wrappers don’t exist.
But the longer you wait to clean, the more dirt and bacteria accumulate. And with professionals reporting a messy bedroom can cause stress and anxiety, we think it’s pretty important to keep your bedroom clean and tidy.
No, we don’t just mean stuffing your floordrobe into the cupboard and remembering to hang your towel up on occasion. Bacteria can hang out in your sheets, bedding, and mattress, so you’ll have to do more than just the daily tidy-up to ensure the space is clean and hygienic.
If you’d like to tackle your cleaning in just one day, check out our plan of attack.