Gearing up for some spring cleaning this year? You are not alone. The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) estimates that up to 78% of American adults participate in spring cleaning every year, up 10% from last year.
Cleaning your entire house or apartment can be a serious headache, though. To make household chores more manageable, consider creating a house cleaning weekly schedule.
Spending just 20 minutes each day on a few chores can make a big difference. When it comes time to deep clean your home, your task may not seem so formidable.
What are the home cleaning tasks that should be on your weekly checklist? We are guiding you through the most important ones in this article, so keep reading to find out.
Daily Household Chores
Before we talk about weekly household cleaning tasks, let’s discuss daily house maintenance cleaning. These are the tasks you should take time to complete every single day of the week.
Spending a little time each day to throw away and organize clutter can make a huge difference. And it does not even take much time. You should be able to complete your daily decluttering in a few minutes or up to 20 minutes.
All you have to do each day is put things back in their place after using them. Also, get rid of mail and other documents that tend to pile up throughout the day and week.
Daily Spot Cleaning
Food and water build-up can quickly accumulate. And if not addressed promptly, spills and messes can dry on, making them even harder to clean. Worse, some foods and liquids can actually damage the surfaces in your home.
Again, spot cleaning only takes a few minutes each day. Wipe down surfaces after your use them, especially in the bathroom. Spraying down your shower or bath after use can also help eliminate soap scum and rust.
Daily Kitchen Tasks
The kitchen is one of the first rooms in the house to get dirty. Tackling kitchen duties for a few minutes each day can help reduce kitchen messes from building up.
Make sure to keep up with the dishes to avoid a sink backup. Wipe down countertops, the stovetop, and the kitchen table after use. Do a quick sweep of the kitchen, too, to get rid of food that could attract pests.
House Cleaning Schedule for the Week
Tackling the above chores daily can greatly reduce mess and clutter in your home. The next step to a sparkling-clean house is to check off weekly cleaning tasks. Your weekly house cleaning checklist should include the following:
- Wash laundry
- Wash bedding
- Deep clean the kitchen
- Deep clean the bathrooms
- Clean mirrors
- Clean out the fridge
Once a month, consider cleaning the insides and outsides of cabinets and built-ins, walls and moldings, and interior and exterior window panes. Change out your AC filters once monthly or bi-monthly, and clean your fireplace annually.
Sunday Cleaning Checklist
66% of American workers say they experience something called the “Sunday Scaries.” Signs that you have the Sunday Scaries include procrastinating, especially on those important cleaning tasks you’ve been meaning to do.
Yet, Sunday is a great day to prepare your home for the week ahead. What better way to do that than to clean out the fridge and do laundry?
To clean your fridge, start by wiping any spills and scrubbing dried-on stains. Get rid of any spoiled or expired food (make sure to check your pantry, too). Finally, clean the outside of your fridge.
Doing the laundry once a week is better for your washing machine, and it will get your clothes cleaner. Make sure to wash your bedding and throw blankets, too, to enjoy fresh linens throughout the week.
Monday Cleaning Checklist
Mondays are busy for most people. But you can still fit in a quick wipe-down of the mirrors throughout your home. Use a glass cleaner or a non-toxic homemade product using vinegar and water.
Tuesday Cleaning Checklist
Your daily kitchen cleaning tasks should keep the heart of your home in good shape throughout the week.
On Tuesdays, wash and dry dirty dishes and clean out the oven and microwave for the final touches to your weekly kitchen cleaning duties.
Wednesday Cleaning Checklist
Midweek is when bathroom grime can really start to show. Wednesday is ideal for deep cleaning your bathrooms for this reason.
You only need a quick spray down of counters and sinks since you have been wiping away water and other messes throughout the week. Make sure to also address the shower, showerhead, and toilet with a bathroom-specific cleaner.
Thursday Cleaning Checklist
By Thursday, trash has probably started to accumulate in your home. End the week with a quick and easy cleaning task. Take out all the trash and wipe down your trash can, or give the can a quick wash for more significant build-up.
Friday Cleaning Checklist
Clean away all the dust and dirt that has built up throughout the work week on Fridays. That way, you will go into the weekend with fresh and clean air, surfaces, and floors.
Start with a quick dust of surfaces, blinds, fans, and tight corners. Always dust before sweeping or vacuuming. If you dust after sweeping and vacuuming, you will have to come back to clean up the dirt and grime your duster knocks free.
Once you are finished dusting, vacuum your home’s soft surfaces. Soft surfaces include carpet, rugs, and upholstered couches, chairs, and pillows.
Saturday Cleaning Checklist
For most people, Saturday is the last day of the week. End the week by creating a fresh, clean slate for the one ahead. And by that, we mean fresh and clean floors.
Give your entire house a thorough sweep. Sweep baseboards, beneath cabinets, and under rugs. If you have a porch or driveway, this is also an excellent time to tidy up there.
Next, get out your mop and scrub all the hard surfaces in your home. Make sure to use a cleaning product that is safe for your flooring.
Don’t Have Time for This House Cleaning Weekly Schedule?
Tackling household cleaning chores on a daily and weekly basis is a major time saver. You will have less of a chore on your hands when it comes time for your annual deep spring cleaning.
Do you need some help tackling your house cleaning weekly schedule? Two Gals and a Broom offers residential cleaning services in Kansas City. Contact us today for a free house cleaning quote!