- Blog Cleaning
- March 30, 2019
Your home needs regular care and maintenance, but how often should you be performing every cleaning task? Certainly, some activities like dusting, mopping and vacuuming have to be done more frequently than others in order to maintain a healthy and safe living environment. As professionals, we know that housework can be extremely overwhelming, especially if you haven’t built a routine or you don’t know how to prioritise your cleaning tasks. That’s why we prepared the perfect cleaning schedule for your home. You just need to follow it.
Just like your body needs food and sleep every day to function well, your home needs certain cleaning activities to be performed on daily basis. Not that something terrible will happen if you miss a day or two, but you will increase your workload and the effort you need to put where you get around to do what you’ve skipped. Besides, once you put everything into a routine, you will notice that life becomes somehow easier and flows better. Here’s what you should try to do every day:
- Make your bed
- Wash the dishes
- Wipe the working surface in the kitchen
- Pick up toys and other lay-around stuff
- Put away dirty clothes
- Vacuum (if you have little children or pets)
The majority of cleaning tasks should be performed weekly. It’s much easier if you split all the activities in every day of the week, instead of wasting your whole weekend cleaning, for example. So, perhaps you can do the laundry on Monday and Thursday, clean the bathroom on Tuesday, dust the furniture and appliances on Wednesday and so on. Here’s a list of what should be done weekly.
- Clean the kitchen - sink, counters, floor, appliances, cabinet walls and doors.
- Living room - organise, vacuum, clean under the sofa, dust and polish, wipe the windows from the inside
- Bedrooms - vacuum, sweep/mop, dust furniture and mirror, change the bed linen
- Bathroom - Clean shower/bathtub, sink and toilet, mop the floor, scrub counters and mirror, disinfect
- Hallway and entrance - declutter, sweep/mop
- Clean the fridge
- Throw out the bin
- Do the laundry and ironing
There are other things that are considered more a deep clean that should be done regularly, but not so frequently. These activities can be performed monthly and the benefits of doing so are many for the health and wellbeing of your family.
- Clean the microwave and oven inside and out
- Clean and clear the cupboards
- Scrub the tile grout
- Vacuum the heating / cooling vents
- Wash and disinfect the rubbish bins
- Wash the windows inside and out
And here we go with the most energy-sucking household tasks. Thank goodness, you don’t have to do these too often - just twice a year. This falls under the category spring cleaning, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be during the spring.
- Check and clear the pantry of expired goods
- Air out rooms and drapes
- Wash pillows, blankets and duvets
- Give out to charity all unused clothes and dispose of the ones that can no longer be worn
- Re-organise your closet
- Clean the fireplace and behind the furniture and appliances
We hope this list gives you some guidance and structure on how you should organise your cleaning tasks. If, afterall, this looks like too much work just for you, there’s always an easy and reliable solution - Bredon Hill Cleaning Services. Our domestic cleaners can take care of all of your weekly chores and if you need a thorough job, then ask for our spring/deep cleaning service. That’s a perfect way to enjoy a cosy and healthy home with zero efforts and no stress at all.