Tips for keeping the house clean...

Kate - posted on 08/05/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I found this little list in a magazine and I stuck it to my fridge long ago... I thought I would share:

Chores -

Every week
- wipe down kitchen appliances
- clean the bathroom thoroughly
- Dust bedrooms and living areas, change and wash bedding
- shake out throw rugs, vacuum and mop floors
- Wipe down all shared items such as phones with disinfecting wipes

Every Month
- clean out fridge
- wash and disinfect trash cans
- clean and clear drains
- vacuum furniture and under cushions
- remove cobwebs from ceilings
- change vacuum bags and air conditioning and furnace filters
- dust air vents and clean light fixtures

Every season
- wipe cupboard doors
- flip rotate and vacuum all mattresses
- change clothing in closets and drawers donate what doesn’t fit
- make sure all seasonal equipment is clean and working

Twice a year
- clean out all kitchen cupboards and drawers
- Clean oven thoroughly
- Pull out large appliances to clean behind
- Clean stove hood filters
- Take down and wash shower curtains
- Change the batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors

One a year
- Get help moving heavy furniture to clean underneath
- Clean dryer exhaust and under dryer
- Wash walls and clean curtains and blinds
- Schedule a home maintenance visit

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