Everyone knows you should do a little bit of cleaning every day, but there are some things in your home that only need to be cleaned once a week. For example, you need to do dishes every day, while you only need to wash clothes once a week. You might find accomplishing these weekly cleaning task are easy for you to do in a single day or you might choose to spread them out over the week with your daily cleaning activities.
You probably already have a laundry day, or maybe two, depending on the size and messiness of the members of your household. Laundry is one of the most dreaded household cleaning chores, but it must be done, so let’s find some ways to make it easier. Having separate baskets or bins in your laundry for darks, lights, and whites allows your family to help with the task. When you are ready to wash, the laundry is already sorted, so you are already a step ahead. When your children are old enough, you can give them each their own laundry day, again lightening your weekly chore load.
Sheets, Towels, Blankets, and more
This goes along with number one, laundry. Of course, towels, sheets, and other linens, should be laundered separately from clothing, which gives them their own weekly cleaning category. Sweat, dead skin, dust mites, and the like will gather if you don’t wash your sheets weekly. And towels should only be used three times before washing, so they need to be added in the mix.
Microwave, dishwasher, stove, refrigerator, and other kitchen appliances should be wiped clean of food particles, germs, fingerprints, splatters, and spills at least once a week with good multi-purpose disinfecting cleaner and a clean cloth or sponge. Those disinfectant wipes are also a great way to clean appliances quickly.
Furniture attracts dust, so it needs to be dusted weekly. Since dust can also damage your furniture due to its abrasive nature, you want to use a microfiber duster and a multi-purpose cleaner safe for your furniture so the dust is removed and not simply moved from one spot to the next.
Mirrors in bathrooms, bedrooms, entryways, and other decorative places around your home need to dusted weekly. The dusting should be followed by cleaning with a streak-free glass cleaner and soft clean cloth.
Vacuuming every week is necessary, especially in high traffic areas to keep dirt, crumbs, pet hair, and dust away. In fact, if you have pets, you may need to vacuum more often.
Hardwood, Tile, Vinyl Floors
Sweep or vacuum hard surface flooring first. Next, mop using an appropriate cleaner for your floor’s surface. (Don’t skip sweeping or vacuuming, you’ll just create a messier floor.)
Shower and Tub
Your bathroom which houses your tub and/or shower is a wet and warm space that needs a little extra attention weekly to avoid mildew, mold, limescale, and scum. Cleaning weekly with a quality tub and tile cleaner should do the trick.
As mentioned in number eight, the bathroom is a warm, damp environment that needs special attention. Cleaning counters, floors, mirrors, and other surfaces weekly will prevent the spread of germs, as well as mold, mildew, and other bathroom nasties.
Keeping the toilet (one of the dirtiest items in your home) clean will help you keep the whole bathroom clean. Disinfect your toilet weekly including the bowl, seat, lid, and bottom too. And since your toilet can send germs flying up to six feet, you will want to establish and enforce the lid-down rule for all household members.
You can do these tasks weekly for a clean home or you can allow the team at Signature Maids do the job for you!