Cleaning Routine Over Two Weeks

My Cleaning Routines

Cleaning The House

Cleaning The House
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House Cleaning Checklist

Whether you clean things as you see them or you wait until there is a mess to clean, a house cleaning checklist will help you organize your time and keep your cleaning on track.

Cleaning services use house cleaning checklist to make sure they clean everything that needs to be cleaned in a house.

Cleaning specialists advise you to clean your house thoroughly over a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly cycle, depending on the amount of space you need to clean in your house and the amount of time you have to clean.

I have a bi-weekly cleaning cycle at my house.

I stretch my regular cleaning chores out over a two week period.

Once the two week period is over, I begin a new two week cycle.

By cleaning regularly and with a house cleaning checklist, I am able to get everything in the house clean and I don't miss a thing in the house that needs to be cleaned.

For instance, I may clean the toilets every other Wednesday.

I was the kids sheets every other Tuesday. I vacuum a floor of living space a day during the weekdays (I live in a townhouse).

Once I finish vacuuming the floors, I move on to the stairs.

Having a house cleaning checklist has made my life so much easier because I can divide up my chores each day.

I know I have about 30 minutes to clean each day.

I divided it up so I have 30 minutes of cleaning chores each day over a two week period.

I also like that I can look at my schedule and see the cleaning chores I need to do that day.

It is nice to cross those things off my list!

Cleaning Your Bedroom

Cleaning Your Bedroom
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BEDROOMS

  • Make Beds - Wash the sheets and put them back on the bed or put a fresh set of sheets on the bed.
  • Dust Furniture - either use a feather duster or Pledge and a towel. If you are allergic to dust, use Pledge with a paper towel that you can throw away afterwards.
  • Dust Hanging Pictures
  • Remove Cobwebs - use a broom to reach hard-to-reach areas.
  • Clean Lamps - Spray Pledge on a towel and then wipe the lamp while it is off.
  • Clean Ceiling Fans And Vents
  • Vacuum Floor Thoroughly
  • Dust & Wipe Blinds

Cleaning Your Kitchen

Cleaning Your Kitchen
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KITCHEN

  • Clean Countertops - Wet a towel with dish soap and water to clean the counters.
  • Clean Microwave - place a wet sponge in the microwave and turn it on for 60 seconds. Keep the microwave door closed for 5 minutes to let the steam naturally remove stuck on gunk. Use the sponge to wipe away the debris in the microwave.
  • Wipe Cabinets Outside
  • Vacuum And Mop Floors
  • Remove Trash
  • Clean Stove And Burners - Throw removable burners into the dishwasher or place them in hot, soapy water for a half an hour. Scrub debris off and wipe down.
  • Scrub Sinks - Fill a sink halfway with warm water and a squirt of dish washing soap. Scrub with a sponge to clean.
  • Clean Sliding Glass Doors - Spray vinegar on the windows. Use crumpled newspaper to wipe the glass clean without streaking.
  • Clean Outside Appliances - To clean a grill, heat it up and scrub and scrape it with a grill cleaning tool. Wipe the inside down with a moist paper towel.
  • Clean Inside Toaster Oven - Throw the toaster oven tray and shelves into the dishwasher. Scrape debris out. Wipe the toaster oven down with a wet towel.

Cleaning Your Bathroom

Cleaning Your Bathroom
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BATHROOMS

  • Vacuum And Mop Floors
  • Clean Tub And Showers - Fill the tub halfway with warm water and put a squirt of shampoo in the tub. Scrub the tub down until it no longer feels grimy.
  • Clean Toilets And Sinks - Bleach is great for removing germs and bacteria from toilets and sinks. Use cleaning gloves while using bleach or the skin on your hands will dry out.
  • Clean Countertops
  • Vacuum Rugs
  • Remove Trash
  • Clean Light Fixtures - Light fixtures in the bathroom collect dust and then get caked on by moisture. Remove bulbs and wipe gently to remove built-up dust.
  • Clean Mirrors - Spray vinegar on mirrors. Wipe crumpled newspaper in a circular motion to remove debris and leave a streak-free shine.

Cleaning Routine or Clean As You Go?

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  • Dust All Furniture
  • Vacuum And Mop Floors
  • Dust Hanging Pictures - Be careful not to knock them off the wall while your are cleaning them.
  • Clean Lamps
  • Clean Ceiling Fans And Vents
  • Clean Sliding Glass Doors
  • Clean Base Boards - Use a warm, wet towel to wipe down base boards.
  • Clean Stair Rails - Wrap a wet towel around the rail and wipe the rail as you walk up the stairs.
  • Clean Storm Door
  • Dust And Wipe Window Sills
  • Replace air filters every 30 days to 3 months, more often if you have allergies or notice lots of dust in your house.
  • Clean out one drawer or closet in your house. By doing one at a time, it makes it more manageable.

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Sue Bailey 3 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

When I moved house 18 months ago I was determined to keep on top of everything so I got an app for my smartphone which basically gave me a cleaning and household chore schedule. It worked well for me but I eventually abandoned it and became my usual disorganised self.


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caseymel 3 years ago from Indiana Author

I know what you mean! I have abandoned so many great apps. Right now, I put each cleaning task into my smart phone calendar. Since I rotate my cleaning tasks every two weeks, I have the tasks repeat every two weeks on my phone. I turn the alert on, so my phone will let me know what I need to do each day.


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alocsin 3 years ago from Orange County, CA

I'll print this list out and follow it when cleaning our house -- it makes sure nothing is missed. This is also a great way to assign tasks to kids. Voting this Up and Useful.


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supermom_in_ny 3 years ago from NY

This article is very helpful. I'm very busy and constantly overwhelmed with things that have to be done. I'm always looking for a solution that will work for me. Going to try this. Thanks for sharing! :)

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