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How Often You Should Clean Things

We are halfway through September, which means that the official Spring equinox is on its way. If you haven’t already started Spring cleaning, don’t despair. I’ve got loads of cleaning tips for you!

Related: Your Ultimate Spring Cleaning Guide

I totally get that Spring is the time of year to do a deep cleaning of the house. It’s what I’m trying to do and it’s something my mom used to do as well! My only problem is knowing how often to clean everything during my regular cleaning schedule. If you’re in the same boat, you’ve come to the right place!

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Things you should clean EVERY DAY

  • Make beds
  • Wash dishes
  • Wipe kitchen counters
  • Sweep kitchen floors
  • Wipe bathroom surfaces
  • Clean kitchen and bathroom sinks
  • Wipe down shower

Things you should clean EVERY WEEK

  • Mop kitchen and bathroom floors
  • Scrub bathroom surfaces
  • Clean mirrors
  • Dust furniture
  • Vacuum floors
  • Change bedding
  • Throw away expired food
  • Clean inside of microwave
  • Sanitize sponges
  • Do laundry (can be done more often if need be)

Things you should clean EVERY MONTH

  • Vacuum air vents
  • Dust and clean light fixtures
  • Dust blinds and clean curtains
  • Clean dishwasher, washing machine and vacuum

Things you should clean EVERY 3 – 6 MONTHS

  • Wipe down inside of fridge
  • Wash shower curtain liner
  • Clean under and behind furniture
  • Clean patio furniture and surfaces
  • Wash pillows and duvets
  • Vacuum mattresses
  • Clean drains
  • Clean inside of oven
  • Clean out freezer
  • Clean car

Things you should clean EVERY YEAR

  • Clean fireplace and chimney
  • Deep-clean carpets
  • Wash windows
  • Clear out gutters

 

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