Weekly house cleaning can be challenging to keep up with, especially with all our other responsibilities. It’s time to get your home in order. While you should always keep your home clean, certain things in the house don’t need to be touched as often. This super manageable checklist will help keep things running smoothly all year long. Read on to find out how your home can dazzle.
What to Focus on:
Weekly tasks are simple enough that you can handle them in 30 minutes or less, so they’re ideal for those busy weeks when regular tidy-ups just won’t cut it. Weekly house cleaning tasks are an excellent way to ensure your home always smells fresh while also deep cleaning areas that guests don’t see. Healthy homes are often the result of regular house cleaning. The items on this list will address areas that most people know well, and proper care for these fixtures can keep your family healthy and happy year-round.
Kitchen and Bathroom Sinks
It’s a good idea to clean the sink and nearby surfaces each day, but these areas need more attention at least once a week. It is necessary to deep clean your sinks weekly in both kitchens and bathrooms. Give your sinks a good scrub, then wipe down everything around them.
Clean the Microwave
The key to cleaning the microwave is not that difficult once you get into a routine. The task is best done consistently, so your diligence pays off and makes this small chore less daunting than it seems. Heating food in a clean microwave is best, and you’ll avoid picking up any unwanted flavors or smells. You can put a coffee mug filled with water in the microwave for 3 minutes. It will steam up the inside and soften any particles of food that have dried. Then just grab a dry towel and wipe out the inside including the sides, top and bottom.
Sweeping and Mopping
Housework can be thankless and tedious, but it’s worth the effort. A quick daily sweep only does so much to keep your home clean. It would be best to have weekly deep cleans of selected area that take every nook and cranny into account. Then rotate to the next area the following week so that every 4 to 6 weeks your house gets a serious once-over.
You can also use this opportunity to clean any hidden treats or toys that your child or pet may have hidden under your couch. Always make sure you are using products designed for the flooring in your home so as not to damage it with cleaners meant only for other types of surfaces.
Wash Your Towels
Have a dedicated day each week where you put your bath towels through the wash. Hanging your towels up on a hook can leave them vulnerable to dirt and mold. It would be best to wash them regularly, or else this buildup will occur, so we recommend buying new ones every so often. A capful of bleach can sterilize your towels. Always follow the manufacturers instructions so that you add it to your washer correctly. AND, check that your tag on the towels to make sure it’s ok for them to have a bit of bleaching.
Scrub the Toilet
Toilets are a necessary but unpleasant part of life. They need to be cleaned every week, or they start playing host to bacteria and grime, which is an unsightly mess and highly unsanitary. One way to keep up with it is to buy a product that cleans your toilet each time you flush. The other is the old-fashioned way. Get a good toilet brush, add some powder cleanser and scrub the bowl. Then clean the outside rim, the back and the seat. Also mop up around the base.
Vacuum Your Rugs and Carpets
If you want to keep your carpets clean and fresh, it’s essential that they are vacuumed every week. This will help remove any dirt and hair from the surface and improve their overall smell. When doing so, make sure to not only get all the obstacles out of the way before starting the cleaning process because the furniture in the way could prove cumbersome when getting down into nooks & crannies.
Dust Your Furniture
By dusting and brushing your furniture, you can keep them cleaner for longer. This is better not just because it maintains the condition of these items but also keeps dirt from settling on surfaces, improving air quality in our homes. In addition, your family’s health will be less in jeopardy. When taking on a cleaning project, start at the top of the room. Bringing the dust out of blinds, draperies and walls. Then dust the furniture, the vacuum the floowr last.
Wash Your Bedding
The feeling of freshly washed sheets can match very few things. Knowing what’s on your dirty bedding may make you want to wash them more often, which could provide a nice change for both yourself and those who share their space with you. Even if you shower daily, dirt and dead skin cells can easily make their way into your bed. You might not be able to see them at first, but it is vital for proper hygiene that these things don’t end up on our bedding. The best way to prevent this is to regularly wash your blankets and sheets. And think about flipping your mattress.
See the Dazzle Difference!
If this sounds like a lot of work, it’s because it is. Leave it to the professionals at dazzle. Not only are we experts in cleaning, but we can work with anyone’s busy schedule so you can get the professional cleaning you deserve. What are you waiting for?