CleanersHouse Cleaning - Weekly & Monthly Tips

House Cleaning – Weekly & Monthly Tips


Doing housework is just a part of life that most people don’t enjoy, but they realize it has to be done. Here is a list of suggested chores.

Weekly Chores:

  • Dust all hard surfaces

  • Vacuum all carpets and rugs

  • Sweep and mop floors

  • Wipe down all counter tops

  • Scrub and disinfect toilets

  • Scrub and disinfect shower and tubs

  • Change and wash bedding

  • Empty garbage cans

    Water house plants


  • Wipe and disinfectant door knobs, wipe down doors.

  • Wipe down front of stove, refrigerator , dish washer, washing machine and dryer.

  • Run a cycle with two cups of vinegar through washing machine to remove internal grime. (No Clothes)

  • Clean out dryer hoses that vent outside. Lint gets trapped inside and is a fire hazard.

  • Launder comforters and blankets

    Wipe and disinfect the inside of the refrigerator

Every Three to Six Months:

  • Launder or hand wash all curtains

  • Wipe and disinfect the waste baskets

  • Wipe and dust ceiling fans

  • Scrub clean all the stove top burners and catch pans

  • Dust the moldings around all rooms – top and bottoms

  • Wipe down the fronts of kitchen cabinets

  • Clean oven

  • Clean out all sink and tub drains

  • Clean all pillows

  • Scrub grout

  • Wash and degrease stove top hood filter

Every Year:

  • Use a professional carpet cleaning machine to clean all carpets, rugs and upholstery.

  • Wash the walls with  1 cup vinegar, 1 cup water and 1/4 teaspoon of Castile soap  ( or Dawn dish washing liquid) – you can multiply the recipe as needed.

  • Clean food pantry by removing all items, sweep and wipe down all shelves.  Add bay leaves to deter insects.

Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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