Home Cleaning Checklist for the New Year

Home Cleaning Checklist for the New Year

cleaning_yourhome_tipsThe New Year is an opportunity for a fresh start, and what better way to get a fresh start than to establish a quick but efficient way to clean your house.

Sticking to a schedule for things that you do on a daily, weekly or monthly basis can help motivate you to keep your house looking like you spent hours cleaning it when it really only took a small fraction of your day. Use this basic cleaning schedule as a guideline to get and keep your home in order.

What to Clean Daily

Spend about 30 minutes a day doing the chores that need to be done around your home. These basic tasks might seem simple, but make a world of difference in how your home looks and feels.

-Wash dishes at least once a day. If you can’t find the time to wash them all, at least make an effort to scrape excess food off and rinse them so the food doesn’t stick. Alternatively, throw a load in the dishwasher once a day.

– Tidy up. Tidying up helps control clutter. Walk through your house one room at a time and put things that are out of place back where they belong. Do a room or two and then take a break.

-Wipe off countertops to clean crumbs and spills

What to Clean Weekly

Some tasks do not necessarily need to be done every single day. Instead pick a day of the week where you will tackle these tasks. Which include:

-Empty the trash in bedrooms, bathrooms, and the kitchen

-Dust furniture and wiping down cobwebs

-Clean mirrors and windows

-Wipe down appliances in the kitchen, cleaning out the microwave and empty the crumb tray in your toaster

-Mop the floor

-Spray down and scrub the toilet, sink, and tub in the bathroom

What to Clean the First of Each Month

cleaning_forthe_newyearMonthly tasks are important and easy to forget. Don’t fall behind. Try to do these tasks at least once a month for optimal cleanliness.

-Move furniture and vacuum or sweep under it

-Clean outside windows

-Disinfect and deodorize garbage cans

-Run vinegar through your appliances to clean them

-Dust your blinds, shades and lighting fixtures

Keeping your home clean is a great start to the year. Contact James Caccia Plumbing, located in San Mateo , CA at (650) 376-6800  for assistance with getting your home in order.