Keeping Your Home Clean And Tidy

Keeping Your Home Clean and Tidy

Most people think of tidiness only in springtime when the weather gets warm, and they feel a newness around them. The truth is, cleanliness needs to be taken care of with a daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal checklist. We’ve given you ours below but feel free to tweak the list with what fits you or your cleaning lady.


  • wipe down countertops

  • wipe down the kitchen sink (dishes must be washed first)

  • sweep the floors

  • take out the trash


Once a week:

  • wipe down appliances

  • scrub the bathroom

  • clean the mirrors

  • dust the furniture and shelving

  • change the bed linen

  • vacuum carpets

  • mop the floors


Once a month:

  • clean out microwave and oven

  • clean out kitchen and bathroom cabinets

  • wipe down the inside of the medicine cabinets

  • scrub the tile grouts

  • wipe down doorknobs, switch plates, and lamps

  • vacuum the baseboards and heating/cooling vents

  • disinfect the garbage cans


Once a season:

  • clean out pantry (check for expired items)

  • air out rooms and drapes

  • clean throw pillows and blankets

  • sort through closets to clean/ repair/ donate items

  • clean and check the fridge (check for expired items)

  • wash duvet covers and blankets

  • wash the windows

  • clean the fireplace