Everybody loves the comfort of a clean and tidy home. Living in a well-aired, organized, and the dust-free house gives your home a relaxed and luxurious atmosphere, and it is also healthy for you, your family, and pets. However, keeping the house clean at all times can be an uphill task for many people, especially if you don’t fancy house chores.
If you’ve had trouble maintaining your desired level of cleanliness in your home, we advise that you divide your cleaning schedule into daily, weekly, and monthly tasks.
Your daily cleaning routine includes simple tasks such as doing the dishes, picking visible dirt from the floor, and sweeping the floor. On the other hand, a weekly home cleaning routine is more thorough, and it is the secret to a dirt-free home.
Here’s a simple guide to follow for your weekly home cleaning schedule.
- Start with the bedrooms
Your bedroom should be where it all begins. It is advisable that you change your bed linen, especially the bed sheets and pillow cases at least once a week for better sleep. Changing your bed clothes regularly also decreases your risks of suffering from health complications caused by allergies and asthma.
After changing the linen, pick up any items lying on the floor, and place them where they should be. Place dirty clothes in the laundry basket and clean clothes on the bed if you can’t put them in the closet immediately. This is also the best time to pick up any clutter and pile them together for sorting afterward.
- Scrub the toilets and bathrooms
Before cleaning the toilet and bathroom, disinfect your toilet bowl and apply some scrub to other dirty areas such as the tub and around faucets and let the detergents sit in for 10-15 minutes before scrubbing.
Next, remove any item that doesn’t belong there in the toilet or bathroom and put it where it belongs. After doing this, dust the toilet or bathroom wall from the top down to remove any dust or cobwebs. Scrub the toilet bowl, tub, around faucets, and rinse thoroughly. Lastly, sweep and mop the floor.
- Clean all the Sinks and mirrors
Sinks are significant sanitary points in the house. You probably rinse your sink after using it, but a weekly scrub with a multi-purpose is essential to remove any dirt build up from dirty dishes or toothpaste.
For sinks with mirrors, clean the mirror first using a glass cleaner and flat-weave microfiber cloth for a lint-free finish then scrub the sink. After you’re done, change the hand towels and replace them with clean ones.
- Organize the living room
The family room is the heart of your home, and it is usually a bit challenging to keep it tidy all the time especially if you have kids in the house.
When tidying your living room:
- Start by straightening the sofas and putting all the throw pillows in place.
- Declutter your living room floor and surfaces and return all objects invading this space to where they belong.
- Arrange the bookshelf and organize any magazines on the table into a nice stack.
- Dust all the surfaces in the family room. As you clean the surfaces, remember to wash any artificial flowers since dust also accumulates on them.
- Pick up any trash from the floor and put it into the bin.
- Finish with the floors
Now that all the rooms and surfaces in the house are clean, you can finish off your weekly cleaning schedule by cleaning the floors. You probably sweep your house daily, but you need to give the floor some special attention at least once a week to prevent dust and dirt from accumulating on these surfaces. For your floor cleaning expedition, you’ll require a mop, detergent, and a vacuum cleaner to pick up dust from the carpet and upholstery.
When vacuuming the floor, run over the same area multiple times from multiple directions to ensure that you pull up all the debris and dirt. If you allow shoes into the house, you will probably have more dirt and debris to deal with than if people take their shoes off before coming into the house.
After vacuuming all the surfaces including the stairs, mop the floors and start from the farthest point from the entrance, working your way back towards the door. For cleaner and shinier floors, you can use warm water, soap, and some vinegar when mopping.
- Set Vacuum
Although this weekly cleaning routine seems a little bit hard and time-consuming at first glance, the more you go over it, the easier it becomes with time.
For example, if you declutter your house regularly and always ensure that everything is in its rightful place every day, you will have less clutter to deal with during your weekly cleaning.
If you are moving out of your home into a new place your tenancy would have expired by this time, and you’ll be looking to move out. A condition for ending a tenancy is usually that the tenant performs an end of lease cleaning.
If you’re living with older children, you can also ask them to help with daily cleaning and organizing of their bedrooms or bathrooms, and you’ll only have to do some light cleaning at the end of the week.