I’m not always in the mood to clean, who is, but about once a week, usually on the weekend I like to give my house a good deep clean.
Day to day I just do dishes, make my bed and tidy up. And today I wanted to share my checklist to maybe share some inspiration with you. Now, you can tweak this based on the particular rooms you have in your home, but this is just what I do
[ ] Go room to room, and pull everything that doesn’t belong in that room and take it to appropriate room
[ ] Start laundry (bedding, towels, dirty clothes)
[ ] Put clothes away (clothes I wore that aren’t dirty, as well as laundry when it’s done)
[ ] Clean off desk
[ ] Make bed (once bedding is done in laundry)
[ ] Clean off sink top (put items away + wipe down)
[ ] Clean Mirror
[ ] Scrub Tub
[ ] Clean Toilet
[ ] Tidy couch cushions + blankets
[ ] Straighten chairs
[ ] Put load of dishes in dishwasher
[ ] Clear off counter of dishes, food, etc.
[ ] Go through any mail or papers on counter
[ ] Wipe down counters
[ ] Wipe out sink
[ ] Wipe down stove
[ ] Dust surfaces (window ledges, counters, shelves, piano, etc.)
[ ] Vacuum + Sweep (bare floor and rugs)
[ ] Take out recycling (combine bin from kitchen + hallway)
[ ] Take out any trash if full (kitchen + bathrooms)
I like to get everything in its appropriate room first, because there’s nothin more frustrating than starting a load of dishes and finding a bowl or cup in another room. The same goes with laundry.
And then I work from the back of my apartment to the front to start with the easy room and build momentum for the kitchen.
And finally I like to save the dusting, sweeping and vacuuming for last because it’s just easiest to go and do it all at once.
How does this compare to your weekly clean check list? Are there any tasks that you include in your weekly clean that I’ve forgotten on here?