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Keeping House! Tips for an Organized Home

We are spending a tremendous amount of time at home, we are working from home, we are schooling our kids at home, so in that case, the house is getting some attention and cleaning the home should come with a daily, weekly and monthly cleaning list. I have a time frame for each of your house tasks to help you keep your home clean, organized, and tidy. A lot of these tasks you can outsource as I do. I no longer have the time and energy to do some of these tasks. I outsource my laundry because it’s a lot to do each week. So, I have a company come pick up my dirty laundry and drop it back off 24 hours later. This is the best thing I could do for myself and my family; it gives me more time and energy to spend with family and has some self-care days. Take notes of most of these tasks can be outsourced to a weekly or monthly cleaning service. Google will be your friend when looking for house cleaner and organizers. I like to ask around for housekeepers to be safe and know who enters my home, especially with the COVID. I’m being extra careful and making sure I’m cleaning surfaces that people touch more in my house.


Once A week

Each of these jobs should be tacked at least once a week, some of them more often than others.

  • Throw pillows into a hot dryer for 10 minutes to freshen and eliminate lice.

  • Wash all hard surface floors such as marble, stone, and slate, using a commercial cleaner.

  • Vacuum rugs and carpet twice a week, floors, lampshades and upholstered weekly

  • Change Bed Linens

  • Wash Out and sanitize garbage cans/ rubbish bins

  • Clean those junk drawers, cleaning out utility drawer, go through old cosmetics. Throughout medicines and condimentthat have expired and so on.

  • Dust off all surface that can be dusted, mirrors also pictures frames, light bulbs, and fixtures

  • Wipes all fingerprints and smears from doorknobs

  • Clean the whole bathroom: wall title and sink, toilet, all fixtures toothbrush holders’ floors and cabinets

Clean the entire Kitchen: wipe stove off, clean refrigerator, and other appliances inside and out. Do a check on old food that needs to be thrown out, clean out the pantry of food that was not properly stored.

Monthly Tasks

Majority of these jobs will need to be handled once a month, other slightly less regularly.

  • Polish and clean household metals at least every 4-6 months. Be careful to use the proper product for different metals. Silver polish should not be used on pewter or brass.

  • Turned most extensively used mattress every 4-6 months

  • Vacuum the mattress when you flip them.

  • Wash all beds linen including mattress covers, pillow covers, blankets, duvet and quits/ comforters

  • Go through cabinets, drawers, and closets frequently to toss out what you no longer use and clean out anything that’s become sticky. Add moth-repellent strips or moth cakes to cabinets and drawers every week in sequence, mainly in the bathroom and kitchen until they are all perfectly ordered.

  • Cleaned range-top hoods/cooker every 2-3 months

  • Wax or condition floors every 3-6 months

Annual Tasks

These Tasks will need to deal with once every 6-12 months, depending on usage

  • Move all large appliances, such as refrigerator and stove, and vacuum and damp-mop the area beneath and behind them at least once a year.

  • Oil and condition baseboards/skirting every 6-12 months

  • Go through your clothes: if you have not worn an item in two years, its time to let it go

  • Dry Clean or clean window treatments, such as curtain/ Drapes, Roman shades and Fabric blinds.

  • Clean Chandeliers, lamps, and other light fixtures once a year or more every so often if they are unusually dirty.

  • Clean wall surfaces, such as plaster and paneling at least twice a year.

  • Shampoo upholstery and carpeting(I usually call a professional service) every 1-2 years, depending on the area usage.

  • A carpeted living room/ dinning room will need shampooing at least once a year.

  • Condition or oil baseboards/skirting every 6-12 months

  • Wash down Windows and screens a bare minimum of twice a year.

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