Your Monthly Cleaning Calendar Plus a Few Tips
Raise your hand if you love to clean. While maybe a few people raised their hands, the vast majority of people don’t count cleaning among their favorite household tasks. In fact, many putting cleaning off as long as possible, and then things can get a bit out of control.
Of course, you probably have chores that you do every day like making your bed or washing your dishes, but there are some “extras” you should probably think about each month. Here’s a handy list of small tasks you can accomplish each day.
- Day 1 – Wash your shower curtain.
- Day 2 – Descale your coffee pot. If you don’t know how to do this, it’s not too difficult. Here are some simple steps to follow if you have a traditional coffee pot or if you have a Keurig.
- Day 3 – Dust your ceiling fans. An easy way to dust your ceiling fan is to use a pillowcase.
- Day 4 – Declutter under your bathroom sink.
- Day 5 – Wipe down all small appliances.
- Day 6 – Straighten bookshelves. If you have an abundance of books, consider donating them. Some libraries will accept used books.
- Day 7 – Clean your garbage disposal. Garbage disposals can develop a bad smell if they’re not regularly cleaned. But it’s not hard to clean. In fact, you probably have everything you need to tackle this task in your home.
- Day 8 – Wipe down baseboards.
- Day 9 – Dust and clean window blinds. Do you know the best way to clean your blinds? HGTV has some tips.
- Day 10 – Wipe kitchen cabinets down.
- Day 11 – Shred papers you no longer need. Protecting your personal information is important in this day and age. If you don’t own a paper shredder, here’s a list of some of the best ones out there for home and small office use.
- Day 12 – Dust all accessories and knickknacks.
- Day 13 – Clean and organize your medicine cabinet. Be sure to read how the FDA suggests getting rid of unwanted medications.
- Day 14 – Sanitize trash cans. Here is how to clean your kitchen trash can, so it’s sparkling clean.
- Day 15 – Wipe down all electronics.
- Day 16 – Wash your duvet cover, pillows, mattress pad, and pillow shams.
- Day 17 – Clean spots on walls. A Magic Eraser is perfect for this task!
- Day 18 – Clean your shower head. After a while, minerals can deposit in your shower head, but that doesn’t mean it’s time for a new one. A good cleaning is probably all it needs.
- Day 19 – Vacuum your furniture.
- Day 20 – Dust light fixtures and lamp/lampshades.
- Day 21 – Clean your refrigerator and freezer.
- Day 22 – Wash your windows.
- Day 23 – Clean and organize closets.
- Day 24 – Clean all mirrors. If you don’t want streaks on your mirrors, follow these tips from Bob Vila.
- Day 25 – Organize and clean your pantry.
- Day 26 – Clean your dishwasher.
- Day 27 – Wash area rugs.
- Day 28 – Check ceilings and corners for cobwebs.
- Day 29 – Dust your artwork.
- Day 30 – Clean window tracks. Dirt and grime can collect in your window tracks, but these tips can make cleaning them easier.
Do you have tasks that you try to do each month? Any chores that didn’t make this list? Use this list to help you tackle some of the chores that may not be part of your daily routine. Your home will be much cleaner, and you’ll love the way it looks.