How To Keep A House Cleaning Schedule Like The Maids
Keeping your home clean and clutter-free may seem like an insurmountable task – especially if the dishes and laundry are already piled up. House cleaning services, like The Maids, are professionals when it comes to tackling dirt and grime and that’s due in large part to following house cleaning schedules.
Creating a house cleaning schedule makes it easier to break the job down into manageable chunks. Clock a few minutes here and a few more there, and before you know it, your home will be sparkling.
What are house cleaning schedules?
A cleaning schedule is basically a daily, weekly and monthly plan as to how you’ll clean your home. Why all three time-frames? Simply because some items need to be cleaned daily, while others only once-in-a-while.
Create A Master List
The first step is to create a master list. Include what needs to be cleaned daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly. Put all the chores you can think of on this list. Here are some examples:
- Daily Cleaning. Pick up clutter, wipe down countertops, wash dishes, empty trash, make beds, wipe down sinks in the kitchen and bathrooms, and hang up towels.
- Weekly Cleaning. Mop kitchen and bathroom floors, scrub bathroom surfaces, clean mirrors, dust furniture, vacuum your floors and furniture, change bedding, toss expired food, wipe down kitchen appliances, and clean inside of the microwave.
- Monthly Cleaning. Vacuum vents and woodwork, dust and clean light fixtures, dust blinds, clean your dishwasher, laundry machines and vacuum.
- Quarterly Cleaning. Wipe down the inside of your refrigerator, clean your kitchen range hood, wash your shower curtain liner, clean under and behind furniture, wash pillows and comforters, vacuum mattress, descale coffee maker, and clean inside of the oven.
- Yearly Cleaning. Clean your fireplace and chimney, deep clean carpet and upholstery, deep clean windows, clean around dryer and vents, and clean drapes and curtains.
Decide What Works In Your Schedule
Now that you know what needs to be cleaned, and when, make a plan as to how to cross items off your list. For daily chores, enlist family members to pitch in and help. For example, set a specific time, like a half hour before bed, for everyone to stop what they’re doing, pick up their clutter and tackle a daily chore.
Weekly cleanings can be a bit trickier to schedule. But, you can break up these tasks so you’re not cleaning everything all in one day. For example, dust one day, scrub surfaces another and floors yet another. Keep in mind, The Maids excels at these weekly tasks with our reoccurring cleaning services. Our 22-Step Healthy Touch Deep Cleaning System can take care of those weekly chores in no time.
Quarterly and yearly cleanings are definitely special occasion jobs that most of us do before family visits, the holidays or another type of celebratory event; not exactly the ideal time to tackle a big cleaning job. The Maids also offers these types of cleaning projects. We clean microwaves, furniture, tile and even laundry rooms. If you don’t have the time to squeeze these projects in, or just don’t want to stress about it, give The Maids a call.
Remember The Maids is here to help with a full array of cleaning services. Just pick up your phone and call us today at 1-800-THE-MAIDS to discuss your options!