Countdown to Clean Series: Weekly Routines

 

Part two in a four part series in how to clean your house and keep it clean.  Part two covers weekly cleaning routines.  Using this method, you’ll get your house clean without back-breaking effort.  Remember, the more often you clean, the less build up you’ll have.  So the first few times, may take you a little longer, but eventually you be able to run thru this weekly list in no time.

Countdown to Clean.  Weekly Cleaning Tips at TidyMom.net  Using this method, you'll get your house clean without back-breaking effort.  Remember, the more often you clean, the less build up you'll have.



Part two in a four part series in how to clean your house and keep it clean.

Last week, in part one of Countdown to Clean we covered what you can do daily to keep your house from getting out of control.  Today we will cover what you can do weekly.

Weekly Cleaning {2-3 hours}

*note: Clean top to bottom and left to right, and only go around a room once (not including floors).

Bedrooms, Living Rooms, Dining Rooms: If you have a two-story home, start upstairs.  First, go through each room and empty trash. Then go back into the first room and start at the top, removing any cobwebs and dust working your way down.  Be sure to dust ceiling fans, door frames, moldings, picture frames and lamps.  Remove knicknacks from furniture and dust with a  microfiber cloth to clean dressers and tables. Clean mirrors with the glass cleaner and a fresh cloth. When you’ve finished all the rooms on a floor, vacuum, starting farthest from the door in each room and vacuuming your way out. Try sprinkling carpet with baking soda to freshen and deodorize carpets naturally.

Kitchen: Again, starting from the top, wipe cabinet fronts and appliances working your way down. Empty the toaster’s crumb tray and clean inside the microwave. Unlike your daily counter wipe, now is the time to move all counter dwellers and give the entire counter a good cleaning.  Clean the kitchen sink next, if you have a stainless steel sink, I like to use Barkeeper’s Friend or clean  it with bleach: Run a sink full of hot tap water. When it’s about halfway full, carefully pour in one cup  of bleach.  Let the bleach water sit at least until the water cools while you sweep the floors, or longer. Wearing dish gloves reach in and remove  plug removal and let water drain. Fill the sink with clean water and drain it again to rinse away bleach residue before using any further cleaners. Lastly, then sweep and mop the floor. 

Bathrooms:  First, spray cleanser on the shower doors and walls, tub and sink, and in the toilet to start loosening dirt. Then use the same top-to-bottom, left-to-right system. Like the kitchen, remove all counter clutter to wipe down counter .  Clean the toilet inside, outside and behind the bowl. Vacuum, then mop. 

If you’re like most people,  you put things off because it’s just too overwhelming. Using this method, you’ll get your house clean without back-breaking effort. The results will be amazing.   Remember, the more often you clean, the less build up you’ll have.  So the first few times, may take you a little longer, but eventually you be able to run thru this weekly list in no time.

Next week, for part 3, I’ll share my monthly cleaning routine where we’ll go a little deeper.

You may want to read:

Week One- Daily Routines

Week Three – Monthly Routines

Week Four – Annual Routines + FREE printable checklist

I’d love to hear what routines and tips work for you!

Disclaimer: Countdown to Clean with TidyMom series is sponsored by GreatCleaners.com. All views and opinions are my own.