These 12 tasks can be tackled one a month and are the key to maintaining a clean house. By creating good cleaning habits, your home will be a neat and tidy nest where you can relax and enjoy company.  Annual Cleaning Routines.

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


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

In the past few weeks as part of the Countdown to Clean we have covered what you can do daily, weekly and monthly to keep your house from getting out of control. Today we will cover what you can do annually.

Don’t miss the  free printable cleaning checklists at the end of this post

There are several tasks that only need to be done once a year as part of your home-cleaning routines. These tasks are best spread out over the year, and just do one each month.

Annual Cleaning

January: Clean medicine cabinets; toss expired meds.

February: Clean all the hard-to-reach places: behind the stove, refrigerator, washer/ dryer, sofas.

March: Steam-clean carpets.

April: Wash windows (inside and out) and screens.

May: Organize the pantry and kitchen cabinets.

June: Wash duvets, blankets, comforters, spreads, pillows.

 July: Clean and organize the garage and or basement.

August: Clean out drawers and closets. Donate usable clothing and items to charity.

September: Wash walls and use touch up paint where necessary.

October: Defrost and clean freezer, stove, oven.

November: Polish silver, wash china, dust inside the china cabinet.

December: Clean and organize personal files

Not everyone likes to clean, but everyone loves a clean house. The key is maintenance so things don’t get out of control… creating good cleaning habits, your home will be a neat and tidy nest where you can relax and enjoy company.

Thanks to my friend Mique of Thirty Handmade Days you can download this 4 part series for FREE!  One free download will include four checklists (daily, weekly, monthly and annual) you can print just one or all four!

click to download TidyMom Countdown to Clean Checklists for personal use only


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Week One- Daily Routines

Week Two – Weekly Routines

Week Three – Monthly Routines

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


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