Housekeeping Checklist

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  • Don't let these stack up. Fill a sink with hot soapy water, and let pots and pans soak while you eat - then load the dishwasher right after the meal.
  • Do small loads two or three times a day to stay on top of things. Small loads make it easier to put away as you go, and decrease wear and tear on your washer and dryer!
  • Wipe down counters daily and put away any items causing clutter.
  • Wipe down the sink and toilet with disposable cleaning cloths daily.
  • Do a walk-through of the house before bed, picking up any items left out.
  • High traffic areas may need vacuuming or sweeping every day or every other day.
  • Check contents, discard any outdated items. Wipe shelves down with a damp cloth and attend to any spills.
  • Scour thoroughly and clean spray nozzle and faucet with de-liming solution if needed.
  • Scrub out bathtub, clean toilet thoroughly, and mop floor.
  • Dust entire house, and wipe down windowsills.
  • Vacuum the entire house after dusting; sweep and mop floors
  • Catch up on extra laundry and do your ironing.
  • Change sheets and pillowcases on al beds in use.
  • Dust light and ceiling fan fixtures and replace any burnt out bulbs.
  • Shake or wash as needed.
  • Wash windows inside and out, clean curtains or blinds.
  • Clean all appliances, including removing lint from washer/dryer, wiping down the stove and microwave, cleaning the oven and scrubbing out the refrigerator.
  • Check and change air conditioning unit or furnace filters if necessary.
  • Check and exchange if needed.
  • Arrange to have carpets and drapes professionally cleaned
  • Employ a lawn service to keep your yard looking its best.
  • Organize garage and/or tool-shed.
  • Completely clean house - discard or donate unused items.
Scores 4.78 with 906 votes

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