How Often Should You Clean Common Items:
Make the bed.
Spray shower with DIY shower spray.
Wipe counters and stovetop.
Sweep and vacuum floors in high-traffic spots.
Do laundry as needed.
Tidy up clutter and clean messes.
Vacuum and mop floors.
Scour and dust.
Clean the microwave.
Wipe down kitchen appliances.
Sanitize sponges, and replace every 3–4 weeks.
Rinse drains with hot or boiling water.
Clean and sanitize makeup brushes.
Wipe off electronics.
Dust light fixtures.
Clean heating and cooling vents.
Deep clean grout.
Clean windows and blinds.
Wipe down inside of refrigerator.
Clean the oven and dishwasher.
Deep clean coffee maker.
Wash trash cans.
Clean the washer and dryer.
Launder throw rugs.
Wash pillow covers.
Dust baseboards and moldings.
Clean and disinfect humidifiers.
Clean ceiling fans.
Wipe pantry shelves and inside cabinets.
Discard expired food.
Every 3–6 Months
Launder washable curtains. (Note: washing curtains can reduce their life span. Only launder curtains when they are visibly soiled.)
Vacuum, rotate, and deep clean the mattress.
Launder washable slipcovers.
Wash shower curtain liner.
Clean your vacuum.
Deep clean the freezer.
Clean books. Wipe books clean, and flip through the pages to prevent discoloration.
Wash pillows (1–2 times per year, as needed).
Clean the fireplace, and hire a chimney sweep.
Clear the gutters.
Clean dryer vents.
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