Helpful Tip: Make A Cleaning Schedule

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It’s almost the end of May, and the end of Green Cleaning Month. Now that you’ve invested time and energy into deep cleaning your house, set a schedule for keeping it clean. Regular maintenance will cut down on the “ugh” factor. After all, one-hour cleaning increments are much easier to deal with than five-hour cleaning marathons. Jump below for some of our schedule guidelines:

This is taken straight from Maxwell’s Eight-Step Home Cure:

Daily Schedule:

  1. Make Bed.
  2. Wash dishes.
  3. Put clothes away.
  4. Sort mail.
  5. Clear answering machine.
  6. Clean all kitchen surfaces
  7. Take out full garbage.

Weekly Schedule:
  1. Clear all surfaces (put odds and ends away).
  2. Wash clothing, take in dry cleaning.
  3. Take out recycling.
  4. Change sheets.
  5. Water plants.
  6. Clean bathroom and kitchen.
  7. Quick-vacuum all floors.

Monthly Schedule:
  1. Vacuum, sweep, or mop all floors.
  2. Flip mattresses.
  3. Clear out refrigerator.

Every Three Months:
  1. Wash windows.
  2. Declutter refrigerator, front door, bulletin board, etc.

Every Six Months:
  1. Spring cleaning (April or May)
  2. Fall Cleaning (October)
* Perform deep treatment on your home: clean and declutter, change seasonal clothing, clean out drawers, closets, under-sink storage, purge clothing, extra CDs, DVDs, books, and furniture.

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