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-Written by Anna Stephens

A clean home equals a clean mind. The best way to keep your home truly clean is to do a little bit of cleaning every day instead of letting it pile up. Developing these habits will prevent any critters from finding their way into your home, and will also decrease the spreading of germs and allergens in your home, helping your family stay healthy. It also encourages kids to establish strong habits of picking up after themselves and creates a greater sense of responsibility.

We’ve assembled a list of recommendations for how often you should be cleaning the different areas of your home.

Every day:

  • Wash countertops and appliance handles with disinfecting spray/wipes
  • Eliminate any clutter that has accumulated and put in proper location
  • Clean all used dishes and wipe up any spills that have occurred
  • Sweep floors
  • Take out the trash
  • Straighten up and make beds
  • Hang up all wet towels or hand towels and allow to air dry completely

Once a week:

  • Wash and fold laundry
  • Wash all hardwood and tile floors
  • Vacuum carpet and underneath cabinets
  • Dust shelving, furniture, and light fixtures
  • Wipe down toilets, showers, and sinks with proper disinfectant
  • Clean mirrors
  • Wash all pillow cases

Once a month:

  • Empty the refrigerator, wipe down shelving, and throw out any expired items
  • Dust the baseboards, fan blades, and air vents
  • Clean the inside of microwave and oven
  • Hose down and disinfect the bottom of trash cans and underneath the trash cans
  • Disinfect all doorknobs
  • Wash all bath mats
  • Dust underneath all furniture

Once a season:

  • Clean pantry and throw out any expired items
  • Steam clean carpets
  • Wipe down blinds and wash curtains
  • Wash windows and window screens
  • Clean out bedroom, shoe, and coat closets and throw away or donate items you no longer want
  • Wash or dry clean duvet covers, throw blankets, comforters, and throw pillow

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We hope you’ve found this information to be useful. Do you have any advice for keeping your home tidy? We want to know! Like us on Facebook and subscribe to our blog for more helpful tips and tricks.

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