When Christmas and New Year celebrations come to an end, it provides the perfect opportunity to get on top of your household cleaning schedule – think of it as a New Year resolution between you and your home! The first deep clean after the decorations have come down is always so satisfying (or at least we think so at Savers!), but what about the rest of the year? Start as you mean to go on with our handy daily, weekly and monthly cleaning schedules that will help keep your home sparkling clean from top to bottom!
Daily Cleaning Schedule
By keeping on top of your daily cleaning chores, some of which will take just a few minutes, you can keep your house cleaner for longer.
Make and straighten up your bed as soon as you get up in the morning. You’ll be thankful you did by the evening time.
Keep your mirror, bathroom sides and shower door gleaming by wiping them down after every use. Plus, use a toilet cleaner once a day to keep germs at bay. Check out our in-depth guide on how to make your bathroom sparkle for some inspo!
As tempting as it may be to leave dishes soaking overnight, wash them up and put them away before heading to bed each night to make life easier the next day. Also, wipe down the sides with an anti-bacterial spray or wipe, give the floor a sweep and empty the bins daily.
In the evening, restore your family room to its former glory (aka what it looked like in the morning) by cleaning away toys (if you have children), straightening up the cushions and wiping down side tables that have had drinks and snacks left on them throughout the day.
Weekly Cleaning Schedule
This weekly checklist will help you get things done quicker in the long run, as things won’t seem so messy or dirty when you keep on top of it.
Each week, strip, wash and change your bedsheets. Personally, we don’t think you can beat the feeling of snuggling under fresh bed sheets after a long week! While your sheets are in the wash, run the vacuum around the bedroom floor.
It’s disinfectant time! Bathrooms can be a breeding ground for germs, so once a week, wash the floor, deep clean the toilet, taps and doorknobs, clean the sink, scrub the shower, and empty the bin. Save time, and leave your bathroom smelling fab by using a fragranced concentrated disinfectant to tackle all areas.
Every week, throw out expired food and give the inside of your fridge a clean. Next, show some love to your appliances by disinfecting them and cleaning off any food splashes that may have landed on them during the week. Finish by sweeping and washing the floor. If you aren’t sure on the best way to clean your surface, read our advice on how to clean floors.
A lot of dust and debris can build up over a week (especially if your house has a lot of people coming in and out of it), so hoovering and dusting is a must on your weekly cleaning schedule.
Monthly Cleaning Schedule
Some jobs around the house don’t need doing as often (or they are more easily forgotten about!) You don’t have to do everything in one go, split the jobs out over a few weekends, and it won’t feel so overwhelming. Check out these 5 cleaning hacks – trust us, you’ll wish you knew them sooner!
Get out your duster and give all your surfaces a thorough wipe down, including your blinds or curtains.
Say goodbye to condensation build-up on your windows or stray beauty product on your blinds by giving them both a thorough clean once a month.
We’re sorry to say, but your monthly cleaning schedule includes deep cleaning the oven! Luckily, there are several oven cleaners out there that do most of the hard work for you. So, while the formula works its magic on dirt and grime in your oven, get to work deep cleaning your other appliances, such as descaling the kettle and wiping down the cupboards.
As with the rest of the house, wash the inside windows and clean the blinds every month.
Feeling overwhelmed? Don’t worry – we’ve made this handy checklist below to help get through each stage. Print it out, stick it to your fridge and tick off each task when you’re done. You’re welcome!
Keep your home squeaky clean
With a helping hand from Savers