CLEANING CALENDAR MONTH BY MONTH 
 
JANUARY


Bedrooms - window dressings, closets, drawers, dressers, bed

FEBRUARY


Bedrooms - window dressings, walls, floors, child's bedrooms

MARCH


Bathrooms - window dressings, walls, floors, medicine chest, necessities

APRIL


Kitchen - windows, walls, floors, cabinets, sink, appliances, furniture

MAY


Storage room(s) - freezer, windows, walls, floors, closets, bookcases

JUNE


Outdoor Cleaning - awnings, sidewalks, furniture, garbage cans, window screens

JULY


Living Room - Window dressings, walls, floors, furniture, carpets and rugs

AUGUST


Closets & Dressers - Hallways & Stairs
general cleaning

SEPTEMBER


Bathrooms - walls, floors, drawers, cupboards, linen closet, necessities

OCTOBER


Kitchen & Dining Room - same as April, china cabinet

NOVEMBER


Family Room/Recreation Room - toys, windows, walls, floors, furniture, others

DECEMBER


Office, Den or Sewing room - general cleaning

CLEANING CALENDAR


MONTHLY - WEEKLY - DAILY - NEVER-ENDING do 
 
Monthly Chores:


de-cobweb all rooms
spot clean walls
clean all light fixtures
clean stove and microwave
clean T.V. screen
wash windows that show

Weekly Chores:


clean fireplace
clean refrigerator
dust & vacuum thoroughly
scrub toilets & sinks
scrub bathtubs and showers
change sheets

Daily Chores:


clean up any clutter
make beds
wash dishes
sweep/vacuum as needed

Never ending chores:


laundry
take out the trash
clean up after meals
smile like it's not a chore

 

Household Rooms

 

Bedrooms/Child's room/Nursery

Closets

    Clean out the clutter (If you haven't worn it for two years, get rid of it or store it in another place or donate it).

    Store clothes the child grows out of for future children or donate them.

    Wash and dust the shelves, and walls if needed.

    Organize neatly.

Drawers

    Clean out the clutter (If you haven't worn it for two years, get rid of it or store it in another place or donate it).

    Store clothes the child grows out of for future children or donate them.

    Take out each drawer and clean, dust or vacuum the casing.

    Reline the drawers if necessary.

    Organize neatly.

Dressers - Dust, or wood wax tops and sides. (Murphy's oil soup is recommended)

Bed

    Remove mattress, pads, pillows and blankets and hang them outside to freshen them, or if the weather isn't good put them in the dryer on the air cycle for 15 minutes.

    Disinfect baby mattress and pads, then hang them outside to freshen them and take the cleaner smell out, or if the weather isn't good put the pad in the dryer on the air cycle for 15 minutes.

    Wash or put fresh blanket on bed daily for babies, as needed (or weekly) for young children.  Sheets should be changed daily for babies, as needed (or weekly) for young children.

    Turn the mattress.

    Clean the headboards, dust the edges

    Now is the best time to vacuum under the beds, drawers, dressers and edge along the walls, but be sure to do the dusting first.

    Sheets should be changed twice a month.

Window Dressings

    Vacuum drapes and sheers or hang them outside to freshen them, or if the weather isn't good put them in the dryer on the air cycle for 15 minutes (re-hang immediately).  Wash your fabric roman shades or curtains if they are washable.

    Wash sheers if needed.

    Dust or wash blinds.

    Wash windows

Walls

    Spot clean walls.

    Clean framed picture glass.

    If a ceiling looks bad enough to be washed, it's time to repaint.

Floors

    Sweep, Vacuum, or clean floor. (If floor can be waxed do this at least once a year - twice is ideal)

    Sweep, Vacuum or clean baseboards.

    Vacuum edges of carpet using crevice tool.

    Wash dirty traffic areas, spot clean rug.

Other Chores in the Bedroom

    Air out the room with outside air when possible.

    Dust picture frames, decorations and everything else that could gather dust.

    Check for cobwebs. (Put a damp towel or a rag on a broom for easy reach)

    Clean light fixtures and replace bulbs with energy efficient ones.

    Wash windows, glass and mirrors.

    A good time to move furniture, for a change of setting, is when doing a heavy cleaning.

    Do laundry

    Take out the trash and change trash liners.

Other Chores in the Nursery

    Air out the room with outside air when possible.

    Sanitize diaper pails daily.

    Vacuum and clean toy box. 

    Clean stuffed animals.

Office and/or Den

Closets

    Clean out the clutter.

    Wash and dust the shelves, and walls if needed.

    Organize neatly.

Desk Drawers

    Clean out the clutter.

    Take out each drawer and clean, dust or vacuum the casing.

    Reline the drawers if necessary.

    Organize neatly.

    Dust, or wood wax tops and sides. (Murphy's oil soup is recommended)

Office or Sewing Equipment

    Repair as needed or donate unusable items.

    Dry dust weekly all equipment, phones, computers, fax machines, printers, etc.

    Replace ink cartridges or fax paper as needed.

Window Dressings

    Vacuum drapes and sheers or hang them outside to freshen them, or if the weather isn't good put them in the dryer on the air cycle for 15 minutes (re-hang immediately).  Wash curtains if they are washable.

    Wash sheers if needed.

    Dust or wash blinds.

    Wash windows.

Walls

    Spot clean walls.

    Clean framed picture glass.

    If a ceiling looks bad enough to be washed, it's time to repaint.

Floors

    Sweep, Vacuum, or clean floor and baseboards. (If floor can be waxed do this at least once a year - twice is ideal)

    Vacuum edges of carpet using crevice tool.

    Wash dirty traffic areas, spot clean rug.

Other Chores

    Air out the room with outside air when possible.

    Dust picture frames, decorations and everything else that could gather dust.

    Check for cobwebs. (Put a damp towel or a rag on a broom for easy reach)

    Clean light fixtures and replace bulbs with energy efficient ones.

    Wash windows, glass and mirrors.

    A good time to move furniture for a change, is when doing a heavy cleaning.

    Take out the trash and change trash liners.


Bedrooms/Child's room/Nursery - Office and/or Den
Bathrooms - Kitchen and Dining Room
Storage Area and/or Sewing room - Outdoor Chores - Closets and Dressers/Hallways and Stairs - Family Room/Living 
Room/Recreation Room

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