Home cleaning is a necessary duty, but it doesn’t have to be a hassle. Working little activities into your daily routine is the key to having a clean house with less burden, and our 30-Day Cleaning Schedule will be here to assist you to get started. We broke down a whole-house cleaning regimen into a month’s worth of simple, manageable activities. It focuses on tasks that can be completed in 15 to 20 minutes, with some that may take a bit longer but may be completed over the weekend.
Treat yourself to something soothing, such as a warm bath or binge-watch a movie, after you’ve completed the day’s tasks. Alternatively, make cleaning fun just by listening to your favorite music as you work. You may even make the cleaning challenge a competitive activity with friends or family to test who can keep to the timetable and complete all 30 activities. Now take your cleaning caddy and prepare for a spotless home!
30 Day Cleaning Schedule
Day 1. Baseboards
Scrub those baseboards. It will change the look of your entire room once they’re clean. If you are feeling ambitious, you can touch up the paint.
Day 2. Kitchen Chairs and Table
For linen type, apply rubbing alcohol on a clean cloth and gently blot the stain. Dab the spot with cold water and a liquid detergent, this may need to be done many times. After drying with a towel, wipe the area using cold water and pat dry.
Day 3. Silverware Drawers
Soak your utensil organizers in soapy water for a few minutes. Wring out a sponge or a clean cloth that has been soaked in soapy water. Clean out the inner surface of the silverware drawers, where crumbs and other forms of filth and debris have been accumulating for months, if not years.
Day 4. Ceiling Fans
Clean the blades and grill using a cleaning cloth and a mild all-purpose cleaner or a combination of water and dish soap. Cleaning the blades with disinfecting wipes is also an option. The cleaner should not be sprayed straight onto the blades. Under warm running water, wash the blades.
Day 5. Kitchen Cabinets
Use 50 percent water and 50 percent distilled vinegar for a streak-free finish. If the glass cabinet in your kitchen includes wooden mullions, avoid spraying the distilled vinegar directly on the exterior. Rather, apply it onto a towel and wipe gently.
Day 6. Stairs
Particular care should be given to the corners and edges. Work your way down from the top stair to the bottom level.
Vacuum – Suck up the dirt you’ve dislodged using a cordless handheld vacuum or a vacuum with a brush or hose attachment.
Shampoo — Using a scrub brush, liberally apply carpet shampoo to the carpet.
Day 7. Air Filter Vents
Unscrew the corners of the vent covers and put them in a basin of hot, soapy water or water combined with a basic home cleanser. Allow them to soak for a few minutes before cleaning with a microfiber towel and rinsing with cold water.
Day 8. Outside Furniture
Use a light oil-based soap combined with warm water to eliminate dirt. 1/4 cup of ammonia, 2 tablespoons of white vinegar, and warm water make a DIY cleaning solution. Cleaning patio furniture with commercial wood cleaners is also possible, but be sure to follow the guidelines carefully.
Day 9. Toilets
Wipe off all of the exterior surfaces of the toilet, giving extra attention to any parts you contact frequently, like the seat and the flushing handle, using disinfectant wipes or a mix of disinfecting spray and cloth, napkins, or a sponge that you save specifically for this purpose.
Day 10. Trash Cans
It’s simple, in the morning, add 1/4 cup baking soda to the can. There will be no scents when the garbage is set to be hauled outside in the evening. After the garbage cans have been cleaned and dried, place a cup of baking soda at the bottom of each one.
Day 11. Microwave
Add 500ml of water to the microwave-safe basin or jug, followed by two tablespoons of white vinegar. In the microwave, heat the bowl or jug. Then microwave on maximum heat for 5 minutes, or until the liquid starts to boil. After the 5 minutes have passed, shut the microwave door for about 3 minutes.
Day 12. Refrigerator
Using a solution of two teaspoons of baking soda and one quart of hot water, clean the interior of the refrigerator. Because food absorbs odors, use unscented mild cleansers. Rinse with a moist cloth, then pat dry. Scrub, rinse, and dry all detachable portions in the same solution.
Day 13. Baths and Showers
All tub surfaces should be dusted with baking soda. Instead, use tub-and-tile cleaning for really unclean tubs. Combine a half gallon of lukewarm water and four teaspoons of dish soap in a bucket. Brush all bathtub surfaces with a scrubbing sponge or a strong nylon brush dipped in the bucket.
Day 14. Windows
Fill a pail with clean, cold water and just a few teaspoons of liquid dish detergent after cleaning the windows well with a hose. Go over the window’s surface with a microfiber cloth. Utilize a sponge mop or soft cotton or microfiber mop on a pole to clean upper windows. Using the hose, thoroughly rinse
Day 15. Light Fixtures
Cleaning glass light fixtures normally only requires a sink filled with warm water and a few drops of mild dishwashing liquid. Allow them a few minutes of soaking before wiping them off and washing. Wipe them dry with a dry cloth, especially the inside. They are now ready to be put back in place.
Day 16. Oven
Remove all cooked-on food using a metal spatula or ceramic stove scraper before cleaning with an oven cleaner gel or spray. If you don’t have them, prepare a mixture of bicarbonate of soda, and water and massage it on the oven door. Allow 15-20 minutes before wiping clean with a moist microfiber towel.
Day 17. Carpet
Combine one part white vinegar and three parts water in a dish or small bucket. Scrub the carpet with the bristles of the scrubbing brush dipped in the solution. Rub them into the carpet fibers thoroughly without entirely soaking them and wipe excess moisture with a towel.
Day 18. Hard Woods
Start by thoroughly cleaning or sweeping your floors. Then, using 4 cups of warm water as well as a few drops of castile soap or dishwashing soap, produce a cleaning solution. Mop or scrub small parts at a time, dry them with a clean towel, or dry mop afterward.
Day 19. Window Blinds
Remove the blinds from the window and soak them in a bathtub filled with warm water, dishwashing liquid, and a cup of baking soda which is a natural stain remover. Allow for an hour of soak time before rinsing with warm water. Wipe away any excess debris or dust to complete them.
Day 20. Yard
To various people, this might signify a variety of things. Some people may have trash that has to be put up. Others may interpret it as cleaning up the flower beds or collecting dog toys.
Day 21. Doors
Many surfaces, even your painted white doors, may be cleaned with a diluted solution of mild dishwashing detergent and water. Sometimes people swear by using vinegar to clean their paintwork, however vinegar can be excessively acidic.
Day 22. Dishwasher
1 cup white vinegar, placed in a dishwasher-safe basin on the lower part of the empty dishwasher, and turn on the dishwasher’s hot water cycle. Any residual foodstuff, oil, soapy residue, scum, and other filth will be broken down by the vinegar.
Day 23. Coffee Pot
A professional cleaning solution or a DIY cleaner made with white vinegar and water can be used to clean a coffee maker. You’ll also need baking soda and mild dish soap, depending on the state of your coffee machine. To clean the machine’s detachable parts, use a dish sponge or a non-abrasive scrubber.
Day 24. Pet Bed
Fill a big dish or tub with just enough water to cover your dog’s bed entirely. Soak the bed for 10-15 minutes in warm water using a non-toxic detergent. Clean with baking soda and a toothbrush to reach into the corners and eliminate any leftover scents. Thoroughly rinse.
Day 25. Couch and Chairs
Prepare a mild cleaning mixture by combining 1 teaspoon liquid laundry detergent with 1 liter water and stirring thoroughly. When deep cleaning your cushioned chairs, it’s crucial to prevent soaking the fabric, thus we use a wet and wrung microfiber cloth to clean the fabric.
Day 26. Linen Closet
This is a decluttered and clean area. This space has the potential to become quite cluttered. Reorganize and get rid of stuff you don’t use. Remove all items from the surface and vacuum. Consider donating these products if you haven’t used them in a year.
Day 27. Shoe Closet
First, you have to remove all the shoes and organize them later. You can also donate the ones that you are not using anymore. Now, grab a disinfectant spray and microfiber cloth to clean the surface.
Day 28. Lamp Shades
Fill a deep basin or bathtub halfway using warm water and a teaspoon of laundry detergent or dishwashing liquid to clean a dirty cloth lampshade. Pick a laundry detergent that has oxygen bleach for enhanced lamp shade whitening. After that, submerge the linen lampshade in the water for a few minutes.
Day 29. Walls
For latex paint walls, utilize warm water and an all-purpose cleaner. Use a gentle sponge and a nontoxic, all-purpose cleaning mixture like water, dishwashing liquid, and distilled white vinegar to remove this sort of paint. Clean your wall by dipping a clean sponge in the wall cleaner, wringing it out, and gently cleaning it.
Day 30. Tile Grout
Fill a spray bottle halfway with warm water, baking soda, lemon juice, and white vinegar, then spray the solution into unclean grout. Allow at least an hour for the mixture to sit. After that, lightly scrub the grout you shouldn’t require vigorous polishing or cleaning, and the majority of the dirt and grime should peel away.