House Cleaning List



spring is here


Remember that by consolidating your House Cleaning List projects, you can save yourself an enormous amount of time. use these examples:

  • Send out all bedding at one time.
  • Send out all window treatments, including blinds. there are services that will come to your home remove them all then replace them.
  • Have all walls, and ceilings washed at one time.
  • Send out all oriental carpets together.
  • Have all of the carpets and hard floors redone at one time.
  • have all of the furniture shampooed at one time
  • Wash all windows and screens together


These are just a few examples to get you started with your House Cleaning List.

Remember consolidation can save you an enormous amount of time.

Think of your own projects and how to make this happen.

Maybe you have a home filled with trees that need to be removed trimmed and reported, or maybe you have a home filled with antiques that need to be waxed and refinished for another year.

You get the idea. Consolidate and save some time.

Also remember to set aside some bags specifically for charity.

Put everything you no longer need or use into them. Check off your progress as you go.


House Cleaning List

The Bathroom:

  • Remove all items from vanity, and wash out all drawers, and cabinet underneath. Remove all items no longer used to the trash.
  • Remove all items from medicine cabinet, and wash interior sides and shelf's. remove all items no longer used or needed to the trash.
  • Wash the windows and screens.
  • Linen closet, remove everything and wash down all of the shelving. Fold and replace all items removed. take all items no longer needed or used to the charity bags


House Cleaning List

The Master Bedroom:

  • Wash all walls, and ceilings.
  • Remove all bedding, and send out for cleaning, or wash them all yourself. going to the laundromat can save you a lot of time here
  • Remove your mattresses, wipe down the frame to your bed and vacuum underneath before returning the mattresses. 
  • Remove the window coverings and send them out, or wash them yourself.
  • Wash all trim, baseboards, moldings, and doors. This is one of those items on your Spring Cleaning Tips Schedule that can be done throughout the year. It's a good idea to keep all of these clean at all times, they can harbor some pretty mean germs, especially the handles on all of your doors.
  • Remove all items from drawers, cabinets and shelf's. Wash all of the insides of the drawers, cabinets, and shelving. Remember to remove all items you no longer need or use to the charity bags, then return all items neatly back into their spaces, (folding can save enormous amounts of room in your drawers and cabinets).
  • Wash the windows and the screens.
  • Remove all items from the closets, wash down the ceilins and walls along with the floors, if you have built-ins, then wash them down completely, including the drawers and all of the hanging bars. Remember to send all items you no longer need or use to the charity bags, then return all items to the closet. 
  • The floors are last, do them all at once throughout your home


House Cleaning List

The Teens Bedroom:

  • Wash all walls and ceilings.
  • Remove all bedding and wash or send out to be cleaned. 
  • Remove the Mattress and wipe down the frame of the bed, also this is a good time to remove anything from under the be and get the floors cleaned. 
  • Remove the Window coverings and send out for cleaning, or wash them yourself.
  • Wash all trim, baseboards, moldings, and doors.
  • Remove all items from drawers, cabinets and shelf's. Wash all of the insides of the drawers, cabinets, and shelving. Remember to remove all items you no longer need or use to the charity bags, then return all items neatly back into their spaces, (folding can save enormous amounts of room in your drawers and cabinets).
  • Wash all windows and screens. A Spring Cleaning Tips Schedule must do. 
  • Remove all items from the closets, wash down the ceilins and walls along with the floors, if you have built-ins, then wash them down completely, including the drawers and all of the hanging bars. Remember to send all items you no longer need or use to the charity bags, then return all items to the closet.You may want to ask your teen to help you with this job, encouraging them to remember to give to those who need help.
  • The floors are last, do them all at once throughout your home


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The Babies Bedroom:

  • Wash all Walls and Ceilings.
  • Wash all trim, baseboards, and molding as well as all of the doors
  • Remove the bedding and send it out or if not possible, wash them yourself. you can get them all done at the same time if you go to the laundromat.
  • Remove all window coverings and send out for cleaning, or wash them yourself. 
  • Remove all items from drawers, cabinets and shelfs. Wash all of the interiors of each, then remove those items you no longer need to the charity bags, and return all other items to their rightful places.
  • Wash all of the windows and screens. A House Cleaning List must do.
  • Remove everything from the closets and wash down the insides. This means the walls, ceilings, and baseboards as well as the floor. If you have built-ins, then wash all of the interiors, drawers, shelf's, etc. make sure the rods have been washed as well. Remember to give to the charity bags all those items you no longer need or use, then return all items to the closet that you want to keep.
  • Wash all of the stuffed animals, and toys. You can use a mixture of Bleach and water, check for the amounts on the bottles. Keeping baby safe from all of those nasty germs is very important. You can even put them into the dishwasher and run a sanitizing cycle with just hot water.
  • Wipe down any light fixtures in the room. If they can be removed then do that and wash them thoroughly.
  • The floors are last, do them all at once throughout your home


House Cleaning List

The Living Room

Remember these schedules are guides to get you there.

It's going to be your job to adapt them to your own home.

It's also very important here to remember that repetition is going to happen on a grand scale.

We do that so that after a while it becomes second nature and you will automatically use these methods for cleaning your entire home. Let's move onto the Living Room.

  • Wash the Walls and Ceilings.
  • Wash all trim, baseboards, moldings and doors.
  • Remove all of the window coverings and send them out for cleaning.
  • Wash all windows and screens. A Spring Cleaning Tips Schedule must do.
  • if you have oriental carpets in this room, then send them out for cleaning. You do not have to do this every year, on a 5 or 6 year schedule is just fine. You may want to turn your carpet however. This means rotate it for even wear. 
  • Have all of the upholstery shampooed.
  • Remove all items from any drawers, cabinets, or shelf's. Wash all interiors, then return all items to their rightful places. This is a good time to get rid of old magazines, newsprint and so on. 
  • Remove all lampshades and get them washed. Then return them when dry. All lighting should be cleaned thoroughly. 
  • The floors are last, do them all at once throughout your home


House Cleaning List

The Dining Room

  • Wash all Walls, and Ceilings.
  • Wash all trim, moldings, baseboards, and doors.
  • Remove all of the window coverings and send them out for cleaning.
  • Wash all Windows and Screens.
  • Remove all items from any cabinetry and wash down all of the interiors, then replace all items after cleaning to their rightful spaces. Remember to remove any item you no longer need or use to the charity bags. 
  • This is the time to refinish your woods, or add a coat of wax to them, if you have antiques then you know what i mean. all good woods need treatments to keep them from splitting. There are services that can do all of this for you. 
  • shampoo any upholstered pieces in this room.
  • send out any orientals for cleaning if they fit the five year schedule. If not, then rotate them for even wearing. 
  • The floors are last, do them all at once throughout your home


House Cleaning List

The Family Room

  • Wash all Walls, and Ceilings.
  • Wash all trim, moldings, baseboards, and doors.
  • Remove all of the window treatments, and send them out for 
  • cleaning. There are services that will come to your home to remove them and then replace them when you want them returned. If you have mini's or levelor blinds, you may want to try a service that clean with ultr-sonics. Your blinds will look new when they return. Check for specials in your area and then schedule your cleanings around those times.
  • Wash all Windows and Screens. 
  • Remove all items from any cabinetry and wash down all of the interiors, then replace all items after cleaning to their rightful spaces. Remember to remove any item you no longer need or use to the charity bags.
  • Send out your oriental carpets if you have any in this room.
  • This is a good time to remove your large plants and trees to the outside. This will give you a chance to wash them and replace any new soil. 
  • The floors are last, do them all at once throughout your home


House Cleaning List

The Laundry Room

  • Remove all items from this room.
  • Unplug and disconnect the washer and dryer, and move away from the wall. 
  • Wash all Walls and Ceilings.
  • Wash the floor under the washer and dryer.
  • Have the venting to the dryer cleaned out at this time.
  • Replace the washer and dryer, and re-connect them.
  • Remove all items from any cabinets, and wash down the interiors. Replace all items when done. get rid of anything you no longer use
  • Wash all Trim, baseboards, moldings, and doors.
  • Wash the windows and screens.
  • Have all window treatments cleaned and replaced.
  • Wash down the sink if you have one in here.
  • Return all items to this room, get rid of anything you no longer use
  • Have the floors cleaned at the same time as the rest of the house.


House Cleaning List

The Entry

  • Remove all items from this space, including the closet.
  • Wash all Walls and Ceilings, this includes inside of the closet. All of the shelving in there as well as any drawers.
  • Wash all Trim, baseboards, moldings, and doors.
  • Wash all lighting in this space.
  • Return all items to the closet, and remember to give to the charity bags all those items you no longer need or use.
  • Return all of your entry pieces.
  • The floors are last, do them all at once throughout your home


House Cleaning List

The Kitchen

  • Remove all items from counter-tops as well as from the kitchen table.
  • Remove any window treatments and send out for cleaning.
  • Wash down all Walls and Ceilings, this is a great time for the Bio-Green Clean to be used. It will cut right through the grease. 
  • Wash all trim, baseboards, moldings, and doors.
  • Wash all windows and screens.
  • Upper Cabinets:   Remove all items one cabinet at a time. wash the interiors of the cabinets as well as the doors inside and out. Replace all items back to their rightful spaces. Remember to remove any item you no longer need or use to the charity bags. This is a good time to think about how you use your kitchen and where things should be placed. rearrange if necessary as you go through the kitchen. Finish all of the upper cabinets, then turn your attention to 
  • Bottom Cabinets:   Remove all items one cabinet at a time. wash the interiors of the cabinets as well as the doors inside and out. Replace all items back to their rightful spaces. Remember to remove any item you no longer need or use to the charity bags, as you go through your House Cleaning List.
  • Remove all items from drawers and shelf's. Wash out the interiors as well as the drawer fronts. Return all items to their spaces.
  • Appliances: If you do not keep up throughout the year with the cleaning of them, then this is time to get that done. This also means your small appliances. Wash them all and return them to their spaces after the kitchen has been finished. 
  • If you have stone counter-tops, then have them cleaned and re-sealed. All other counters, wash and polish them.
  • Wash all light fixtures in this room.
  • The floors are last, do them all at once throughout your home


Make a copy of this schedule and keep it in your book for House Cleaning List.

Add to it as you need for your own homes needs, like you may have a fireplace that needs to be added to your list of things to do.

Or you may have an in-door swimming pool that needs to be on your list. Consider adding your basement and attic to your list of items to be done, and possibly even the garage.

you get the idea. Make it your own list and use it as you need it. Use this  House Cleaning List of what to use to get yourself started..

Happy Cleaning. Remember to Keep It Simple But Above All Keep It Clean.


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