Daily and Quarterly Cleaning + Free Printable
Posted on June 25 2015
I know I'm way too excited about this, but every season I like to do a deep clean throughout the house and garage. On a daily basis I have a list of things I do so that when it comes down to it, seasonal cleaning isn't that horrible!
Some of those daily tasks include dishes, spot cleaning floors, wiping down sinks and quick dusting. I keep on hand Clorox Disinfecting Wipes for all surfaces, the new Clorox Dust Wipes, and the Swiffer Wet Jet and Vac for quick clean up.
For quarterly cleaning, I usually start out by getting rid of my piles, AKA clutter! I grab a big garbage bag and label it "Trash," then I grab another and label it "Donate." I can usually fill both these bags (twice). I start in my kitchen and dining room (that's where I stack piles of papers, coupons, etc). Then after I throw out what I don't need, I organize and actually file and put away the rest. I found putting all my coupons in a cute makeup bag works great. When I go out shopping I just grab that and throw it in my purse.
After that I go through all the kids' closets and even mine and my husband's. I go through the shoe bins and coat closet as well. Anything not worn or moved since the previous cleaning goes. Anything ripped or with holes in it goes in the garbage bag! As for toys, I take everything out of our bins and toy boxes and wipe them down, put some toys that can be washed in the dishwasher and anything broken or with missing pieces goes to trash. Don't forget to vacuum or wipe down the floors of the closets, the doors and the walls.
Some things that are commonly missed or skipped are dusting off fans, whiteboards, top of the TV and headboards, light fixtures, and window sills. Also, a deep carpet cleaning is always a good way to top off the seasonal cleaning process. I invested in a Bissell carpet cleaner and it has been a lifesaver and money saver as well.
Don't forget the laundry room. One of the things you can do to help your dryer perform better and reduce risk of fire and reduce allergens is hire a service to come out and clean inside of the vents (this is only needed once or twice year). Lastly with seasonal change don't forget to check the batteries in you fire detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
If this list is overwhelming don't worry! The Limelife Planners team created a free printable to add to your planner that gives you a check list of daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal duties. Now you can stay organized and make sure you don't miss the necessities. Happy Cleaning!
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