31 Days of Deep Cleaning Your Home

It is here! Starting tomorrow I will be posting every day in October, sharing a task to help us get our homes in tip-top shape.

These tasks are the same tasks I do for spring cleaning. Doing these tasks twice per year can really help keep your home beautiful. This will not include basic cleaning tasks like dishes, cleaning the bathroom or laundry. What I will be writing about (and doing) are those tasks most of us don’t normally do on a daily, weekly or even monthly basis.

Some of these tasks will take less than half an hour, others of these could take you a few days to complete depending on how much time you have. I have two small kids, one of which is home with me everyday and is like a little tornado. I won’t always get all these tasks done in one afternoon. If you are feeling overwhelmed getting the task done throughout your whole house, then just focus on the dirtiest or most used room in your house and work from there!

You will want to work top to bottom when cleaning. This way you will not be getting the areas you have already cleaned dirty again. Bookmark or pin this page, as this is the one I will be updating daily with what tasks we have already completed. So, you can jump in any time!

Day 1: Dust Cobwebs
Day 2: Clean Ceiling Fans and Light Fixtures
Day 3: Wash Curtains
Day 4: Clean Blinds
Day 5: Clean Windows and Windowsills Inside
Day 6: Clean Windows and Screens Outside
Day 7: Purge and Organize Kitchen
Day 8: Clean Cabinets and Drawers
Day 9: Clean Small Kitchen Appliances
Day 10: Clean Dishwasher
Day 11: Clean Stove Top and Oven
Day 12: Clean Refrigerator and Freezer
Day 13: Clean Pantry
Day 14: Clean Kitchen Table and Chairs
Day 15: Wash Bedding
Day 16: Clean Bedroom Closets
Day 17: Clean Under Living Room Furniture
Day 18: Spot Clean Couch and Rugs
Day 19: Clean Bathroom Cabinets
Day 20: Wash Shower Curtains and Liners
Day 21: Clean Linen and Coat Closets
Day 22: Clean Washer and Dryer
Day 23: Purge Files and Paperwork
Day 24: Clean Behind Furniture
Day 25: Clean Trash Cans
Day 26: Clean Doorknobs and Light Switches
Day 27: Clean Interior Doors
Day 28: Spot Clean Walls
Day 29: Clean Baseboards
Day 30: Clean Exterior Doors and Light Fixtures
Day 31: Printable Cleaning Checklist

If you will be following along with me, I would love for you to leave me a comment. It is always nice to have support and motivation from others to get the job done! See you tomorrow!

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15 Responses to 31 Days of Deep Cleaning Your Home

  1. Cindy says:

    Yay! I’m never good about the semi-annual deep cleaning tasks! But perhaps I’ll actually get them done this year if I follow along! Excited to join you!

  2. I’m gonna try to stick with your program! I never know where to start.

  3. Awesome! I am also doing a 31 day series: 31 Days to Building a Cleaning Routine.

    I’m excited to read your series. I’m subscribed by email so I can follow along. Good luck this month!

  4. What a great series! I was just searching for a list of deep cleaning items to be done in the house, since I am working on having the house ready for our little one who will be arriving sometime this month (…or next month…). Looking forward to reading!

  5. GoldenShine says:

    I always get inspired when I see these Deep cleaning programs. I love that you’re sharing your ideas. Not everyone is as organized. Thanks!

  6. This is a great idea. Keeps the job organized and you can focus on the day to day, instead of being overwhelmed by the big picture.

  7. Kelli S says:

    Sometimes, I think the hardest part about deep cleaning is not knowing where to start. Thanks for a comprehensive list that breaks it down into manageable days!

    • Kelli – You are absolutely right! I am a big list maker. Any time I have a job that seems to big to tackle, I break it down into smaller parts. And if those still seem to big, I break it down even farther. Doing a little bit every day or every week is much easier and less stressful than trying to do it all at once (or not starting at all because you are too overwhelmed!).

  8. maria smith says:

    That’s a fabulous list. I tend to want to knock my deep cleaning in one fell swoop. Maybe staggering it would actually help me get it done more thoroughly.

    • I used to clean in one big session once a week before I had kids. Now that big chunk of time is almost impossible for me to attain. So, breaking it up over the week allows me to get it done what I need to without getting burned out or frustrated. My house might not be all clean all at one time, but I know the things that need to get cleaned are are actually getting cleaned at least once a week for basic cleaning and twice a year for the big stuff!

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