31 Days of Deep Cleaning Your Home. Get your home in tip-top shape in just 31 days. Deep cleaning lists, deep cleaning tips and tricks, ideas, and how-tos.
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Spring and Fall Cleaning
Every spring and fall I try to complete everything on this 31 days list. Do I always get to everything twice per year? Nope! But that is okay.
Doing these tasks twice per year is the goal, but even doing them once a year can keep your home beautiful and fresh.
The 31 days of deep cleaning checklist does not include basic cleaning tasks like dishes, cleaning the bathroom, or laundry. This list includes tasks most of us don’t normally do on a daily, weekly, or even monthly basis.
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How Much Time Will I Spend Cleaning?
Some of these tasks might take less than half an hour, others could take you a few days to complete depending on how much time you have and how big your house is.
When I first shared this deep cleaning schedule, I had two small kids, one of which was home with me every day and like a little tornado. I didn’t always get all these tasks done in one afternoon.
Make It Work for You
If you haven’t been regularly keeping up on these tasks, this list may feel overwhelming.
I suggest focusing on the dirtiest or highest traffic area in your house and working from there! Set a timer for half an hour to an hour and get as much done as you can.
On the next day move on to the next task. When your next cleaning time comes around the area you cleaned this time won’t be so bad, so you can move on to the next area or room.
When cleaning, try to work from top to bottom. The tasks on this list are set up to help you with this. By working from top to bottom, you will not be getting the areas you have already cleaned dirty again.
For most tasks, I use simple homemade household cleaners.
- Glass and Mirror Cleaner: Fill a spray bottle with water and add a drop or two of soap*.
- All Purpose Cleaner: Equal parts vinegar and water; OR fill a spray bottle with water and add a tablespoon of soap*.
- Scrubbing Paste: Mix a couple tablespoons of baking soda with water to create a paste. You can add some Dawn dish soap to help cut down on grease. Use a sponge or scrub brush to apply the paste, allow to sit for a few minutes, and then rinse clean with warm water.
- Microfiber cloths work well wet or dry for dusting and scrubbing.
*My favorite soap to use when making homemade cleaners is Dawn dish soap or Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap (this soap comes in a variety of scents including an unscented variety, peppermint, lavender, almond, and citrus).
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31 Days of Deep Cleaning Your Home
Click on the link after any day to get more information and tips for that particular day’s task.
Day 1: Dust Cobwebs
Day 3: Wash Curtains
Day 4: Clean Blinds
Day 8: Clean Cabinets and Drawers
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 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 25: Clean and Disinfect Trash Cans
Day 27: Clean Interior Doors
Day 28: Spot Clean Walls
Day 29: Clean Baseboards
Day 31: Printable Cleaning Checklist
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