How Often To Clean Things At Home

Everyone knows that they should be cleaning things around their home but how often? Some things get used more than others, some don’t seem to get dirty and some are always dirty. Here is a useful guide and pinup on when to clean what around your home:

Clean Every Day

  • Make the Bed
  • Put Dishwasher On
  • Wipe Kitchen Counters
  • Wipe Bathroom Counters

If you’re particular about cleaning, then have a look at these 9 things to do daily to keep a clean home for some additional daily cleaning advice.

Twice A Week

  • Do the Laundry
  • Mop Tiled Floors
  • Vacuum Floors & Furniture
  • Wipe Out TheMicrowave

Every Week

  • Wipe Down Bath & Shower
  • Shine Glass Mirrors
  • Change Bedding
  • Throw Out Expired Food

Every Month

  • Dust Blinds
  • Clean Out Dishwasher & Washing Machine
  • Dust Light Fittings
  • Wipe The Inside of the Oven

Twice A Year

  • Clean Out the Fridge
  • Defrost & Clean Out the Freezer
  • Descale Tea & Coffee Makers
  • Vacuum the Mattresses

Every Year

  • Sweep or Brush Out the Fire Place
  • Deep Clean Carpets & Upholstery
  • Wash Drapes & Curtains
  • Dust Out Vents

This list is obviously quite generic, if there are only two of your living in your home then you won’t need to run the dishwasher every day and perhaps twice a week is fine. Feel free to adapt it as you see fit in order to accommodate your families routines.

If you think that you can only use the dishwasher for cutlery and crockery, pots and pans, think again. Here’s a list of seven uncommon household items which you can put into the dishwasher. You’ll save yourself loads of time and the dishwasher will probably do a better job at sterilising them than you would have done.

What should we add to this list? Do you have any items which you regularly clean which we have missed? Let us know in the comments section below and we will add them on.

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Cover Image: SpringCleaning by storebukkebruse used under CC BY 2.0
Michael Klements
Michael Klements
Hi, my name is Michael and I started this blog in 2016 to share my DIY journey with you. I love tinkering with electronics, making, fixing, and building - I'm always looking for new projects and exciting DIY ideas. If you do too, grab a cup of coffee and settle in, I'm happy to have you here.


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