Cleaning can be daunting if it’s not done in the right way and in the correct timing intervals. This is important in order to really maintain a creative workplace and inviting home. So important, that our team at Corken + Company has compiled the ultimate cleaning schedule for you!
Daily: The Pick Up
Clutter is the number one enemy of a clean house since it easily and quickly gets out of control. What could have been a 10-minute daily task turns into an hours-long chore during your weekend reset. Stay on top of the chaos by doing a quick walkthrough at the end of the day. Put any misplaced items back in their spots, organize shoes and coats by the door and sort through the mail.
Our tried-and-true method: Empty the dishwasher in the morning so it’s ready to take in all the dishes and cups used throughout the day. At the end of the day make sure all the dishes are loaded and press start.
Daily: Make Bed
If you find it arduous to perfectly place decorative pillows on a completely made bed, we’re going to give you a little out. Be your own turn-down service. When you get out of bed, straighten the sheets, comforter and blankets, plump your pillows and then turn down the covers. Coming home to a bed that’s tidy and ready for sleep is a relaxing end to any day.
Daily: Wipe Down Countertops
After you’ve loaded the dirty dishes or finished your bedtime routine, do a quick wipe down of the kitchen and bathrooms countertops. It’ll keep water stains at bay, sweep away any crumbs and guarantee sparkling surfaces in the morning.
Grab a microfiber cloth and work from the top down, dusting wood furniture, televisions and other electronics in each room of the house.
Weekly: Vacuum and Mop
Vacuum carpeting and rugs throughout the house, as well as hardwood and tile floors. Use attachments to get into dust-collecting corners and seams. Mop the hard surfaces, starting from the back corner of each room and working your way out.
Weekly: Clean Bathrooms
Pour toilet cleaner in the bowl and spray all-purpose cleaner in the bathtub and on the shower walls, allowing them to work while you clean the rest of the bathroom. Clean the countertops, sinks and outer surface of the toilet, wipe down mirrors, and then finish up the shower, bathtub and toilet bowl.
Weekly: Change Sheets
Strip the beds and wash all the sheets once a week. Make the beds again with fresh linens for a delightfully refreshing bedtime.
Monthly: Deep Dusting
Once a month, tackle all those random dusty places: blinds, moldings, vents, ceiling fans, light fixtures and the top of the refrigerator. Look for pesky cobwebs and get rid of them, too.
Monthly: Detail Furniture
Vacuum upholstery. Make sure to remove cushions and get to all the hidden crumbs. Clean and condition leather and wooden furniture.
Yearly: The Hidden Spots
Move heavy pieces of furniture and appliances so you’re able to clean underneath and behind them. Clean out the dryer duct, which can be a major fire hazard.
Yearly: Clean Curtains
Check the labels, as you may be able to put them in your washing machine for a quick at-home clean. If they require special care, drop them off at the dry cleaners.
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