The Ultimate Cleaning Checklist

Every year you aim to start good habits with your health, your career, your relationships. But what about your home? The space you spend time every single day should receive some TLC and attention, too.

Instead of vowing to get your body in shape, letís get your home in shape! In 2018, you may have neglected your home and weíre not judging. (I mean, who really knows the last time they changed their air filter?)

Weíve curated a handy-dandy checklist to map out the year ahead. If you accomplish each task every month, your home is going to be a well-oiled machine. Now letís get to it!


April

  • Get air conditioner serviced
  • Aerate lawn
  • Wash drapes, rugs, upholstery
  • Launder shower curtain and liner
  • Wash windows and screens
  • Clear your gutters
  • Dust light fixtures
  • Wipe down baseboards

May

  • Setup outdoor patio furniture
  • Inspect homeís exterior and roof for necessary repairs
  • Prune overgrown bushes
  • Clear dead plants and shrubs (early May)
  • Plant flowers
  • Change furnace filter
  • Change batteries in smoke & CO2 detectors

June

  • Replace outdoor lights that have burned out
  • Clean grill and check propane tank
  • Clean deck and make necessary repairs
  • Power wash sidewalks and walkways
  • Clean car inside and out

July

  • Fix broken screen doors
  • Add fresh mulch to landscaping
  • Organize and sweep out the garage
  • Dust light fixtures
  • Wipe down baseboards

August

  • Hose down garbage cans
  • Purge office and organize paperwork for the upcoming school year
  • Purge and donate books
  • Clean faucet and shower heads
  • Wipe down fridge
  • Change furnace filter

September

  • Service chimney
  • Empty out planters
  • Store lawn furniture
  • Clean car inside and out
  • Wash windows and screens

October

  • Plant spring blooming plants, shrubs, tall grasses, etc.
  • Remove hoses from water spickets
  • Fertilize lawn
  • Check your sump pump
  • Clear your gutters
  • Dust light fixtures
  • Wipe down baseboards

November

  • Check weatherstripping on doors and windows
  • Have heating systems serviced
  • Rake and gather leaves
  • Purge pantry and donate (good timing for the holidays!)
  • Change furnace filter
  • Change batteries in smoke & CO2 detectors

December

  • Purge toys and books (good timing for the holidays!)
  • Purge and donate extra holiday decorations
  • Clean car inside and out

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