Sometimes when you think of all the jobs that need doing around the house it all seems a bit too daunting and you end up doing nothing at all! It can be helpful to break the jobs down into those that need doing daily, weekly, monthly and yearly. This then makes the tasks appear more manageable and it means you can tick things off your list as you go. The Good Housekeeping Institute has developed a handy guide, though some of the suggestions may be more of a ‘nice-to-have’ if you’re a bit tight for time, so we have created a shorter list below:
- Make the bed
- Wash dirty dishes
- Wipe down kitchen counters and dining table
- Wipe or spray shower screen
- Clean toilets.
- Mop kitchen and bathroom floors
- Scrub bathroom surfaces and toilets
- Clean mirrors
- Dust furniture
- Vacuum floors and furniture
- Change bedding
- Throw away out of date food
- Wash or renew sponges and cloths.
- Vacuum air vents and skirting boards
- Dust and clean light fittings
- Dust blinds and shutters
- Clean microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and vacuum cleaner.
Every three to six months
- Wipe down inside of fridge
- Clean oven and extraction hood
- Wash shower curtain liner
- Clean under and behind furniture
- Wash pillows and duvets
- Descale appliances
- Clean out freezer.
- Deep clean carpet and upholstery
- Clean windows
- Clean curtains.
It may seem like a lot of things to do, but a roll or two of Regina Blitz will be sure to help you through. Good luck!