2024 Deep Cleaning Schedule
Homemakers is here with a cleaning schedule to keep your space tidy and neat all year long.
Wipe down and dust light fixtures, ceiling fans, floorboards, furniture, and corners. Make sure to get forgotten nooks and crannies. Don’t let underneath rugs go neglected.
- Bedding, sheets, and pillows
Wash all bedding, sheets, pillows, and mattress covers.
- Clean and sanitize garbage cans
Empty and clean all indoor and outdoor trash bins. Stock up on liners if you haven’t done so recently and invest in an air freshener or fragrance to keep odors neutral.
- Wash curtains and blinds
Remove and launder curtains (you can likely fit these in with your sheets or pillows!) and wipe down blinds. This is also a great time to do a more frequent cleaning task and wash your windows.
- Vacuum and clean upholstery
Use a vacuum cleaner attachment to clean sofas, chairs and other upholstered furniture.
- Deep clean carpets and rugs
Steam cleaning or shampooing carpets and rugs is especially important if you have pets or are prone to spills at home! When you’re done cleaning the rugs, hang them to dry outside if it’s a sunny day outside.
- Wipe down walls
Spot clean or wash walls to remove smudges and marks.
- Clean vents and ducts
Vacuum or dust vents and look into having your vents professionally clean. This is ideal especially for homes with pets to keep air free of dander and allergens.
- Organize and declutter
Go through closets, drawers, and storage spaces to declutter and reorganize. Try to part with belongings you have no use for or haven’t used in a while.
- Clean and condition leather furniture
If you have leather furniture, clean and condition it to maintain its appearance.
Bi-annual or Annual Tasks
- Deep clean windows
Clean window interiors and exteriors, including sills and frames.
- Clean and vacuum behind furniture
Move large furniture and appliances to clean behind and underneath it.
- Clean and polish wood furniture
Wood furniture needs a little bit of upkeep to keep things looking polished and fresh.
- Deep clean mattresses
Vacuum and spot clean your mattress to remove dead skin, stains, and dust. This step will be made easier with the use of a mattress protector.
- Clean and organize garage space or storage areas
Declutter, organize, and get rid of items you no longer need so they aren’t forgotten in storage spaces.
Regardless of your goals and aspirations for the New Year, keep your head and space clear from clutter with this deep cleaning schedule. Stay neat and tidy all year round.