I’ve already talked about my “cleaning rotations” (my name for my daily cleaning schedule) for cleaning bathrooms, kitchens, and floors, so now it’s time to talk about how I clean the dining room, bedrooms, and living room all in one day each week. Read on for details on what I affectionately call surface cleaning day.
I spend Tuesdays cleaning all the non-floor, non-upholstery surfaces in my dining room, bedrooms, and living room, one type of surface at a time. (Remember that I clean all the floors in one day each week and that I clean upholstery surfaces the same day since I have the vacuum out.)
- Make the beds. (My four-year-old child makes her own bed.)
- Clean dining table.
- Clean glass and mirrored surfaces: mirrors, computer screens, televisions, and picture frames.
- Dust: furniture, picture frames, signs, lamps, and (a few) knick-knacks. I use a duster from Dollar Tree, one that I can throw in the washing machine for easy cleaning.
- Dust light kits and fan blades.
- Dust vents and registers.
- Clean wax warmers.
Bi-Annual Cleaning (Spring Cleaning and Holiday Cleaning)
- Clean dining room chandelier.
- Clean doorknobs.
- Clean light switchplates.
- Clean vents and registers.
- Dust thermostat.
- Dust smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
- Clean inside floor lamps.
- As I’ve said in the past, my four-year-old child helps a lot. She and I typically can clean surfaces in about 15 minutes each week.
What Do You Do?
Do you clean all your non-floor, non-bathroom, non-kitchen surfaces at one time as I do? Let me hear from you in the comments!