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Tired of a dirty house but cleaning and organizing it seems overwhelming? Get your entire home clean and fresh with this cleaning challenge!
The 30-Day Home Cleaning Challenge
Spring isn’t too far away! If you’re anything like me this is the time of year you start to think about Spring Cleaning.
We all have busy lives and finding time to deep clean your entire home can seem overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be.
With this easy 30-Day Spring Cleaning Challenge you can devote a little bit of time each day for 30 days instead of endless amounts of hours or worse yet – give up your entire weekend!
Where to Start When Deep Cleaning Your Home
More than likely, you clean your home a couple times throughout the week – if you’re anything like me it’s the kitchen over and over again! But every time you turn around, there is dust on every shelf, and items piled up on every surface.
How is it possible to clean your house every day and yet it’s still always a mess?
That’s because most people just “surface clean” their homes. Meaning, you do the dishes, you put stuff away, wash clothes, vacuum, dust, etc. But you don’t take time to really DEEP clean or thoroughly organize.
Best Home Cleaning Products
Soft Scrub Multipurpose Cleaner
30-Day Home Cleaning Challenge FREE Printable Calendar
The first thing you want to do is GET ORGANIZED! Download my free 30-Day Cleaning Calendar to get you off to the right start!
30 Days of Cleaning and Organizing
Day 1 – Clean the oven and stovetop. Take racks out of the oven and scrub them down. Wash the entire inside of your oven. If you have a glass cooktop, use some good cooktop cleaner to wipe it down and clean it up. Don’t forget to clean the dials and sides too! If it’s a stainless-steel oven, you may need to use a stainless-steel cleaner to remove smudge marks!
Day 2 – Wipe down appliances and counters.
Day 3 – Clean out cabinets and pantry. Throw away old and expired food. Organize pantry by types of food, wipe down shelves.
Day 4 – Deep clean the refrigerator. Take everything out of the fridge until its empty. Throw away anything expired or moldy or just not used anymore. Clean and wipe down all shelves and bins. Soak if you have to. Put back all food in neat stacks.
Day 5 – Clean the sink and under the sink. Remove everything from under the sink, discard anything you don’t need and replace in a tidy manor. Wipe down the sink and faucet. If you have a white farmhouse sink like we do, it may get scratched from pots and pans. I’ve found that SoftScrub works really well to get those marks out of the sink and have it looking shiny and new again!
Day 6 – Wipe mirrors and cabinets. Remove everything from drawers and cabinets, discard items you don’t need or use as well as expired products. Wipe out every cabinet and drawer before replacing products.
Day 7 – Descale shower heads and faucets. If you have fixtures that get a lot of build up on them, this is the time of year to get them cleaned and back to looking new and fresh.
Day 8 – Wash shower curtains and rugs. Wash your shower curtain and rugs as well as replace any plastic liners that may have become dingy and dirty.
Day 9 – Wipe down shower and bathtub walls.
Day 10 – Deep Clean toilets and floor. I like to use a Swiffer dusting mop to pick up hair and lint from the floor before scrubbing the floor with a cleaner, it saves a lot of time with the amount of stuff you end up wiping up.
Day 11 – Vacuum Sofas, chairs and any furniture. Remove cushions, pillows and blankets from your furniture and vacuum up crumbs and pet hair.
Day 12 – Wash cushions and sofa covers if possible. If you’re able to launder the cushions, covers and pillows this is a great time to do that.
Day 13 – Dust and wipe down furniture.
Day 14 – Dust and wipe down decor, lamps, fans and light fixtures.
Day 15 – Move all furniture and clean under. Move all furniture and area rugs before cleaning the floors.
Day 16 – Wipe down furniture and light fixtures.
Day 17 – Deep clean and rotate mattresses. Be sure to wash or replace mattress pads too!
Day 18 – Wash all bedding. Wash all comforters, duvets, sheets, pillows, blankets or anything on the bed to remove as much dust as possible.
Day 19 – Dust ceilings and walls. Knock down and vacuum the corners that could have cobwebs or dust.
Day 20 – Dust and wipe appliances and electronic devices. TV’s collect so much dust, don’t forget to wipe them down with a microfiber cloth instead of spraying them with cleaners!
Day 21 – Clean out your car. This isn’t really part of the house but having a clean car feels so good! Maybe you can even splurge and have it detailed for the summer!
Day 22 – Clean air vents and filters. Remove vent covers and vacuum as far as you can reach. Replace furnace filters as needed.
Day 23 – Clean mirrors and windows.
Day 24 – Dust and wipe down blinds and shutters.
Day 25 – Wash curtains. Carefully remove curtains and launder them as the labels instruct. You may need to iron them before hanging them back up.
Day 26 – Clean carpets. If you have pets or small children, having your carpets cleaned professionally may be worth the money!
Day 27 – Clean hard to reach areas. Don’t forget to clean above the cabinets, ledges in the entry way or other hard to reach areas.
Day 28 – Clean walls. Use a duster to knock down cobwebs and dust in the corners of rooms.
Day 29 – Wipe baseboards.
Day 30 – Vacuum and mop all hard surface flooring. Don’t forget to wash rugs too!
These are chores I do every single day to keep my house clean!
- Make Beds
- Sweep and vacuum high traffic areas
- Wipe splatters on the floor
- Declutter visible areas
- Fold Laundry
- Wash one load of laundry a day – at least
- Wash Dishes
- Wipe counters and appliance fronts
- Replace dirty dish towels
- Wipe tapletops
- Straighten pillows and blankets
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