may house cleaning checklist



Some home preventative maintenance and cleaning tasks need to be done once or twice a year. The problem is that we forget to do them once or twice a year.

Or else, we tend to save it all for spring cleaning. And then that doesn't happen, either. Instead, try breaking annual and monthly chores down into a monthly cleaning checklist.

Here is the May house cleaning checklist that works best for me. 

  1  think alfresco house cleaning

Clean patio furniture and umbrella.

  2  step on it

Clean doormats – or invest in new ones.

  3  home preventative maintenance duct calls

Clean air conditioner and/or heating ducts; change filters.

  4  monthly cleaning chill time

If you have a window unit, make sure the air conditioner is debris free. Dust or vacuum vents.


  5  sunshine cleaning

Clean the laundry room. And clean the washing machine while you’re at it by running an empty load on “hot” with a cup of chlorine bleach.

  6  ducts redux

Clean dryer ducts. Many home fires each year are caused by lint accumulating here.

  7  no excuses

Clean the charcoal grill or your gas grill so there's no reason not to cook outside.

  8  power play

Power wash the patio and/or deck. Seal the wood, if necessary.



  9  taking sides

Clean the exterior wall sidings with a hose. Wash off cobwebs, dirt, etc.

  10  nitty gritty

Mold or mildew on the walls? Scrub it off with a solution of diluted chlorine bleach, water and laundry detergent. 










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