june house cleaning checklist

Some home cleaning tasks only need to be done once or twice a year.

The problem is, we forget to do them once or twice a year.

An easy way to ensure all the essential home maintenance and cleaning tasks get done by year's end is to create a monthly cleaning checklist.

Here is the June house cleaning checklist that works for me.

  1   Is That Fluffy?

June is the perfect time to clean stuffed animals to keep them sanitary as well as cuddly.

Some can be laundered. Some you just have to wipe down.

  2   Caution! Hazardous Zone

While the kids are home from school, entice or enlist them to clean their rooms top to bottom.

Be patient. This could take a while. (But then, the summer is young.)

  3   The Land Down Under

Clean and organize the bathroom sink area. Buy under sink drawer units or stackable baskets to make the best use of the space.

  4    Take Two Aspirin and...

Check their expiration dates. While you’re at it, check expiration dates on everything and toss out the old. In fact, clean out the entire medicine cabinet.

  5   Give Shower Curtains a Bath

Put vinyl or plastic shower curtains in your washing machine along with a few bath towels. Wash in cold water on the gentle cycle. Remove the curtains before the spin cycle and hang them to dry.

  6   White Out Grout

Clean and repair bathroom caulking.

  7   Bare It All

Clean area rugs according to manufacturers’ directions. Be sure to use non-slip rug pads underneath both to keep rugs from slipping and to lengthen their lives.

  8   Awww!

Go through family pictures that you’ve taken over the past year. Be ruthless.

Toss the bad ones; send Grandma a bunch and file the rest (by month and year) until you finally get around to compiling that album.

  9   Photo Swap

Refresh the photographs you have on display with some of the best you’ve just picked through.

  10   The Pink Period: Your Final June House Cleaning Checklist Chore

Go through your children’s artwork when they are not around. Put the best in a special keepsake box. Frame the very best and display it in a hallway. Circular file what’s left.

Glorious summer is now all yours to enjoy!

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