may house cleaning checklist

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

The problem is, 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 down annual, monthly chores into a monthly cleaning checklist.

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

  1   Think Alfresco House Cleaning

The May house cleaning checklist starts with a thorough cleaning of patio furniture and umbrellas.

  2  Step On It

Clean doormats – or invest in new ones.

  3   Duct Calls

Clean air conditioner and heating ducts; change filters. Clean dryer ducts. 

  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 gas grill so there's no reason not to cook outside.

  8   Power Play

Power wash the patio and 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: Your Final May House Cleaning Checklist Chore

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

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