may house cleaning checklist

Some home preventative 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 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. 

› May House Cleaning Checklist


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