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.
The May house cleaning checklist starts with a thorough cleaning of patio furniture and umbrellas.
Clean doormats – or invest in new ones.
Clean air conditioning and heating ducts; change filters. Clean dryer ducts.
If you have a window unit, make sure the air conditioner is debris free. Dust or vacuum vents.
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.
Clean dryer ducts. Many home fires each year are caused by lint accumulating here.
Power wash the patio and deck. Seal the wood, if necessary.
Clean the exterior wall sidings of your home with a hose. Wash off cobwebs, dirt, etc.
Mold or mildew on the walls? Scrub it off with a solution of diluted chlorine bleach, water, and laundry detergent.