november house cleaning checklist

A Monthly Housekeeping Routine for Thorough
Year-Round Cleaning


Some tasks only 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, which makes spring cleaning such a daunting chore that it doesn’t occur, either.

I’ve found the best plan is to break down annual and seasonal tasks by month and tackle them on a daily or weekly basis. Nothing gets too backed up, and things eventually get done. And without a major life overhaul.

I’ve also found that concentrating on one room or area each month is more rewarding as you can see the results.

Here’s the November house cleaning checklist schedule that works best for me.

1.  Remember Mother Hubbard:

Cleaning out kitchen cabinets and drawers is a good idea any time of year.

But it is an especially timely task this month with the entertaining season ahead. 

Empty those drawers, give them the cleaning once over, and replace only those kitchen utensils you're likely to use this holiday season.

Unless, of course, you'd welcome an extended visit by ants or other insects. 

And while you're at it, check for expired food, and throw out foods that your kids will never eat, no matter how hungry.

2.  Drawer duty:

Clean, paper, and reorganize all kitchen drawers. Bring to the fore utensils you will need for holiday baking and cooking.

3.  A self-cleaning oven?

Haha! That’s a good one! But seriously, clean the oven.

4.  Cold zone:

Clean under and behind the fridge.

And while you’re in the neighborhood, strip off the six-months accumulation of art and notes from the fridge door.

Wash it and leave it bare for a change. (Well, at least till Friday.)

5.  Water taste funny?

Water taste funny? It's time to change the filter.

6.  Make room for guests:

Clean the entry closet and put in extra hangers for winter coats. Make sure the guest bathroom is clean and well-stocked.

Ditto for the guest bedroom

7.  Carpet care:

Clean the carpets before the holiday party. Here's how to get rid of the most common carpet stains yourself. Tough stains?

Call carpet cleaning companies now to get estimates for cleaning stains you can't remove yourself. These tips for hiring a carpet cleaning service can help.

8.  And while the guys are there:

Get them to do the upholstery cleaning, too. You’ll probably get a package deal.

9.  Got a free moment?

Clean your major appliances – washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, etc. They'll all function more efficiently, and you'll save money on your utility bills.

10. Final November house cleaning checklist chore: Update your contact list.

Last but not least - the final November house cleaning checklist chore: Update your contact list while you’re sending or e-mailing out the holiday cards.








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