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With warmer weather comes the urge to clean, so we’ve put together a list to help you figure out what you should be deep cleaning this season and what should be cleaned regularly.

Yearly

  • Walls and door frames. Wiping down the walls and around the door frames gets rid of any allergens and dust that may have clung to the surface over the year.
  • Steam carpet and upholstery. If you have the tools, steaming or shampooing the carpet helps clear it of dirt, allergens, and dust that probably built up over the year. Those same contaminants probably clung to your soft upholstery too, so those can also be steamed with the right equipment.
  • Vacuum under furniture. Through the year, the area under your furniture probably hasn’t been cleaned as much as the open floor. Take the time to move around furniture and vacuum the area under it.

Seasonal

  • Wash bedding. All sheets, mattress covers, duvet covers, comforters, and pillows should be washed. While sheets and pillowcases should be switched out often, you can keep the pillows and comforters to a seasonal schedule.
  • Clean windows. These should be cleaned inside and out at least every year, but doing this in between the big seasonal changes (spring and fall) is also recommended.
  • Wash curtains. While you can vacuum these to help avoid too much dust clinging to them, it’s still good practice to get them laundered seasonally.
  • Wash rugs. For high-traffic rugs, you might want to wash these more often. However, there’s also the wear and tear of too much laundering to take into account. Otherwise, washing these seasonally may be best.

Monthly

  • Dust ceiling fans. These are often out of sight, out of mind, but it’s important to dust them regularly. It might need to be a weekly task in the summertime.
  • Vacuum air filters. If you have air filters on consistently, then the filters will most likely need to be vacuumed or cleaned.

Bi-Weekly

  • Vacuum upholstery. Dust settles on furniture too, so vacuuming them helps keep it from settling into the air every time you sit down.
  • Clean the toilet. Sanitizing the toilet seat and handle are often a weekly task, but cleaning the pool can be a bi-weekly one depending on use.
  • Clean the shower. The shower should be cleaned and sanitized regularly to prevent build-up.

Weekly

  • Try to dust all of the surfaces of your home weekly to avoid too much build-up. This is especially important if you have pets around, who have a lot of dander naturally.
  • Wipe down counters. Your kitchen and bathroom counters should be wiped down and sanitized on a regular basis.
  • Clean mirrors/window glass. Wiping these down keeps them clear so you can properly use your mirror and see out your window.

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