Your 2019 Cleaning Checklist

Do your New Year’s resolutions include keeping a cleaner home? If not, you may want to consider adding that to your list. After all, having a cleaner home leads to a happier, healthier you. Studies show that people with clean, organized homes sleep better, have less stress, enjoy more focus, and are physically healthier—all of those sound like terrific goals for 2019!

If you’re ready to make a change for 2019, a cleaning checklist will make it easier to meet your goals. Take a look at our 2019 cleaning checklist to get you going. Whether you start small or tackle it with an all-in approach is up to you!

2019 Cleaning Checklist: Daily

  • Make your bed
  • Give bathroom sink, faucet, and counters a wipe down after your morning and evening routines to keep germs, make-up drips, and toothpaste splatter at bay
  • Wipe the toilet seat and rim nightly
  • Tidy up at the end of the day: Put toys and electronics in their place, sort the mail and papers on the counter, hang up or put away clothes and shoes, and fold that blanket you were just curled up in on the sofa
  • Cleaning checklist tip: To corral clutter in 2019, use baskets!
  • Wipe down kitchen surfaces to keep them clean and crumb free, including the sink and faucet, counters, stovetop, and table
  • Swap out that kitchen towel for a clean one, and change out bathroom hand towels if they’re getting a lot of use

2019 Cleaning Checklist: Weekly

  • Vacuum or mop all floors and rugs to get rid of dust and dirt
  • Dust: Moving objects (and dusting them too!) is ideal, but if you’re tight on time, take a duster to those picture frames and knick-knacks and aim for the full-on dust monthly
  • Deep clean and sanitize the entire bathroom, including the shower, tub, and toilet
  • Disinfect the kitchen, focusing on the sink, microwave, stove, and countertops—and don’t forget the refrigerator handles
  • Inspect your refrigerator interior for spills and sticky surprises, and toss any old or expired food
  • Wash bed sheets and all bathroom towels
  • Shake out floor mats and rugs in high-traffic areas
  • Clean bathroom mirrors
  • Vacuum the sofa (yes, under the cushions too!)

2019 Cleaning Checklist: Monthly

  • Clean air vents
  • Dust ceiling fans
  • Wipe down railings, spindles, and all moldings—especially decorative moldings
  • Disinfect trash cans and wastebaskets
  • Give your kitchen and bathroom cabinets a good scrub
  • Deep clean your stovetop and inside the oven
  • Vacuum under beds and furniture
    • Cleaning checklist tip: Do this more often if asthma and allergies are a concern in your home

2019 Cleaning Checklist: Quarterly

  • Clean or vacuum window blinds and shades
  • Check window curtains and drapes to assess whether they need to be laundered
  • Wipe down baseboards
  • Degrease the stove hood

Even with a handy cleaning checklist, you may need a little help with home cleaning. Take home cleaning off your to-do list in 2019 and let Carnation Home Cleaning do the work! You’ll still get all the benefits—without all the effort. We use only eco-friendly cleaning products that are safe for people, pets, and our environment. Contact us today for a free estimate.