1. Making beds:
Make sure the bed is neatly made with all sheets and blankets in place. If there are pillowcases, make sure they match and are put on correctly.
2. Sweeping and mopping floors:
Sweep all floors with a dustpan and brush. Make sure to get into all the corners. Once the floor is swept, mop it with a damp mop. If there are any spills or stains, be sure to clean them up before moving on.
3. Vacuuming carpets and furniture:
Use the vacuum cleaner to remove any dirt, dust, or hair from carpets and furniture. Be sure to go over each area several times to ensure that everything is clean. If there are any areas that seem particularly dirty, use the attachment tools to reach them.
4. Dusting furniture and surfaces:
Start by dusting any high surfaces such as shelves and mantels. Then, work your way down to lower surfaces like coffee tables and end tables. Be sure to dust all sides of each piece of furniture. Finally, use a microfiber cloth to dust any delicate surfaces or electronics.
5. Wiping down kitchen counters and appliances:
Spray a disinfectant cleaner on all countertops and wipe them down with a clean cloth. Be sure to get into all the crevices and corners. Then, wipe down the outside of all appliances, including the stovetop, oven, fridge, and microwave.
6. Loading/unloading dishwasher:
If there is a dishwasher, load it with all the dirty dishes. Be sure to scrape off any food debris first. If there are any large or delicate items, hand wash them separately. Once the dishwasher is full, run it on the appropriate cycle. When it’s finished, unload all the clean dishes and put them away.
7. Taking out trash and recycling:
Be sure to check all the trash cans in the house and take them out to the curb if they are full. If there is any recyclable material, such as glass or plastic bottles, put them in the designated bin.
8. Changing sheets and towels:
At least once a week, strip all the beds in the house and wash the sheets. If there are any stains, pretreat them before putting the sheets in the washing machine. Towels can be washed with the sheets or separately, depending on how many there are.
9. Doing laundry (wash, dry, fold):
Start by sorting all the dirty clothes into piles by color and type of fabric. Then, load them into the washing machine according to the care instructions. Once the cycle is finished, transfer them to the dryer. When they are done drying, fold them and put them away.
10. Cleaning windows and mirrors:
Use a glass cleaner and a clean cloth to wipe down all windows and mirrors. Be sure to get into all the nooks and crannies. If there are any stubborn spots, use a razor blade to scrape them off.