How often do you clean your home?

@eileenleyva (14893)
Philippines
July 1, 2009 8:42pm CST
Wow, my tiles need a little polishing. The sweeping does not make it look clean enough. The bathrooms and the kitchen sink also need scrubbing. With the bulk of chores and activities to attend to, cleaning had become a fortnight chore. And two weeks is long enough to gather dust. How often do you clean your home?
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
2 Jul 09
My fiance and I don't have our own home. However, we do help clean on Wednesday which is when our trash services comes by to pick up the trash. Then we clean again on Saturday, but the cleaning that gets done varies. I think though that when we have our own home, we'll probably stick to much the same schedule, of course with it depending on what days we have off! Lol! There is a lot to be cleaned in a home though but some people don't clean where others do, lol.
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@eileenleyva (14893)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
Wow, you're getting married. I do hope that after the wedding you can dwell in your own home already. Here's wishing only for the good things in life. God bless!
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
2 Jul 09
Well we'll have to wait a few years, but I do hope that once we get married we can get jobs and have a home in no time. Lol. We're happy to be living with his parents though. I appreciate the comment back, and the wishes!
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@rapolu_cs (1184)
• India
4 Jul 09
We have marble flooring and every alternate day my wife do scrubbing them with disinfectants as we have small kids and daily she does dusting of furniture in every room and once in month she does whole dusting of windows their pails,wooden furnitures,walls,ceiling fans,copboards.She is very much cared for it and loves doing work at home and always likes her home to be neat and clean.
@eileenleyva (14893)
• Philippines
18 Jul 09
You are a lucky spouse.
@Preciousgem (1184)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
I clean our home every day,sweeping the floor clean the floor and bathroom, washing the dishes, organize the things in the place that fit for the things, to maintain the place clean and fresh and no harmful bacteria would be live in your house, for you to feel relax and comfortable for the home so clean and beautiful and if whether you have visitor you never worry what they say about your house.
@eileenleyva (14893)
• Philippines
18 Jul 09
Cleanliness is next to Godliness. Wish I could be like you.
@Ritchelle (3795)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
house cleaning schedule - from www.silvanascleaning.com/housecleaningschedul...

A House Cleaning Schedule can make house cleaning easier for you by giving you a do-able chore list day by day. Every house is different, so tasks may vary as well as the time required to perform the tasks. Keep in mind the daily chores such washing the dishes and picking up clutter. 

Maintaining a clean house is important and can at times be difficult when living with a messy family. Here are some house cleaning tips to maintain a clean house. Some sections of the house may need constant attention while others not so much. For example you need to wash the dishes every day, but you only have to clean the kitchen once a week (depending on how messy your family is). Every household is different so house cleaning requirements vary in each household. 

Here are a few indications that it is time to clean your house:
Dust on furniture
Clutter on floor
Mold in bathroom
Ring around bathtub/ toilet
Funny smell
I recommend maintaining the cleanliness of your home instead of waiting for it to be too messy. To maintain a clean home:
Pick up clutter when you first see it.
Put things away after using them.
Dust at least once a week.
Wash the dishes after every meal.
Sweep, vacuum and mop the floors at least once a week.
Clean windows once a week.
Scrub bathtub and toilet once a week.
Do laundry once a week.
If you throw food in the garbage, Always take that garbage out, do not leave it in your home.
Do not leave food or drinks lying around the house.

Multi-tasking is great for people who don’t have much time for house cleaning. For example while your cooking dinner you can clean the refrigerator. Just make sure you don’t forget about your food! While you are watching your favorite TV show you can eliminate clutter during commercials, or do laundry. 

When house cleaning remember to clean one area at a time, Stay focused, and dust before you vacuum. Before you know it, you will be done with the house cleaning. So don't get overwhelmed, you will discover that after you start removing some clutter and wiping down surfaces the appearance of your house will improve tremendesy. 


Living/Family Room Cleaning Schedule
Kitchen Cleaning Schedule
Bedroom Cleaning Schedule
Bathroom Cleaning Schedule


Living/Family Room Cleaning Schedule
Remove clutter- pick up all the items off the floor and place them in thier appropriate place.(10min-45min)
Throw out all the garbage including old papers, soda cans ect. You may want to get a garbage bag or a plastic bag (depending on the amount of garbage you have) to keep with you so you don't have to keep running to the garbage bin.(5min)
Wipe down all the furniture to ensure that you have eliminated all the dust. You may use cleaning products to wipe down the furniture but make sure you use the appropriate cleaning product for the appropriate surface. For cleaning glass surfaces I recommend using Windex, and for cleaning wooden surfaces I reccommend using Pledge.(10min-30min)
Wipe down the windows with a glass cleaning product such as Windex.(2min-15min)
Now that you have elimated the clutter and completed the dusting, it is now time to vacuum. Work your way left to right or right to left to ensure that you don't miss a spot. If you have hardwood floors you may also want to mop. Click here for cleaning instructions in cleaning hardwood floors.(10min-20min)


Kitchen Cleaning Schedule 
Remove the clutter from around the kitchen. Put all the dishes in the sink or dishwasher.(10min-30min)
Throw out all the garbage including used paper towels, paper cups ect.(5min-10min)
Now it's time to wash the dishes. If you don't have a dish washer you will have to hand wash the dishes. You will need dish washing detergent and a sponge for this chore. Apply a teaspoon of dish washing detergent to your sponge and start scrubbing. Use warm water to rinse. Place the clean dishes in the dish rack. If you do not have a dish rack clean off the area next to sink and place a small dish towel so you can put your clean dishes there. After all the dishes are clean use another small dish towel to dry off the dishes and place them in the cabinets/ shelves.(20min-45min)
Now that you have completed washing the dishes it is time to clean the oven. Click here for instructions on cleaning an oven.(20min-45min)
Wipe down all the surfaces including the refigerator, countertops, in and out of the microwave, ect. (15min-45min)
Now it's time to clean the refrigerater. click here for instructions on cleaning a refrigerator. First throw out all the old and expired foods.(20min-40min)
wipe down the kitchen table and clean the windows with paper towels and Windex.(10min-20min)
Now you can sweep the floors. Work from left to right or right to left to make sure you don't miss a spot. You can also vacuum if you wish. After that it is time to mop. Click here to get instructions on cleaning the floor.(20min-40min)


Bedroom Cleaning Schedule 
Bring a garbage bag or plastic plastic bag (depending on the amount of garbage you have) with you go so you have easy access to a garbage.
Throw out all the garbage, old paper, ect.(2min-15min)
Eliminate the clutter. Pick up all the dirty clothes and put it in the laundry bin. Organize all your belongings and put it in it's appropriate space.(20min-30min)
Make the bed and clean the windows with paper towels and Windex(3min-15min)
Dust and wipe down all surfaces.(10min-20min)
vacuum(10min-20min)


Bathroom Cleaning Schedule 
Bring a garbage bag or plastic plastic bag (depending on the amount of garbage you have) with you go so you have easy access to a garbage.
Throw out all the garbage, old paper, ect.(2min-5min)
Scrub the bathtub/ shower. Eliminate mold, and ring around the bathtub.(30min-50min)
scrub toilet, eliminate ring around toilet. (10min-30min)
Dust and wipe down all surfaces.(10min-20min)
sweep/mop (15min-30min)
i try to do some cleaning everyday. i mean am a stay at home mom and my work involves an online job and my child. i was a teacher before i decided to stay at home so i know the importance of proper study help of parents. so, in between those two home jobs i have i try to clean the house. maybe an average of 45 minutes a day. that involves the usual chores already.
@eileenleyva (14893)
• Philippines
18 Jul 09
Tough job but do carry on!
@mithrril (73)
• United States
2 Jul 09
I'm really bad about cleaning my apartment. My husband and I split the chores. He does the kitchen and the bathroom. I do the living room and the bedroom. So my job is vacuuming, dusting, organizing, cleaning up trash and crap, etc. We probably vacuum every couple of weeks and dust about that often. Once a week or so I'll really pick up everything and get it in order. The problem is that I'm pretty lazy and also pretty cluttery. That combined isn't so good. Usually we only really clean if someone is coming to visit or if maintenance is coming. That happens just often enough that the apartment doesn't get horrible.
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@eileenleyva (14893)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
Ha ha, I am also indolent. My friends had long accepted that I could never get my house any cleaner. They just have to love me for it.