If you’re like the average American, you spend around six hours per week cleaning your home. Yet when it comes to the more-involved regular cleaning, are you cleaning everything that you need to?

Your home is full of hiding spots for dirt, germs, and more. In this guide, we’re going to take a look at the ideal monthly cleaning schedule and show you what you need to be cleaning.

Are you ready to build a better cleaning schedule? Then read on and start cleaning house!

1. Clean Your Ceiling Fans

Your ceiling fans are magnets for dust. They build up an electrical charge as they spin, which means that dust sticks to them, like a balloon sticks to your hair with static electricity.

When you turn a dusty fan on, all of that dust gets dispersed back into your room, which can cause a lot of sneezing if you’ve got a dust allergy.

Cleaning your ceiling fans is an essential monthly task. It keeps them running efficiently and keeps your rooms free of dust.

2. Clean Your Walls

You might not think to clean your walls, but while your walls will generally be cleaner than your floors, they can still get dirty. In the kitchen, food particles and grease can end up on the walls, while in other rooms, spills or rubbing against walls can leave marks. 

In damp or poorly insulated areas, you may also notice mold on your walls, which can cause health issues.

3. Vacuum Under Furniture Cushions

You may vacuum your carpets once or twice a week, but you need to remember to vacuum under your sofa cushions, too. Crumbs, dust, and other detritus can build up here. 

Take off your cushions (you should also wash the cushion covers at least once per month, so consider combining these tasks), then thoroughly vacuum under the cushions. You may also wish to consider moving your furniture and vacuuming the floor underneath it, too.

4. Wash Your Trashcans

Your trashcans are home to a lot of different bacteria, decomposing food, and more. This means that the inside of your trashcans need to be cleaned around once per month.

You should use some antibacterial cleaner and warm water to wash out your trashcans. You should leave this solution to soak in for a short time before pouring it away and rinsing the trashcans.

5. Clean Your Drapes

Drapes and curtains can attract lots of dirt and dust. Once per month, it’s worth taking them down and washing them. 

Depending on their material, you may be able to wash them in a washing machine or you may need to hand wash them. If you spot any mold on your curtains, you can wash them with baking soda.

Your Monthly Cleaning Schedule: Steps to a Cleaner House

A cleaner house is a nicer house. If you follow this monthly cleaning schedule, you’re well on your way to a cleaner home.

Many of us live busy lives and struggle to find time to clean our homes. If this sounds like you, we can help you: we’re experts in cleaning homes, and can come to your home once per month for a thorough clean. If you want to learn more, request a quote!