How to Clean Your House Like You Mean It (Part 2)

Keeping your home clean and tidy can be a daunting task, especially if you have a busy schedule or a large family. However, maintaining cleanliness is crucial for a healthy living environment and can even positively impact your mental health. In this article, we’ll share some tips and tricks to help you maintain a spotless home.

As we want you to have your own dream house, we’ve developed 3 articles that will not only tell you how to clean your house like a professional but also maintaining cleanliness as long as possible. This is part 2.

Set a Cleaning Schedule

Set a Cleaning Schedule

One of the best ways to maintain cleanliness is to set a cleaning schedule. Depending on the size of your home and your family’s lifestyle, you may need to clean daily, weekly, or monthly. The key is to create a schedule that works for you and stick to it. Here are some tips to get you started:

Daily Tasks

  • Make your bed every morning
  • Wipe down kitchen counters and stove after cooking
  • Sweep or vacuum high-traffic areas
  • Do a load of laundry

Weekly Tasks

  • Dust all surfaces
  • Vacuum or mop floors
  • Clean bathrooms
  • Change bed linens

Monthly Tasks

  • Dust blinds and clean windows
  • Deep clean kitchen appliances
  • Clean carpets and rugs
  • Organize closets and drawers

Declutter Regularly

One of the biggest challenges to maintaining cleanliness is clutter. The more stuff you have, the harder it is to keep your home clean and organized. To combat clutter, make it a habit to declutter regularly. Here are some tips:

Create a System

  • Designate a place for everything
  • Use storage containers to organize items
  • Label containers for easy identification

Donate or Sell Items

  • If you haven’t used an item in over a year, consider donating or selling it
  • Take advantage of online marketplaces to sell unwanted items

Practice the One-In, One-Out Rule

  • For every new item you bring into your home, get rid of an old one

Clean as You Go

Another maintaining cleanliness is to clean as you go. This means tackling messes and spills as soon as they happen, instead of letting them build up over time. Here are some examples:


  • Wipe down counters and appliances after cooking
  • Load the dishwasher immediately after meals
  • Sweep or vacuum floors regularly


Bathrooms are like a mirror of your maintain cleanliness: if the bathroom is clean and fresh, the entire house seems to reflect that. It’s not only because you use them regularly, but also for every guest you have over.

  • Mirrors: a streak-free mirror is a must. It has to look clean from all angles. You can use a commercial foam glass cleaner for this purpose, or mix vinegar and water and use it to remove any build-up dirt and grime.
  • Toilets: Make sure to clean the bowl, lids, fronts, bases, tops, and especially in and around the seat fasteners where dirt tends to collect. Also, wipe the floor by hand. Use any commercial product you prefer or the vinegar plus water mix.
  • Fixtures: clean all (cool) light bulbs and other light sources. Clean the racks and the top of the shower curtain rod.
  • Taps have an underside that is mostly forgotten. Clean it with hot water and a simple scrub.
  • Shower door: take the time to clean the track of grime or hand stains.
  • Towels: Try and fold all towels.
  • Walls: bathroom walls have splash marks sometimes. Check all your walls and get rid of the stains.


At the end of the day, every job depends on the size of your home. maintaining cleanliness in a big house can take a significant timeframe, while a small place will be finished in no time.

Vacuuming is important to avoid allergies and diseases. It is best if you mop afterward to make sure there’s no dust left behind.

  • Furniture: if it’s possible, try and move couches, chairs, and other items like bedside tables. Then vacuum. Every two or three months move your beds and vacuum underneath.
  • Area Rugs: For large area rugs, vacuum under fold it back, and vacuum. If small rugs, pick them up and vacuum underneath.
  • Closets: closets can be a hiding place for a lot of dost. Open their doors and vacuum. If possible, empty them (especially the front hall closet). Kitchens: open the bread drawer or where you store the toaster, and vacuum up the crumbs. Your cutlery drawer will also need dedicated vacuuming.

Next week we’ll cover the last part of this series. Stay tuned!