Deep Cleaning Weekly Chores

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Jennifer

The Vintage Housewife was created to share my love of all things vintage, and to delight in the routine and ritual of keeping a house in vintage spirit… With joy, kindness, and generosity. I believe that as modern women, we can fill every aspect of our homes, families, and ourselves with creativity, comfort, and calm.

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There have been a few questions about the weekly chores on the Daily Schedule for the 50’s Housewife. When I saw this Facebook post from the 50’s Housewife I thought the weekly chores are the perfect accompaniment to the Daily Schedule.

I consider Weekly chores “cleaning projects”, jobs that require a little more time and effort than general picking up and tidying, think of them as deep cleaning. You can do these throughout the week, focusing on one room each day of the week, or once you have a good routine do one room each week.


Bedroom

  • Remove everything from closets. Sweep and wash closet floor. Put everything back neatly. Donate items you no longer need. Try not to store things on closet floor.
  • For each drawer: remove items, wash drawer, place items back neatly. Donate Items you no longer need.
  • Move Bed. Sort and put away anything that was under bed. Sweep or vacuum under bed. Try not to store things under bed.
  • Put bed back. Freshen mattress by sprinkling with baking soda, letting sit briefly, and the vacuuming it up.
  • Launder bedding and curtains. Wash pillows and duvet in hot water. Air out mattress pad, if you have one.
  • Dust lights. Clean lamp shades.
  • Wash windows and window sills. Take out and wash window screens.
  • Wash switch plates. Wash walls and trim as needed.
  • Wash mirrors or dust art.
  • Wash doors and doorknobs.
  • Wash floor registers and other vent covers.
  • Sweep and wash floor or vacuum.


Bathroom

  • Empty all cabinets and vanity. Wash inside, replace items neatly. Discard expired medications and cosmetics.
  • Wash outside of cabinets and vanities
  • Clean tub. Polish if necessary. Clean drain.
  • Clean toilet, inside and out. Remove seat and clean around seat bolts.
  • Clean sink and drain.
  • Shine faucets.
  • Clean mirror and frame.
  • Dust light fixtures.
  • Wash windows and window sills. Take out and wash window screens.
  • Wash switch plates. wash walls and trim. Wash doors and door knobs.
  • Wash floor registers and other vent covers.
  • Sweep and wash floors.


Kitchen

  • Remove and clean window coverings.
  • For each cabinet or drawer: Remove items, wipe out drawer, place items back neatly. Donate unneeded items.
  • Wash and sanitize cutting boards
  • Sharpen knives
  • Wash cabinet doors and knobs
  • Clean and organize the pantry. Check food expiry dates.
  • Clean Oven.
  • Clean stove top. Remove elements and drip bowls, if applicable, wash and put back.
  • Clean and organize the fridge and freezer. Defrost freezer, if necessary. Check food expiry dates.
  • Clean under fridge and stove.
  • Vacuum refrigerator coils.
  • Clean microwave.
  • Clean crumbs out of the toaster.
  • Clean and descale kettle.
  • Wipe down any other counter appliances
  • Wash counters and backsplash.
  • Wash and shine sink. Shine faucet. Clean drain.
  • Clean Dishwasher.
  • Dust light fixtures.
  • Wash windows and window sills. Remove window screens and wash.
  • Wash switch plates.
  • Wash walls and trim as needed.
  • Wash doors and door knobs.
  • Wash floor registers and other vent covers
  • Sweep and wash floor.
  • Reseal grout lines, if necessary.


Living Room

  • Vacuum sofas.
  • Spot clean sofas, if applicable.
  • Launder throw pillows and blankets.
  • Dust shelves, furniture and decor.
  • Clean lamps and lampshades.
  • Wash windows and window sills.
  • Take out and wash window screens.
  • Clean television screen.
  • Carefully dust electronics.
  • Tidy electronics wires. Tuck nicely out of sight. Label them, if practical.
  • Sort through music and DVD collections. Purge things that no longer suit your families interests. Organize what is left in an attractive manner.
  • Sort books and magazines. Donate or recycle ones that no longer suit your families interests.
  • Wash hard plastic children’s toys with warm soapy water. Rinse and dry. Launder stuffed toys. Donate or store toys that your children have grown too old for.
  • Wash switch plates.
  • Wash walls and trim as needed.
  • Wash doors and knobs.
  • Wash floor registers and other vent covers.
  • Clean floors.
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