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A Room-by-room Cleaning Checklist

Even if you clean your home regularly; once a year, throw open your windows, let sunlight in and re-organise your space. Clean out every nook and cranny you might have overlooked with these handy cleaning tips.


Living Room

  • Remove curtains and other household fabrics for washing.
  • Clear storage cabinets and small items from the television console.
  • Unplug wires and keep consoles and electronics out of the way when you clean.
  • Dust and wipe all surfaces, including the ceiling fan.
  • Sweep and mop floor.
  • Re-organise storage space and cables.



  • Clean and clear fridge, including ice trays.
  • Clean all appliances.
  • Empty cabinets and drawers before wiping them down.
  • Wipe all surfaces.
  • Sweep and mop floor.
  • Re-organise drawers and cabinets
  • Clean stovetop and burners.



  • De-clutter by organising items into boxes.
  • Clear your closet, under the bed, storage cabinets and shelves.
  • Remove bedding and curtains for washing.
  • Dust and wipe all surfaces, including the ceiling fan.
  • Sweep and mop floor.
  • Replace bed linen and curtains.
  • Unpack and re-organise your closet, storage cabinets and shelves.



  • Remove all items from the shower area and from the vanity counter.
  • Clean your glass and mirrored surfaces first.
  • Clean the tiles, followed by the grouting.
  • Clean the WC and the shower area.
  • Wipe all surfaces clean and let them dry.
  • Replace any holders or soap dishes that have mould growing on them.
  • Re-organise loose items.


By Home & Décor, March 2015

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