Daily Cleaning Routine

Daily Cleaning Routine

Daily cleaning routine

Please use gloves at all times when using cleaning solvents


Clear out and wipe down the sink (3 minutes).

No piles of dirty dishes! Wash them up or move them into the dishwasher, and wipe the sink with a sponge.

Wipe down countertops and hob (1 minute).

Check the fridge and freezer for any spilt items and wipe (1 minute)

Check date on items in the fridge (1 minute)

Clean splatters and spills with a damp cloth or sponge and an all-purpose cleanser.

Wipe problem spots on the floor (2 minutes).

You can save a full-floor mop for the weekend, but use the same cloth (once you’ve finished with the countertops) to quickly clean any spills or sticky spots, which will attract dirt and get more noticeable if left alone.

Fold or hang dish towels (30 seconds).

Even if they’re clean, a jumble of dish towels on the counter can look messy. Take a few moments to fold or hang them.

Rinse out sponge and cloth, put away


Wipe out the sink (30 seconds).

If you use a pre-moistened cloth to wipe your face, swipe the sink bowl and taps with it, too. Or use a washcloth, paper towel, or a glass cleaner and Surface Wipes, which don’t leave streaks on chrome or mirror.

Clean splatters off the mirror (15 seconds).

If there is foamy toothpaste spray on the mirror? Do a quick swipe with the same cloth you used on the sink.

Wipe the toilet seat and rim (15 seconds).

Same cloth! Just do the toilet last.

Swoosh the toilet bowl with a brush (15 seconds).

If you see a ring, give it a quick scrub, flush and put in a cleaning agent (depends on if you are on mains drainage or have a septic tank).

Squeegee the shower door (30 seconds).

Wipe down glass doors to remove water droplets that can cause spotting. No squeegee? Use a dry towel.

Spray the shower and curtain liner with a shower mist (15 seconds).

A quick spray with a daily cleanser will reduce build up of mildew and soap scum.

Put cloth and towel in the washing basket


Make your bed (2 minutes).

Even a fluffy duvet pulled up over messy sheets will look good.

Fold or hang clothes and put away jewellery (4 minutes).

Even better: Resist the urge to toss them somewhere in the first place! Put them away as you take them off.

Straighten out the dressing table surface (30 seconds).

Take last night’s water glass to the kitchen, put your reading glasses in a drawer, and straighten books or magazines.

Squirt of air freshener as a final touch

Living Room/Lounge

Tidy the sofa (2 minutes).

It’s likely the focus of the room, so neaten it. Fluff the pillows and fold the throws.

Pick up crumbs with a handheld vacuum (1 minute).

Concentrate on surfaces in plain sight: tiled floor, sofa cushions, coffee table, and rugs in the middle of the room.

Wipe tables and spot-clean cabinets where you see fingerprints (1 minute).

Use a microfiber cloth or a Swiffer cloth to pick up dust. If the surfaces are streaked or sticky, use a moist cloth.

Straighten coffee table books and magazines (2 minutes).

Put old newspapers in the recycling and hide the remote controls into one place (a drawer, if possible).

Clear major clutter (5 minutes).

Put away video games, toys, and anything else you might trip over.

Sweep floors (5 minutes)

Squirt of air freshener as a final touch

Put all your cleaning items and tools away

Wash your hands and check your clothes for any cleaning products on them

Take a quick look around to see anything you may have missed

If you are cleaning windows please see my section on this topic

Sit down have a cup of tea, coffee, wine or a beer, relax!

Hope this helps, give me a call on 633 624 232 to carry out a deep clean or a client change over clean, thanks for reading Jenny x

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