Weekly Cleaning Checklist

The woodlands, real estate, buyer, seller, buying, selling, courtney buie, cleaning, checklistTaking good care of your home can save you a lot of time and trouble when the time comes to sell. There are always nooks and crannies that you never remember until you have to, but I’ve found that people keep up with small cleaning chores are much happier than those who put it off. So I’ve looked around and compiled a thorough but do-able list that should help maintain your home’s natural shine.

Start with the Kitchen

  • Mop the floor (you’ll be glad to do this often, it makes it much easier)
  • Wipe the exteriors of appliances
  • Wipe the counters and cabinet doors
  • Scour the sink and wipe the hardware
  • Dust light fixtures

Move to the Bathrooms

  • Use a spray-cleaner or vinegar-water solution to clean sink faucets and bathtub hardware
  • Use a disinfecting toilet bowl cleaner
  • Clean shower/tub with baking soda to remove grime
  • Empty trash bins
  • Wipe mirrors
 On Through Living Spaces
  • Dust all shelf surfaces and hard-surface furniture
  • Washing all throws and rugs that can go in the washing machine
  • Vacuum area rugs and stairs, carpet
  • Wipe mirrors
  • Fluff and rotate couch cushions
  • Wash bed linens, rotating sheets for even wear
  • Vacuum
Extra Things
  • Wipe glass surfaces like doors and windows
  • Vacuum window treatments and vents
If you keep up with these few things every week (maybe divide each category for a day of the week?) then your home will stay fresh and clean and ready for buyers to fall in love with.
Anyone have any other tips to add? Write them in the comments!


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