Don’t get overwhelmed with all the cleaning you need to do. Print out this 30 Day cleaning challenge and you’ll have it done in in no time!
The kids are are back in school and we’ve gotten used to our new routine. Now it’s time to get on track and do some deep cleaning.
This is the perfect time of year. The temperature is nice, and you can open the windows and get your home looking great before the holidays. Of course, this is the perfect list of spring cleaning too.
Scroll down to the bottom and you can get a great free printable to keep track of what you’ve accomplished!
If you like 30 day challenges and looking for more, I have a great post with more ideas to help you create a new habit or reach a new goal.
30 Day Home Cleaning Challenge Printable
Day 1– Baseboards. Grab a Magic Eraser and get to work. Scrub those baseboard. It will change the look of your entire room once they’re clean. If you are feeling ambitious, you can touch up the paint. This is one of my favorite paint brushes.
Day 2– Microwave. Grab a cup of vinegar microwave for 5 minutes. The steam will help all the dirt and grim come off.
Day-3 Doors. Clean off hand prints and scuff marks.
Day 4 Kitchen table and chairs. Greasy hands and spilt food makes the tables and chairs a disgusting place in your house. This is one task that takes the longest for me.
Day 5 Refrigerator. Take everything out, throw the bad stuff away and scrub the drawers and shelves. Don’t forget the outside too.
Day 6 Dishwasher. Grab these dishwashing cleaning tabs and run it through a cycle. Then start scrubbing on what doesn’t get cleaned up.
Day 7 Silverware drawer. How do clean dishes make such a mess? Empty your drawer and wipe it down.
Day 8 Bath & Showers. Don’t forget the shower heads. Wash the shower liner and curtain.
Day 9 Coffee Pot. If you drink coffee, then you need to do this. If you don’t, you get a cleaning day off. Run vinegar through your pot once and then run water through several more times to clean out all the vinegar.
Day 10 Ceiling Fans. This is pretty easy to do and you should have a light work day. I have this cleaning tool that looks similar to this and it makes the job much easier!
You’re a third of the way through!
Day 11 Windows. I do my weekly cleaning with this Norwex cloth and love it because you just add water, no chemical cleaners needed.
I know it’s expensive, but I have save so much $ because I’m not having to buy any cleaners. Don’t forget about the window sills. You can even take the screens out and do the outside of the window too.
Day 12 Pet Crate, Bed and Food Area. Wash all the bed and really scrub out the crate. Wash toys and scrub the feeding area well.
Day 13 Kitchen Cabinets. Scrub those cabinets. You’ll notice that some have handprints. Double check the ones around the store, they could have a film of grease on them.
Day 14 Light Fixtures. Grab a wet cloth and wipe them down.
Day 15 Couch and Chairs. Get out stains, take all the cushions off and vacuum. This will get your living room dialed in.
Day 16 Car. Detail your car. Throw away all the trash and wipe down the dash and vacuum it out.
Day 17 Carpet. Get out all the spots. You can hire a carpet cleaner or rent one. It’s easy to do.
Day 18 Linen Closet. This one is a clean and declutter area. This area can get super messy. Get rid of things you aren’t using and reorganize. Take everything off the floor and vacuum. If you haven’t used it in a year, consider donating these items. If it smells musty, then try this to get the smell out (using baking soda helps get the smell out).
Day 19 Air Filter Vents. I remove my vents and take them outside to spray them down with the water hose. It’s the easiest way I’ve found to get them really good and clean.
Day 20 Oven. Some people keep the bottom of their oven clean. I do not! Run the self cleaning cycle or grab a can of oven cleaner and get to work. Don’t forget your oven grates, burners, hood and air vent.
Day 21 Shoe Closet/Mudroom. I guess I don’t have to say much about this. It’s probably pretty dirty and needs to be disinfected.
Day 22 Outside Furniture. Furniture gets covered with pollen and spills occur. Rinse off pillows and fix any broken pieces.
Day 23 Hardwoods. Give them a good sweep and get on your hands and knees and use a little elbow grease to get off any stains.
Day 24 Lamp Shades. You’ll want to vacuum these off using your vacuum attachment. You can look at your lamp shade and think it looks ok until you start doing that and you’ll see how much dust is on it.
Day 25 Toilets. No one wants to do them, but it’s time!
Day 26 Window Blinds. There are so many tools that can help you clean blinds, but the easiest is an old sock. If it’s really dusty, you can use a vinegar/water mixture to wipe them down.
Day 27 Wash Walls. Get a bucket of sudsy water, wash cloth and a magic eraser and get to work! Spend a little extra time on the walls on the stairs.
Day 28 Trash Cans. I like to replace my bathroom trashcan every couple of years. They are pretty inexpensive. However, my stainless steal trash can in the kitchen was expensive. I like to take it outside and give it a little more attention and get all that stuck on garbage up.
Day 29 Yard. This could mean many different things to different people. Some might have junk laying around that needs to be put up. To others, it could mean getting trash out of the flower beds or gathering up dog toys.
Day 30 Tile Grout. Purchase a good grout cleaner and spend the time to get that clean. It could be in your shower area or bathroom floor. Here’s a heavy duty one cleaner that Amazon recommends.
You can print out this great cleaning checklist to hang on the refrigerator.
It’s easy to print out. Just follow these directions. Click here or on the image below and it will take you to Dropbox so you can download the image to your computer to save or print. I have my printables stored there so I can give out a higher quality image without slowing my website down.
Let me know if you have any trouble and I’ll get you going.