Homemaking: Cleaning Zones 1-2

(What is a zone? You must have missed my zone rotation post!)

In this and the next two posts, I’ll be sharing my zone cleaning lists. I gleaned from various “experts” to compile these lists, and they are specific to our home. Hopefully, they will give you some idea of the deep-cleaning chores you should consider tackling during your zone rotation schedule.


Zone 1: The Kitchen

Monday

  • clean light fixtures & ceiling fan
  • wash walls, dust baseboards, clean backsplash
  • clean doors, knobs, & switch plates
  • wipe down small appliances
    • microwave, can opener, coffee maker, Food Saver machine, toaster
    • run vinegar (then clean water) through coffee maker

Tuesday

  • empty drawers, wipe down inside & out, organize
  • empty pantry, wipe down shelves, organize

Wednesday

  • empty cabinets, wipe down inside & out, organize

Thursday

  • clean big appliances
    • oven, exhaust fan
    • stove burners
    • wipe shelves of fridge & exterior, throw away old condiments, organize contents
    • wipe down mini-fridge (yes, we have a mini-fridge!)
    • run dishwasher w/vinegar, wipe down inside & out
    • organize chest freezer, defrost if needed

Friday

  • clean windows, sills, screens inside & out
  • sweep, mop/scrub floor
  • sharpen knives, if needed

Zone 2: Bedrooms

Monday

  • clean light fixtures & ceiling fans
  • wash windows, sills, screens, blinds, & curtains

Tuesday

  • wash pillows & mattress cover, if needed
  • wash walls & trim
  • dust baseboards
  • clean doors, knobs, & switch plates

Wednesday

  • dust furniture & polish as appropriate
  • empty closets, dust shelves, organize contents

Thursday

  • empty drawers, wipe clean, organize contents
  • swap out sizes in children’s drawers, if needed

Friday

  • vacuum, including under/behind movable furniture
a place for everything & everything in its place!

a place for everything & everything in its place!

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