More and more homeowners opt for the increasingly popular repeat house cleaning in Philly done on a weekly basis to maintain the same level of cleanliness week in, week out. In-depth weekly cleaning involves a detailed approach and follows a carefully devised plan which helps make everything go effectively and efficiently.
It’s no secret that professionals know every trick in the book and that hiring a professional cleaning service is a reliable way to get excellent results, especially when recurring cleaning is concerned.
But what exactly does a weekly cleaning checklist include? Read on to find out!
What cleaning should be done weekly?
Some cleaning tasks have to be performed on a daily basis, but other important tasks such as removing extra build up in the bathroom and kitchen and making sure the floors in your home are thoroughly cleaned are ideally tackled once a week:
Although the kitchen might look tidy, there are always things that easily slip our attention such as tiny food particles or greasy fingerprints. Grime caused by greasy splatters, small spills, dust and foot traffic can build up, and by the time it becomes visible, it is more difficult to remove. To help avoid grimy buildup, the following tasks should be performed regularly:
- Wiping down the stovetop and surrounding surfaces
- Wiping down appliances
- Cleaning inside the microwave
- Cleaning countertops
- Vacuuming the perimeter of the room for debris and dust
- Mopping the floor, focusing where most activity happens
- Removing trash
Being wet and warm, a bathroom is the perfect place for mold and mildew, build-up and limescale. That is where the following to-do list comes in handy:
- Wiping down surfaces
- Cleaning the tub and shower
- Sanitizing the toilet bowl and the sink
- Cleaning mirrors
- Mopping the floor, especially surrounding the toilet
- Emptying the trash
Tip: you can keep surfaces dry and reduce buildup by keeping a squeegee close at hand!
Floors and furniture
When it comes to the floors and furniture in your home, there’s no combatant so pervasive as dust. Then again, our furry friends can keep us busy when the weather warms and their coat hairs begin to blanket the home! Whether dust or hair by the thousands (millions?!), such tiny particles can be quite an endless opponent to tranquility in your home. For those who are prone to allergies, the battle is even greater.
A general list for tackling the dust:
- Dust all horizontal surfaces, in general working from top-down
- Vacuuming carpets and other floor coverings and upholstery, which is especially important if you have pets
- Vacuuming and mopping floors
Professionals typically follow their own proven techniques to remove dust. Speaking of which, here is a pro tip: though great for some grungy tasks, a cotton cloth (perhaps from an old t-shirt or towel) does not remove dust as effectively as a good microfiber cloth. It tends to leave dust and its own lint behind! While some finishes require a dry cloth only, for surfaces that are water-resistant, dampening a cloth can remove stuck-on dirt more effectively.
How many hours a week do you spend cleaning?
Be it standard weekly cleaning or one of those big cleaning projects we do once a year, how many hours we spend on keeping our homes clean and in good condition depends on various factors, including the size of the house, our lifestyles and busy schedules, the number of people and pets in the home, etc.
Whether we like it or not, it does take a lot of our valuable time. According to a recent survey, an average American spends almost six hours a week cleaning. This really is a substantial amount, and it brings us back to the beginning: hiring a professional service means we’ll have those precious hours back to spend on other things that truly matter, and doing so in a clean home!
Looking for an excellent repeat house cleaning service in Philly?
If you have decided to improve your quality of life by having professionals keep your home clean, then EverGreen Maids is an excellent choice.
Whenever possible, we will assign the same cleaner to your home. When scheduling your initial appointment, let us know what your priorities and preferences are.
We always start with a thorough initial cleaning before we set up your recurring cleaning schedule. The initial cleaning is more intensive as we bring all surfaces up to our maintenance standard. With recurring service, you can enjoy a lifestyle free from dust and dirt while we maintain cleanliness in your home week in and week out.
With cleaning out of the way, you will be able to spend relaxing quality time with friends and family, maybe even squeeze in that long overdue visit to the Philadelphia Zoo. Hesitate no more and make that phone call, the only thing keeping you from a cleaner, healthier and more enjoyable home environment!