(Closed) Apartment Therapy: Cleaning Your Home (30-Day Guide)

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Gemstone: Thanks!  That’s a great list!

Post # 5
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Thanks for posting this!

Post # 6
18645 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I still don’t think I can handle that much, just reading deep clean kitchen makes me want to run away!

Post # 8
2701 posts
Sugar bee

I think I am a clean-aholic after reading this. I do half of that list almost every day. Can anyone say OCD much haha?

Post # 9
98 posts
Worker bee

@ Mrs.chubbybunny-me too! If I cleaned my house on this schedule my house would always be a disaster! BUT I have 2 kids and 2 dogs. If I were single, it would be ALOT easier.

Post # 10
730 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I knew this sounded too good to be true! There’s no way I could clean all the bathrooms in our house in 20 minutes. Also… 10 days in between surface cleaning the kitchen?!?! EWW! I clean our kitchen at least every 2-3 days. Also I vacuum incessantly. 

@Mrs.ChubbyBunny: I think I must be OCD too!

Post # 11
3943 posts
Honey bee

@Mrs.ChubbyBunny: Me too. And if I only cleaned my bathroom once every 30 days it would seriously be a giant, hairy mess. eww

Post # 13
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I already do this on my own (more often though), but thank you for sharing.  =) I do wish I had a washer and dryer though.  It’d make life so much simpler.  It’s the only thing I truly put off.

Post # 14
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Thanks for posting the link. Very interesting. I definitely like the idea of breaking things up into manageable tasks. But I agree that certain things in the post are problematic, depending on what areas of your house need the most attention. I am always picking up the living room, because the clutter piles up daily.

Like I don’t have enough laundry to “do a  bit each day”. I seperate my clothes (dark, color, white, towels) and it takes about a week for a full load of any of these.

I’m guilty of not doing the dishes after every meal. I put dishes in the dishwasher every day, but washing the pots.pans by hand tends to be an every second day task. After work, I feel like I never get time to do anything once I cook, eat and clean up our dishes. So sometimes I let it stack up and tackle another project like going through the mail or getting groceries.


Post # 15
1183 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Mrs.ChubbyBunny: Me too lol

I really need to do most of this stuff more often….this list would make me crazy, but it would be great for FH….lol

Post # 16
1697 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I clean everyday and my house is never clean enough!!!

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