Maintaining a healthy lifestyle requires you to not only take care of your body, but to take care of your home as well. A well-maintained environment can provide you with numerous health benefits while also improving your mood and productivity!

This guide is meant to help you remember what things in your home need care to give yourself a clean, healthy living space.

Let’s face it, life can get hectic, and our homes need cleaning year-round. So lets make spring cleaning year round enjoyable and manageable with a year round cleaning schedule. The whole house cleaning chart shows you how to spread this task over a year.


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Front Porch

The front porch is the gateway to your home. If you have a front porch, you will pass through it every time you enter and leave your home. Keep the floor clean by sweeping and occasionally mopping. Maintain any furniture pieces and ensure everything is in order. Plants can also bring appeal to a porch’s entrance. Keep plants looking vibrant with life.

Living Room

Many things can gather dust. TV screens, coffee tables, and other items like picture frames should all be dust-free. Wash your rugs and doormats, or vacuum often if you have carpet. Keep underneath the sofa or couch cushions clean as well. Natural air fresheners like essential oils are ideal instead of toxic air fresheners. Keep the living room environment healthy.

Family Room

Many people will gather here for different occasions if you have a family room. It can get messy very quickly. The things to pay attention to are similar to what you would think for a living room space. Ensure your family and friends have a clean environment to gather and have a great time.

Dining Room

Wipe off the table to clean any food residue. Disinfect the surface regularly, as bacteria can grow when pieces of food are not wiped away. Ensure the chairs are also clean, and remember to sweep and mop the floor often.


Your kitchen contains many important things to clean as it is where you prepare food. Check for outdated or spoiled foods in your fridge, and clean the inside surfaces. Take out the garbage, ensuring the inside of the can is clean. Clean oven and stove tops regularly since that is where your meals are cooked. Check the cabinet underneath your sink to clean it and ensure there are no leaks. Clean all other accessories often, depending on their uses and functions. A kitchen floor should be cleaned frequently.


Check and remove expired food. Organize food in your pantry so items are easier to find. Note what things you are running low on so you can plan for the next time you go grocery shopping.


You start and end your day in your bedroom. Getting a good night’s rest is essential to conquer your day. Make sure your bed sheets, blankets, pillows, and pillowcases are all clean to help you breathe easier. Ensure that you are comfortable so you can focus on rest. Consider using allergy encasings for pillows and mattresses if you’re allergic to dust mites.


Remove things from your closets that you no longer want. Sometimes it is easy to put things in your closet and forget about them when they collect dust. However, organization is essential, and having a full closet can lead to unwanted stress in trying to find things. Also, cleaning away dust or cobwebs helps to keep the space fresh.


Ensure that your tub and shower are clean and your sink, as you use those to clean your body. Check your shower curtains or door for mold, which is harmful to breathe in. Turn on your exhaust fan to remove excess humidity if a window is not present or open when showering or bathing to help prevent the buildup of mildew and mold. Clean the toilet regularly.

Laundry Room

Remove the drier lint so your drier can function correctly. It doesn’t have to run for so long. Check for any forgotten clothing articles that you may be missing. Keep surfaces and floors clean and dry.


Organize your important documents so you don’t have to stress out finding them when needed. Remove dust from your working space so you don’t inhale it as the air circulates in your area. Keep desk organized and clutter-free. Find an organized system that works for you.

A/C Unit

Your A/C unit is easily ignored but circulates the air you breathe. Be sure to clean or change your air filter and vacuum vents to eliminate unwanted dust that a dirty A/C unit would put into the home environment. Harmful mold can also enter these systems, so check for that often.


The exterior of your home is the first to be seen. Taking care of your lawn by removing weeds and trimming trees and bushes can enhance its appearance. If you’re growing fruits or vegetables, keep an eye on them and maintain them to ensure they grow healthy.


Get rid of old and broken things you can’t fix that lie around cluttering your garage. Even if you do not have a garage, take care of your car- it takes you from place to place. Please keep it clean outside and in, as you should for your body. Keep tools organized so you can always find whatever you need.