Okay, a moment of full disclosure here: I don’t love cleaning. I do it; I do it often, and I certainly know HOW to do it, but I don’t love it. I always feel overwhelmed at the thought of cleaning or begin to stress out because I am afraid it is going to take all day. Ultimately, it gets down to the fact that I really dislike the feeling of being overwhelmed. And this fear of being overwhelmed has sucked whatever joy there might be in cleaning away from me.
That is, however, until I discovered these charts. There is just something about them… seeing everything clearly laid out has made cleaning feel simpler. And that, in turn, has made it feel less overwhelming for me. Suddenly now, this thing that I once begrudgingly did every day has felt a lot more manageable, and dare I say it, a lot more enjoyable too.
So I thought I would share with you these fifteen charts that have made such a difference for me. Hopefully, they will make a difference for you. Not only do they make the task of cleaning simpler, but they are so jam-packed full of information that they will make anyone, even the cleaning novice, into an expert.
How to Keep a Clean Home
One of the greatest challenges in cleaning is simply how often you should do it. This chart helps break that down.
From Design Sponge.
How Often You Should Clean Everything
If the first chart was too simplistic for you, or you feel like you are capable of cleaning more on a daily basis, this might be a better chart for you to follow.
From Good Housekeeping.
How Often You Should Wash Everything
Believe it or not, there is a difference between cleaning things and washing them. This is a guide to let you know how often you should wash common household items including clothing.
From Good Housekeeping.
How Often You Should Clean the Most Commonly Neglected Parts of Your Home
And then, of course, there are probably those parts of your home that you have probably never cleaned or maybe never even realized that they COULD be cleaned. Here is a helpful guide on how to handle those items.
9 Things People With Spotless Homes Do Every Day
My best friend, Melissa, is one of those people who’s house is always beautiful. When I think about it, she absolutely does these nine things. If you commit to doing them every day, suddenly the rest of your house doesn’t feel quite so overwhelming.
The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Your Home in An Hour
It’s happened to me, and it’s probably happened to you too. Someone calls and says that they’ll be over later that day, and your house looks like a hurricane has gone through it. Here’s what to do!
From My Domaine.
How to Clean Like A Maid
Okay, so far there have been lots of charts on how often to clean this and how often to clean that. But just as important as how often to clean something is the order in how you clean things. On more than one occasion, I have cleaned something, like my floors, and then had to clean them again simply because I did things in the wrong order. Sigh!
20 Things To Purge
Let’s be honest though. You can be the best cleaner in the world, but if your house is still full of junk, it will look messy. So here’s a helpful chart letting you know when to say goodbye to things.
From Happily Ever Parker.
Clean Your Closet
One of the hardest places to purge is your closet. This chart will show you how to do it painlessly.
Guide to Laundry Procedures
Speaking of cleaning your closets, how do you take care of the clothes you decide to keep? There are so many different laundry icons out there. It is hard to keep them all straight. So let this chart do it for you.
From Expert Home Tips.
How to Clean Any Floor Like a Pro
My husband and I moved into our new house almost two years ago, and one of the biggest challenges we faced was keeping our floors clean. With so many different surfaces like tile, natural stone, carpet, and wood, it was difficult knowing how to clean each different section properly. Thank goodness for this chart!
From Chicago Tribune.
Pots and Pans Chart
While cleaning our floors was hard for me, cleaning pots and pans has always been a source of frustration for my husband, Erik. If he sounds a lot like you, then you’ll probably appreciate this chart.
Free Printable Homemade Cleaners Cheat Sheet
As much as I haven’t always liked cleaning, I do like making my own DIY, all-natural cleaners. Here are ten recipes to get you started.
From Simple Living Mama.
8 Simple DIY Cleaners
And here are eight more! Also, don’t forget to check out my links below for even more cleaner recipes!
From Clean Mama.
Top Five Essential Oils for Cleaning
Last, but certainly not least, here is a chart on how to incorporate essential oils in your daily cleaning. I love my essential oils and couldn’t live without them. If you are interested in finding out how to purchase high-quality oils at an affordable price, fill out the form below:
A Word About Curated Posts
The above is a curated post. Some people call them round-ups, but I like the phrase “curated post” a lot better because I have spent hours putting each of these lists together. I have been a Pinterest junkie for years, and I am always looking for the newest or best or most interesting DIY project out there. Finding these items, testing them, and then using them on a daily basis is so much fun AND, I have discovered, helps save me money.
So if you enjoyed this post, here are some others that you might like:
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And now I want to hear from you! How have these cleaning charts helped you?
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