Your summer cleaning checklist - The Cleanables
Summer is for maintenance, not for cleaning! Due to dandelions, pollen, ants, and unpredictable thunderstorms, summer cleaning can be difficult, especially if you’re away for long periods. Houses don’t maintain themselves. After your tan fades and the days get shorter, you’ll still need to put in some effort to avoid being overwhelmed. Maintaining during summer makes the next seasonal deep clean easier. Today in this article, we will share the summer cleaning checklist.

Summer bathroom cleaning

  • Wipe down weekly. Sweep, dry mop, or vacuum weekly.
  • Weekly disinfect the touch points such as doorknobs, light switches, and toilet handles.
  • Clean your shower, tub, and sink weekly.
  • To prevent mildew and mold formation, use the exhaust fan during and after your shower for 30 minutes.
  • Clean mirrors weekly using store-bought or homemade cleaning.
  • Sanitize hard surfaces weekly using a ready-made cleaner like Micro ban 24 Bathroom cleaner to prevent mold and mildew for 7 days.
  • Weekly, wash your shower curtain, towels, and bathmats separately.
  • Spray your shower curtain and liner monthly with distilled white vinegar to prevent mold.
  • Clean the toilet, floor, hinges, flusher, and attachments monthly.

Summer kitchen cleaning:

Here is the your kitchen summer cleaning checklist

  • Monthly microwave cleaning inside and out.
  • Weekly fridge and freezer cleaning.
  • Discard over-6-month-old food and freezer contents.
  • Wipe shelves, drawers, and handles.
  • Monthly pantry cleaning and organization.
  • Discard old, opened items.
  • Weekly disinfect touchpoints.
  • Cabinet handles, light switches, sink faucets, and surfaces.
  • Wipe countertops daily with a multipurpose cleaner or DIY solution.
  • Clean counters can keep summertime pests out.
  • Monthly waste disposal cleaning.
  • Throw ice cubes and fresh lemon peels down the drain and let it go.
  • Sweep, dry mop, or vacuum weekly. Especially if you organize several indoor/outdoor events where people may unwittingly track debris in.
  • Clean kitchen blinds monthly. You may be underestimating their grease.
  • Window wash monthly.
  • Clean trash and recycling bins monthly.
  • Cascade Dishwasher Cleaner on an empty cycle cleans your dishwasher monthly.

Summer bedroom cleaning

Find the bedroom summer cleaning checklist below:

  • Dust weekly.
  • Dressers, lamps, and nightstands.
  • Wash blinds and vacuum curtains monthly.
  • Maintain your laundry.
  • Keep hiking gear and wet bathing suits off the floor.
  • Sweep, dry mop, or vacuum weekly.
  • Clean windows and ledges monthly.
  • Wash bedding weekly.
  • Sheets, pillowcases, duvet covers, and shams (if washable). Follow label care and cleaning instructions.

Summer home cleaning

Here is home summer cleaning checklist:

  • Dust weekly.
  • Swiffer Dusters reach hard-to-reach ceiling fan blades and light fixtures, and the dust pads catch dust instead of spreading it.
  • Clean windows, sills, and ledges monthly, especially if you open your windows all summer!
  • Wash walls monthly. Walls absorb and trap odours, including that smoky burger smell from your neighbors’ BBQs.
  • Weekly floor maintenance.
  • Vacuum or sweep. Wet mop the hard flooring. The Swiffer Sweeper Floor Mop handles dry and wet mopping without a bucket.
  • Vacuum weekly, especially with pets. They’re definitely shedding more too. Sofas, chairs, and curtains. Upholstered items.
  • Weekly disinfect doorknobs and light switches.
  • Dust plants and water them too.
  • Declutter regularly (or monthly if you’re on vacation).
  • Sort through your coffee table, end tables, cord heaps in the corner, old mail, records, books, pencils, empty cups, and other objects.

Outside summer clean-up

  • Check gutters and downspouts monthly.
  • Big storms may have thrown debris onto your roof, clogging the gutters and causing water to drip, leak, and pool in unwanted areas.
  • Maintain your grill between uses.
  • Sweep your patio weekly.
  • Depending on what you’re planting, water your garden enough.
  • Yard and lawn work.
  • Mow the lawn every other week (depending on growth rate).
  • Hedge, prune, and weed.
  • Dust and wipe patio furniture and outdoor pillows monthly to prevent mildew and water damage (and embarrassing dirt patches on your friends’ jeans).
  • Clean your garage
  • To avoid pollen and dust, clean window screens monthly.


Kid areas summer cleaning

When you make your summer cleaning checklist, then don’t forget your kid’s area.

  • Move and vacuum under playpens, mattresses, kiddie tables, and crafting stations monthly.
  • Clean plastic toys monthly. Bath toys. Since water-squirting bath toys can mold, buy new ones every few months.
  • Kids’ toys can be cleaned with a little Dawn dish soap and warm water.
  • Add two drops of bleach to a gallon of water, soak them overnight, and air dry.
  • Monthly hand-wash plush toys. After, use a hairdryer to puff their fur! Your child will never notice.
  • Organize your kids’ play areas weekly. Enjoy this moment when everything is in place.

Pet-zone summer cleaning

Here is your pet’s summer cleaning checklist

  • After trips to the Dog Park and local hikes, vacuum the carpet, couches, and pet bed monthly.
  • Use a dry mop like the Swiffer Heavy Duty Pet Dry Sweeper to collect hair and dander on hard floors monthly or daily.
  • Wet mop the floor monthly, especially around the litter box, food bowls, and suspicious areas where the dog hangs out. The Swiffer Heavy Duty Pet Wet Mop is great since you don’t need a mop bucket and simply throw away the mop pad.
  • Wash pet beds periodically. Replace worn ones.
  • Like kids’ toys, clean and sterilize hard plastic pet toys monthly.
  • Replace rotten toys with new ones.
  • Weekly neutralize strong pet scents.
  • Sprinkle baking soda on everything overnight and vacuum it up in the morning. Upholstery, pet beds, soft toys, etc. benefit from this.
  • Freshen pet areas with Febreze Fabric Pet Odor Eliminator. Do this daily!

Automobile summer cleaning

  • Weekly automobile cleaning.
  • Remove coffee cups, food wrappers, damaged sunglasses, and empty sunscreen tubes.
  • A rag dipped in Dawn and warm water should clean the centre console, cup holders, steering wheel, and dashboard.
  • Clean soap residue with a moist cloth.
  • Upholstery attachment vacuum seats, trunk, and under seats.
  • Clean your automobile windows monthly. No bird crap improves the view.
  • Road trippers should check all fluids.
  • If you’ve been on muddy or dusty escapades, wash your car’s exterior monthly.
  • If you’ve gone road-tripping, check your tires’ air pressure. Temperature and altitude variations can alter it.

Summer cleaning Tips:

  • In warm weather, pour boiling water down your drains and garbage disposal to kill mold and bacteria. Flush with boiling water.
  • Watch for AC unit and outside hose leaks. Leaks raise your water cost and create mold and foundation puddling. Tighten bolts, valves, and hose attachments to stop leaks.
  • Before entertaining, dry brush outdoor couch cushions or vacuum them with the upholstery attachment to remove pollen and pet hair.
  • Summertime cleaning and reversing ceiling fan blades prevents them from spreading dust and pollen. The fan pushes frigid air downward when the blades revolve counter clockwise.
  • Buy cheap brooms and dustpans for each porch, patio, or deck. These are useful for spot-cleaning window treatments, screens, railings, ceilings, window boxes, etc.
  • Pre-treat a new summer shower curtain liner by washing it on cold, gently with 1/4 cup of white vinegar. In humid months, this prevents shower liner mold and mildew.
  • Exfoliate your gas barbecue grates. Turn it on high and heat the grates (or do this after cooking while the grill is still hot). Be careful when handling a cut lemon with long-handled tongs or a fork. Rub the grates with a lemon dipped in salt. Lemons cut grease, and salt scrubs. Pre-treat grass stains with white vinegar and water. Before washing soiled objects with enzyme detergent on hot, let the solution sit for 5 minutes.

Enjoy summer!