Weekly Chores

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Wash your sheets and pillowcases.  If you are lucky enough to have two sets then change your sheets, make your bed and then launder your extra set.


Clean your mirror
Clean the surfaces (toilet, shower, sinks)
Wash your towels, washcloths, and bath mats
Dust your light fixtures
Dump the trash and wipe down the inside and outside of the can
Mop/Vacuum floor


Clean all surfaces, (dust or use Windex)
Go through your piles, pay bills, file, send out correspondence and throw away all trash
Dump the trash and wipe the can out
Vacuum or sweep the floor
Dust the books top and sides
Dust the shelves

Entryway, Hallway and Stairs:

Pick up and put away all objects that don't belong
Wash all washable rugs, and runners (if your rugs need to be dry cleaned I would do this at least twice a year.)
Dust the staircases and all knick-knacks, pictures, mirrors etc.
Dust the furniture and light fixtures as well
Clean your mirrors
Sweep and mop
Vacuum the stairs and landings

Living room:

Put away objects
Recycle the newspapers, magazines and catalogs, put away those you want to keep
Rotate your cushions and fluff them, I also Febreeze them (again we have 3 dogs 2 teenagers, and I buy mine at the dollar store)
Fold blankets and put them away
Dust all surfaces
Vacuum the floor

Dining Room:

Dust all surfaces
Sweep and Mop
Vacuum floor and cushions


Wipe all surfaces, countertops, sinks, and the hood, appliances and cabinet doors
Don't forget the top of your refrigerator, shelves and your furniture
Wipe the inside of your appliances also, the microwave, the toaster oven, the oven, the toaster (dump the crumbs), and please clean your can opener it is so nasty just throw the thing in the dishwasher and clean the outside surface
Clean the tea kettle
Clean the coffee maker
Flush your drain with baking soda and vinegar.  My uncle is a plumber and he says to boil water and pour that down the drain once a week. (Anything to save money and it is easy to do)
Get rid of all food that is spoiled
Dust your light fixtures
Clean your trashcan and recycling bins
Sweep and Mop the floor

Throughout the house:

Vacuum the vents
Wipe pet marks and fingerprints off of the windows and glass doors