Sunday is the day when you can relax and spend time with your family. But after a long week, it’s easy to be too tired to do housework. If this sounds familiar, consider taking advantage of Sunday as a prime time to clean your home.
Sunday Cleaning Routine
The following steps will help you get started:
- Declutter your home by removing any unnecessary items from your space.
- Dust furniture and window sills with a microfiber cloth.
- Vacuum carpets and rugs thoroughly using an upright vacuum cleaner with an upholstery attachment.
- Clean kitchen counters, sinks, stoves and other surfaces with a damp sponge or microfiber cloth. Use baking soda dissolved in warm water for stubborn stains on countertops and stainless steel appliances. For glass stove tops, sprinkle some white vinegar on a damp sponge or microfiber cloth, then wipe away smoke film and grease with another damp sponge or microfiber cloth that has been dipped in vinegar solution
Sunday is the day to do your cleaning. It’s a great way to start the week off right by having a clean house. Before you begin, put on some music and make sure there’s plenty of water and cleaning supplies on hand.
It’s best to tackle one room at a time so that you don’t feel overwhelmed. Check out these ideas for how to spend your Sunday cleaning:
Floors: Sweep or vacuum floors, then mop if necessary.
Bathroom: Clean mirrors, wash the tub and toilet, sweep the floor and wipe down walls with bleach solution (1/4 cup bleach per 1 quart warm water).
Kitchen: Wipe down cabinets with lemon juice solution (1/2 cup lemon juice per 1 quart warm water). Clean out refrigerator, freezer and pantry shelves; wipe down appliances; scrub sink; clean stovetop; unload dishwasher if it’s full; wipe down appliances if they’re dirty (exterior only); remove cobwebs from ceiling fan blades; wash windows inside and out — including screen frames — with vinegar solution (1/2 cup vinegar per 1 quart warm water).
Bedrooms: Make beds; fluff pillows; put away clothes that weren’t folded last night or hang them up
Sunday is the day to get your home in shape. It’s your last chance before the work week starts and you’re back to chaos.
Here’s a quick look at some of the things you should do on Sundays:
Clean out the fridge. You don’t have to spend an hour scrubbing it down, but throw out any old food or drinks that have gone bad. And if you have leftovers from dinner, put them in Tupperware containers so they’re ready for lunches during the week.
Dust and vacuum. If you haven’t cleaned your living room, dining room and kitchen yet today, do so now. And while you’re at it, go ahead and vacuum up all those crumbs that have fallen on the floor over the last few days (and possibly months). Then dust every surface in these rooms — ceiling fans included!
Clean bathrooms properly. If you’ve been using those little hotel poufs of soap or toilet paper rolls as improvised garbage cans, now’s the time to stop that habit! Throw away all old toiletries, hair products and makeup so they don’t start growing anything gross; then wash out your sink with antibacterial spray followed by hot water; wipe down all surfaces in both bathrooms with
Sunday is the day when you get to relax and catch up on some much needed rest. But before you do that, make sure to clean your home for a fresh start!
This is the perfect time to do a thorough house cleaning.
Here are some things you can do in your house:
Wipe down all surfaces with a disinfectant wipe. This will kill germs and bacteria. Use an antibacterial spray or solution on hard surfaces such as kitchen counters, bathroom sinks and toilets, etc.
Clean the appliances such as your refrigerator and microwave ovens. Remove the doors and wipe down all their parts with an antibacterial cleaner or solution (like 409). It will keep them smelling fresh for longer periods of time. The same goes for microwaves; just open it up and wipe down the inside with a damp cloth or paper towel dipped in water or vinegar diluted with water (1/2 cup vinegar). Make sure to take out the turntable first!
Dust all furniture, knick-knacks, light fixtures, etc., using either a feather duster or microfiber cloths (the latter are better because they’re reusable). You can also use Pledge furniture polish which contains lemon oil that naturally repels dust mites from furniture surfaces so
Sunday is the day to do it all. You can clean your house, catch up on laundry, and even get a good workout in. Here’s our Sunday cleaning routine to help you get through the week to come:
Clean out your fridge and freezer by throwing out any expired food and tossing items that have been pushed to the back.
Toss dirty clothes into a hamper or laundry basket and set aside so they can be washed later on this day. Take care of any stains before putting them in with other clothes so they don’t stain other pieces of clothing.
- Gym time!
If you’ve got time, go for a run or hit the gym for a workout — getting some exercise will make you feel great!
How to Clean Your House Faster
If you’re like me, you spend all day on Saturday cleaning the house so that it’s ready for guests. But then, when those guests arrive and ask if they can help with anything, you have no idea what to tell them.
The answer is simple: You should have a cleaning routine.
Here’s what one looks like:
Sunday is the day for cleaning.
The cleaning routine just takes a few minutes and will make you feel better about your home and yourself.
First, start with the kitchen. Wash all dishes from the past week and clean the sink out. Next, wipe down your counters and stovetop. Then, take out the vacuum cleaner and give the floors a good cleaning. Make sure you get under the kitchen table and chairs too!
Next, take care of any laundry that needs to be done before it piles up on Sunday night. Then move onto bathroom cleaning by wiping down sinks, toilets and showers. Don’t forget to clean out the tub as well! Next up: dusting! Make sure you dust or sweep everywhere except windows since they’re already cleaned at least once a week (usually on Wednesday).
Finally, go through your bedroom one last time before heading into work tomorrow! Make sure there aren’t any dirty clothes lying around (take them downstairs to wash later), pull back your sheets on both beds (make sure there aren’t any crumbs in bedding), clean out any trash cans in bedrooms and make sure there isn’t any clutter lying around in bedrooms either (put it all away!).
Sunday is the day to clean your house. Do not think of it as a chore, but rather as a relaxing way to spend your Sunday.
Start by sweeping and mopping the floors. You do not have to do all of them at once. You can do one room or section at a time.
Next, vacuum all areas of the house including stairwells and hallways. If you have hardwood floors, use a soft mop instead of a vacuum to prevent scratches on your wood flooring.
Dust all surfaces in each room including windowsills and baseboards if you have time.
Clean out kitchen cabinets and closets. This will make it easier for you when you decide what clothes to wear for the week ahead!
Wash all dishes in the dishwasher (if you have one) or by hand if there are too many dishes for the dishwasher to handle.
Clean out refrigerators and freezers by defrosting them first if necessary, then throwing away any expired food items inside them. Clean up spills around appliances such as stoves or fridges with baking soda and vinegar solutions to neutralize odor-causing bacteria before wiping down surfaces with soapy water or disinfectant solutions
A Sunday cleaning routine is a great way to help you get organized, declutter and stay on top of your home maintenance.
Here are some ideas for items to include in your weekly cleaning schedule:
- Sweep or vacuum floors and wash floors as needed.
- Clean bathrooms (including sinks, toilets, tubs and showers).
- Dust furniture and other surfaces that are easily accessible.
- Clean the kitchen (including refrigerator, stovetop and oven).
- Water houseplants, if desired.
Sunday is a great day to get organized, clean and declutter.
Here’s a quick Sunday cleaning routine that will make your house feel like new!
- Start with laundry. Wash bed sheets and towels, and do any other laundry that needs to be done.
- Take out the trash. Empty trash cans and bins, or take out the garbage bag if necessary.
- Clean bathrooms and kitchen sink area. Clean mirrors, wipe down sinks and countertops, scrub toilets and shower/tub walls, clean floors if needed (this should be done weekly).
- Dust furniture, windowsills and any other surfaces in the house that need dusting (more often if there are pets or children).
- Wipe down baseboards with a damp cloth or sponge to remove dust build-up from high traffic areas (such as entryways). If you want to go all out for clean baseboards, check out this tutorial on how to make them sparkle!