There are a lot of cleaning chores that you need to perform each month and I am sure you do only half of the things on this list. I used to neglect them as well but I realized the importance of maintaining everything in my home clean.

So here is everything you need to do once a month to ensure a spotless home!

Clean The Washing Machine

Have you ever cleaned your washing machine? I know that you might think it sounds crazy – doesn’t the washing machine clean itself… well, no. You need to do that!

But don’t worry – it’s not hard at all. In fact, it’s one of the easiest cleaning chores ever. All you need to do is pour a cup of vinegar where you normally put the laundry detergent and run an empty hot cycle.

Clean The Blinds

If you have blinds instead of curtains then you need to wipe them with a cloth once a month. That way you will remove build-up dust and dirt.

Clean Your Dishwasher

Once a month you need to remove the filter of your dishwasher and wash it. That way you will ensure all food particles which are trapped in it are removed.

Another thing you need to do is place a cup of vinegar in the dishwasher and turn a hot empty cycle. Similar to the washing machine, this chore is so easy yet important for the performance and lifespan of your appliance!

Vacuum Any Upholstery

Your upholstery traps do much dirt and dust which is why you need to regularly take care of them. I recommend sprinkling baking soda on the upholstery then letting it sit for 20 minutes. The powder will absorb any bad smells and impurities.

Then simply vacuum the upholstered furniture to remove the powder and any excess crumbs, dirt, dust, etc.

Clean The Windows

Don’t bother cleaning the exterior each month but do focus on the interior! Simply use a glass cleaner and clean the interior of all windows each month.

Trust me – it will make a huge difference in the appearance and feel of your home.

Clean Your Microwave

Another appliance you need to clean every month. Scrub the interior and exterior in order to remove any build-up, greasy stains, burnt food, etc.