Advice from Hank – Cleaning List

Sometimes half of the struggle of maintenance around the home is figuring out what projects to tackle in the winter. Below, you’ll find a list of indoor cleaning projects. Consider it a checklist of suggestions, and reading this list may trigger other project ideas. At the very least, here’s a good start:

  • Clean the attic and basement. Give away or throw away unwanted items or clothing.
  • Wash Windows and repair screens.


  • Shampoo carpets and rugs.
  • Vacuum dusty drapes and window treatments; send dirtier drapes to the cleaner.
  • Defrost the freezer and take a duster to the refrigerator coils.
  • Clean out the office and throw away any old files.
  • Steam clean upholstery.
  • Wash windowsills, doors and walls.
  • Clean your ceiling fans. If necessary, wipe them down with a cleaning solution.
  • Scrub the oven.
  • Clean out the refrigerator and wipe it clean.
  • Dust the entire house, but pay close attention to the ceilings, corners and under furniture.
  • Inspect the kitchen exhaust fan. Remove grease and grime if there’s buildup.

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