The Ultimate House Cleaning Guide

Whether you clean your own home on a regular basis, or clean others’ for a living, you can understand when we say it is a dirty job! Dirt, dust, spills, and grime, there are a lot of different messes you encounter when cleaning a home. The best advice from any house cleaning expert is to pick-up and put away on a regular basis. This means divide your housework into daily, weekly, and monthly tasks. That way your cleaning to-do list is more manageable. But before you start, we recommend you apply a thin layer of Workman’s Friend Barrier Skin Cream. Not only will this cream keep your hands moisturized, but it will also protect them from the harsh chemicals used to clean a home. Once you’ve applied our formulation, let the cleaning begin!

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Daily Tasks

The first thing most people do in the morning after getting dressed is make their bed. It may seem like an insignificant thing to do, but it really helps to give your home that neat and organized feeling.

From there, tackle the kitchen. This can range from emptying the dishwasher, putting away breakfast bowls, cereal boxes, and plates, to wiping down countertops, the kitchen table and take out the garbage. No one wants to come home after a day of school or work to find more work in terms of a dirty or stinky kitchen!

Once the kitchen has been dealt with, don’t overlook the bathroom after you’ve used it in the morning. This might include wiping the countertops, putting away hair and toothbrushes, and making sure towels are hung up. All of these are small steps that go a long way to helping you keep your home clean.

On a nightly basis do what many cleaning experts call a “sweep” of your, home. As you move from room to room, pick-up the toys, papers, books, and other items that are lying around and out in the open. Your family members can even help with this task by collecting what belongs’ to them and placing it in its rightful place.

 Weekly Tasks

The weekly tasks require a little more time. Before you begin, remember to apply a layer of Workman’s Friend Barrier Skin Cream. This will keep your hands moisturized and protect them from the harsh chemicals used as you clean.

Start with dusting all of the surfaces in your home. Vacuum all of your rugs, sweep your hardwood or tile floors and then finish up by mopping them. Change and launder all bed sheets, duvet and pillow covers; wash bath mats, towels, or any other floor coverings. Clean out your refrigerator and your freezer, discarding anything that is no longer edible. Wipe down your toaster over, the inside of your microwave, and oven (some ovens have the self-cleaning option); not to mention clean your stovetop as well. Scrub your bathtub, sinks and toilets to make sure they’re spotless. Fluff and rotate pillows on your sofa or other seating areas. Sort through the pile of paper work that is sitting by your bedside on in your study, remember if you don’t do it now it won’t get any smaller by itself. And don’t forget to clean all the hand and animal paw prints from the windows, mirrors and other glass surfaces.

Monthly Tasks 

Before you start any of the monthly tasks remember to apply a thin layer of Workman’s friend barrier skin cream. The harsh chemicals used in some of the cleaning can cause irritation and rashes on your hands. That’s where Workman’s Friend which acts as a thin barrier can help.

Wipe down all baseboards, moldings, and window ledges. Dust ceiling fans and all electronic equipment (i.e. stereo speakers, television screens, DVD players). Clean out empty garbage and recycling bins. Wipe down the shelving in your T.V. room, home office, bathroom, and kitchen. Vacuum your curtains or dust your window blinds. Wash or vacuum ventilation covers and change filters if needed. Flush your drains with baking soda, boiling water and vinegar. Anything else that you can think of that is overdue or only requires an occasional cleaning should be done monthly.

Grab the Broom

There you have it. Your cleaning to do list from daily, weekly, to monthly chores, has been broken down. Now you have no excuse not to clean. Don’t forget before you grab a spray bottle of window cleaner or the powder needed to clean your kitchen sink, protect your hands with Workman’s Friend. An application of our Barrier Skin Cream will moisturize and protect them from the irritating chemicals found in most cleaning products. Once your cream is on, there’s no time to waste, grab that broom and start sweeping!


Workman’s Friend Barrier Skin Cream is light-weight and odorless product. Apply a dime-sized portion of our non-greasy, formula on each hand. Then rub them together to ensure the cream has been properly absorbed.

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