Monthly Cleaning Schedule: A Task to Tackle Each Month

When it comes to cleaning around the home, sometimes the list seems endless, and knowing where to start can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve put together a monthly cleaning schedule! Our cleaning calendar is here to help you prioritise, with a month-to-month guide for tackling indoor and outdoor surfaces. From surface sanitising to moss removal, there’s a month for everything.

January - Declutter

With the cooler temperatures and lots of time spent indoors, January makes the perfect month to declutter your home. Starting the year with a tidy home will make the list of household cleaning tasks ahead seem less daunting. Plus, it will make it easier to get into every nook and cranny when it comes to cleaning and sanitising surfaces. If there’s any time to get rid of excess clutter around your home - it’s now!

Decluttering isn’t the only way to simplify house cleaning. If you’re struggling for motivation, read our 6 simple steps to make house cleaning quick and easy.

February - Tackle the Bathroom

This month, tackle the dirtiest areas in your bathroom.  Sometimes, bathroom cleaning can seem like an endless cycle of daily scrubbing. One way to make the job easier is by opting for a specially formulated cleaner that keeps your surfaces cleaner for longer. Wet & Forget’s weekly shower cleaner does just that - all you need to do is spray the area you want to clean and rinse the product away the next day.

For a deep clean, make your way through our bathroom cleaning checklist, ticking off each area as you go.

March -  Clean Paths and Driveways

With the worst of the winter weather behind us, this is a great time to remove overgrown infestations that may be causing your driveways, paths and patios to become slippery and dangerous underfoot. Use a product that effectively targets and removes contaminants, without the need for harsh water blasting, such as Wet & Forget mould, lichen, moss and algae remover.

In most cases, Wet & Forget will only need to be used once a year however be sure to check for regrowth (particularly in the wetter months) and reapply the product where necessary.

April - Clean Windows

With Spring upon us, now is the time to make the most of the sunlight streaming through your windows by giving them a thorough clean. When it comes to cleaning exterior glass, there are a few key points to consider to achieve streak-free, sparkling results:

  • Pick a dry, cloudy day.
  • Use an effective window cleaning solution. This needs to be agitated once applied and rinsed copiously. 
  • Remove excess grime and eliminate streak marks with a microfibre cloth or extension pole.

Don’t forget to clean the inside of your window too, wiping down window ledges with a sanitising cleaner to remove accumulated dirt and dust. For more tips, read our window cleaning guide.

May - Get Your Garden Summer-ready

With the warmer weather approaching, make sure you are ready to make the most of your garden by taking care of tasks such as cleaning up garden furniture and maintaining your wooden and composite decking.

While maintaining your wooden decking can be a year-round job, there are ways to get it looking as good as new for the Summer months. Follow our guide to cleaning your decking for some simple maintenance tips, including how to remove moss, mould and algae without causing damage to your decking.

June - Remove Garden Pests

With your garden decking and furniture Summer-ready, now is the time to focus on your grass. Throughout the year, your garden can attract all sorts of garden pests - including moss and weeds.

There are a number of effective ways to remove garden pests like moss and weeds. When applying weed killer, make use of a targeted garden sprayer to help control distribution and protect surrounding plants. Our sprayers can also be used to tackle moss infestations on your grass - all you need is our moss killing solution and tap water.

July - Paint Sheds and Fences

This July, brighten up your garden by giving areas such as your shed and fence a fresh coat of paint. Did you know that Wet & Forget can be used on sheds and fences too? Prior to painting any exterior surfaces, prepare them by removing unsightly buildups of moss, mould and algae. In addition to this, once a shed or fence is newly painted, Wet and Forget can be applied once it’s dry to protect it for up to a year against re-contamination. 

Wet & Forget Rapid is perfect for tackling large areas with ease, with a sniper nozzle that allows for fast, convenient application. Even after application, the surface will remain sterile, reducing possible contamination of the new paint with algae and fungi.

August - Remove Moss from Your Roof and Gutter

When was the last time you cleaned your roof? The growth of moss on roof tiles can cause real damage by pushing tiles out of place - allowing water damage to occur. Not only this but tiles can become discoloured if moss is left for too long. Not to mention, the result of fallen roof moss can cause your guttering system to block.

Be sure to remove moss from your roof safely and efficiently, using the correct products for the job. Wet & Forget Rapid offers a quick and effective way of removing moss, with a gentle pH neutral formula that won't damage your roof or kill your grass in the way that bleach runoff can.

Read our article ‘Roof Moss Removal Using Wet & Forget’ for tips on tackling the issue with ease.

September - Prepare Your Garden for Colder Weather

Give your garden an Autumn clear-up and prepare for the colder weather ahead. Here are our top three areas to focus on:

  • Clear away garden furniture to avoid damage from rain and snow.
  • Scrape up fallen leaves to prevent the buildup of mulch on your grass.
  • Eradicate moss, mould and algae on outdoor surfaces that could become dangerously slippy with rainfall.

October - Clean and Sanitise Indoor Surfaces

During the colder months, make sure you are preventing germs from thriving in your home by making use of a cleaning solution that not only cleans and deodorises but kills unwanted germs. Wet & Forget Indoor is proven to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, as well as mould and mildew, making it perfect for use around the home.

Find out why we are more vulnerable to germs during winter and how to stop them spreading in our article ‘Top tips for keeping your home germ-free'.

November - Deep Clean Your Kitchen

No doubt your kitchen will soon be put to good use with the upcoming Christmas festivities. Prepare for the busyness that lies ahead by giving your kitchen a deep clean in November - with particular focus on your oven! Don’t forget to sanitise cupboards, worktops and appliances too. Use our kitchen cleaning checklist as a guide.

December - Last Clean of the Year

As the year comes to a close, give your home one last deep clean so that you can kickstart the new year with a tidy home and a fresh to-do list! Read our tips for cleaning smarter, not harder.

Visit our online shop to find all the cleaning solutions you’ll need to tackle indoor and outdoor surfaces with ease this year.