Keep your entryway space tidy and in shape with this entryway cleaning checklist.
We all know the entryway is the first room or area that guests will see once they enter your house, so it’s always a must to keep the space clean and tidy to create a great first impression. However, that’s not always the case when you have kids bringing useless stuff or pets with their muddy pawprints or tons of junk mail you keep forgetting to open and dispose of.
If there’s an area in the house that could easily get cluttered, it’s clearly the entryway. So how do you keep this space in tip-top shape without spending so much time cleaning every single day? Use this entryway cleaning checklist as your guide.
Entryway Cleaning Checklist
Clean the Windows and Doorknob: Wipe the windows and doorknob with a microfiber cloth and glass cleaner for your windows.
Clean Welcome Mat and Boot Trays: Get all the dirt out of your welcome and boot tray by wiping down boot trays or giving them a spray with a hose. Vacuum your welcome mat or clean it by scrubbing the dirt off with laundry detergent and water.
Dust Furniture and Console: Next on our entryway cleaning checklist is to use a microfiber cloth, wipe the surface of your console and other furniture displayed in your entryway, like your bench or chair.
Get Rid of What Doesn’t Belong: There are things we welcome in our home and some that don’t belong to the entryway space. Get rid of what doesn’t belong in the entryway space, like your spring jacket, summer sports equipment, or any random objects. Return these items to their rightful places. It’ll make your entryway more spacious, and the rest of your space organized.
Mop the Floor: Get rid of road salt, snow, mud, and grime by mopping the floor at least every day. It’s difficult to remove these types of dirt once it hardens on the floor. It’s best to mop it right away to prevent further mess and accidents.
Recycle or File Old Mail: It’s time to tackle your junk mail by filing away important bills and mails and shredding sensitive stuff. For magazines, you could keep them on your coffee table or drawers. For flyers, you could keep them on your kitchen board or create a binder of flyers (for contact information purposes).
Vacuum Floor or Rug: Lastly on our entryway cleaning checklist is to vacuum the entryway floor every day to get rid of dirt. Don’t forget to vacuum the rugs, as well, since dirt is trapped in these spaces.
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