This printable monthly cleaning routine can help you keep up with weekly chores and all of the other little tasks that go into keeping a home clean and organized.
One of the easiest ways to keep a clean house is by following a routine, so you’re doing housework before things get out of control. Most of us read that word routine and think of it negatively. We associate the word with being in a rut, living dully, and not having any fun.
When it comes to cleaning, however, the exact opposite is true: following a cleaning routine makes cleaning efficient, keeping your home in good shape with far less effort required because messes never have a chance to get out of hand.
Using the Printable Monthly Cleaning Routine
Nothing says you have to clean seven days a week — that’s just how I organized the printable. If I’d made it a 5-day schedule, someone would’ve pointed out that 20 days is not a full month.
Don’t want to clean on the weekends? Check off boxes as you go and start back at square one after you’ve completed the rest.
A Routine Using House Cleaning Checklists
The key to making this monthly cleaning schedule work for you is combining it with the daily cleaning checklist. Used together, the daily checklist keeps your entire house looking tidy, while the monthly routine guides you through getting it truly clean.
I love using cleaning checklists because they make sure I don’t overlook any steps. The ones I’ve created aren’t just thorough — they’re also easy to follow. So easy, in fact, that I can hand one to my kids and trust they’re getting the job done right. (Related: Printable Cleaning Checklists for Every Room.)
Need a More Detailed System?
But what if it’s been a while since you’ve given your home a thorough cleaning? Or maybe it’s so cluttered that you don’t even know where to start dealing with that, so you can actually clean?
If you’re not confident in your cleaning skills, you’ll love my book, 30 Days to a Clean and Organized House. It’s a daily roadmap that walks you step-by-step through a month of cleaning missions, explaining what to clean, how to clean it, and even what homemade cleaning recipes to use.
By the time you’ve finished the book, your entire house will be clean, clutter-free, and organized — then this monthly cleaning schedule will help you keep it that way. (Related: How to Create a House Cleaning Schedule.)
The Monthly Cleaning Routine
I recommend slipping the printable into a plastic page protector, so you can cross off items with a dry-erase pen or crayon as you go. Once you’ve completed the entire thing, wipe it off and start again.
Ready? Click on the image below for a printable .pdf, or right-click to save it to your device.