Weekly Bedroom Cleaning Checklist Printable

Follow this printable weekly bedroom cleaning checklist to get your bedroom truly clean. You’ll eliminate dust, banish clutter, and ensure this room in which you spend so much time is a comfortable retreat.

Weekly Bedroom Cleaning Checklist

It’s a good idea to read through the steps below before printing the weekly bedroom cleaning checklist at the bottom of this article. That way you’ll understand the steps involved. Doing them in order will help you clean efficiently yet faster than ever.

MAKE YOUR ROOM A PRIORITY

Busy people, especially parents, put their rooms last when it comes to cleaning. They’ll keep the kitchen spotless, and do a weekly bathroom cleaning, of course. They’ll spend their evenings trying to put the family room in order, so they have a place to sit down once the kids are asleep. But their own bedrooms are usually low on the list of priorities.

That’s a shame, too, since having a clean room increases personal happiness. A clean bedroom also leads to a better night’s sleep, something that busy parents never seem to get enough of.

So, don’t put your bedroom last — put it first!

Weekly Bedroom Cleaning Checklist

The following list of equipment is specific to this weekly bedroom cleaning checklist. To see a detailed list of all the things I use to clean my home, check out my Recommended Products page for my reviews.

Equipment Needed

UNCLUTTER

1. Pick up all trash and put it in one of the bags or boxes. Set it by the bedroom door.

3. Gather the clutter that belongs elsewhere and put it in the second bag, also by the door.

GET THE DUST OUT

1. Dust furniture: Work the room from left to right, top to bottom, and dust the walls, window casings, furniture, and decorations. Use an extension dusting tool for high spots.

2. Polish furniture: Use furniture polish to give the wood a beautiful, protective gleam.

3. Polish glass surfaces: Use a dry microfiber cloth and glass cleaner to polish mirrors, inside of windows, light bulbs (let them cool first!), and other glass surfaces.

4. Strip the bed: Now that you’ve finished stirring up dust, strip the bed and put the dirty linens outside the door. Don’t make the bed yet.

TACKLE SMUDGES

1. Do smudge patrol: Using the microfiber cloth and glass cleaner, wipe down light switches, door knobs, and door frames.

2. Check walls and baseboards: Use a damp microfiber cloth to clean smudges or scuffs on walls and baseboards.

VACUUM THESE

1. The mattress: Using the upholstery attachment, vacuum your bed while it’s bare. Clean mattress stains if needed.

2.The base of walls: Switch to the crevice attachment and vacuum around the room where the floor meets the walls.

3. The floor: Remove the attachments and vacuum it properly.

FINISHING TOUCHES

1. Empty the trash: Dump the can into the bag by the door then line the trash can with a plastic grocery bag or paper towel.

2. Make the bed: Put on fresh linens and make it.

3. Put things away: Take dirty linens to the laundry room and wash them. Discard trash. Return items that belong elsewhere.

MAKE IT A ROUTINE

As with any cleaning task, this bedroom cleaning checklist goes faster if you make it a habit. I’m honestly not a fan of cleaning my room, but it makes such a difference in my allergies that I do it without fail once a week.

Plus, there’s just something about sleeping in a freshly made bed on “Clean Sheet Night”… or maybe I’m just extra tired after all that work.

Printable Bedroom Cleaning Checklist

Weekly bedroom cleaning checklist printable

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17 Comments

  1. This is such a good reminder about allergies! My husband has horrible allergies, but his nightstand is always so covered with his special things that it often gets overlooked while cleaning. Now I feel bad. But you can bet we’ll have a clean room by tonight! Thanks, Katie!

    ~Bethany
    http://www.happyhomemaker.me

    1. Katie Berry says:

      My nightstand gets the same way. One trick I’ve learned as an allergy sufferer: it’s worth getting those hypoallergenic tissues. Kleenex puts out SO much lint whenever you pull one out of the box! I didn’t realize how horrible they were until I started setting my Kindle (with a black cover) on my nightstand next to my tissues.

      One night I had a horrible sneezing attack and kept grabbing the Kleenex. Sure enough, the next morning my Kindle cover was covered in tissue lint! I kind of wonder if the makers of Kleenex don’t plan it that way: the more lint, the more you sneeze. The more you sneeze, the more Kleenex you use. And so on.
      Scott’s makes a GREAT hypoallergenic tissue that doesn’t shed the stuff. It’s helped immensely.

    2. Good point! Sigh! We go through a LOT of tissues around here. When his allergies are really bad, a box a day is no problem!

  2. Lina Bickel says:

    Your tips are great, Katie. I am good at picking up clutter and doing light cleaning but I don’t often enough get to things like dusting the curtain rods and cleaning out the trash can until I do a deep cleaning (which I hate). Your methods are much better and I’m going to be incorporating into my own routine!

    1. Katie Berry says:

      I’m glad you’re finding them helpful, Lina!

  3. NotQuiteSusie says:

    I’m totally printing this out & saving it to do every week! My bedroom doesn’t get as much cleaning attention as it should, that’s for sure.

    1. Katie Berry says:

      What is it about us moms, always putting our bedrooms at the bottom of the list? I do it, too, and then wind up sneezing, tossing and turning all night if I’ve slacked off on cleaning it. No wonder I’m always so tired!

  4. My mom sent me over here for your childrens bedroom cleaning list… and I love all your lists SO much that I’ve printed them all out to add to my “housewife journal.” I so wish this one had a great little printable as well.

  5. Thank you! So helpful!

    1. Katie Berry says:

      Rebecca, I’m happy to have helped!

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  7. Tower Harvey says:

    Good morning, I came across your site a few weeks ago, I read most and took the tips, but sadly I lost the motivation as you said could happen. But I’m now gearing myself up to tackle my spare room which I will say gets highly cluttered and stuff to get rubbish dumped etc, so I’ll report back with the times exactly to see if over the week I got it down to 20 minutes per day.

    The cleaning sheets, cleaning products. Boxes marked trash bags plus a removal truck is on stand by im ready, I’m gonna follow these steps down to the last one. Each day write down how long its took thanks to a timer.

    Hopefully I succeed,

    1. Katie Berry says:

      Hi Tower,
      It can seem overwhelming in the beginning but any effort you put in is still making progress. You got this!

  8. Becky Lein says:

    Hi Katie!

    Your book about organizing my house in 30 days has changed my life! I am not exaggerating. I just turned 50 but I have been a messie all of my life and just couldn’t figure out how to clean! It has always been so overwhelming. Just having the Every Night Kitchen Checklist alone has made an incredible difference in our home. It did take me over a week to complete the first day of the book. After that it has taken several days to do the other tasks on days 2-4 because of home renovations (but I think I will find myself ahead of the game when it comes to closet clean-outs, lol).

    I just wanted to say thank you. You make everything seem so doable. I have hope AND a clean bedroom and kitchen that have stayed that way with little effort for over a week (This is an incredible feat!). You are such a blessing!

    Keep up the great content and tips!

    Everyone else….BUY THE BOOK!

    1. Katie Berry says:

      I am so glad my book helped you! And, wow, cleaning house while also doing renovations is a major undertaking — my hat’s off to you!

  9. robin bickel says:

    Hi Katie. Love your lists but I do have a question. What do you suggestion for a knick knack and photo lover? Dusting them all every week is an overwhelming task.

    1. Katie Berry says:

      Hi Robin,
      One thing to keep in mind is that you don’t need to do a perfect job. As the saying goes, “done is better than perfect.” So, don’t focus on picking up each knickknack and framed photo every week to wipe the dust from all surfaces. Run an electrostatic duster over and between them, and you’ll get most of the dust. Then every week pick a group or two that you do want to wipe carefully and do them. Rotate groups from one week to the next and you’ll stay on top of it. 🙂

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