Everyone has a different style of cleaning their home. Some people like to clean task by task. For example, they’ll dust and polish furniture one day, clean floors the day after that. The following day is bathrooms and the day after that is counters. Then they spend a day doing laundry.

Why Clean Room-by-Room?

The task-based approach works best for small homes or small families where cleaning just a countertop is enough to make an entire room look tidier.

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Other people prefer to clean one room at a time. That’s how I clean, too, using my cleaning checklists. When you clean one room at a time, you usually do the laundry for a room on the same day you clean it. So, for example, bedrooms might get cleaned on Mondays, and the sheets get laundered that day, too. The result is a clean bedroom from top to bottom, including the sheets.

Do What Works for You

Of course, the cleaning method you use is entirely up to you. If you’re struggling to find a routine that works, give both ways a try. (Here’s more help creating a cleaning schedule that suits your home and lifestyle.) But if you’re ready to give room-based cleaning a try, this is the place to start.

The Best Ways to Clean Every Room in Your Home