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, then clean floors the day after that. On a different day, they’ll clean countertops, and on yet another day, they clean appliances. Most task-based cleaners also do all of their home’s on one day.

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.

Other people (and I’m one of them) prefer to clean one room at a time. Room-based cleaners usually do the laundry for a room on the same day they clean it. So, for example, bedrooms might get cleaned on Mondays, and the sheets get laundered that day, too. They then know the bedroom is clean from top to bottom, including the sheets, not just the floors or the furniture.

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