These cleaning checklists guide you through the process of cleaning each room in your home thoroughly but efficiently, so you won’t miss a spot. If you aren’t confident in your cleaning skills, a checklist can help you form solid habits to keep your home clean.
How to Use Cleaning Checklists
• Make them reusable. Print the checklists you want to use in your house cleaning schedule, then slip them into plastic page covers. As you work, cross items off with a dry-erase pen or crayon, then wipe the page when you’re done.
• Stash your pages where you can easily find them. Stash your cleaning checklists in a household binder if you use one or in the room where you’ll use them. I keep a copy of the nightly kitchen cleaning checklist taped inside a cabinet door to make it easy for family members to help tidy up at the end of the night.
• Get your family involved! Using cleaning checklists makes it easy for everyone in the family to help. For example, with older kids, give them a specific room’s checklist, and they’ll know what and how to clean it. Or, to make cleaning day a family project, work together on a checklist. Each one contains multiple boxes, so you can go step by step or assign each family member a box.
• Wondering what cleaning products and tools to use? Check out my page of Recommended Products for the tools and products I use in my own home.
Daily Cleaning Checklists
The daily cleaning routine is about tidying your home to keep it looking nice, even when you haven’t had time to clean. Then use the nightly kitchen routine to “close the kitchen” for the night and help avoid household pests. Your mornings will go more smoothly when you don’t start them looking at a mess.
Having a nightly kitchen cleaning routine is a great way to “close” the kitchen for the night. It’s also a great way to give yourself a good start the next…
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It’s important to clean your home’s main rooms every week, even if they don’t look filthy. When you clean before things look messy, it goes much faster. Weekly cleaning also allows you to notice problems like pests, mold, or mildew before they become serious issues.
So, use these weekly house cleaning checklists as part of your routine, whether you prefer doing one room a day or doing them all on the weekend. You’ll work faster, clean more thoroughly, and know you didn’t overlook a thing.
A clean bedroom leads to a better night’s sleep and a better mood in the morning. Use this checklist to get yours spotless every week.
Spring Cleaning Checklists
Spring Cleaning is an enormous task, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. But you know what they say about tackling any big task: you do it one small bit at a time. That’s also true when it comes to Spring Cleaning — or Deep Cleaning — your home.
The printable Spring Cleaning Checklists below help you break it down into manageable steps. But don’t feel like you need to wait until Spring — there’s no reason you can’t use these for Fall Cleaning, too!