These printable 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.
Tips Before You Get Started
• Make them reusable. Print the checklists you want to use, 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 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.
• 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 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.
• Adapt them to your life. As someone with auto-immune arthritis and other health conditions, I try to make my cleaning checklists adaptive for others dealing with limitations, too. Each checklist is divided into sections, so you can do the entire checklist in one session or do one section at a time, whatever best suits your life.
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 between cleanings. If you haven’t been following a routine, it’s not the place to start. But once you’re in the habit of cleaning each week, the 20-Minute Daily Routine keeps your home spotless every day. Then use the nightly kitchen routine to “close the kitchen” before bed and help avoid household pests. Your mornings will go more smoothly when you don’t start them looking at a mess.
Weekly Cleaning Checklists
The idea behind cleaning each and every week is that it makes cleaning go faster. It’s counterintuitive, but when you clean before things look messy, it doesn’t take a lot of time. 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.
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!
More Cleaning Checklists
These checklists cover everything from quick chores you can do in minutes to occasional tasks that you want to know you’ve done right.