Cleaning Checklist

Do you want to clean your house, but don't know where to start? Our Cleaning Checklist gives you a guideline on what to clean in each room of the house. Use it to make a plan of what you still need to clean that week or give it to your kids to help them remind them of their chores.

Kitchen

  • Rinsing dishes right after use makes it easy to remove food.
  • Move appliances to remove dust or crumbs from behind them.
  • Run garbage disposal to clean it out.
  • Always wipe up spills as soon as they happen.
  • This will reduce the need for a full mop job to once per week.
  • Check your refrigerator daily and use up leftovers before they spoil.
  • Take food out of the freezer that will need time to thaw.

Bathroom

Floors

Bedroom

Clutter

Pets/Plants

Miscellaneous

Few people look forward to housework, but a clean, tidy home makes life much more pleasant. But you don’t have to work hours at a time to keep your house in order. Spending just 45 minutes a day to complete this entire list adds up to a big difference by the end of the week. Establish a daily routine of basic cleaning, make it a habit, and you will be amazed at how much easier it is to keep your house looking good.

Tips

  • Larger jobs, such as thorough bathroom cleaning, vacuuming and mopping, should be performed weekly.
  • Get your family involved. All adults and children should have daily assigned tasks.
  • Work your way through the daily cleaning checklist in the same order and at the same time each day. This will help make it a habit, and get it done more quickly.
  • Focus each day on clutter hot spots to prevent them from becoming overwhelming.
  • Keep a mat on the outside and inside of entries to your home. This will greatly reduce the dust and debris tracked inside.
  • Don't allow clutter to build up in your home, or maintain extensive collections of items that will require dusting.