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House Cleaning Checklist: Daily, Weekly, And Monthly Cleaning Tasks

House Cleaning Checklist: Daily, Weekly, And Monthly Cleaning Tasks

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This daily, weekly, and monthly house cleaning checklist makes tackling household chores EASY. Print off this free cleaning checklist to keep your home clean…


Tackling your entire household can be a real BORE. It can also be pretty daunting.

I get it, I never liked cleaning as much as I liked creating and making messes ;), but it’s got to get done!

Coming up with a schedule that fit our lives, our household, and let’s be honest, our mess, took me a few years to really figure out.

Mostly because we introduced our second little man, Jax, right in the middle of trying to figure everything out.

He really threw us for a loop – I swear I was at the doctor’s office 2-3 times a week throughout my pregnancy AND through the first 4 months of his life.

It seemed that when we weren’t at the doctor’s office, we were barely home long enough to change a diaper and let Jax lay down for a nap.

Needless to say, my lack of a steady cleaning routine coupled with this new craziness our family had faced left our home in a sea of craziness.

I’m not ashamed to admit that, either. Usually, with a new baby in the house, there is a period of adjustment for everyone who lives in the home.

I remember hating when people would stop by or tell us they were coming over. I felt like I just couldn’t keep up.

Looking back now, I feel that I was much too harsh on myself. I did the best with what energy I had (both physical and mental), and did what needed to be done for my little guy’s health. He’s now a very tough, strong, healthy almost 3-year-old tike.

My point in telling you all this is that even if you feel like life is running you into the ground, and there isn’t a light at the end of the tunnel, I promise you that there is.

When it comes to obstacles like health, you need to remember to have patience and grace for yourself and your timing. And when the time is right, you can sit down and configure a good cleaning schedule that works for you and your home!

Once things settled around Jax’s 18-month mark, I buckled down and tried to figure out the best cleaning schedule for our family.

I knew that if I wrote something down and put my mind to it, it would more than likely get done. 

If you find that a schedule helps you stay on top of chores, then this post is for you!

*This post contains affiliate links, however, all opinions are my own, as always.

Daily Cleaning Checklist

daily cleaning checklist

Here are some of the daily cleaning tasks I try to get done…

  • dishes
  • wipe down counters
  • sweep floors
  • switch laundry – fold and put away one load
  • pick up (tidying)

These daily tasks are the essential cleaning duties I need to do to keep our house functioning and running smoothly. 

Simple Weekly Cleaning Schedule

deep cleaning house checklist

Here’s what I focus on weekly…

Each week, I pick one day to incorporate one of these weekly tasks.

BIWEEKLY CLEANING TASKS

Every other week, I like to…

  • sanitize toys
  • wipe down oven interior
  • wash windows
  • wash bed sheets
  • clean closets
  • wipe down microwave interior
  • wipe down dining table legs and chairs
  • clean stovetop (remove grates and wipe down)

p.s. As far as cleaning closets go, that just refers to tidying up. 

Any stray hangers without shirts or clothes hanging from the get pulled and placed in the laundry room, the floor of the closet is cleared, and any shelves are tidied up.

Simple Monthly Cleaning Schedule

house cleaning checklist

Here are the monthly cleaning tasks I work into our schedule:

 

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Printable Master Cleaning Calendar

If you need help keeping track of cleaning duties in your home, I’ve created an amazing system I call my Master Cleaning Calendar.

With over 160+ printable pages once fully printed, this thing is A BEAST.

I’ve broken down all of the daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly cleaning tasks needed to keep a home or apartment clean.

For the last year, I’ve put this deep cleaning house checklist to work to see if it’s realistic, and it really works!

Check it out HERE.

Included in this printable bundle:

  • Daily Cleaning Tasks
  • Weekly Cleaning Tasks
  • Biweekly Cleaning Tasks
  • Monthly Cleaning Tasks
  • Quarterly Cleaning Tasks
  • Yearly Cleaning Tasks
  • Quick Decluttering Ideas (checklist)
  • Chore Ideas For Kids
  • Kids Chore Chart
  • 3x Chore Stickers in different colors 
  • Monthly Printables
    • Monthly Cleaning Duties (different for each month)
    • Notes & To-Dos Checklist 
    • Blank Monthly Calendar
    • 12 monthly calendars featuring cleaning tasks:
      • biweekly (2x a month)
      • monthly (1x a month)
      • quarterly (4x a year)
      • yearly (1x a year)
  • 2 Grocery Shopping Lists
  • Weekly Meal Planning Printables for each month

When it’s fully printed out, there are over 162 printables to use throughout the year!*

*Not including the Grocery List printables, because that number will be different for each person or family.

I also have smaller bundles from the MCC available if you are looking for just certain printables.

Those that buy my Master Cleaning Calendar will have access to my private Facebook Group dedicated to reminding MCC members of biweekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly cleaning tasks as they come up in the Calendar. 

*Post originally published September 2017, last updated October 2021. 

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Kelly

Sunday 22nd of August 2021

These links go to a "No Post" page.

Simone

Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

I can't tell you enough what great ideas you have. I've already tried a few. In fact, Im always trying to try something because both my kids & working from home, leaves my home in a mess!

Barbara Alfeo

Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

Whoa- you are intense mama! Way to get it done!

Victoria

Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

Thank you for sharing this Corinne! I LOVE this part: "I firmly believe in Harold B. Lee’s words! Everything that we as Homemakers do rings loudly into the hearts and minds of our children. I want my little ones to live and breathe in a space that is filled with positivity and structure -not messy piles of laundry and the constant craziness that comes with clutter."

I completely agree! I always say the same thing! Even if your kids or husband think they don't care about it being messy or cluttery, it totally affects them subconsciously. And when they're used to being around a well-maintained home, our hope is always that they will strive to have healthy and happy lives when they're older.

Nina

Monday 2nd of October 2017

Love this schedule! I've been wanting to put one together for my house. Keeping a clean house with 2 toddlers in it has been so hard for me. I need a better game plan!

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