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.
House Cleaning Checklist
Daily Cleaning Checklist
Here are some of the daily cleaning tasks I try to get done…
- make bed
- start laundry
- fold one load
- wash dishes
- wipe counters
- vacuum floors
- tidy living space
- prep dinner
These daily tasks are the essential cleaning duties I need to do to keep our house functioning and running smoothly.
Simple Weekly Cleaning Schedule
Here’s what I focus on weekly…
- wash floors
- wipe counters/backsplash
- clean kitchen table and chairs
- empty trash bins
- declutter flat surfaces
- wash bed sheets
- deep clean bathrooms
- dust furniture
- meal plan / prep
- water plants
Each week, I pick one day to incorporate one of these weekly tasks.
BiWeekly Cleaning Tasks
Every other week, I like to…
- clean mirrors (I love to use a mini squeegee like this one from Walmart for under $5!)
- wash couch blankets
- clean windows and frames
- tidy closets
- deep clean stovetop and grates
- vacuum couches
- fluff couch pillows
- tidy fridge and pantry shelves
- wash rugs
- wipe down remotes
Simple Monthly Cleaning Schedule
Here are the monthly cleaning tasks I work into our schedule:
- deep clean carpets
- clean couches
- wipe down cabinets and pulls
- dust fan blades
- wipe inside trash bin
- deep clean dishwasher
- change out sponges
- wipe down furniture
- tidy entryway / mudroom
- wipe clean baseboards
- deep clean grout
- dust light fixtures
- deep clean garbage disposal
- tidy food containers
- wipe clean mantle – organize
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Quarterly Cleaning Tasks
Tasks I complete every 3 months or so include:
- deep clean microwave
- deep clean oven racks
- descale showerheads
- organize drawers
- clean walls
- tidy linen closet
- clean bathroom exhaust fan
- flip, steam clean mattresses
- deep clean range hood filters
- descale coffee maker
- clean and organize pantry
- clean and organize fridge
- tidy and clean bedroom closets
- wash curtains
- deep clean faucets
Organized Mom Planner with Cleaning Checklists
If you need help keeping track of cleaning duties in your home, I’ve created an amazing system I call my Organized Mom Planner.
With over 600+ digital pages once, 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!
I have also included seasonal checklists (for Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter), tidying checklists, chore charts and ideas, and more!
*Post originally published September 2017, last updated May 2022.
Friday 24th of June 2022
I love the checklist but each time I click to download it just routes me back to the same page. How can I download a printable version? Thanks!
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!
Tuesday 3rd of October 2017
Whoa- you are intense mama! Way to get it done!
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.
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!