Housecleaning Checklist

Some of the women I talk with tell me they want to have clean homes but they get sidetracked or are unsure of exactly what to do in each room. A housecleaning checklist can really help with ensuring you’ve done everything you want to do for your normal routine.

My dog, Remy, is a shedder. It doesn’t matter what time of year. It doesn’t matter how often or how well he’s brushed. I often think his fur isn’t held on in the usual way but haphazardly stuck on him with cheap school glue that allows the fur to fall out for any reason; like him breathing. So, because I don’t want fur carpeting, I vacuum at least every other day. When I had my Great Dane service dog I vacuumed once a week.

I realize that some of the things on this list aren’t going to be done every day. They’re not meant to be. Consider this a weekly checklist so that you do everything on the list at least once a week.

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More seasonal jobs like washing walls are not included on this list.

Kitchen

  • Clean appliance exteriors (including stove, refrigerator, dishwasher)
  • Microwave exterior/interior cleaned
  • Clean fingerprints from door-frames and switch plates
  • Tables and chairs cleaned
  • Remove all items and disinfect all countertops and backsplashes, replace items on countertops
  • Clean cabinet fronts (including knobs/handles)
  • Soak stove drip pans and knobs in sink
  • Clean range hood & filter
  • Scrub sinks and disinfected
  • Vacuum and/or wash floor
  • Clean windowsills, wash windows, clean blinds and/or window treatments
  • Baseboards dusted
  • Return cleaned drip pans and knobs to stove
  • Trash emptied

Dining Room

  • Polish table and wood areas on chairs
  • Vacuum upholstered chairs
  • Sweep & mop hard floors or vacuum carpeting/area rugs
  • Clean windowsills, wash windows, clean blinds and/or window treatments

Bedrooms

  • Make beds (change sheets if needed)
  • Clean lamps and dust lampshades
  • Clean overhead light fixture
  • Remove fingerprints from all woodwork, door-frames and switch plates
  • Dust picture frames and clean glass
  • Dust furniture
  • Vacuum or wash floors
  • Clean windowsills, wash windows, clean blinds and/or window treatments
  • Dust baseboards
  • Empty wastebaskets
  • Clean mirrors
  • General straightening

Bathrooms

  • Scrub and disinfect tub and shower scrubbed
  • Rinse tub and shower and dry with a towel
  • Clean shower door track or shower curtain liner
  • Clean and disinfect toilets inside and out
  • Clean and shine all plumbing fixtures
  • Neatly hand fresh towels
  • Remove all items and disinfect all countertops, replace items on countertops
  • Clean cabinet fronts (including knobs and handles)
  • Scrub and disinfect sinks
  • Sweep or vacuum floor, clean hard floor
  • Clean windowsills, wash windows, clean blinds and/or window treatments
  • Dust baseboards
  • Empty wastebaskets
  • Clean mirrors

Living Room and all other living areas, including hallways and stairs

  • Pick up any clutter and throw away or put in its place
  • Vacuum upholstered furniture
  • Fluff and arrange cushions and pillows
  • Clean fingerprints from all woodwork, door-frames and switch plates
  • Dust ceiling fans
  • Clean lamps cleaned and dust lampshades
  • Dust picture frames and clean glass
  • Dust furniture
  • Hardwood floors vacuumed and/or washed
  • Tile floors vacuumed and/or washed
  • Hallways and stairs vacuumed and/or washed
  • Carpets vacuumed
  • Clean windowsills, wash windows, clean blinds and/or window treatments
  • Dust baseboards
  • Empty wastebaskets

This list is a compilation of lists from three really big companies, Molly Maid, Maid Pro, and Smead – two premiere maid services and an organizational supply company.

Author: Elizabeth

I'm a wife, mom, and grandma (known as Bam) who loves cooking, baking, gardening, and all things that go into making a cozy coop for my brood. I have a disability so you may pick up tips on how to do things when some things just don't work right!

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