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Home Cleaning Checklist

Cleaning your entire home can seem like a daunting task. Instead of doing the whole house in one day, I suggest spreading it out into different times. Take it one room at a time. You’ll see that you end up cleaning that room even better when you do one a day.

In this article, I’m going to breakdown different rooms in the house for you to tackle on different days. Pick a room for each cleaning day.


The kitchen is a large area that is used often. This room can even be broken up into a couple different days because of the attention it needs.

  • Wipe down stove top and clean inside of oven.
  • Clean inside and outside of refrigerator.
  • Scrub kitchen sink.
  • Wipe down counters.
  • Wipe down baseboards.
  • Wipe down cabinets.
  • Wash inside of trash cans.
  • Sweep and mop floors.
  • Dust light fixtures.
  • Clean out pantry, get rid of expired items.
  • Wipe down dishwasher.
  • Wipe down inside and outside of microwave.


The bathroom needs lots of attention because of the moisture it holds. You’ll need to clean the bathrooms more often to stay clear of mold issues.

  • Scrub the sink.
  • Scrub the shower and tub.
  • Wipe down any tile.
  • Sweep and mop the floors.
  • Scrub the toilet.
  • Wash any rugs, towels, hand towels, and wash cloths.
  • Wipe down mirrors.
  • Spray air freshener.


You want to feel most comfortable in the area where you sleep. Cleaning this room frequently will help you to relax when going to bed.

  • Dust furniture and wipe down hard surfaces.
  • Clean the baseboards.
  • Clean the windows.
  • Change and clean the sheets and pillow cases.
  • Sweep, vacuum, or mop the floors.
  • Unclutter dressers, night stands, and desks.

Home Office

Since this is your work space, you will want to keep this tidy so you can focus solely on work.

  • Dust desk and everything on the desk.
  • Organize papers and anything else you need organized.
  • Wipe down baseboards.
  • Sweep, mop, or vacuum the floors.
  • Throw away any clutter.
  • Dust pictures and shelves.

Dining Room

People used to use this space more often than we do now. You might host parties and events in this room. If so, you’ll need to clean thoroughly after you host a party or a dinner.

  • Wipe down hard surfaces.
  • Wipe down baseboards.
  • Clean table cloths or table settings.
  • Dust light fixtures and furniture.
  • Sweep, mop, or vacuum floors.

Family/Living Room

The family room is another space that gets used often. This room might need cleaned more often than others.

  • Wipe down baseboards.
  • Dust ceiling fans and tables.
  • Vacuum the floor or sweep the floor.
  • Clean couch and chairs with handheld vacuum.
  • Wipe down hard surfaces.
  • Dust and wipe down TV.
  • Organize pillows on couches and chairs.
  • Every so often scrub the carpets.

Ah, a Clean House

Having a clean house is the most amazing reward after your hard work. It doesn’t have to be as daunting as it may seem. Take these individual rooms and tackle them one at a time.

You will feel relieved that the cleaning is done in a short amount of time and relax when it’s done!

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