The Ultimate Home Cleaning Checklist

Posted On:July 10, 2017 by Rachael in Home Tips


Maintaining a home can be a lot of work! We want to help you out by doing your research for you. Here is our ultimate home cleaning checklist!


  1. Make beds
  2. Wipe down bathroom counters after getting washed up morning and night
  3. Wash dishes
  4. Take trash out
  5. Nightly sweep to tidy toys, loose papers, and other stray objects back in their place
  6. Wipe down kitchen counters, table, and sink


  1. Dust all hard furniture
  2. Vacuum and/or mop floors
  3. Wipe down kitchen appliances and countertops
  4. Clean mirrors with glass cleaner
  5. Scrub and disinfect toilets
  6. Clean and scrub showers/tubs
  7. Clean sheets and towels
  8. Throw out expired food in fridge


  1. Vacuum upholstered furniture
  2. Wipe out and disinfect wastebaskets
  3. Wipe down and disinfect doorknobs, light switches and TV remotes
  4. Dust ceiling fans and vents
  5. Dust moldings
  6. Take off stove burners and disinfect stovetop
  7. Wipe kitchen cabinets
  8. Clean the microwave (heat a mug of water with a lemon wedge, then wipe down)

Every 3 – 6 Months:

  1. Hand-wash or throw curtains in the laundry
  2. Vacuum mattress (every three months) and flip or rotate 180 degrees (every six months)
  3. Clean and condition leather and wood furniture
  4. Wipe down blinds
  5. Vacuum drapes and fabric shades
  6. Dust lampshades
  7. Wipe down baseboards
  8. Shake out rugs
  9. Scrub grout
  10. Wash windows inside and out
  11. Clean and the stove hood with degreaser
  12. Polish stainless steel appliances
  13. Clean refrigerator and freezer interiors
  14. Clean coffee maker

Every 6 – 12 Months:

  1. Clean oven interior
  2. Wash or dry clean slipcovers
  3. Wash or dry clean pillows
  4. Wash or dry clean comforters
  5. Empty and clean cabinet and pantry shelves
  6. Vacuum or dust refrigerator condenser coil
  7. Wash and dry stove hood filter

Every Year:

  1. Have rugs professionally cleaned
  2. Pull out large appliances and furniture to clean behind and underneath
  3. Wipe down walls
  4. Wash window screens
  5. Clean dryer duct
  6. Have upholstery and drapes professionally cleaned (every two years)

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