Suggested Daily Cleaning List For You To Build On

Here is a basic household schedule for cleaning. You can use it and replace some of what I’ve listed with your own chores.  Change it around until it works for you! The New Year is a great time to start a brand new cleaning routine.


Kitchen and Laundry Room
Run a sink of hot soapy water to use for cleaning with during the day or use for soaking dirty dishes. I always do this step no matter how much I may change up the rest of my routine.
Start laundry
Run the sink full of hot soapy water
Wipe down appliances
Sweep and mop
Wash dishes

Deep Clean – see my Deep Cleaning the Bathroom Instructions
Hang a clean towel
Take out trash, replace liner
Wash Rug

Make beds
Pick up and put away all clothes
Sweep and mop or vacuum
Put away clutter

Living Room
Pick up newspapers and stack or store, or throw away
Arrange sofa and pillows
Run vacuum
Put away all clutter
Put all items not belonging in the living room in a basket and call for everyone to come Claim their things

Kitchen and Laundry room
Run sink of hot soapy water, use to clean with during the day or to soak dirty dishes in.
at least one load laundry, washed and folded, put away
Hand washables in to soak
Iron 3 garments
Clean stove top
Clean inside microwave
Wipe down cabinets and countertops with cleaner and disinfectant
Clean range hood
Rinse out hand washables and hang to dry
Wash dishes

Change towel if needed
Wipe down sink and faucets
Wipe down commode
shake out rug and sweep

Living room
Pick up and put away everything including books and magazines
Straighten sofa and pillows
Vacuum or sweep

Make beds
Pick up clutter
Put away clothing and personal items

Clean and polish at least a few pair of Sunday shoes
Check coats, mittens, scarves and hats. If they need cleaning, do so, then hang them up in the correct spot.

Kitchen and Laundry
Launder the bed linens today
Run your sink of hot soapy water
Deep Clean The Kitchen and see Cleaning the Kitchen and living room

Living room
Vacuum or sweep and mop
Dust all furniture and electronic appliances
Shake rugs outside
Water indoor plants

Change sheets
Wipe down door frames and window frames and all mirrors
Pick up clutter and personal belongings

Take out trash
Shake out rug, sweep and mop
Wipe down mirror
Clean commode
Clean sink tops
Clean out shower or tub
Spray shower curtain with bleach or vinegar

Kitchen and Laundry
At least 2 loads laundry, fold and put away
Iron 3 garments
Run sink of hot soapy water
Wipe down countertops and cabinets
Remove dryer lint
Clean oven

Living Room
Pick up and put away
Run vacuum or sweep
Straighten sofa and pillows
Straighten up computer area
Straighten books and magazines, newspapers

Make beds
Hang up, pick up and put away all clothes and personal items

Deep Clean

Kitchen and Laundry
At least 2 loads laundry, fold and put away
Wipe down washer and dryer
Clean fabric softener compartment if needed
Sweep and mop
Wipe down stove top
Wipe down front and sides of frig

Straighten closets, arrange shoes
Hang up and put away all clothes,
Make beds
Dust furniture

Living Room
Straighten sofa, chairs and pillows
Vacuum or sweep
Arrange books, magazines and papers,
Call everyone to come get their personal belongs
Wipe down window frames and door frames

It seems like at my house, we need to deep clean the bathroom twice a week. Once before and once after the weekend seems to meet our needs with a little cleaning in between time.
So after the deep cleaning on Thursday, we usually just need to keep it picked up, trash taken out, sinks wiped out and everyone’s things picked up after showers, etc.

Sweep porches
Wash blankets, curtains, rugs that may need it

I reserve Saturday for laundry and getting church clothes ready and family time. I also cook for Sunday on Saturday.

I try not to do anything that doesn’t have to be done on Sunday. If I work diligently through the week, I don’t have anything pressing to do on Sunday.

These instructions are really just a guideline for making your own list of what you want to accomplish each day. For example, if you wanted to make sure you got rid of the dust bunnies under your bed every week, you might add that duty to one of the days under Bedrooms.

Some duties can be added monthly or bi-weekly. However you need it to be is how it should work. This is meant to be a tool that helps you, not that burdens you.

About Sylvia

Sylvia Britton is the owner of the Christian HomeKeeper website and ministry and began the ministry in 1997 when her husband brought home their first PC. She and her husband Mark live in Tennessee and are the parents of 5 grown children and grandparents to five so far. They homeschooled their five children from 1991 to 2016. Sylvia is a Christian and worship leader in her local Church. You can follow her on Facebook or consider joining her Facebook Group called Christian Homekeepers and Like her official CHK Page on Facebook.
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7 Responses to Suggested Daily Cleaning List For You To Build On

  1. December Galloska says:

    Thank you so much for this. My family and I live at a childrens ranch where we need to be tour ready at any time and this cleaning list will help so much. Thank you for posting this so people like I who have so much going on can do it and it isn’t overwhelming. God Bless you and your ministry…

    • Sylvia says:

      I hope the cleaning lists will be a help to you! If there is anything else I can help you with, please let me know. God bless you!

  2. Amy J says:

    Hey, this actually makes it look doable! Thanks!

  3. Sherry says:

    Funny how God works things out Sylvia! –
    I was looking for this a while back, and found it today.
    Add to that, the picture you used is the exact picture I have on my Home Keeping Journal!

    God is SO awesome!!

  4. Karen Duncan says:

    Thank you, Sylvia. I thought that I had seen this once before, but couldn’t find it when I looked.