Giving your home a good Spring clean can feel overwhelming. Focusing on the right cleaning tasks, at the right time, can eliminate the overwhelm.

In this post, I’ll explain why a cleaning checklist is a helpful way to complete the right cleaning tasks at the right time, explain how to create a cleaning checklist, and provide an example of what a cleaning checklist looks like (which you can download for free!).

What is a Cleaning Tasks Checklist and Why is it Helpful?

Much like decluttering and organizing your home, it’s better to do a little at a time than all of it in one day.

Do you want to avoid frantically cleaning your house when guests are coming over? Are you tired of trying to clean your house after it has hit total disaster mode?

If you answered yes, then a Spring Clean checklist can help.

Certain household chores need to be done each day. You can’t wash your dishes once a week and you’ll have a big mess if the kids’ toys aren’t picked up regularly. For other things, you can allocate a day for each task.

How Do You Create a Cleaning Checklist?

If you want a dedicated cleaning checklist, you can find them on Pinterest, or you can create a custom one for yourself.

To create a checklist, determine what things need to be done daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly.

You can decide what works best for you and your family, but here’s a check list for you to base your personalized schedule on.

Daily Cleaning Tasks

  • Wash dishes
  • Clean up spills when they happen
  • Wipe down kitchen counters
  • Sweep high traffic areas
  • Pick up toys (or other things out of place)
  • Take out garbage (as needed)
  • Make the beds
  • Do a load of laundry (or have a dedicated laundry day)
  • Organize mail

Weekly Cleaning Tasks

  • Dusting
  • Clean bathrooms
  • Laundry (unless you choose to do a little each day)
  • Errands (like grocery shopping)
  • Wash bedsheets
  • Mop and vacuum
  • Kitchen deep clean (including cleaning out old food from the refrigerator)
  • Cut the grass
  • Pay bills

Monthly Cleaning Tasks

  • Check smoke alarms
  • Dust hard to reach places like ceiling fans
  • Knock down cobwebs
  • Organize kitchen cabinets
  • Wash your bedding (like comforters and duvets)
  • Wipe down inside and outside of the refrigerator
  • Deep clean bathrooms
  • Wash toys (when applicable)
  • Wipe down windows (as needed)

Yearly or Seasonal Tasks

  • Clean out closets (pass on clothes you don’t wear, or kids have outgrown)
  • Wash pillows and stuffed animals
  • Vacuum mattresses
  • Clear outside gutters
  • Move furniture and clean under it
  • Sweep/power-wash garage
  • Clean out storage cabinets/spaces of items no longer needed
  • Clean out dryer vent

Knowing what cleaning tasks you want to accomplish, having a list for them, and knowing the days you want to complete them, will make creating a Spring Clean Schedule much easier. You can also add your cleaning tasks directly to your daily planner.

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Crystal Tharp

Crystal is the owner of The Organized Home, LLC and producer of The Home Approach® program; empowering moms to create an organized home that they love, so they can thrive at home. She has spent the majority of her career in the Professional Organizing industry, gaining experiences in areas such as decluttering, organizing, and home management.

While coaching moms is her passion, she also loves being a mom to her young children (ages 4, 6 and 7), date nights with her husband, and family outings on the weekends. Above all, she is most passionate about following Jesus and inspiring others to do the same.

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