Daily Cleaning Checklist

Daily Cleaning ChecklistDaily Cleaning Checklist

Most people who hire professional housekeepers have very little time for cleaning their counters and sweeping the floor. Doing a few basic cleaning chores on a daily basis will help you keep your space clean between visits without taking more than 30 minutes out of your schedule. Break the chores into two groups of 15 minutes if you can’t find half an hour in one block. Spend a few minutes before work and after you get home to enjoy a house that stays clean throughout the week.


1. Empty the sink and wipe it down. Move any dishes to the dishwasher or wash them by hand. Washing up after meals is the best way to get a handle on sink clutter if you don’t have a dishwasher. Wipe the sink with a sponge to remove any food residue.
2. Spot clean the counters. Take a few seconds to wipe your sponge along the counters that see the most use. Clean up any spills or crumbs and leave the rest of the area for more in-depth cleaning sessions.
3. Wipe the range top. Don’t linger over the oven door, just run the sponge over the stove top once to pick up the majority of any spills or splatters.


1. Clean the sink and counters. Keep a box of pre-moistened cleaning wipes or a sponge and small spray bottle in the bathroom so you don’t have to carry cleaning supplies between rooms. Give the space a quick wipe to pick up toothpaste splatters and hair spray residue before it dries and requires scrubbing. Run the sponge over the faucet and wipe up any splatters on the mirror.
2. Wipe the toilet seat and rim with a moistened wipe or a wad of damp toilet paper. Run a toilet brush around the inside of the bowl and flush. Just one minute of cleaning for your toilet will prevent stains.
3. Pick up any dirty clothes, towels, or toiletries that are out of place.


1. Move all dirty clothing to a hamper. Keeping clothes off of the floor makes it easier to sweep or vacuum and prevents the room from seeming cluttered.
2. Make your bed. If you don’t have time to arrange the sheets and pillows, at least fluff your top bed cover or comforter over to cover the disarray below.

Family Room

1. Process misplaced items and clutter. Try setting up a few handy bins just outside of the living room to hold items belonging to each family member. Toss forgotten toys into the bin for each child and have each person empty their bin when they return home in the evening.
2. Focus on the couches. Removing random items from your seating areas and arranging the pillows can draw attention away from any other messes in the room.
3. Wipe up spills. Any obviously sticky spots or visual spills should be cleaned up as quickly as possible. If you didn’t catch it when it first happened, clean it up during your daily routine.

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