March 31, 2024  

Free Printable Cleaning Checklists For Every Room

Comprehensive cleaning checklists for every room in the house! Use these as part of your cleaning routine or as a big spring cleaning checklist.

Confession: I’m not a big spring cleaning person or even a cleaning routine person for that matter.

Frankly, I am simply juggling too many things to have the time to clean as much as I “should”. We let a lot of cleaning tasks slide around here but every now and then a room will start driving me crazy enough to carve out some time on a weekend for a thorough cleaning. And that’s where this checklist comes in!

What started out as a simple brain dump of all of the deep cleaning tasks I wanted to get done quickly turned into creating a comprehensive whole home, room-by-room cleaning checklist…because I have no chill. I cannot leave well enough alone and while this checklist is most definitely the result of me procrastinating actually cleaning, lucky for you it resulted in this super helpful checklist that you can use over and over again.

I am sharing the PDF for this free printable cleaning checklist below so you can download it and get cleaning! I hope you find it to be a helpful tool for keeping on top of all of the cleaning tasks around the house.


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Download This Free Printable Cleaning Checklist

This free printable cleaning list is completely free to you to download and use! There are one-page checklists devoted to each of the following rooms:

  • Kitchen
  • Living Spaces (living room, family room, dining room, playrooms, etc.)
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Entryway
  • Laundry Room
  • Home Office
  • Garage & Storage Areas
  • Yard & Exterior

Each checklist is filled with deep-cleaning tasks specific to that room. For example, the bathroom checklist is filled with specific tasks like cleaning the bathroom sink, the toilet seat, the toilet brush, light fixtures, inside drawers, and so much more.

Download this helpful whole house cleaning checklist in a pdf file format:

The pdf files are designed as an 8.5×11 size so it can easily be printed on a home printer, or you could have a copy shop or office supply store print a few copies for you. You could even laminate a copy and use a dry-erase marker with it!

I’ve also set up this PDF file with editable fields so you can open it in a PDF reader on your computer and modify any of the cleaning tasks before you print it if you’d like. There are also a few blank spaces at the bottom of each room’s checklist so you have a spot to add any extra tasks you need.

You are welcome to print this cleaning planner as many times as you’d like for personal use, but please refrain from using my free downloads for commercial use.

How to Use This Cleaning Checklist

I created this to be a comprehensive list of cleaning tasks for all the different rooms in a home, but it’s definitely NOT intended to be a massive list of weekly chores or daily tasks. You can absolutely have a tidy home even if some of the things on these lists only get done once in a while.

So while these checklists are very thorough, please don’t feel overwhelmed by them. No one does all of these things on a weekly basis!

Here are a few suggestions for how these checklists can be used to help stay on top of the housework:

  • Deep cleaning a specific room: If there’s a certain room that’s bothering you, print off the cleaning checklist for that specific room and work your way down the list. This is a great way to do little bits of extra cleaning if you find yourself with a free Saturday or something.
  • Spring cleaning checklist: Remove/add tasks to each room’s checklist and use that as your master plan for spring cleaning your entire house (or just choose a couple of rooms if that’s all the time you have!).
  • A monthly cleaning checklist: Work your way through all of the tasks in each room over the course of the month, then start all over the next month. And don’t forget you can edit these printable checklists if you want to modify any of the tasks or shorten the lists if you have less time to get through it all in one month.
  • A weekly rotation of rooms to focus on: Start a weekly cleaning schedule where you focus on a different room each week! So maybe you’d clean your master bedroom one week, your kitchen the next week, the entryway the next week, and so on.

How This Printable Fits Into My Cleaning Routine

First of all, we don’t have an official weekly cleaning routine in our house. David and I tag team a lot of cleaning tasks around the house–we each have our own areas we’re responsible for, I keep up with dishes and the kitchen and he keeps up with laundry and bathroom cleaning.

I feel like we do pretty well at cleaning the must-dos on a daily basis and we keep up with most of the usual weekly tasks, but we’re pretty terrible at keeping up with any sort of deep cleaning. Frankly, with both of us working full time and little kids that take up a ton of our time we don’t have a lot of capacity for deep cleaning. So there are definitely some items on these checklists that are very unlikely to get done around here, and that’s okay! 

I’m planning to channel my spring cleaning energy into a couple of specific spaces in April. I think I’ll print out the checklist for one room, review it with David and remove/add things to it, and then we can tag team checking off tasks over the course of one week. We certainly won’t get everything done, but if we spend each week of the month on a different space we’ll have made a lot of progress!

From there, I think it would be good for us to use these printable cleaning checklists as a rotating cleaning schedule. We don’t necessarily have room to take on extra cleaning in our daily or weekly schedule, but we do have little pockets of time where we can get some extra cleaning accomplished. 

So I’d like to focus on one room at a time and once we complete all of the household chores on that rooms checklist, we’ll print off the cleaning checklist for another room and focus on that space next.

I hope these free cleaning checklists are helpful to you!

Have a fantastic day!

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About the author

Emily Counts is the founder of Small Stuff Counts, a home and organization blog she created in 2013. Her goal is to help moms make home life easier so they can create beautiful, organized, and thriving homes. She shares life at home as a mom juggling two young kids and being a working mom with a corporate job. The Iowa-based blogger lives in the suburbs of Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband, two children, and rescue dog. Emily has collaborated with brands including The Container Store, Cricut, Command Brand, Bissell, Sam's Club and Rubbermaid.

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