Weekly Cleaning Checklist {FREE printable}

Home Anchors and Routines

Need help creating a weekly cleaning routine that works? Check out this weekly cleaning checklist that will help you tackle every room in your home, complete with a free editable printable!

Weekly Cleaning Routine Printable

Recently I shared about my daily routines and provided you with a printable to help you create a daily routine that would work for you.

Having a daily morning, afternoon and evening routine is important to help keep things running smoothly around the home, but it’s only a part of the puzzle when it comes to reviewing your routine.

The next element we are going to discuss is having a weekly plan, the chores that don’t need to be done daily but weekly.

Some people like to assign certain chores to certain days, for example dusting on Monday, bathrooms on Tuesday, vacuum the floors on Wednesday, etc.

Others like me, have a checklist of cleaning tasks that need to be done during the week.

As I mentioned before I don’t currently do well with a time-based schedule which also included locking myself into having to complete certain chores on a certain day.

Back when I just had one child I had a really great routine going where I could manage that but currently, that just doesn’t work. Some days I don’t get any of my weekly chores done but then there are other days that I get to knock several off my list.

The point is just like when you created your routine, you have to find a system that works for you.

So if you know that assigning days to clean works well for you, then, by all means, go that route!

But before we even start assigning chores you need to evaluate what actually needs to be cleaned in your house on a weekly basis.

Weekly Cleaning Routine Printable

Weekly Cleaning Checklist

Depending on the size of your home or how many people live in it will determine which tasks need to be done.

I only give my kitchen a good cleaning once a week where I wipe down all the appliances, mop the floors and scrub the sink. I keep it clean the rest of the week by loading the dishwasher, sweeping the floor and disinfecting the counters daily.

Maybe for those of you who have a kitchen that sees a whole lot more activity, deep cleaning your kitchen may be more of a daily task.

I like to start by creating a list of what chores and tasks need to be done in each room by doing a walkthrough of my home.

I go into each room and write down what needs to be done on a weekly basis.

Don’t worry about those chores that need to be done monthly or only a few times a year, like flipping the mattress, vacuuming under the seat cushions or dusting the ceiling fans, we’ll address those here.

After doing a quick walk through of my house, here is the list that I came up with. You can use this list as a starting point if you wish, adding or deleting items that are relevant to you.

Bedrooms

This includes both the master bedroom and the kid’s bedrooms

  • Dust
  • Wash bedding
  • Vacuum and mop floors (we have hardwood floors in the master)
  • Disinfect door handles and light switches
  • Clutter pick up (any clothing out or miscellaneous items that need to put back into their proper place

Kitchen

  • Sweep and mop floors
  • Wipe down appliances
  • Organize refrigerator & pantry
  • Scrub sink
  • Restock dish & hand soaps
  •  Menu plan & make a grocery list
  • Disinfect door handles & light switches
  • Wipe down trash can/recycling bin
  • Clean off countertops & disinfect

Bathrooms

  • Scrub toilet
  • Disinfect counter and sink
  • Clean shower
  • Restock toilet paper & hand soap
  • Clean glass mirrors
  • Disinfect door handles & light switches
  • Take inventory of personal care products (add to shopping list)

Living Spaces/Office

This includes our living room, basement playroom, and our office/family room (the main rooms in our home where we spend the bulk of our time)

  • Sweep/vacuum & mop floors
  • Dust
  • Clean sliding glass & glass front door
  • Discard broken toys & books
  • Disinfect remote controls, keyboards, tablets, door handles & light switches
  • Clutter pick up

Laundry Room

We have a small laundry room off the kitchen and it works hard to keep our clothes cleaned, but can also easily become a place of clutter and dirt so I make sure to give it a good cleaning once a week. This could also be a mud or utility room if you have one of those.

  • Clean out dryer lint
  • Remove clutter
  • Disinfect & wipe down top and front of washer & dryer
  • Sweep & mop floors
  • Disinfect door handles & light switches

Weekly Miscellaneous

A few organizational tasks that I complete every weekend to help stay organized and manage my paper clutter.

  • Review calendar and plan for the week
  • Create shopping & errands list
  • Wash bath towels
  • Clean out car
  • Sweep front porch & back patio
  • Vacuum, wash, &/or air out small rugs/math mats

Daily Miscellaneous

There are a few tasks that I thought about that I do complete daily but didn’t think to add them to my daily routines list so I added them here.

  • Change hand towels & washcloths
  • Remove and/or put away clutter
  • Disinfect kitchen counter
  • Sweep kitchen floors
  • Empty trash & recycling
  • Make beds
  • Wipe out bathroom sinks
  • Laundry

I do try and get all of my dusting done on one day and all of the vacuuming and mopping of the floors done on another day rather than just wait until I clean that specific room. It’s just easier to pull out the vacuum and mop once then a few times a week.

Ready for the fun part?

I created another printable that coordinates with the daily routines printable. Today’s FREE printable is a weekly cleaning checklist that highlights all of the cleaning tasks I mentioned above.

 

I keep this in my home management binder in a clear plastic sleeve so that way I can use a dry erase marker and mark off the task when I complete it, then wipe off the sleeve at the end of the week.

Do my weekly chores not line up with yours?

Maybe not which is why I also created a blank weekly chores checklist that you can print off and write in the tasks that need to be done on a weekly basis. It’s also editable which means that once you download it to your computer, you can type in your specific tasks and print off!

Both daily routine printables are housed in our exclusive Creative Home Keeper Resource Library that is available for our email subscribers. To gain access, enter your email list below.

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I hope these weekly cleaning checklists will help you to get back into a better cleaning routine, they have me! And don’t forget you can download a similar daily routines printable here.

Weekly Cleaning Checklist Printable

Looking for more cleaning checklists? Be sure to also check out these posts:

Creating a Daily Routine

Monthly Cleaning Checklist

Annual Cleaning Checklist

To end with a little fun, what is the one chore that you absolutely dread?

For me, it’s the bathrooms. I always find it ironic that one room we use to clean ourselves is the dirtiest of the entire house and all those little crevices make it hard to clean. Which chore is yours?

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13 Comments

  1. Great ideas here. Thanks for creating a blank one too. Some of your chores do line up with ours, but we have a few that differ so the blank one will work well. 🙂

    1. That was why I created a blank one too because I wanted it to be useful for everyone, not just me 🙂

  2. Thank you for putting this together. Do you allow a certain time to get chores done? Daily, weekly, monthly…. next can be quarterly and yearly. How do you manage you time with chores so you still have some kind of balanced life. 😉

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  4. Melamine Sponge says:

    Weekly Cleaning Checlist idea is wonderful to keep check on the chores .It aslo helps in deep cleaning plus keeping things orderly.

  5. THANK YOU!! I just found this on Pinterest and this is exactly what I need. My husband works a retail schedule so his days off vary from week to week. I really can’t do a set Mon- Fri schedule and reserve family days unless I want to skip chores or re-work the schedule to catch up. This is a great way to make sure everything gets done and not be bound to a schedule.

  6. I have been on a cleaning spree lately. I just want my house perfect and this definitely helps! I also love that I am not the only that slips it into a plastic protector for use with a dry erase marker! I do that will my grocery list , bill planning, daily planning..just about everything! Save paper and stay organized! 🙂

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