The ultimate printable cleaning schedule

Maintaining a clean home can be more challenging than anticipated. However, this convenient and efficient printable cleaning schedule is here to assist you in staying on top of your household chores, ensuring that your home remains neat and tidy at all times. Discover the ultimate guide to achieving a sparkling home with this comprehensive cleaning schedule, with daily, weekly, and monthly tasks included.

Cleaning schedule

Cleaning the house is not a hard task for me! In fact keeping my house clean is one of the things in life I truly enjoy and helps me relax and feel happy! I’m sure there are a few of you who feel the same! But for those who don’t, I made a printable cleaning schedule to help you go through all those dreadful tasks easier, faster and in a much more productive way than before!

Having a cleaning calendar in place is always recommended, rather than trying to clean the house chaotically, without any plans in mind. I have almost 30 years experience with cleaning and I admit, my first years have been very stressful, until I implemented a cleaning checklist. Fair enough, my house cleaning schedule has suffered numerous alterations to adjust to every house I lived in but ultimately, they all come down to a few basic tasks, highlighted in this present printable cleaning schedule.

Printable cleaning schedule

Keeping this simple and easy to follow printable cleaning checklist on hand, will make daily, weekly and monthly cleaning such a breeze! My printable cleaning schedule is broken down into daily tasks, daily tasks and monthly tasks and has a small checkbox on the left of each tasks. This way you’ll go faster through each task and you’ll be sure none of these is skipped by mistake; plus staying organized like this will save you lots of time in a day.

House cleaning schedule


Cleaning a home sparkling clean is not a task you can do in just one day, you need to break cleaning tasks up. Each of the daily tasks in this printable house cleaning checklist will repeat weekly, together with the weekly tasks and monthly, together with the monthly tasks. The weekly tasks will also repeat monthly, when you go though the monthly ones.

Sticking to this awesome printable cleaning schedule helps me stay on track and when the spring cleaning happens, most of the cleaning is done so everything is a lot smoother! I do all the daily tasks in the evening, before going to bed, the weekly tasks on Monday morning and the monthly tasks are done throughout the whole Monday.

What is the importance of having a daily, weekly and monthly schedule for cleaning at home?

Having a daily, weekly and monthly schedule for cleaning your home is important because it helps you stay organized and on track with keeping your house clean. It also ensures that all areas of the house are regularly cleaned, rather than just focusing on certain areas at a time.

By dividing tasks into daily, weekly and monthly categories, the workload is spread out over time. This makes cleaning less overwhelming and allows you to stay on top of things without feeling like you have to do it all in one day.

Additionally, having a schedule ensures that no tasks are overlooked or forgotten. With the help of a checklist, you can easily see what tasks need to be done and check them off as they are completed.

In summary, a printable cleaning schedule is a helpful tool for keeping your home clean and organized. By following a daily, weekly and monthly schedule, cleaning becomes more manageable, efficient and enjoyable. Give it a try and see how much easier it makes keeping your home neat and tidy all the time!

What is a normal cleaning routine?

A normal cleaning routine varies from person to person and household to household. However, a typical cleaning routine may include daily tasks such as making the bed, doing dishes, wiping down surfaces, and vacuuming high-traffic areas. Weekly tasks may include mopping floors, changing bed sheets, and dusting furniture. Monthly tasks may consist of deep cleaning bathrooms and kitchen appliances.

Having a cleaning schedule in place can help you establish and maintain a normal cleaning routine that works best for you and your home.  Overall, it is important to find a routine that fits your lifestyle and allows you to keep your home clean while also leaving room for relaxation and enjoyment. So don’t be afraid to experiment with different schedules until you find the one that works best for you!

In what order should you clean a house?

There is no one right answer to this question, as it can vary depending on personal preference and the layout of your home. Some people prefer to clean from top to bottom, starting with ceilings and walls before moving onto floors. Others may choose to clean one room at a time, starting with the most heavily used areas.

However, a general guideline that works for many people is to start with the most cluttered or dirtiest areas first, such as the kitchen or living room. Then, move onto less used areas like bedrooms and bathrooms. This allows you to make the most impact by tackling the areas that need it most.

How do you clean an overwhelming messy house?

Cleaning an overwhelming messy house can seem like a daunting task, but with the right approach it can become more manageable. Here are some tips to help you get started:

  • Start with one room: Instead of trying to tackle the entire house at once, start with one room and focus on getting it clean and organized before moving onto the next.
  • Declutter first: Before cleaning, take some time to declutter and get rid of any items that you no longer need or use. This will make it easier to clean and organize the space.
  • Create a plan: Make a list of all the tasks that need to be done in each room and create a plan for how you will tackle them. This can help you stay organized and on track.
  • Take breaks: Cleaning an overwhelming messy house can be physically and mentally draining, so be sure to take breaks when needed. This will help you avoid burnout and keep your motivation high.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help: If you feel overwhelmed, don’t hesitate to ask for help from friends or family members. Having a helping hand can make the process go much quicker and easier.

Remember to be patient with yourself and take it one step at a time. Soon enough, your house will be sparkling clean once again!  Overall, having a cleaning schedule and routine in place can greatly improve the cleanliness and organization of your home.

How do professional cleaners clean so fast?

Professional cleaners are able to clean quickly and efficiently because of their experience, training and the use of specialized equipment. They often follow a specific process and have developed techniques that allow them to complete tasks more quickly.

They also usually work in teams which allows them to divide and conquer different areas at the same time. This saves time and helps them stay on track with their cleaning schedule.

Additionally, professional cleaners use high-quality cleaning products and tools that are designed to be more effective and efficient. This can make a big difference in how quickly they are able to clean.

In summary, professional cleaners have the necessary skills, experience and tools to clean quickly and efficiently. While it may not be possible for everyone to clean at the same pace as a professional, adopting some of their methods and techniques can help you become a more efficient cleaner.

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What is included in a cleaning schedule?

Cleaning calendar

Daily cleaning checklist

The daily schedule includes basic tasks you need to keep your home tidy and organized. You will not need to spend hours cleaning your house. These weekly tasks will not make your home sparkling clean but will help it look less like a huge, unmanageable mess.

Until recently, I used to just sweep the floors on a daily task and do the deep vacuuming weekly. But I just purchase one of those super cool vacuuming robots a couple of weeks ago and instead of sweeping the floors I just let this little guy do all the job! It’s been super great at saving me time and effort and makes weekly vacuuming almost gone. This amazing robot takes away all the dust on the floors on a daily basis so I only have to do some light vacuuming once a week, for the few spots the robot cannot reach or may have missed because they were too big to handle (like the super fluffy rug in our living room).


  • wash dishes
  • disinfect sink
  • wipe stove top and oven
  • clean dining table
  • clean backsplash
  • disinfect countertops
  • sweep floors or use a robot vacuum cleaner
  • empty trash bin


  • wipe sink & countertops
  • clean mirrors
  • wipe tub/shower
  • clean toilet bowls & seats
  • wipe shower screens
  • sweep floors
  • empty trash bins
  • tidy up the towels

Living room:

  • wipe table
  • straighten up


  • make the beds
  • straighten up and return items to closets

Laundry room:

  • do laundry
  • fold yesterday’s laundry
  • straighten up


  • sort mail
  • straighten up

Craft/sewing room:

  • return supplies to containers and drawers
  • wipe craft/sewing table
  • sweep floors and carpets
  • empty trash bin

If you have kids, don’t forget to return the toys back to their bins or cupboards. Or teach them to do it after finishing playing with them, if they’re old enough.

Weekly cleaning checklist

As I mentioned, I like to do all weekly tasks in one day and they usually take me about half a day. Fair enough, my house décor is pretty minimal so I don’t have a ton of cleaning to do. If you find it easier, you can break down these tasks over a couple of days. Keep your cleaning schedule on hand, like on the fridge so you can easily check it.


  • check for expired food in the refrigerator, the freezer and the pantry
  • clean fridge shelves
  • degrease stove top & oven
  • clean inside cabinets
  • wipe down appliances and furniture
  • vacuum floors and rugs
  • mop floors


  • clean sink and countertops
  • scrub tub/shower
  • deep clean toilet bowls and seats
  • clean limescale on shower screens
  • wash floors
  • disinfect faucets and door knobs
  • dust and vacuum rugs

Living room:

  • dust
  • vacuum & mop floors
  • vacuum & wipe couch


  • change sheets
  • dust
  • vacuum

Laundry room:

  • dust
  • vacuum
  • wash floors


  • dust & vacuum
  • file papers
  • wipe computer

Craft room:

  • check for dry/expired supplies
  • clean craft table
  • dust & vacuum

Don’t forget to clean/vacuum the areas that are usually overlooked such as light switches, vents or ceiling fans.

Monthly cleaning schedule

My monthly cleaning includes the “heavy duty” stuff and it usually takes me a whole day to go through all these, sometimes until late at night. It’s not quite spring cleaning but I feel like it’s pretty close!


  • deep clean stove top & oven
  • wash windows
  • clean blinds/curtains
  • deep clean appliances and dishwasher
  • clean exhaust hood
  • deep clean fridge
  • unclog & deep clean drain


Living room:


  • wash windows
  • clean blinds/curtains

Laundry room:

  • wash windows
  • clean blinds/curtains
  • clean washer & dryer


  • wash windows
  • clean blinds/curtains

Craft/sewing room (or the garage):

  • deep clean sewing machine or tools
  • discard unnecessary supplies (such as broken tools, fabric scraps that are too small etc)
  • wash windows and counters
  • clean blinds/curtains

Overall, having a cleaning schedule has been super helpful for me in keeping my home clean and organized. It takes away the stress of wondering when was the last time I cleaned something and helps me stay on top of things on a regular basis. Plus, it’s always nice to come home to a clean and tidy house after a long day at work!

What are some tips to keeping your home clean with a busy schedule?

Here are some additional tips to help keep your house clean and organized even in the busiest of times:

  • Declutter regularly: Take time every now and then to go through your belongings and get rid of things you no longer need or use. This will not only make your home feel more spacious, but it will also make cleaning easier.
  • Establish a daily routine: Set aside a few minutes every day to do quick tasks like making the bed, wiping down countertops, and putting away clutter.
  • Invest in storage solutions: Utilize storage bins, baskets, and shelves to help keep things organized and clutter-free.
  • Don’t forget about the small tasks: It’s easy to overlook small tasks like dusting or cleaning door knobs, but they can make a big difference in keeping your home clean and germ-free.
  • Delegate tasks: If you live with other people, don’t be afraid to delegate tasks and split up the cleaning responsibilities. This will not only make things easier on you, but it will also teach others to take responsibility for keeping the house clean.
  • Reward yourself: After completing your scheduled cleaning tasks, treat yourself to something nice like a relaxing bath or your favorite snack. It’s important to recognize and reward yourself for a job well done.  So, stick to your cleaning schedule and enjoy a clean and organized home!  Happy cleaning!  Keep it up!
  • Don’t forget about self-care: While keeping a clean home is important, don’t neglect taking care of yourself. Make time for self-care activities like reading a book, going for a walk, or practicing a hobby. A happy and well-rested you will make cleaning tasks much more manageable.  Remember, a clean home is great, but a happy and healthy you is even better!

Want more cleaning ideas?

Keep these tips in mind as you create and stick to your cleaning schedule. With consistency and determination, you can easily maintain a clean and organized home.

Happy cleaning!

Printable cleaning schedule with daily, weekly and monthly chores

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  1. Where is the link to print the schedule? I see the schedule over and over but no place to print?!

    1. Above the newsletter form, Ginny.

    2. Jennifer Winter says:

      Can not find a printable list here.

  2. Peggy Brown says:

    You have a great site and great things to do. That said, I am an older person and I find that the light pinks and light blues in the text are very hard to read. Also they do not print out dark enough to read. If you have a non color printer they do not print at all. Thank you.

    1. Sheila Baker says:

      Peggy Brown. Thank you! I have long wished that many printouts were readable for eyes that are older, have glaucoma or other eye situations. Great food for thought!

  3. I moved into my new home in June this year. I’m aiming to keep it as clean as It was the day I moved in. This schedule is really helpful for me, thanks for sharing!