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Keep Your Home Spotless: A Basic Cleaning Schedule to Follow

March 3, 2024
Keep Your Home Spotless: A Basic Cleaning Schedule to Follow

Keeping your home clean can feel like an overwhelming task. Dirt, dust, and clutter can quickly accumulate, making your home feel messy and chaotic. The good news is that with a simple cleaning schedule, you can keep your home spotless without spending all your free time cleaning. Here is a basic cleaning schedule I follow to keep my home looking its best.


The kitchen is often the hub of the home, meaning it tends to get messy fast. Here’s how I keep my kitchen clean on a regular basis:


  • Wipe down countertops
  • Clean sinks and sweep floor
  • Load dishes into dishwasher as needed


  • Clean inside of microwave
  • Wipe down exterior of appliances
  • Clean trash can
  • Sweep and mop floors


  • Clean inside of fridge and wipe down exterior
  • Clean inside of oven
  • Wipe down cabinets and drawers

Every 3 Months

  • Clean window, sills, and blinds


Bathrooms harbor lots of germs, so it’s important to disinfect them regularly. Here is my bathroom cleaning schedule:


  • Clean toilet
  • Wipe down sink and counter
  • Sweep floor


  • Clean shower walls, tub, tiles
  • Clean mirrors and glass
  • Disinfect doorknobs and handles
  • Mop floors


  • Clean exhaust fan cover
  • Scrub baseboards
  • Clean windows, sills, and blinds

Every 3 Months

  • Clean caulking and grout
  • Disinfect toothbrush holder


Bedrooms tend to collect clutter and dust. Here’s how I stay on top of mine:


  • Make bed
  • Put away clutter


  • Dust furniture
  • Vacuum floors and under bed
  • Wipe down mirrors and glass
  • Launder bed linens


  • Dust baseboards, windowsills, blinds
  • Clean under furniture

Living Spaces

The main living spaces like the living room get a lot of foot traffic. Here’s my cleaning routine:


  • Straighten pillows, blankets
  • Pick up clutter


  • Dust furniture
  • Vacuum floors, carpet
  • Clean glass, mirrors, TV screens


  • Dust baseboards, shelves, windowsills
  • Vacuum upholstered furniture
  • Clean windows

Whole House

Some cleaning tasks should be done throughout the entire home:


  • Pick up clutter
  • Do dishes
  • Take out trash


  • Sweep and mop hard floors
  • Vacuum carpets and rugs
  • Clean entryway


  • Dust ceiling fans, lights
  • Clean window blinds
  • Wipe down baseboards
  • Clean out fridge

Every 6 Months

  • Clean walls and ceilings
  • Launder curtains, pillows
  • Shampoo carpets
  • Wipe down cabinets


By following this basic cleaning schedule, I’m able to keep my home clean and clutter-free without feeling overwhelmed. The daily tasks take just a few minutes, which prevents messes from building up. Doing a deep clean of each room on a regular basis also keeps grime at bay. With some music and a checklist in hand, I’m able to get my cleaning done quickly and efficiently. A clean home provides such a sense of peace and relaxation for me. I hope these tips help you achieve the same!

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