Keeping your house clean can seem like an insurmountable task. Even if you manage to keep it neat and tidy, it can be hard to remember what needs to be done every single day in order to keep up with the mess. That’s why we’ve created this easy-to-follow 31-day routine house cleaning checklist. This list will help you stay on top of your cleaning duties so that you never have to worry about your house becoming cluttered or dirty ever again! 

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Day 1: Surface cleaning living room and kitchen

This is the first step in keeping your home clean and organized. On Day 1, you will want to focus on wiping down surfaces, such as counters and tables, dusting shelves and furniture, cleaning out drawers and cabinets.

Day 2: Clean bathrooms

This is when you focus on deep cleaning your bathroom. You may want to start by scrubbing the tub/shower, toilet and floors. Then you can move on to more detailed tasks, like wiping down fixtures, cleaning mirrors and fixtures, and replacing items such as soap dishes or toothbrush holders.

Day 3: Surface clean bedrooms

This day is all about tidying up the bedrooms. Again, start with the surfaces by dusting furniture and wiping down counters and shelves. Move on to making beds.

Day 4: Surface clean extra rooms

Extra rooms may include an office, a guest room, or a laundry room. Take this day to tidy these areas up by wiping down surfaces, dusting furniture, and tidying closets.

Day 5: Surface cleaning living room and kitchen

We are in the living room and kitchen again, but this time you’ll be doing a more thorough clean. Start by going through items like bookshelves and cupboards, dusting shelves and wiping down surfaces.

Day 6: Clean bathrooms

It’s time for another deep clean in the bathroom. You’ll want to focus on scrubbing the tub/shower, toilet, and floors. Then move on to detailing tasks like wiping down fixtures, cleaning mirrors and fixtures, and replacing items such as soap dishes or toothbrush holders.

Day 7: Clean all interior windows

Windows may not be something you think about cleaning regularly, but this day is set aside just for them. Start by removing any screens and wiping down the frames and sills. Then move on to cleaning each window pane with a glass cleaner or vinegar solution.

Day 8: Sweep and vacuum all floors in the house

It’s time to give your floors a good cleaning. Begin by sweeping all the floors in your house, including any rugs or carpets. Then use a vacuum to get up any dust, dirt, and pet hair.

Day 9: Surface clean bedrooms

Now you can go back to the bedrooms and do another surface clean. This includes dusting surfaces, wiping down counters and shelves, and making beds.

Day 10: Deep clean living room (mirrors, baseboards, dust art, etc.)

Today you will be focusing on the details of your living room. This includes wiping down surfaces such as mirrors and baseboards, dusting artwork and lamps, cleaning windowsills and blinds, vacuuming furniture, and polishing any metal or wood furniture.

Day 11: Clean bathrooms

It’s time to deep clean the bathroom again. You will want to focus on scrubbing the tub/shower, toilet and floors. Then move on to the more detailed tasks like wiping down fixtures, cleaning mirrors and fixtures, and replacing items such as soap dishes or toothbrush holders.

Day 12: Clean out closets

Today is all about organizing your closets. You will want to start by going through what you need and getting rid of anything that no longer serves a purpose. Then organize items according to type, color, size or season, so that things are much easier to find.

Day 13: Surface clean extra rooms

Go through each of the extra rooms in your house and do a quick surface clean. This includes wiping down surfaces, dusting furniture, and tidying closets.

Day 14: Deep clean bedrooms

This is the day to give your bedrooms a deeper clean. This includes scrubbing and dusting ceiling fans and light fixtures, cleaning windowsills and blinds, wiping down surfaces like mirrors, baseboards, and furniture, and laundering bedding.

Day 15: Surface clean living room and kitchen

Go through the living room and kitchen one more time to do a quick surface clean. This includes wiping down surfaces like countertops, dusting shelves, and tidying closets.

Day 16: Deep clean bathrooms

Back to the bathrooms. Focus on scrubbing the tub/shower, toilet and floors. Then move on to more detailed tasks like wiping down fixtures, cleaning mirrors and fixtures, and replacing items such as soap dishes or toothbrush holders.

Day 17: Clean things that are repeatedly handled (switch plates, door knobs, etc.)

This day is all about the small details. Start by going through and wiping down any areas that are frequently handled, like switch plates, door knobs, light switches, and cabinet handles. Then move on to any other hard-to-reach areas in your home where dust might have settled.

Day 18: Clean out refrigerator, take stock of food, organize pantry

Today is all about organizing your kitchen. Start by taking an inventory of the food in your refrigerator and pantry and throwing away anything expired or spoiled. Then you can reorganize any items that are out of place and give everything a good wipe down.

Day 19: Clean entryway, sweep garage, carport, porch

Today is all about the exterior of your home. Start by sweeping and mopping any entryways, then move on to cleaning out the garage or carport and wiping down any surfaces in the porch area.

Day 20: Surface cleaning living room and kitchen

Today is all about a quick surface clean of the living room and kitchen. This includes wiping down surfaces, dusting shelves, and tidying closets.

Day 21: Surface clean bathrooms and bedrooms

Back for another surface clean of the bathrooms and bedrooms. This includes wipe down surfaces, dusting furniture, and making beds.

Day 22: Surface clean bedrooms and living room

Start by wiping down surfaces, dusting furniture, and tidying closets in bedrooms. Then move on to the living room for a quick tidy up.

Day 23: Sweep and vacuum all floors in the house

Today is all about sweeping and vacuuming the floors in your home. Start with hardwood and tile, then move on to carpets. Don’t forget to get those pesky corners and edges!

Day 24: Clean linen closet and laundry room

Today is all about organizing your linen closet and laundry room. Start by going through what you need and getting rid of anything that no longer serves a purpose. Then organize items according to type, color, size or season, so that things are much easier to find.

Day 25: Surface clean living room and kitchen one more time

Back to the living room and kitchen, you know what to do! This includes wiping down surfaces, dusting shelves, and tidying closets.

Day 26: Deep clean kitchen

Today is all about giving the kitchen a deep clean. This includes scrubbing and dusting appliances, cleaning windowsills and counters, and wiping down any surfaces that might have been missed on previous days.

Day 27: Surface clean bathrooms

Today is all about a quick surface clean of the bathrooms. This includes wiping down surfaces, dusting fixtures and furniture, and replacing any items that need to be replaced.

Day 28: Surface clean bedrooms

Start by wiping down surfaces, dusting furniture, and tidying closets in bedrooms.

Day 29: Sweep and vacuum all floors to the house

Sweep and vacuum of the home. Follow the same steps as before, starting with hardwood and tile floors, then moving on to carpets.

Day 30: Clean on thing (oven, microwave, dresser drawer, etc.)

Today is all about a deep clean of one thing in your home. You can choose an appliance like the oven or microwave, or go for something smaller like a dresser drawer or a shoe rack. Whatever you decide to do, make sure to give it your full attention and get rid of any dirt and grime that may have been hiding out of sight.

Day 31: Clean all your electronics (computer, phones, tablets, etc.)

Your electronics deserve some love and attention too! Take the time today to give them a thorough cleaning. This includes wiping down keyboards, screens, and devices with microfiber cloths and rubbing alcohol.

Keeping your house clean doesn’t have to be overwhelming or impossible – it just takes a little bit of planning! Take our 31-day routine house cleaning checklist as an example – just follow these simple steps each day for one month and you’ll see how much easier it is to maintain a tidy living space. So go ahead – get started today – create a plan of attack for yourself so that you can enjoy living in a clean home for years to come!