Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Home Cleaning Schedule Template

I love to have lists! A good list helps you answer “What am I doing tomorrow, and when?” 

Here is an example of a good cleaning schedule that can help you complete household tasks: 


  • Make your bed and gather laundry. 
  • In the kitchen clean the coffee maker and any dishes. Wipe down counters. 
  • Wipe down all bath surfaces after showering.

Every week

  • Clean out the fridge and throw out old food.
  • Wipe down appliances and clean inside the microwave. 
  • Mop floor.
  • Clean bathroom surfaces and the toilet. 
  • Dust furniture, vacuum carpets and furniture. 
  • Change your bedding.

Every month

  • Clean and dust lights and blinds.
  • Clean vents and empty the vacuum cleaner.
  • Clean dishwasher and washing machine.

Every 3-6 months

  • Clean your oven and rangehood. 
  • Clean inside the refrigerator and freezer.
  • Vacuum your mattress and wash pillows, blankets and quilts.
  • Vacuum and clean under furniture.
  • Clean outdoor furniture and decks. 

Every year

  • Clean dryer and dryer vents. 
  • Clean windows, curtains and blinds.
  • Deep clean upholstery and carpets. 
  • Clean fireplace and Chimney. Have it checked by a professional every other year. 
  • Pressure wash outside areas like paths, decks and furniture. 

If you follow this schedule, or something similar, it will keep your house clean and presentable all year long!

Kathleen Weaver-Zech and Dean’s Team Chicago