house cleaning timetable 

How often should you tackle various housecleaning chores? 

The answer depends on how fastidious you are, how much time you have to clean, and how active your family is in your home. 

Here's a general house cleaning timetable that can help you put your housecleaning on a yearlong schedule. 

For easy reference, print this page and post it where you store your cleaning supplies.

Daily House Cleaning Timetable 

In the Kitchen

  • Wash dishes.
  • Damp-mop any spills.
  • Rinse sink clean after each use.
  • Put dishes in dishwasher (or hand-wash after use.)

  • Wipe clean kitchen table, counters, and cook top or range.
  • Wipe down interior of the microwave.

In Bedrooms

  • Make bed.

Bathroom Cleaning

  • Squeegee shower (or sponge-clean the tub).
  • Wipe down counter tops after use.
  • Hang up towels.

Weekly House Cleaning Timetable

  • Sort, wash, and fold laundry.
  • Vacuum carpets.
  • Dust furniture, shelves, and lamp shades.
  • Wash out kitchen trash container and surrounding area.
  • Wipe leather furniture with a soft cloth.
  • Scoop and clean out the cat's litter box. 
  • Shake area rugs, depending on size.

Kitchen Cleaning

  • Clean telephones, computer and laptop screens, TV screens, video-game controllers and remote controls.


  • Change bed linens.
  • Empty garbage can.
  • Hang up clothes, tidy the closet.


  • Mop floors.
  • Wipe chrome fixtures, clean mirrors.
  • Put out fresh towels and soap.

Monthly House Cleaning Routine

  • Vacuum furniture and curtains.

  • Sweep and tidy up the garage.
  • Wipe down walls of fingerprints, spills.

Kitchen Cleaning

Bathroom Chores

  • Wash shower curtain.
  • Organize closets and clothes.

Seasonal Home Cleaning

  • Sweep the patio and porch.
  • Clean the dryer's exhaust vent.

Bedroom Cleaning

  • Turn and vacuum mattresses.

Yearly House Cleaning Schedule

  • Scrub or strip and wax floors.
  • Wash and polish wood furniture.

  • Change furnace filters.

  • Dust and vacuum corners and crevices from high point to low.
  • Remove dust ruffles from beds to wash or dry-clean.
  • Check washing machine hoses. Replace if they're older than two years.
  • Vacuum heating vents and ducts.
  • Reseal wood floors.

Click on the blue chores app - above, right - to download a free chores planner you can customize to create your house cleaning timetable.

› How to Create a House Cleaning Timetable