Daily Cleaning Checklist for You and Your Family

Daily Cleaning Checklist


Whether you work outside the home or spend your days caring for children, housekeeping tasks often fall to the bottom of the list in terms of priorities. This daily house cleaning schedule provides you with steps that you can take to make sure that your home stays tidy and clean, or at least clean enough, until you can dig into the task a bit more deeply when you have time. 

Morning Cleaning Routine

Clean Bedroom

In the morning, focus on bathrooms and bedrooms.


  • As soon as you’re up, make your bed. 
  • Fluff your pillows and square up your bedspread so the bed is not just covered but tidy. 
  • If there are dirty clothes on the floor, put them in the hamper or hang them up. 
  • As soon as your children are old enough to engage in this task, make it a game. Set the timer on your phone for 30 seconds to see how much they can accomplish in that time.


  • Keep disinfecting wipes in a secure spot in your bathroom. 
  • While you’re waiting for your shower water to warm up, wipe down your bathroom countertop. 
  • Disinfect your toilet seat and wipe the top of the bowl; scrub the bowl as necessary. 
  • After your shower, squeegee the walls to reduce the risk of deposit buildup and hang up your towels to prevent mildew.

Evening Cleaning Routine

Clean and Spotless Kitchen

In the evening, focus on your kitchen, dining room and living room.


  • Change and launder bath mats, towels, and washcloths
  • Change and launder pillowcases and sheets
  • Clean the bathrooms, showers, sinks, and toilets
  • Dust surfaces such as furniture, light fixtures and objects
  • Empty trash bins and sanitize inside and out
  • Fluff the comforters and pillows
  • Launder any machine-washable rugs, throws, and pillows
  • Wipe down the counters, cupboards, refrigerator, sink, and ventilation hood
  • Wipe inside the microwave, oven, and toaster oven
  • Wipe the mirrors
  • Vacuum carpets and upholstery
  • Vacuum and mop the floors

Dining room

  • If you don’t have time to empty the dishwasher in the morning, you’re not alone! Wipe down the dining room table with a mild disinfectant and set the table right from the dishwasher to save a step. 
  • Children can assist with this task, even if they have to carry one glass at a time. 
  • At the end of the meal, everyone who is capable can help get dirty dishes to the kitchen.

Living room

  • Older children can be put in charge of tidying the living room. 
  • Keep a basket in the space for items that don’t belong in the living room and make it each child’s job to put toys, books and other items that need to be relocated in the basket. 
  • If you enjoy television together as a family, make it a rule that the television isn’t turned on until the room is tidy.

Daily Cleaning Checklist And Tips From The Experts

  • Stay on top of dishes before they get nasty. 
  • Keep towels hanging flat so they don’t mildew. 
  • Create a spot for family members to drop off their shoes just inside the front door. 
  • Hang up a fabric shoe rack where you can store slippers so everyone can change out of their shoes or boots immediately. It will keep your floors cleaner and shorten your daily cleaning checklist.
  • When family members are done with something, get them in the habit of putting them away. Remotes go beside the television, game controllers go on a shelf, and toys or books go to their rooms. Television cabinet doors need to be closed so screens don’t gather a bunch of dust. Make this a consistent bedtime process, so children and adults alike will get in the habit of putting things away before bed.
  • To keep countertops clear in the bathroom, look for bins that will fit under your vanity or in a drawer. Keep makeup, skin care products, or shaving tools in this bin. When you need the products, pull the bin out. When you’re done, put the bin back in the drawer or under the cabinet.
  • Standing water leaves spots. Keep disinfecting wipes and a work towel in the space so you can easily wipe down any areas where water stands. 
  • Make it easy for every member of the household to hang up their own towel as soon as they’re capable. 
  • Creating simple tasks, even for very small children, can shorten your daily cleaning checklist.
  • Making the bed is a crucial first step to keeping your bedroom clean. 
  • If you have a robot vacuum that runs through the downstairs each night and circles the bedrooms each day, you can get your family in the habit of clearing the floor to help the vacuum. Dirty clothes go in the hamper. Books go on shelves. Toys go in bins. The vacuum can work freely and take one more task off your to-do list.


Pay careful attention to two factors in your daily cleaning schedule: What activities will take longer tomorrow if you don’t do them today? Dirty dishes, left overnight, will be dried and gunky. They’ll take more of your time tomorrow, so a daily wash-up of your dishes is a wise choice.

Secondly, look for areas that collect clutter. Do you have a section of kitchen countertop that is constantly full of mail or library books? Create a spot for mail and library books. Get the whole family involved in using this space until it’s a habit. If you have time to organize but not to clean your Myrtle Beach home, call MaidThis!

Get Some Help!

Daily Cleaning Checklist And Tips From The Experts

If cleaning takes all your free time, it might also be a good idea to bring in MaidThis to help you manage your Myrtle Beach home so you can enjoy your time away from work.

If your weekly cleaning tasks are fairly simple, consider booking an appointment with MaidThis in Myrtle Beach for help with a deep seasonal spring clean. Put your efforts into decluttering and reorganizing, especially if you have growing children in the house.

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