Daily Cleaning Checklist: 5 Tasks to Help Stay On Top of Housework

by Cleanwithkatie_x

I'm excited to share my daily cleaning schedule and housekeeping routine with you. By following this daily cleaning checklist of five easy steps, you'll be able to keep your home tidy and organized without feeling overwhelmed. Yes, it’s possible to clean your house every day without any stress.

Tools and materials:

  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwashing detergent
  • Dish rack (optional)
  • Cleaning cloths/sponges
  • Disinfectant spray
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Multi-surface cleaner
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Laundry hamper
  • Washing machine
  • Laundry detergent
Loading the dishwasher

1. Load and run the dishwasher

Every morning, I start by loading any dirty dishes into the dishwasher. Here's how I do it:

  • Open the dishwasher and pull out the bottom rack.
  • Place larger items like pots, pans, and plates on the bottom rack. Smaller items like cups and bowls can go on the top rack.
  • Add an appropriate amount of dishwashing detergent to the dispenser.
  • Close the dishwasher and select the desired cycle.
  • Press the start button and let the dishwasher work its magic.
Clearing and cleaning dishes

2. Tidy up and disinfect surfaces

After breakfast, it's time to tackle the kitchen and other living areas. Here's what I do:

  • Clear any dishes or clutter from countertops and tables.
  • Spray disinfectant on kitchen and bathroom surfaces.
  • Wipe down surfaces using a clean cloth or sponge.
  • Put away any pots, pans, or utensils that were left out to dry.
Wiping down surfaces

3. Wipe down appliances

Next, I give my appliances some love to keep them looking clean and shiny:

  • Dampen a microfiber cloth with water or multi-surface cleaner.
  • Gently wipe down appliances like the microwave, oven, and fridge.
  • Pay attention to knobs, handles, and buttons.
  • Dry the surfaces with a dry microfiber cloth to prevent streaks.
Vacuuming the house

4. Vacuum around the house

Now it's time to address the floors and keep them free from dirt and dust:

  • Plug in the vacuum cleaner and adjust the settings for your flooring (carpet, hardwood, etc.).
  • Start from one end of the house and work your way to the other, vacuuming in straight lines.
  • Pay special attention to high-traffic areas and corners.
  • Don't forget to vacuum under furniture and along baseboards.
Doing laundry

5. Do a load of laundry

To keep up with the laundry, I follow this routine:

  • Collect all the dirty laundry from hampers around the house.
  • Sort the laundry into different piles based on colors and fabric types.
  • Load the washing machine with one of the piles.
  • Add the appropriate amount of laundry detergent.
  • Select the right wash cycle (gentle, normal, etc.) and start the machine.

Daily cleaning checklist

That’s my daily housekeeping routine, broken down into five simple steps. By following these steps each day, you'll find that maintaining a clean and organized home becomes much more manageable.

Remember, consistency is key, so try to stick to this routine and adapt it to your needs. Let me know what your daily cleaning checklist includes by sharing in the comments.

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