The Professional™ House Cleaning Checklist (80+ Tasks)

Are you looking for a printable cleaning checklist to clean every room in your house?

The list below will give you access to over 80+ tasks you can perform to clean your dirty house.

You can even organize them into daily, weekly, monthly cleaning schedule to fit into your routine.

Here’s a brief overview of what you will find in the cleaning checklist.

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Tasks to-do
Room-by-room division of number of tasks
Dining Room
Living Room
Laundry Room
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Living Room

  • Vacuum sofas & chairs
  • Vacuum & shampoo carpet
  • Vacuum under furniture & in between cushions
  • Condition leather furniture
  • Dust & clean ceiling fans
  • Clean lights & wash light globes
  • Dust & polish furniture & bookshelves
  • Clean windows & window sills
  • Launder throw pillows & blankets
  • Dust shelves, furniture & decor
  • Clean lamps & lampshades
  • Dust/polish furniture
  • Sanitize remote controls & electronics
  • Mop or vacuum floors
  • Shampoo rugs or carpets


  • Dust furniture & lights
  • Wash windows & switch plates
  • Wash doors & door knobs
  • Wash floor registers
  • Sweep & wash/vacuum floors
  • Wipe baseboards
  • Dust/polish furniture
  • Organize closets
  • Wash bedding sheets & pillows
  • Vacuum carpets (deodorize/freshen with baking soda first)
  • Launder bedding & curtains.
  • Dust blinds
  • Dust curtain rods
  • Clean window sills
  • Clean or vacuum curtains
  • Mop or vacuum floors

Dining Room

  • Wipe down tables & chairs
  • Wipe down or dust other furnishings
  • Launder table linens
  • Shine silverware
  • Dust crown molding, wall corners, & floor molding
  • Clean & disinfect light switches & outlets
  • Dust & polish wood cabinets
  • Dust & clean windows, inside & out
  • Clean & declutter hutch cabinets & drawers
  • Wash table linens & cushions
  • Disinfect table & wipe down all chairs
  • Launder & press table linens
  • Polish silver & furniture
  • Vacuum or spot clean chair cushions
  • Shampoo rugs or carpet


  • Clean dishwasher
  • Defrost freezer
  • Clean & organize refrigerator
  • Clear countertop stove
  • Degrease cabinet doors
  • Deodorize & degrease the kitchen drain
  • Clean & disinfect the trash can
  • Clean the microwave
  • Deep clean the dishwasher
  • Clean the hood vent & change filter if needed
  • Clean stove top burners
  • Clean & disinfect the garbage disposal
  • Sanitize cutting boards & sharpen knives
  • Clean & disinfect home appliances


  • Wipe & clean mirror
  • Clean shower curtain & liner
  • Polish faucets
  • Scrub & disinfect toilet, including around base, under seat & around hinges
  • Scrub the bathtub &/or shower
  • Caulk around bathtub
  • unclog & refill lotion dispensers
  • Clean air vents
  • Mop & h& scrub floors (pay attention to special grout lines, corners, & moldings)
  • Replace shower curtain liner

Laundry/Utility Room

  • Take out & wash window screens
  • Wash cabinet doors & inside cabinets
  • Wash laundry sink. Shine faucet. Clean drains
  • Wash outside of washer & dryer
  • Wash inside of washing machine
  • Empty washing machine drain pump
  • Clean dryer vent
  • Sweep & mop floors
  • Install organizers to hold cleaning products
  • Clean lint trap
  • Organize laundry supplies

Who Can Use This Cleaning Checklist Template?

If you’re the homeowner, these room-by-room residential cleaning tasks are pretty simple. You can easily do-it-yourself (DIY)

If you’ve a maid, you can give this cleaning list to the lady or the housekeeper to help you clean your home in the most efficient way possible. 

If you run a house cleaning service business, you can send it to your customer’s home to help them understand what exactly you will be cleaning.