Readers Ask: Where Can I Get Lists of Housekeeping Tasks to Keep my House Clean?
So many readers have asked for help setting up their housekeeping plans that I’ve decided to make available my new series: Printable Housekeeping Checklists – Forms for Your LifeTM The best part is, these printables are yours for FREE!
Print today’s Housekeeping Checklist:
Every house is different, and not all the tasks on our lists will apply to every home. However, this will give you a great starting point to get your house into shape and customize your own housekeeping plan. There are even blank lines at the bottom to add in tasks specific to your home.
I recommend printing the checklist then laminating it so it can be used over and over with a dry erase marker. If you do not have a laminator, you can just print multiple copies.
Our checklists make it easy to delegate housekeeping chores to family members. If you’ve ever assigned someone to clean the bathroom and then been asked, “How do I clean the bathroom?,” you will see that this checklist is justly named! Take your children and/or spouse through the list step by step, explaining and demonstrating each job. Hang the checklist in an accessible place in the room. (Clipboards work very well for this purpose.) Insist that the name and date is filled out at the top of the list and each item is checked off by the person cleaning the room. For the first few times you’ll be double checking that each task was completed and done properly, but practice makes perfect. Our lists ensure that the job will be done the same way every time and no tasks will be missed or forgotten. You’ll never again wonder when a room was last cleaned, and you won’t hear “How do I clean the bathroom?” anymore!
Need more help setting up a plan to manage your housekeeping? Check out our great materials for homemakers: How To Set Up a Housekeeping Plan.