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Weekly Housework Checklist

These are the weekly housework chores that help me keep on top of cleaning and running a family home and hectic family life!

These are the weekly cleaning chores that my house usually needs. But I use it more of a guide, so if something doesn’t need doing, then I skip it until the next time. It’s definitely not a rigid routine.

My top tips for working out a weekly housework routine.

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  • Work out how much time you have to spend on housework each week.
  • Get other members of the household to help out and delegate little tasks to the kids.
  • Keeping a good level of general organisation and tidiness means cleaning takes much less time.
  • Divide it into manageable chunks – for me a little everyday and spreading the housework throughout the week works.
  • Work out which housework chores you think you only need to do every other week rather than every week.
  • Use cheats to help you if you need to – it’s often easier to do a quick wipe down of the bathroom using disposable antibacterial wipes which means the job’s done in literally minutes.
  • It’s worth remembering that if you stick to a good housework routine within a few weeks all the jobs on the weekly housework list are taking less and less time.
  • Also keep in mind that although this looks a lot of work realistically it only takes a few minutes for example when you’re vacuuming to quickly vacuum a window vent or suck dust off a light shade.

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Weekly Housework Chores

printable weekly housework checklist broken down room by room

Bedroom weekly cleaning chores

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All the bedroom cleaning chores which I do weekly to keep the bedroom feeling fresh and clean.

  • Strip beds & wash all bedding
  • Clean all surfaces & dust any ornaments/pictures
  • Clean mirrors
  • Dust light shades
  • Vacuum mattress
  • Vacuum window vents
  • Vacuum skirting boards
  • Vacuum floors
  • Make beds with fresh clean bedding

Bathroom weekly cleaning chores 

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As well as doing a quick bathroom clean daily, once a week I deep clean the bathroom and do all the cleaning chores below.

  • Put towels and bathmats into the wash
  • Clean the toilet
  • Clean the sink, bath and shower
  • Clean the mirrors
  • Wipe down the tiles
  • Dust light shades
  • Vacuum window vents
  • Vacuum skirting boards
  • Vacuum floor
  • Mop floor
  • Put out fresh towels & bathmat

Stairs & Landing weekly housework cleaning chores

  • Dust any pictures/ornaments
  • Dust/Wipe the spindles & banisters
  • Dust light shades
  • Vacuum the skirting boards
  • Vacuum the floors
  • Vacuum the stairs

Kitchen weekly cleaning chores

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I am quite strict about having a clean kitchen. As well as cleaning up as I go, I do a quick clean daily of the sink, work tops, hob etc and then a deep clean weekly.

  • Wipe down work surfaces and cupboard/drawer fronts
  • Clean the kitchen windowsill
  • Clean the hob and hood and wipe down the oven.
  • Empty the toaster tray and clean the toaster
  • Clean microwave inside & out
  • Clean bread bin inside & out
  • Wipe down and clean any small appliances stored on kitchen work surfaces
  • Scrub kitchen sink
  • Wipe down large appliances – dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and tumble-drier.
  • Clean kitchen table and chairs
  • Wipe down kitchen bin.
  • Vacuum light shades

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  • Vacuum window vents
  • Vacuum skirting boards
  • Vacuum floor
  • Mop floor.

Living Room weekly cleaning chores

Again, I do a quick clean daily of the living room and then a deeper clean once a week where I clean everything.

  • Wash & return any cushion covers or throws that can go in the washing machine
  • Dust all surfaces, pictures and ornaments
  • Dust lamps and light shades
  • Clean tables.
  • Recycle unwanted magazines and newspapers
  • Vacuum sofa and under any removable sofa cushions
  • Vacuum window vents
  • Vacuum skirting boards
  • Vacuum underneath sofa
  • Vacuum floor and rugs.

Downstairs Toilet weekly cleaning chores

As with the bathroom, the downstairs toilet gets cleaned daily and then a deeper clean once a week.

  • Put towels into the wash.
  • Clean the toilet
  • Clean the sink
  • Wipe down the tiles
  • Dust light shades
  • Vacuum window vents
  • Vacuum skirting boards
  • Vacuum floor
  • Mop floor
  • Put out fresh towels

Hallway weekly cleaning chores

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  • Dust all surfaces, pictures and ornaments
  • Dust light shades
  • Vacuum skirting boards
  • Vacuum floor
  • Mop floor

Other weekly housework chores

These are the other chores I fit in to my schedule.

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  • Check food stocks
  • Check household stocks
  • Menu plan
  • Write shopping lists/order shopping
  • Laundry

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