Save deep cleaning for another day. This quick chore list helps you breeze through everyday cleaning with just a few tasks in each room.

By Jessica Bennett
Updated September 18, 2020
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Most of us don't have time to complete an elaborate deep-cleaning routine every day. Between work, taking care of kids, preparing meals, and other household duties, there typically isn't a lot of time left for scrubbing floors or dusting the furniture at the end of the day.

Fortunately, you can save most of those time-consuming chores for a more substantial weekly once-over or an in-depth monthly cleaning routine. On a daily basis, simply focus on a few trouble spots, such as countertops crowded with dishes or that pile of clutter on your coffee table, to maintain order and keep housework under control. Set up a daily cleaning checklist that includes a handful of quick tasks in each room. By zeroing in on certain spots for just a few minutes each, you can breeze through daily cleaning in 20 minutes or less. If you get the rest of the family involved, it'll take even less time.

Consider running through this to-do list at the end of each day so you can go to sleep with a clean house and wake up ready to start the next day. Alternatively, you can easily divide the tasks up throughout the day so you're only dedicating a few minutes here and there to cleaning. Figure out what works best for you and adjust your daily cleaning checklist to fit your schedule.

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Quick Kitchen Cleaning Tasks

Kitchens see a lot of traffic throughout the day, which means clutter, crumbs, and debris can quickly add up. To remedy the day's messes, follow this daily cleaning checklist for the kitchen after all the cooking is done. This will help bring your kitchen back to order so it's ready to use again first-thing the next morning.

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  • Kitchen Daily Cleaning Checklist

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Daily Cleaning Tasks for the Bathroom

Bathrooms need regular scrubbing and mopping, but neither task is necessary to complete every day. You can keep germs and grime at bay with a few simple daily cleaning steps. Use this bathroom cleaning checklist for a speedy clean each day.

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  • Daily Bathroom Cleaning Checklist

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Living Room Cleaning Routine

Forget vacuuming or washing the walls for now. Daily living room cleaning is about finding simple ways to restore order. Keep everyday clutter and messes under control with these quick living room cleaning tasks.

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  • Living Room Daily Cleaning Checklist

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Day-to-Day Bedroom Cleaning

Complete these steps every day to make sure your bedroom is tidy and ready for you to climb into bed at night. A clean space that's free of clutter can help you relax and rest easier. Take just a few minutes in the morning or at night to reset your bedroom.

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  • Daily Bedroom Cleaning Checklist

Comments (6)

Anonymous
January 15, 2021
I have to add scoop the cat boxes lol
Anonymous
January 15, 2021
I have to add scoop the cat boxes lol
Anonymous
October 8, 2020
This is a good list, it would be nice if there were a printable version.
Anonymous
October 8, 2020
Gather and empty any trash cans to central one/ take bag outside and finally gather all dirty clothes to laundry hamper. 50% of house -DONE!
Anonymous
October 8, 2020
Gather and empty any trash cans to central one/ take bag outside and finally gather all dirty clothes to laundry hamper. 50% of house -DONE!
Anonymous
October 8, 2020
When my sons were young I started a Dishes-Trash-Laundry chore: retrieve all dishes and place in sink or dishwasher