Daily, Weekly & Monthly Cleaning Checklist for Bedroom and Living Room

You probably spend a lot of time in both the bedroom and living room, so why not keep these fundamental spaces clean? A truly clean bedroom and living room uplifts your mood and boosts your productivity. Bedroom and living room cleaning checklist provides guidance to help you eliminate dust, banish clutter and ensure these rooms offer a comfortable retreat.

Keeping the bedroom and living room in tip-top shape doesn’t have to be a demanding chore. By doing a few little things daily, weekly and monthly you’ll be able to keep these rooms tidy and more manageable. We’ll begin with bedroom cleaning checklist – daily, weekly and monthly.

A 5-Minute Daily Bedroom Cleaning Checklist

  • When you wake up in the morning, shake out the sheets over the bedroom floor to remove dust and dust mites. Then make your bed: Takes 2 minutes
  • Deposit all trash in the trash canister: Takes 1 minute
  • Remove all items seated on the desk and place them where they belong: Takes 1 minute
  • Hang up your worn clothes, place them in the hamper, or store them in the closet: Takes 1 minute

A 15-Minute Weekly Bedroom Cleaning Checklist

  • Unclutter the bedroom floor by emptying the trash can: Takes 30 seconds
  • Using a microfiber cloth or a spray-on cleaner, wipe and polish all bedroom windows and mirrors to brighten up the room and give it a protective gleam: Takes 2 minutes
  • Sweep or vacuum the bedroom floor. Experts generally recommend vacuuming carpets at least once a week. So you can’t neglect the vacuum cleaner: Takes 5-10 minutes
  • Take dirty linens to the laundry to have them washed. You can even deep clean your mattress. Put on fresh linens and make the bed. Return everything to where it belongs: Takes 5 minutes

A Monthly Bedroom Cleaning Checklist (Can Take More Than 30 Minutes)

  • Vacuum the mattress thoroughly using the upholstery attachment. Clean the bed stains if necessary.
  • Vacuum the base of walls using the crevice attachment, and make sure to touch the room where the floor meets the walls.
  • Remove the attachments and vacuum the floor properly.
  • Wash all curtains in the bedroom. Be sure to read instructions and labels for washing, drying and ironing.
  • Reorganize your desk, drawers, bookshelves and closet. Take time to organize them depending on your liking.
  • Throw the clutter away. Donate or recycle any clothes which you no longer wear.
  • Wipe down bedroom light switches, door frames, and door knobs.
  • Clean scuffs and smudges on bedroom walls and baseboards. Use a damp microfiber cloth.

Living Room Cleaning Checklist

A 15-Minute Daily Living Room Cleaning Checklist

  • Pick up any stuff laced on the living room. This will help clear out the clutter to pave the way for dusting. Remove items like shoes lying on the living room floor and set them aside. Neatly store all regularly-used items where they belong, such as CDs, games consoles, DVDs, and toys. Place them in their respective storage locations and within close reach.
  • Get dusting using a lightly dampen microfiber cloth. Dust tops of high furniture including hutches and entertainment centers. Wipe out fingerprints from the door and hardware, and rinse them properly. Also, wipe down TV or stereo boxes, taking care not to loosen the connections. Don’t forget to dust the inside of shelves and drawers as well.
  • Clean off tables. For people who live in small spaces where a living room doubles up as a dining room, place all dishes in the kitchen and wipe off all leftover food crumbs. Polish the tables using a dry, lint-free cloth.
  • Organize drawers. You might be tempted to stack all items inside the cabinet and keep them out of sight. However, it is necessary to organize all items by theme, like electronics. Organizing items by theme helps you know exactly where to find them when the need arises.
  • Clean the upholstery. Using a moistened microfiber cloth, wipe down all upholstery including sofas, chairs, and ottomans. These items may seem unsoiled, but going over the fabric daily with a dry-cleaning sponge is a good practice.

A 30-Minute Weekly Living Room Cleaning Checklist

  • Wash the windows. Wipe all windows and mirrors to make them shine. You can use a glass polish and a microfiber cloth to polish all glasses, working left to right and top to bottom. Vacuum window blinds with a vacuum’s brush attachment, and then follow with a duster. For overly dirty blinds, wash them with a solution of water and dishwashing detergent and a squeegee before vacuuming.
  • Dust any photographs or artwork. Run a dust-mop or duster around the frames. Wipe the glass with a wad of newspaper or a microfiber cloth. If your cloth gets damp, switch to a dry cloth to avoid streaks.
  • Shake it out. Take cushions and rugs outside and give them a thorough shaking. This will help get rid of extra dust that might have accumulated throughout the week.
  • Change the sheets, blankets and pillow cases. Put used sheets, blankets and pillows into the basket and get them professionally cleaned.
  • Vacuum soft furniture with a vacuum’s upholstery attachment to remove crumbs and other unwanted grime that might have accumulated beneath seating cushions. Next, vacuum the front, back, and sides of your chairs and sofas.
  • Sanitize your electronics. Disinfect your phone, remote control, and other gadgets on a weekly basis. Doing this helps keep germs at bay.
  • Sweep the floor. Complete your weekly living room cleaning by sweeping, vacuuming or mopping the floors. Do this once the rest of the room has been cleaned so as to catch any debris that’s left over.

Monthly Living Room Cleaning Checklist (More Than 1 Hour)

  • Throw away the trash canister filled with litter. Put away the box of trash you have gathered throughout the month.
  • Dust and clean the corners of walls and ceilings. Focus on dirty areas and spot wash them thoroughly. Don’t forget to dust the air vents, doors, doorknobs, and switch plates.
  • Dust and clean the living room ceiling fan. Huge chunks of dirt on a ceiling fan can be embarrassing because dust can fall down on your guest’s head when it’s switched on. Take at least 15 minutes to properly dust down the fan and its blades. Also, gently take down any light fixtures and wash them thoroughly. Make sure they are properly dry before putting them back in place.
  • Clean the curtains and draperies according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Clean and vacuum corners and windowsills. Thoroughly wash the outsides and insides of the windows. Rinse off the window screens before replacing.
  • Dust and clean out the chairs and coaches. A vacuum cleaner with an attachment is ideal for cleaning out couch crevices. Also clean slipovers and accent pillows in the living room. Clean soiled couches and chair surfaces using an upholstery attachment on a rug shampoo machine if necessary.
  • Make all glasses in the living room shine. Using a microfiber cloth and glass polish, wipe down all glass surfaces including table tops, glass décor, picture fronts, fireplace decors, and interior windows. Change the cloth as soon as it gets damp to prevent streaks.
  • Dust inside drawers. Open drawers and furniture doors and dust the insides using a cloth and cleaner. Make sure to do it thoroughly so the weekly dusting can be easier and more manageable.
  • Vacuum the mattress. Go over the entire mattress surface with the brush attachment. In long and horizontal strakes, pay attention to the buttoned or intended areas. Also vacuum the bedroom floor, focusing on the perimeter of the bed, which is a fertile haven for mites.
  • Vacuum the floors. Vacuum uncarpeted areas with a brush attachment. Make sure to touch all hidden spots. You can move big pieces of furniture so as to find a way to vacuum underneath. Use casters or appliance wheels to shift heavy sofas and chairs.
  • Clean the carpets, rugs and doormats. Wipe them down, or call a professional if they are heavily soiled. For lightly soiled carpets and rugs, vacuuming and spot treating may be all that you need.  
  • Remove unwanted books from bookshelves. Donate, trash, or sell books you no longer use. Excessive collection of books can weigh down the shelves and clutter the living room.
  • Spray your living room with air freshener to give it a pleasant scent.
  • Return all items to their rightful locations. Place every item in their appropriate position and arrange your living room depending on how you want it.

Final Thought: 

In most homes, the bedroom and living room are high traffic areas which get dirty fast. The living room is especially the most used space and a favorite napping spot for pets. By using this cleaning room checklist, you’ll be able to give your living room a total overhaul. Give this comprehensive cleaning your room checklist the attention it deserves in a bid to make your precious living room and bedroom sparkling in an hour or less.

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