5 Free Printable Cleaning Schedule Template in Excel

Are you struggling with cleaning again?

I feel your pain! Don't worry, I have created these free printable cleaning schedule to ease your overwhelm.

Take a deep breath and let me show you how to use them. 

Free Printable Cleaning Schedule Template in Excel

Creating a cleaning schedule for your home is a great way to break down your house chores into manageable chunks.

We can all desire a clean home but it will not happen if we do not put some daily intention into regular cleaning. 

It can be really difficult at the start to find a cleaning routine that works for your specific lifestyle.

I have tried different systems myself before finding one that worked for me.

However, I started by creating a weekly, daily, and monthly cleaning schedule for my home and that helped me so much.

Doing this is easy as I have done most of the work for you. You just need to customise it to fit your specific home. 

Establish what needs to be done every day of the week and adjust the template accordingly.

How to Create Your Own Cleaning Schedule

Here are some tips to help you create a cleaning schedule that has your home's DNA!

  1. Make a list: Write out everything you need to do to make your home look clean. Every single thing. This includes all the daily, weekly, monthly, and once-a-year deep cleaning tasks. Don't leave anything out. You can also list out which family members will be involved in the cleaning.
  2. Decide on your cleaning days: Cleaning every day may be unrealistic for you if you have no time in the morning. So establish the days when you will ACTUALLY clean. The days that work for your own schedule.
  3. Figure out how long certain tasks take: This will help you know what days to schedule specific cleaning tasks. Dusting might take 2 minutes and you can fit that in when you wake up but a bathroom clean will take much longer. 
  4. Set your frequency: Now that you know all the tasks and how long they'll take, decide which tasks you'll do daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly
  5. Stay Flexible: You might create what you consider the perfect schedule only to find out it doesn't fit into your lifestyle or work for your family. Be flexible enough to adjust accordingly. No schedule is perfect the first time you create it. 

If you need help listing out your tasks, I have created a sample list below. 

Free Cleaning Checklist Templates

As promised, here are your free cleaning schedule templates in Microsoft Excel format.

Use it as a jumping-off point for your own cleaning schedule and adjust it to fit your specific needs.

You don't need any emails to download these free templates.

If you need help converting them to Google Sheets, check out this guide.

DAILY-YEARLY CLEANING SCHEDULE

Daily Cleaning Tasks

Here are some tasks you might want to consider doing on a daily basis. I thought it might be useful to have a sample list of daily tasks so that you don't have to create your list from scratch. Be sure to remove or replace anything that does not work for you. 

DAILY CLEANING SCHEDULE

Morning:

  • Make your bed
  • Dust surfaces in living areas
  • Wipe down bathroom counters, sinks, and mirrors
  • Empty the dishwasher
  • Sweep or vacuum the kitchen and dining room floors
  • Straighten up the living room
  • Put away laundry

Evening:

  • Wash dishes or load the dishwasher
  • Wipe down the kitchen counters and hob after dinner
  • Clean the bathtub or shower
  • Take out the bin again, if needed
  • Load laundry and delay the timer to your wake-up time

Weekly Cleaning Tasks

Once you have decided on the different tasks you will tackle daily, it's easy to know what you should clean on a weekly basis.

Your weekly cleaning list should be those tasks that you do not have to do every day but will start to look unkempt after a couple of days.

Here are some examples of weekly tasks:

WEEKLY CLEANING SCHEDULE

Kitchen:

  • Clean the fridge and remove expired goods
  • Clean the oven  
  • Clean the microwave
  • Clean other appliances
  • Clean and degrease cabinet doors
  • Wash dish towels

Bathroom:

  • Clean the toilet and surrounding areas
  • Scrub bathtub and floors
  • Replace bath mats
  • Clean sink and mirror
  • Mop the floors

Laundry:

  • Washing, dry, or fold any clothes left

Living Areas:

  • Dust shelves, tables, and other surfaces
  • Vacuum and/or Sweep floors
  • Clean skirting boards
  • Wipe down TVs, remotes, and other devices

Bedroom:

  • Change sheets
  • Dust bedroom furniture
  • Vacuum and or mop floors

Monthly Cleaning Tasks

These are some important tasks to add to your monthly cleaning checklist.

It's important to tick off these tasks on a monthly basis for the general cleanliness of your home. 

MONTHLY CLEANING SCHEDULE

Kitchen:

  • Clean extractor fan
  • Organise drawers and cabinets
  • Remove stains from walls
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Reorganise pantry
  • Deep clean bins

Bathroom:

  • Deep clean bath and clear drains of hair and gunk
  • Organise drawers and cabinets

Laundry:

  • Run the cleaning cycle on the washing machine

Living Areas:

  • Clean under sofa
  • Vacuum inside furniture
  • Wash and replace cushion covers
  • Clean windows and blinds
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Polish any wooden furniture

Bedroom:

  • Flip mattress
  • Declutter and organise drawers and cabinets

Remember that this is a sample schedule, so tweak it to suit your specific home. 

Yearly Cleaning Tasks

Once a year, it's important that you check the following deep-cleaning tasks to ensure your home is running as it should: 

YEARLY CLEANING SCHEDULE
  • Inspect your heating and cooling systems
  • Call in a professional to deep clean carpets or rugs
  • Defrost your fridge and freezer
  • Declutter your garage and donate or sell unused items
  • Rent or hire a pressure washer for your driveway and patio

Tips For Maintaining a Cleaning Schedule

If this is your first time making a daily cleaning schedule, it might feel a little daunting.

But don't worry, it doesn't have to be. Here are a few tips to help you get started:

  1. Involve other family members in the daily chores. You can assign specific areas to each member of your household. This is an easy way to divide the work and make sure that everyone contributes to keeping the home clean and tidy on a regular basis. This way your cleaning doesn't feel like such a daunting task. 
  2. Don't let your feelings get in the way. Maintaining a tidy home takes work, and sometimes you just need to suck it up and get it done. Ouch! but true. Even if you're not feeling up to it, a clean and organised home will make your life better in the long run.
  3. If it doesn't work the first time, tweak it and try again. Your initial schedule may feel all over the place. The good news is, you are free to experiment until you find a routine that works for you and your family.
  4. Hire cleaning services if you can afford it. If you have a busy schedule and can't seem to fit cleaning into it, a professional cleaner can be a lifesaver.
  5. Set a timer. This can help you stay focused and avoid getting sidetracked. For example, set a timer for 10 minutes and challenge yourself to clean as much as you can in that time. I do this when I am zone-cleaning.
  6. Make it fun. Put on some music, or my favourite, a podcast while you clean. You get to learn or have fun while you clean.

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Hey you, I’m Torera

Hey there! I am Torera, a home care and cleaning enthusiast with a mission to make cleaning as fun and easy as possible for women like you. As someone who had to learn everything from scratch, I have the mindset of a beginner and know exactly how to take you from A to Z. Let us ditch the overwhelm and create a space that is clean, cozy, and totally you!