Household Chores Checklist by Room

Keeping your home in order can be simplified if you tackle a room per day or break down all of your responsibilities and recruit your family members to help. This household chores checklist breaks down all the responsibilities by room. You can use this chore checklist to schedule chores into your week or have a recurring schedule you stick to. I simply give each of these groups below a day of the week and try to stay on top of the daily area.

Room-by-Room Cleaning Checklist

Room-by-Room Cleaning Checklist

Household Chores Checklist by Room


  • Change sheets
  • Make the Beds
  • Pick up toys/floor
  • Vacuum
  • Dust including ceiling fans



  • Clean appliances
  • Clean and sanitize counters
  • Scrub Sink
  • Empty out fridge of leftovers and soiled food
  • Inventory fridge to restock
  • Restock paper products – napkins/paper towels
  • Wipe down table and chairs
  • Sweep & Mop all tile/hardwood


Family/Living Room

  • Tidy bookshelves
  • Pick up floor
  • Return wandering toys/books to bedrooms
  • Wipe down couches with slightly damp cloth
  • Vacuum floor and inside couch
  • Clear off desk
  • File paperwork
  • Fold blankets/throws



  • Mirrors
  • Toilets
  • Shower/tub
  • Clean bathroom counters and sinks
  • Wash counters
  • Restock toilet paper and soaps
  • Empty all small trash cans



  • Sweep patio
  • Pick weeds
  • Spray for bugs
  • Water plants
  • Trim trees, plants, grass
  • Tend garden


Everyday Household Chores

  • Wipe down kitchen counter
  • Load of laundry
  • Empty/load dishwasher
  • Empty kitchen trash
  • Plan and cook meals
  • Make beds
  • 5-minute clutter pick-up


Click here to print a free PDF of this checklist: Household Chores Checklist by Room


If you’re wondering what the best way to get your kids involved and helping, check out my Age-Appropriate Chores for Kids printable list! Or, see how you can make a visual chore cards system to easily remember your daily tasks.

What recurring jobs would you add to this household chores checklist?


About Janel

Hi, I'm Janel! I'm the owner and lead blogger here at A Mom's Take. I have five little boys age 8 and under. I am a Phoenix based mom blogger and love the sun. I love to travel and have been known for planning trips specifically to hit the roller coasters! I enjoy digital scrapbook and design and I'm obsessed with board games.


Household Chores Checklist by Room — 10 Comments

  1. This is a great checklist – I was totally looking for something like this. I really need to start doing more daily cleaning and less cream it all into one day cleaning lol

  2. Oh thanks for the checklist! Alot of times I divide it up and sometimes forget to do something! I love being able to check them off! :)

  3. I just got through cleaning this new house top to bottom. The previous homeowners not so much!! Check lists are awesome and this is a good one! I’ll pin it for later.

  4. Great post, I am a fan of checklists – it’s amazing how much you can forget {possibly on purpose} without one! ;)

  5. This is a great post.. does it work for husbands ;) LOL

    My son always had chores, but now he is grown and moved out so guess what.. MOM gets allt he chores! I need a maid!

  6. This is a great list! I’m printing it out for my HUSBAND!! lol he says he doesn’t clean because he doesn’t know what needs to be done! lol! Great to get the kids involved too!

  7. This is a great list of chores to follow I remember when my daughter was younger, sometimes I found it hard to get a routine going and just even “map out” what chores needed to be done and this is a good resource for that.