Everyday Cleaning Checklist – A Quick Clean in Ten Minutes or Less

Everyday Cleaning Checklist

Everyday life is busy, and you’re always on the go. It can be challenging to maintain a constantly clean and organized home. Follow these simple and effective steps in this everyday cleaning checklist to achieve a quick clean in ten minutes or less.

#1 Clear Off Surfaces (1 minute)

Start your everyday cleaning by clearing your flat surfaces. Put away items left on tables, countertops, ledges, or other surfaces. This will instantly make your space look cleaner and more organized.

#2 Wipe Surfaces (2-3 minutes)

Grab an all-purpose cleaner and a clean cloth or a few disinfectant wipes. Wipe down countertops, appliances, tables, and bathroom sinks and fixtures. 

Including this step as part of your everyday cleaning will remove visible dirt, and help you maintain a healthy living environment by disinfecting and removing germs on your frequently touched surfaces. 

Everyday cleaning checklist - Wipe Surfaces

#3 Spot Sweep/Vacuum (2-3 minutes)

Next up on the checklist is to grab a broom or vacuum.

Concentrate on high-traffic areas like entryways, hallways, your living room, and kitchen. Choose the places that require cleaning the most, and then swiftly clean the area. Every day, rotate which areas you clean and give your floors a brief sweep or vacuum to prevent dirt build-up and keep your floors looking clean.     

#4 Deal With The Dishes (3 minutes)

Take a minute to empty the dish rack, load the dishwasher, and empty the sink.  This prevents clutter from piling up and keeps your home looking neat.

A Consistent Everyday Clean

This simple everyday cleaning checklist will help you enjoy a consistently clean living space by dedicating only a few minutes each day even amidst a busy schedule. 

Incorporate these tips into your everyday routine, and utilize them when you have unexpected guests and when you don’t have time to do a complete and thorough clean.


Streamlining your cleaning tasks and breaking them down into small manageable daily tasks can help you save time, and reduce stress. Consistently clean and tidy living spaces can also enhance the environment and improve your overall well-being. 

For a complete and detailed day-by-day guide download our monthly cleaning calendar to help you maintain an inviting and organized home environment all year long.

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