Kid's Room Cleaning Checklist: Daily, Weekly, and Monthly
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Kids are a whirlwind of ideas and energy, and keeping their rooms tidy can seem like a never-ending battle. Creating a checklist for regularly cleaning these rooms can help save you valuable time (and sanity!). It’s also a great way to get your kids involved in keeping their own rooms tidy.
The professional cleaners on Homeaglow use checklists to ensure your kids’ rooms are always sparkling, whether they’re being cleaned on a weekly or monthly basis, or if a deep clean is needed.
We’re sharing an example of kids' room cleaning checklists that you can use as is, or take some ideas from to create one for your own family. Of course, if cleaning your kids’ rooms is something you’d rather leave to the experts, you can always book a professional, affordable cleaner in your area with Homeaglow.
Daily kid's room cleaning checklist
Use this checklist to encourage your kids to keep their personal space clean or have them work alongside you to help tidy their room.
- Make the bed
- Put away anything that’s on the floor (e.g. toys, books, clothes)
- Tidy the top of the desk and dresser
- Put dirty clothes in the laundry hamper
- Put clean clothes and shoes away
- Empty school bag and lunch box
- Clean under the bed
- Put any rubbish in the trash
Weekly kid's room cleaning checklist
This weekly checklist gives your kids room a deeper clean, and is a great guide for older kids who are ready for more responsibility.
- Dust down dressers, desk, shelving, and other furniture
- Dust window sills
- Dust baseboards
- Sweep, mop, or vacuum the floor
- Change sheets and pillowcases
Monthly kid's room cleaning checklist
This checklist makes sure you clean and freshen everything that you don’t have time for on a weekly or daily basis.
- Clean mirrors
- Clean door handles and light switches
- Wipe down window sills
- Wipe down furniture and surfaces
- Wipe down light fixtures
- Wipe down blinds/dust curtains
- Shake out rugs and blankets
Deep cleaning kid's room checklist
Every quarter or six months, you should aim to give your kids room a good deep clean. This checklist will take care of everything you need to think about.
- Clean duvets, comforters, cushions, mattress protectors, and blankets
- Clean and declutter cupboards, shelves, and drawers
- Wipe down walls and baseboards
- Check smoke alarm batteries
- Wash windows
- Check and clean ceiling fans or air conditioner filters
- Remove stains from carpets or furnishings
- Mop floors/steam clean soft flooring
- Sanitize or wash toys
- Flip or air out the mattress
- Clear out unnecessary clutter
4 important steps for cleaning kids’ rooms
Step 1. Keep surfaces clean and hygienic
Regularly wiping down surfaces and furniture is one of the most important steps to keeping kids' rooms clean and reducing allergens and bacteria.
Kids bring a lot of dirt inside with them every day, whether they’ve been at school or playing outside. While it might be fast and easy to reach for commercial cleaners, these can often irritate your kids’ sensitive lungs, eyes, and skin.
We recommend you use a natural DIY cleaner to keep everything hygienic during your weekly and monthly cleaning routines. This one’s safe enough for your kids to use themselves, and it smells great!
- A plastic spray bottle
- ¼ cup of white vinegar
- 1 cup of water
- 20 drops of your favorite pure essential oil (lemon and orange are our favorites)
Add the liquids to the spray bottle and shake gently to mix. Then, spray the solution onto a microfiber cloth and wipe down all the furniture and surfaces in your kids room, such as shelving, dressers, desk, headboard, toy chests, light switches, door handles etc.
Work from one side of the room to the other, so you don’t miss a spot. And don’t just wipe away dirty patches. Ensure you wipe all surface areas completely for a total clean.
Step 2. Reduce rubbish and clutter
Reducing clutter is one of the keys to making life easier when you’re cleaning up kids’ rooms. During your daily and weekly cleans, keep an eye out for any chance to minimize items in these rooms.
- Pick up and throw away any obvious trash like food wrappers or tissues
- Open drawers and cupboards and look for anything that can be thrown away
- Remove everything that belongs in other rooms (e.g. cutlery, dishes, glasses, towels)
- Put away everything on the floor - this not only reduces mess, but removes safety hazards too
- Go through your kids books, clothes, and toys with them every now and then to decide if there are broken, outgrown, or obsolete things that they don’t want anymore
Step 3. Vacuum carefully
There’s nothing worse than vacuuming in a hurry and finding out later that a crucial Lego piece, coin, or toy has vanished. Always vacuum carefully to ensure you’re only picking up dust, pet hair and fluff. This can save you the anguish of sorting through a filthy vacuum bag later on.
Dust your kids room first, and then get out the vacuum. You should vacuum slowly to avoid throwing dust up into the air, which can quickly settle down onto furniture and baseboards again, undoing all your hard work.
Once you’ve finished vacuuming, grab your DIY cleaning spray and wipe down the surfaces in the room to remove any remaining dust.
Tip: If you need any advice for removing stains from carpet, try our guides to removing gum from carpet and removing highlighter from carpet.
Step 4. Deep cleaning
Our weekly and monthly checklists will keep the majority of dirt and mess in kids rooms at bay, but you should also aim to do a deep clean about every 6 months. If your home is extra busy or messy, we recommend you do this deep clean every quarter.
Deep cleans can remove mold, mildew, and musty smells that can accumulate in things like soft furnishings and curtains, and which can be overlooked in your regular cleaning schedule. This is the perfect time to steam clean carpets and remove any new stains that you might come across.
Before you begin, ensure kids and pets won’t disturb you so you can work faster. A sunny, warm day is also the best day to deep clean, so you can wash bed covers and air out mattresses easily.
We recommend you stock up on things like:
- Furniture polish
- Fabric freshener
- Stain remover
- Carpet shampoo
- Glass cleaner
- Microfiber cloths
- Old rags
Work around the room slowly, using our checklist above, and ensure no corner of your kids room is overlooked.
Tip: For cleaning walls, try our mini-guides on removing sharpie from walls and cleaning crayon from walls.
Kid's room cleaning doesn’t have to be a nightmare
We hope our kids room cleaning checklist has given you some ideas and inspiration on how to keep these rooms looking and smelling great. Checklists are also a great way to get your kids involved in keeping their own personal spaces tidy.
Cleaning kids’ rooms can be a time-consuming chore, especially if you have a big family. If you don’t have the time, Homeaglow is always available to help out. Find and book your perfect cleaner online today.
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