Fifty Super Fast House Cleaning Tasks

50 Super Fast House Cleaning Tasks

Cleaning is for the birds! I mean, we all have to do it, but I don’t know anyone who wants to spend hours every day cleaning. Well, maybe my Grandmother. She genuinely enjoys it.

I prefer to clean in short bursts, focusing on one domain each day.

Check out the post above and you will note that I never spend more than an hour in any one room of my house. As I was cleaning this weekend I realized that the individual cleaning tasks do not take that long.

What we are all struggling with is finding the time to do the cleaning.

First, consider this a list of suggestions more than complete housecleaning schedule. These cleaning tasks are designed to be done quickly, giving you a sense of accomplishment when you don’t have lots of time to spend.

With that in mind I have created this list. (yes, it is downloadable)

50 super fast house cleaning tasks

(that take 10 mins or less)


The idea is to do one or two of these items. Do not attempt to do all of them at once or you will go waaaay over your 10 minutes.

In the bathrooms

  • Clean the toilets
  • Quick scrub the shower
  • Wipe down countertop, sink, and surfaces
  • Sweep floors, clean behind toilet
  • Change shower liner, or scrub shower doors
  • Clean mirrors
  • Clean exhaust fan
  • Clean out under sink, restock supplies
  • Declutter vanity drawers
  • Put out clean towels

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Throughout the house

  • Wipe light-switches throughout house
  • Clean doorways in one room
  • Disinfect doorknobs
  • Dust fronts/backs of doors
  • Dust ceiling fans or light fixtures
  • Dust blinds
  • Dust windowsills
  • Dust electronics
  • Clean upper corners of each room
  • Water houseplants

in the bedrooms

  • Change sheets on beds
  • Vacuum mattress
  • Clear bedside tables/surfaces
  • Sweep under the bed
  • Clean floors in bedroom
  • Put away clean laundry
  • Gather dirty laundry from each room

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in the kitchen

  • Clear countertops
  • Clear kitchen table
  • Wipe down table
  • Wipe down countertops
  • Wipe down outside of fridge
  • Toss expired food from the fridge
  • Clean sink out
  • Load dishwasher
  • Organize storage containers
  • Declutter kitchen junk drawer
  • Wipe down outside of cupboards
  • Clean microwave
  • Clean top of stove
  • Mop floor

living spaces

  • Sweep under living room furniture
  • Vacuum carpets/clean floors
  • Vacuum under couch cushions
  • Clear coffee tables/end tables
  • Dust photos/art/knick knacks
  • Clean wood floors
  • Sort DVDs
  • Put away children’s toys

Finally, keep in mind that in order to be productive each morning we have to have a workable evening routine.

Take some of the suggestions above and use them to help you get your evenings in order. By doing so you are reducing your stress at the start of each day.

These suggestions will help you find the time to do the cleaning. I know it is a struggle, but doing a couple small things each day is still progress.

Check out my other articles on homemaking:
A Stress Free House Cleaning Schedule
Confessions of an ADHD Housewife

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