Every home's cleaning checklist, room-by-room

Apart from clearing clutter, reorganising your space, and wiping down furniture, there are specific to-dos to ensure your home is in tip-top shape. Here's what to look out for in each room.

 Design: Millimeters Studio

Living Room

  • Remove curtains and other household fabrics for washing
  • Clear storage cabinets and small items from the television console
  • Unplug wires and keep consoles and electronics out of the way when you clean
  • Dust and wipe all surfaces, including ceiling fans
  • Sweep and mop floor
  • Reorganise storage space and cables


  • Clean and clear fridge, including ice trays
  • Clean all appliances
  • Empty cabinets and drawers before wiping them down
  • Wipe all surfaces
  • Sweep and mop floor
  • Reorganise drawers and cabinets
  • Clean stovetop and burners

Design: Architology


  • Declutter by organising items into boxes
  • Clear your closet, under the bed, storage cabinet, and shelves
  • Remove bedding and curtains for washing
  • Dust and wipe all surfaces, including the ceiling fan
  • Sweep and mop floor
  • Replace bed linen and curtains
  • Unpack and reorganise your closet, storage cabinets and shelves


  • Remove all items from the shower area and vanity counter
  • Clean your glass and mirrored surfaces first
  • Clean the tiles, followed by the grouting
  • Clean the WC and the shower area
  • Wipe all surfaces clean and let them dry
  • Replace any holders or soap dishes that have mould growing on them
  • Reorganise loose items