How to Clean Your Whole House in One Day

clean your house in one day

Is it possible to get your whole house clean in one day? Yes, it’s totally doable and here’s how. Just start with a game plan and go room by room. Do your prep first. Before you start to clean, take 30-60 minutes to go through each room, organizing and clearing out any dirty clothes, toys and clutter. I found when I followed these three steps I spent less time cleaning by being more organized.

Top Tips to Clean Your House in a Day

1. Pick a day to clean when you won’t be interrupted by other demands and try to clean on the same day each week. Scheduling a day to clean makes it a routine.

2. Getting organized first makes it easier to get your house cleaned in one day. My advice is keep it simple. Walk through the house and pick up dirty clothes, stray homework or toys before you start. Put them away in their dedicated spot is easy when you use the 3 rules method.

3. Put dirty clothes into a hamper so the washer is free to wash sheets and towels.

4. Keep bathroom cleaning supplies in the bathroom and kitchen cleaners under the kitchen sink so they’re handy. Store mops, brooms and vacuum in a hall closet or utility closet.

5. Stick with cleaning one room at a time. Target the bathroom, then the kitchen and then the vacuum comes out for the bedrooms and living spaces.

6. If you have more than one bathroom, it makes sense to clean both at the same time. Cleaning supplies under the bathroom sink in a caddy makes it easy to carry from one sink to the other.

Use this printable checklist if you need a reminder.

You may need a few more hours to deep clean your whole house if it’s been a while since the last deep clean. Bigger rooms and house may take a little longer too.

What really helps is picking a day to clean and sticking to it. Unless you love to clean, you’ll probably be like me. Happy to put it off for another day!

How to Clean Your Whole House in a Day

♥ Easy to stick to free printable CLEANING CHECKLIST


  1. Clear toiletries, shampoos or gels from tub, sink
  2. Squirt cleaner onto sink
  3. Spray tub and shower with cleaner
  4. Spray toilet surfaces with disinfecting cleaner, bowl with toilet bowl cleaner
  5. Scrub the tub/shower, sink and taps with a sponge
  6. Wipe down toilet surfaces with paper towel
  7. Scrub toilet bowl with a toilet brush
  8. Throw your scummy shower curtain and tub mat in the wash
  9. Sweep, vacuum and mop floors all around fixtures and bath
  10. Empty wastebaskets
  11. Hang up clean towels, curtain and mats

1-2 hours


  1. Move everything off counter
  2. Squirt cleaner over counter-tops and stove top
  3. Use a sponge to wipe down and clean around sink, countertops and appliance fronts.
  4. Wipe down cabinets with a mixture of white vinegar and water and a damp rag or sponge.
  5. Wipe handles and knobs.
  6. Clean the top of oven or stove to get rid of grease and spills.
  7. Wipe down appliances on counters
  8. Put a bowl of hot water in microwave for 2 minutes. Wipe down inside.
  9. Sweep, vacuum and wet mop floors.
  10. Empty wastebaskets

1.5 hour


  1. Take a light duster or rag and wipe over furniture, lamp shades and window sills
  2. Take sheets out of the washer/dryer
  3. Make bed
  4. Windex or vinegar spray mirrors and glass
  5. Sweep or vacuum floors including under the bed.
  6. Use vacuum cleaner attachment to lightly remove dust from curtains, blinds.

1-2.5 hours plus wash/dry


  1. Dust furniture with allergen attracting polish using a rag or old t-shirt
  2. Pick up and move things around to dust all surfaces
  3. Use handheld attachment to vacuum chairs & sofas including under the cushions
  4. Vacuum floors or sweep and dry mop
  5. Vacuum or dust window sills
  6. Fluff pillows and throws

1 hour


  1. Dust furniture with allergen attracting polish on a rag or old t-shirt
  2. Pick up and move things around to dust
  3. Use an antibacterial wipe to clean keyboards and mouse
  4. Spray Windex or vinegar mix on cloth and lightly wipe screens
  5. Vacuum floors or sweep and dry mop
  6. Vacuum or dust window sills and blinds

.5 hour


  • Clean up your favorite healthy house plants by sweeping up any dead leaves or spilled soil. Empty water in saucers.
  • Clean out dog or cat bowls. Shake and flip beds and put outside to air.
  • Sweep and mop laundry room floor. Clean out washer and dryer lint filters.
  • Use anti-bacterial cleaner on doorknobs and handles but realize it won’t kill viruses!

There you did it! Cleaning your house can be fast and easy. Time to plop down on your couch and put your feet up on. Nothing feels better than having a clean house. Let’s face it, it’s even more important to stay on top of keeping it clean now isn’t it?

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Love your healthy clean home, love your life!