Do you ever have a hard time getting your kids to clean up their rooms? Me too! My bedroom cleaning checklist will help teach your kiddos what is expected of them!
Normally, my kids are rockstars at doing chores. They pitch in around the house constantly and, thank goodness – I could never keep up without their help.
Unfortunately, just because they know how to clean doesn’t mean they do it properly all the time.
Lately, little things were being ignored and the bedrooms just weren’t getting picked up to my satisfaction. I whipped up a quick printable so kids can check their own work in cleaning their rooms! There will be no more “confusion” about what counts as a “clean” bedroom.
Speaking of confusion… It’s always a good idea to work together after the first time you post your kids room cleaning checklist. That way, they know exactly how things should get done in their bedroom cleaning routine (and what you consider “clean”)!
Related: How to Teach Your Kids to Do Chores
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Bedroom cleaning checklist for kids
Having a simple printed checklist posted puts the responsibility in your children’s hands and empowers them to do a good job.
I’m happy to share this fun printable cleaning checklist with you! Just click the link or the picture above to download and print. I love this cleaning your bedroom checklist – it is easy and works like a charm.
What’s Included in Our Printable Checklist?
We kept it simple on our checklist to better encourage action on a regular basis, but if your kids are older (or your standards are higher), you can modify accordingly or create a deep cleaning routine. The basics are:
Clean the Entire Floor
The floor is often one of the biggest challenges to keeping kids’ bedrooms clean. Cleaning the floor includes picking up both dirty clothes or clean clothes, and definitely towels, shoes, and toys. As a bonus, they can also vacuum (or sweep if you have hardwood floors).
Make the Bed
If you can teach your kid to make the bed first thing in the morning, it’s a great lesson. It is said to be good for people as you’ve already accomplished a task, helping to make them feel more productive.
Clear Out Rubbish
That includes emptying the wastebasket and removing dishes and plates that might be left behind.
Alternative Ways to Create a Bedroom Cleaning Checklist
We love a good printable checklist here at Decluttering School, but there are other ways to post chores for your kids that may keep you from going through extra paper.
You can hang a small chalkboard or dry erase board on the bedroom door where your kids can physically check off all the items on the list each day. (Check out this awesome reusable chore chart on Amazon!)
You can also post your kids’ chore lists in the household command center – which is the perfect way to keep the entire family on top of chores and schedules.
Next Stop… Kitchen
Once your kids are cleaning pros in their rooms, download my printable checklist for teaching kids to clean up the kitchen and get even more help around the house!