Besides cleaning the kitchen and their bedrooms, I want my kids to be able to clean their bathroom.
This printable bathroom cleaning checklist helps them do just that – and without forgetting anything important in the process.
Scroll down to the bottom of this post for your free printable!
How to Use the Kids Printable Bathroom Cleaning Checklist
All the steps are listed clearly in this checklist (so no more forgetting to take out the trash!).
If you want to make it easy, put this checklist in a safe and accessible place in the bathroom. It is wise to put this printable in a protective sleeve (or laminate it), and then place it inside the bathroom cabinet for easy access by the kids.
Or, you can store it with the cleaning supplies the kids will be using for this task. (I suggest putting together a simple bathroom cleaning kit they can grab and use in a pinch!)
The checklist is also organized by the type of clean your kids’ bathroom needs. You may be after a quick clean or a more thorough deep clean from time to time.
Make sure your child knows when they should be doing each type of clean.
Kids aren’t going to do chores perfectly.
With this checklist, as with any chores, it is critical to train your child properly so they know what they need to do for each step.
They certainly don’t care about sparkling bathrooms as much as you do. So make sure to be encouraging and positive and give them lots of praise. Make them understand that their contributions help out the entire household as well.
First thing’s first: You will need to walk them through each step of the cleaning checklist at least once.
Let them watch exactly how each task is completed, and definitely use the same equipment and cleaning supplies in the process.
At what age should kids clean the bathroom?
With a little practice, kids should be able to do at least the quick clean portion of this list independently by about age 7 or 8 (maybe even earlier).
Related: Age-appropriate chores for kids
What about bathroom cleaning supplies?
I do let my kids use real cleaning products. My homemade all-purpose cleaner is safe for kids (although I make sure they understand how not to spray it into their eyes).
Our glass cleaner is made with water + rubbing alcohol + a couple drops of dish soap.
We use mainly rags for cleaning (and paper towels only for the messiest jobs) so there’s also training involved in getting the rags to the laundry properly.
It’s important that our kids learn how to do chores. A simple checklist can help with the whole process and make home life that much easier for everyone!