If you have a teen daughter or son and you are in search of an easy-to-follow bedroom cleaning checklist for teens, then this free cleaning checklist printable is just what you need!
I have two young teens, so I know the struggle with getting them to keep a clean room and clean it voluntarily without any hassle. And I don’t know about you or your teens, but my teens and I have completely different definitions of what a “clean” room is.
So instead of going back and forth with them, I learned a long time ago that my kids just do better with checklists and routines. So when I notice certain tasks have become hard for them to stay consistent with, or they aren’t properly cleaning, they are struggling, etc., I make them a checklist of some sort. This way, they can easily follow the checklist on their own for guidance and as a reminder of what needs to get done and the correct way to do it.
So if you’re on the same boat as me, and you’re trying to teach your teen how to keep their room tidy, and they have been having a hard time cleaning their room, or they need some guidance as to what to clean and how often, etc, then this bedroom cleaning checklist for teens is going to be their new best friend!
Below I am sharing the exact list I made for my kids and the chores they are expected to get done, daily, weekly, and a deep cleaning list, too. So if you have been searching for a realistic bedroom cleaning checklist for your teens to use, this cleaning checklist for teens is all you need!
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Bedroom Cleaning Checklist For Teens
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In this checklist, I have split the chores between daily chores and weekly chores and also included a deep cleaning section that you can choose as a family how you prefer to tackle that section.
I still help my teens with deep cleaning, because they are still learning and not yet able to do it on their own. But as I am cleaning alongside them, I am teaching them the correct way to deep clean so that when they are ready to deep clean on their own; they have learned the proper way to do it.
Some ideas of how to tackle the deep cleaning section are:
- Do one chore from the deep cleaning section per day, so that by the end of the month, it has all been done. Then restart the list every month.
- Pick a few chores every weekend, so by the end of the month, you’ll be completely done with them. Then restart the list the next month.
- Do the entire deep cleaning section on the last weekend of every month.
- Make your bed
- Put everything in its place:
- Hang clean clothes/put them away
- Dirty clothes in the hamper
- Put your shoes/slippers away
- Put school stuff away, and any other miscellaneous items that need to be put away
- Throw away any garbage
- Dust and wipe all surfaces and under the bed
- Straighten up inside drawers
- Make sure clothes are folded and neat
- Toss anything that is trash
- Make sure things are where they belong, if not move them
- Wipe and dust all furniture and TV screen
- Empty the trash basket and wash it
- Wash bed sheets
- Prepare your laundry for washing
- Vacuum bedroom and closet floor
- Mop bedroom and closet floor
Deep Cleaning Chores
- Purge and declutter (go through your closet and drawers and see if there is anything you can get rid of and donate)
- Dust and wipe ceilings, crown molding, and light fixtures
- Move furniture away from walls and dust/clean behind and under all furniture
- Clean/disinfect walls, light switches, doors, and knobs
- Dust and clean windows and blinds/shades
- Dust and wipe all decor, books, frames, artwork, etc.
- Clean and disinfect all surfaces
- Vacuum mattress
- Clean mirror/s (if any)
- Dust and wipe baseboards
- Vacuum room/closet floors and wash rugs/mats if any
- Mop bedroom and closet floor
Bedroom Cleaning Essentials For Teens
These are the products I keep on hand to help my teens clean their bedrooms.
1. Swiffer Duster
I love these! I use them everywhere! I always make sure to have clean ones so my teens can grab them when they need them to do their chores.
4. Spin Mop
A spin mop is a must, especially for teens. It is such an easy mop to use. This is not the exact one we have, though. My mom gifted me mine from a little store by her house, but it is pretty much the same thing. And honestly, it makes mopping floors way less dreadful!
5. Lightweight Vacuum
This little vacuum is super cheap and lightweight, but it is just the perfect vacuum for quick vacuuming and it’s the only one my teens use. If it ends up broken, it’s not such a big deal because it’s pretty affordable. Also, we have had it for over two years now and it’s still working just the same. Just make sure you clean it out every couple of months. I got it on Cyber Monday for about $20 dollars, so for sure try to get it when it is on sale.
You can also find it on Walmart for about $10 dollars less!
Bedroom Cleaning Checklist FOr Teens | *FREE* Printable
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Lastly, this bedroom cleaning checklist is not intended to “make” my teens clean their bedrooms perfectly or to my standards, it’s just a way to guide them. Because kids, teens, and young adults will not learn how to clean their spaces if we don’t teach them, right?
So that is my intention in creating this type of checklist for my kids. So they can use it as a tool to learn how to clean their own bedrooms, and one day their own homes. Learning the proper way to clean from the get-go will not only benefit them now but for the rest of their lives, especially when they start to live on their own.
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