135 Ultimate Household Chores List (Area and Frequency!)

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Looking for an all inclusive household chores list for your family? Here’s 135 chores everyone can do to keep the house clean.

One of my favorite songs in “Hands on Deck” by Waking Ashland. The lyrics say “All hands on deck, don’t abandon the ship, you’ll never know what it could have been”.

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The author is talking about relationships, but I think this song is perfect for household chores!!

I bet you didn’t see that connection coming. 😉

Seriously though, in a home everyone needs to do their part to keep it from sinking!

That includes your little toddler up to your high schooler. No one will be left out when it comes to doing chores!

Someone is washing a mirror.  That was on the household chores list.

Things to keep in mind:

I’ve thought of a few ideas to help you and your family get your ship to your “destination”. Your destination being a clean, happy home.

First, be consistent. If my seven years of being an elementary school taught me it was to be consistent. Children will pay attention.

If you have a rule and kept the consequent to the rule 9 times out of 10, they’ll remember the one time they got away without the consequence.

It doesn’t have to be perfect. If parents around the world were waiting for toddlers to make their beds perfectly, we’d have a lot of skeletons by beds. Creepy, I know, but you get my point. It doesn’t need to be perfect, it just needs to be done, especially when they’re little.

Praise, Praise, Praise! Yup, constantly, and I mean constantly, tell your children how amazing they are. Tell them how much you appreciate them helping with chores. Tell them you couldn’t do it without them. Praise them! It will really make a big difference in their desire to do chores.

They’re more capable than you think. I think this is especially important to remember when assigning chores. Kids are amazing! They’re resilient, they want to help, and they want to be noticed and loved by you. Give them responsibilities and praise them!

Daily Household Chores

Getting your household chores list ready and in practice will help you very much! You will be able to delegate household responsibilities, stay ahead of the game, and not be mentally overloaded.

You can get every family member helping, so you’re not running the ship alone.

Plus, you can put things on autopilot. Ideally, you would be able to have everyone do their part to help around the house and you won’t have to keep delegating all of the time. Everyone will know what to do!

Lots of cleaning supplies you would need to complete your chore list.

Daily Chore List

Each morning, I start cleaning the bedrooms first, because that’s where I am when I wake up. Here’s everything I do in my bedroom.


  • Make the bed
  • Open the curtains and blinds
  • Put things away
  • Clean dirt, food, or other things as they get dirty
  • Clean off the tops of dressers
  • Put toys away
  • Put books away on shelves
  • Clean off the top of nightstands

Then I move on to my kids bedrooms and I help them do the same thing. My kids are 4, 3, and 1 so I still end up doing a lot of their chores, but I’m teaching them to do as much as they can independently.


Next, I move on to the kitchen. First, I get everyone breakfast, we eat together, and then I start cleaning. Here’s a list of everything that needs to get done in the kitchen:

  • Make meals
  • Wash dishes after every meal
  • Run the dishwasher
  • Put away dishes from the dishwasher
  • Put away things that don’t belong in the kitchen
  • Clean all of the kitchen counters
  • Wipe down the table
  • Do laundry if you’d like. I do my laundry all on one day, because it’s easier for me to remember and manage.
  • Sweep the floors
  • Mop the floors if you like. I also do this weekly, but you’re welcome to do it whenever you’d like.
  • Wipe down the inside of the microwave. This is much easier and takes less time if you wipe it off each time instead of once a month. Plus, it’s doesn’t get as gross.
  • Organize your mail. If I don’t take care of and organize the mail as we bring it in every day, it piles up.
  • Take out the trash
  • Take out recycling
  • Flatten cardboard boxes
  • Crush cans
  • Feed pets (and clean the litterbox if you have cats).
  • Set the table
  • Clear kitchen table
  • Sort silverware
  • Fold napkins
  • Wipe off table
  • Clear countertops
  • Prepare snacks
  • Prepare simple meal
  • Make lunches
  • Pack lunches
Toddler sweeping the patio teaching- toddler to help clean.

Living Room

After that, I move on to clean the living room. I have my little kids help me in here and their own bedrooms the most.

  • Vacuum high traffic areas if needed
  • Put things away where they’re supposed to go
  • Walk the dog (if you have one)
  • Brush pets (if you have them)
  • Fold blankets and throws and put throw pillows where they belong


Third, I work on the bathrooms. Somedays, all I do is check them. If they’re dirty, this is what I’ll do:

  • Wipe down the counters
  • Wipe down the sink
  • Clean anything else that needs to be cleaned
  • Put anything in its spot that’s out of place


It’s easy to forget about the outside of our homes, but they need to be taken care of too!

  • Sweep the porch
  • Hose off the patio
  • Wash bikes
  • Sweep out the garage
  • Get rid of things that aren’t used
  • Vacuum the car
  • Bring mail in
  • Put away yard toys
A woman is scrubbing the bathroom tile floor as part of her weekly chores.

Weekly Household Chores

As a family, we do our chores Saturday mornings. That’s when I was taught to do them growing up, and that’s how we’ve been teaching our children to keep the house clean. Here’s everything that should be done weekly:


  • Wash all of the laundry
  • Sort clean socks
  • Dust and wipe down furniture and light fixtures
  • Wash all of the sheets
  • Clean under the beds
  • Take out trash
  • Sort the laundry
  • Fold the laundry
  • Fold washcloths and towels
  • Put detergent in the washing machine
  • Refill tissues and toilet paper in the bathroom
  • Put away the laundry
  • Iron clothing that needs to be ironed
  • Restock diapers and wipes in baby’s room
  • Puts toys away


  • Clean the sink
  • Mop the floors
  • Clean the stovetop
  • Clean the fridge
  • Dust anything that needs to be dusted
  • Replace kitchen towels
  • Take the trash out to the road for pickup
  • Grocery shop
  • Put groceries away
  • Help write grocery list
  • Wipe down kitchen chairs
Scrubbing the tile as part of the household chores list.

Living Room


  • Wipe down the counters
  • Sweep the floors
  • Mop the floors
  • Wash the mirrors
  • Clean the toilet
  • Take out the trash
  • Replace bathroom towels
  • Clean the tub or shower


A father is teaching his son how to wash dishes as part of his daily chores.

Monthly Household Chores

This is when you can organize and thoroughly clean areas in your house! Here’s a list of things that only need to be done monthly:


  • Wash comforter
  • Clean and organize nightstands
  • Clean and organize dressers


  • Bathe pets

Living Room

  • Dust shelves
  • Change the air filters on air conditioner and furnace
  • Clean blinds


  • Scrub the baseboards
  • Wipe down the vanity
  • Organize inside the vanity
Towels being put into the washing machine as part of the household chores.

Seasonally or Yearly Chores

Seasonal and yearly chores are where you really deep clean certain areas that you don’t have time for regularly.


  • Cleaning inside and outside of kitchen cabinets 
  • Scrubbing out the fridge
  • Reorganizing and wiping down the pantry and cupboards in the kitchen
  • Clean and organize closets
  • Clean our drawers (especially a junk drawer)
  • Wipe down doors
  • Wipe down doorknobs
  • Clean the molding of the door
  • Wash rugs
  • Flip of turn your mattress
  • Clean and organize storage cupboards
  • Clean and organize medicine cabinets
  • Wash curtains
  • Wash carpets
  • Scrub furniture
  • Wash other fabrics throughout your home
  • Scrub walls
  • Deep clean your freezer
  • Clean fireplace and chimney
  • Clean out toys and toy boxes
  • Scrub baseboards
  • Checking for mold and mildew in bathrooms
  • Scrubbing grout on tile floors and walls
  • Clean tile grout
  • Clean faucets and drains
  • Washing windows inside
  • Dust light fixtures


  • Hose off patio
  • Rake leaves
  • Clean rain gutters
  • Wash the windows outside or hire someone to do so
  • Spray plants and trees for bugs
  • Clean the garage
  • Prune trees and shrubs
Two toddler boys are mopping the floor as part of their individual chores.

Easy Ways to Assign Chores

There are many ways you can assign chores in your house, but make sure you include these two ways. They will make your life so much easier!

Create Individual Lists

The first thing to do to create a household chores list is to create individual lists for each of your family members. This will make sure that each person knows what they’re responsible for doing.

When I create lists for my family, I start with my youngest first, because he’s the easiest. Then, I work my way up until I get to my husband and me.

I make a chore chart for each child in my family. On it, I put any homework as well as chores they need to do every day. My children are little like I said.

My oldest two have computer programs to help them learn letters and numbers. They do this 5 or 6 days a week. I put that on their charts. I also put the chores they need to do every day.

We talk together about what we’d each prefer to do and add those to our lists. Then we divvy out the jobs that no one likes to do.

Personalize Each List

My greatest piece of advice is to give each of your children options, but let them choose. That’s the nugget of gold.

Let THEM choose! There is power is choosing for yourself. Let them be in charge of that.

They will be much happier and more likely to do their chores if they get to help choose them.

A mom sweeping the floor to keep their household clean.

Include Everything in Your Chore List

Put everything you need to do or that needs to happen to help you keep your home clean. Add to the chore list everything like:

  • Prepare meals
  • Run kids to school and practices
  • Grocery shop
  • Run errands
  • Prep meals
  • Home repairs

This will truly help everyone have a plan, and it will keep your life running smoothly! Having a cleaning schedule might sound like the worst thing ever, but trust me, it will help so much!

FAQ’s About Household Chores List

What are the 10 household chores?

  1. Wash and put away the laundry
  2. Sweep and mop the floors
  3. Vacuum
  4. Wash and dry the dishes
  5. Dust anything that needs to be dusted
  6. Clean the bathrooms
  7. Clean off countertops, and the tops of dressers, cabinets, and nightstands
  8. Wash the windows and mirrors
  9. Make all of the beds
  10. Put away anything that’s out of place

What housework should be done daily?

Make the beds, vacuum areas that need to be vacuumed, wash and dry the dishes, wipe off the kitchen counters and table, sweep, wash a load of laundry and put it away, and put anything away that’s out of place.

Which chores are done everyday in family?

Make the beds, vacuum areas that need to be vacuumed, wash and dry the dishes, wipe off the kitchen counters and table, sweep, wash a load of laundry and put it away, and put anything away that’s out of place.

How do you organize house chores?

I organize chores by the area of the house and by how frequently it needs to be done.

A mother and daughter are holding cleaning products, mops, and brooms.  They're ready to start doing their chores!

Final Thoughts on The Ultimate Household Chores List:

I hope you like this huge household chores list as much as I do! Let me know what you think in the comments.

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