List of house work duties

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List of house work duties
Every room without a carpet should be mopped weekly. (floor cleaning #5 image by stassad from

Without a list of work duties, it's easy to miss a housecleaning task--especially if you're busy and on the run. A list of house work duties also helps you to delegate chores quickly for convenience or to teach responsibility to others. The duties list should detail work for each room of the house. This assures that the home as a whole is clean and organised when you are finished.

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Kitchens have a lot of duties because of the need for sanitary food storage and preparation space. Put away all food. Wipe down counter tops, hobs, tables and chair seats with glass and surface cleaner to remove spills and crumbs. Gather and wash any dirty dishes, or put them in the dishwasher and start it. Wipe out the sink with soap and a non-scratch sponge. Run diluted bleach or vinegar, baking soda and lemon down the drain while the garbage disposal runs. Sweep and mop the floor and take out the trash. Hang up clean towels and put the dirty ones in the laundry.


Next to the kitchen, the bathroom has the highest need for sanitation. Wipe down the mirror, counter top and sink in that order. Spray down the shower and scrub the tub. Wipe down the toilet, especially behind and between the lid hinges. Apply some toilet cleaner to the toilet bowl and scrub with a toilet brush. Disinfect the drains with bleach or vinegar, baking soda and lemon. Sweep, mop and remove any trash.

Living Area and Bedrooms

In bedrooms and the living room, the two primary chores are wiping down all hard surfaces and vacuuming. Put away anything not in use. Launder or steam bedding and window treatments. Wash any dirty clothes and towels. Take out the trash.

Wash/Laundry Room

Wipe down everything in the laundry room, particularly the washer and dryer. Clean the lint traps and filters. Finish any laundry pending. Put away clean laundry and laundry items like detergent. Sweep and mop. Disinfect the drains and take out the trash.


The garage can become dangerous if you do not give it attention the way you do the rest of the house. Put away any tools you were using. Wipe up any spills of flammable or toxic substances such as gasoline, kerosene and liquid fertiliser. Check for any signs of rodent activity or insect infestations, as these quickly can spread to the rest of the house.

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