The House Cleaning Checklist

Let’s elevate your cleaning routine. Organizing your cleaning schedule into individual parts can help you save time, track your progress and avoid missing spots along the way. Check out the simple steps below for a handy daily home cleaning guide, or download our comprehensive House Cleaning Checklist for a weekly, monthly and seasonal rundown of cleanup tasks to keep your home feeling clean, smelling fresh and looking awesome. 

TIP: Be sure to check whether you’re using our new concentrated Pine-Sol® formula or the old non-concentrated Pine-Sol®, as that will determine your dilution ratio. See the chart below and get your ratios right! 



Need help dialing in your daily, yearly or weekly cleaning schedule? You’ll never miss a spot with our handy Pine-Sol® cleaning checklist. It’s all you need to track the tasks on your house cleaning schedule like a pro.

  1. Step 1 Make your bed when you wake up. It’s a great way to start the day with a healthy clean-as-you-go mindset.
  2. Step 2 Wash any dirty dishes and put stray household items and clothes in their proper place.
  3. Step 3 Wipe down kitchen and bathroom counters with a damp sponge or towel. Use a diluted Pine-Sol® solution to remove tough stains.
  4. Step 4 Dust visibly dirty surfaces including furniture, appliances and tabletops.
  5. Step 5 Wipe down high-touch surfaces like light switches, handrails and remote controls with a damp sponge or towel.
  6. Step 6 Sweep visibly dirty or dusty floors.
  7. Step 7 Download our House Cleaning Checklist for a comprehensive breakdown of weekly, monthly and yearly cleaning tasks.

    NOTE: For disinfection, use full strength or mix 1 cup per ½ gallon of water and apply on hard, nonporous surfaces with a clean sponge or cloth. Allow surface to remain visibly wet for 10 minutes, then rinse. For visibly soiled surfaces, preclean surfaces before disinfecting. To ensure stability, prepare solutions daily.

With an improved concentrated formula that is 2x as strong* to last 2x as long*, you can use less for the same great clean.

concentrated formula Non-concentrated formula
¼ cup in 2 gallons water ½ cup in 2 gallons water
⅛ cup in 1 gallon water ¼ cup in 1 gallon water
¹⁄₁₆ cup or 1 tablespoon in ½ gallon water ⅛ cup in ½ gallon water
have a question about pine-sol®? view our faqs
  • 2X concentrated
    Tackle more messes per bottle.*
  • 5x cleaning
    Odor, grease, grime, dirt & allergens.
  • removes 99% of allergens§
    Destroy dust mites & pet dander.
see our full line-up
  • * vs. previous Pine-Sol® Pine/Scented Formula when used as directed
  • When diluted as directed vs previous Original Pine-Sol® Multi-Surface Cleaner.
  • § Non-living dust mite matter and pet dander