Saturday, February 08, 2014

Is Your Room Mommy Clean? Printable Checklist

A few weeks ago, I told you all about how Sophia struggles to keep her room clean. And when I say she struggles, I mean she REALLY struggles. You can click HERE to read all about it, along with my less-than-perfect reaction to the gigantic mess. It's really hard to be the mom, sometimes.

And being the mom requires constantly thinking of really great solutions to problems like the eternally messy room. Not only do I not want to have to clean it myself each day, I want her to learn to be self-reliant. I want her to know how to make her bed. I want her to understand the importance of keeping our homes clean.

I think Sophia's biggest issue is that she gets overwhelmed when she sees the big mess (who wouldn't?), and doesn't really know where to start.

So, I made her a checklist. I hung it up in her closet so that she can refer to it as she cleans up.

Is your room mommy clean? A printable checklist for children who struggle cleaning their bedrooms.

This picture cracks me up.  One whole wall in her semi walk-in closet is a bulletin board. I love the stuff she puts up there. And my checklist printed out crooked, but I don't care because it's still serving its purpose. It matches her mish-mash better anyway.

To download:

If you are on a desktop or laptop computer, enter your email in the form below.

If you are on a mobile device, please click here to see the form.

The printable will be sent directly to your email.

Ultimately, I hope that she will be able to figure out how to keep her room from becoming a national disaster, but for now, the checklist is helping her recover from each disaster she has.

Making her bed by herself is still hard (and she has these really adorable day beds, but they are difficult even for me to make nicely). But we're working on it--she's doing a great job. I'ts amazing how just having a few little instructions can make a world of difference.

Do your kids have a hard time keeping their bedrooms clean? Download this printable checklist to help them to get those rooms "Mommy Clean!"

(I told you her room could get messy.)

post signature
This post may contain affiliate links, for more information, please see my disclosure.
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. Oh boy. My mom would have been SO into this checklist. Thank goodness the internet didn't exist when I was growing up.

    Actually, I could still probably use it... Is that weird?

  2. I found this printable through Pinterest, and I chuckled, because "mommy clean" is what I say to my kids when they say their rooms are clean. Great list! Thanks!

    Heather @