Cleaning in Spanish

Learn how to talk about cleaning in Spanish with this free audio lesson. It’s not fun, but someone has to do it! Maybe you’re in a Spanish-speaking country shopping for Spanish cleaning products, or someone is explaining how to clean the house in Spanish – either way, this lesson has you covered!

Listen to the Spanish pronunciation of these common cleaning words and phrases, and practice saying them aloud until they become familiar. Here’s a tip: next time you’re cleaning the house, see how many cleaning products and chores you know in Spanish!

Talking about cleaning in Spanish

Los quehaceres domésticos

Household chores

Tareas de la casa

House cleaning

Yo limpio mi casa

I clean my house

La casa está limpia

The house is clean

Barrer el suelo

Sweep the floor

Cargar / Vaciar el lavavajillas

Load / Unload the dishwasher

Lavar los platos

Wash the dishes

Hacer las camas

Make the beds

Lavar la ropa

Do laundry (wash the clothes)

Limpiar el polvo


Limpiar las ventanas

Clean the windows

Pasar la aspiradora


Sacar brillo


Planchar la ropa

Iron the clothes

Quitar la mesa

Clear the table


Straighten up

Sacudir los muebles

Dust the furniture

Sacar la basura

Take out the trash

For all these chores, you need cleaning supplies, such as…

Lavador de platos


El cepillo


La escoba


El cubo


La fregona


La gamuza


El desinfectante


El detergente


El limpiacristales

Window cleaner

El limpiahornos

Oven cleaner

El recogedor


El trapo

Cloth / Rag

And remember… Mi casa es tu casa - the Spanish phrase that captures quite nicely the Latin spirit of welcoming people to their homes.

Mi casa es tu casa

My home is your home

If you want more on Spanish words then check these out!

See you soon! ¡Hasta pronto!

Mauricio Mauricio Evlampieff Rocket Spanish