checklist blog

There are 3 different cleaning checklists necessary for each different type of cleanings. You have your basic regular routine cleaning, you have your deep cleaning checklist and a checklist for when you are moving in or out of a home/apartment/condo.

This is our version of OUR regular maintainence cleaning checklist to use as a reminder of what a general house cleaning entails.



Kitchen Checklist:

  • Clean microwave inside and out
  • Sanitize counters with cleaner
  • Wipe down outside cabinets and hardware
  • Clean outside of ALL appliances big/small
  • Polish stainless steel appliances
  • Clean, sanitize sinks- if stainless steel, polish
  • SweepOR”hard surface” vacuum floors
  • Mop/Clean floors
  • Clean stove top thoroughly, clean grates.


Bathroom Checklist:

  • Clean toilet-from top to base, Scrub inside and clean/wipe outside
  • Clean/sanitize sinks- polish fixtures if necessary
  • Wipe products/ decor
  • Wipe outside cabinets
  • Scrub-(not too abrasive)/clean/sanitize tub and shower walls
  • Clean glass doors(rid of soap scum as best as you can) if the water build up is bad you may need a deeper cleaning, or special treatment
  • Remove trash
  • Clean mirrors
  • SweepOR”hard surface” vacuum floors
  • Mop/Clean floors

Bedroom Checklist:

  • Dust all dressers, night stands, dust any lamp bases if dusty. Dust headboard if needed. Damp wipe furnituer if necessary
  • Make the bed
  • Straighten things out on night stands/dresser if appropriate (not too much clutter)
  • Vacuum any carpet/rugs
  • Hard floor vacuum/sweep/mop floors


Dining area

  • Wipe table and chairs
  • Dust where necessary (decor, picture frames)
  • Vacuum any carpet/area rug
  • SweepOR”hard surface” vacuum floors
  • Mop/Clean floors

Living area:

  • Dust end tables, coffee tables, picture frames damp wipe if necessary
  • Straighten/organize things like pillows, blankets, magazines, books
  • Sweep or vacuum hard floors
  • Vacuum any carpets or area rugs
  • Clean any glass top coffee tables
  • Mop/Clean floors
  • Vacuum furniture if necessary(use attatchment) especially with pets
  • Wipe window sills quickly if time permits


Office/Work space:

  • Dust office equipment carefully
  • Dust surfaces
  • Vacuum any carpet and area rugs
  • Sweep/Vacuum hard surfaces
  • Mop/Clean floors



  • Vacuum stairs with attachment
  • Sweep/Vacuum hard floors
  • Mop/Clean floors


Laundry/utility area:

  • Clean washer/dryer exterior
  • Clean laundry sink-if necessary
  • Sweep floors
  • Mop/Clean floors
  • Wipe any counter space
  • Wipe exteriors of cabinets





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