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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  1. I appreciate you mentioning the importance of polishing stainless steel kitchen appliances. In her home, my sister bakes cakes for clients. I'll advise her to hire Stainless Steel Cleaning Services to clean and sanitize the stainless steel equipment she uses to bake the cake.

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