House Cleaning Checklist

House Cleaning Checklist

You will need to create a house cleaning checklist to refer to when cleaning homes and to give to your customers. The checklist helps you to remember exactly what you will be cleaning each and every time you clean a home.

Also, it should be made available on your website and can be sent to or left at the customers home so they know exactly what you will be cleaning.

The key when creating a checklist is to research house cleaning services in your area to compare your list to theirs. You want to make sure your list is comparable to the other services in your area so you can be competitive with your pricing and with the cleaning tasks that you offer.

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Here is the house cleaning checklist template I use for my company to give you an idea.

Regular House Cleaning Tasks

All areas of the house

  • Dust surfaces
  • Dust and hand wipe furniture tops
  • Dust baseboards, chair rails, and door panels
  • Dust ceiling fans (within reach)
  • Vacuum carpets
  • Vacuum and damp mop floors
  • Dust blinds, window sills, and lock ledges
  • Dust furniture
  • Dust pictures frames
  • Dust lamp and lamp shades
  • Dust and clean mirrors
  • Empty all trash

 

Bathrooms

  • Dust surfaces
  • Dust blinds, window sills, and lock ledges
  • Dust cabinets, door panels, and baseboards
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces
  • Spot clean cabinet fronts
  • Clean, disinfect, and shine showers and tubs
  • Clean and disinfect toilets inside and out
  • Clean and disinfect door knobs and switch plates
  • Shine fixtures
  • Vacuum and damp mop floors
  • Empty trash

 

Kitchen

  • Dust surfaces
  • Dust blinds, window sills, and lock ledges
  • Dust chair rails, cabinets, door panels, and baseboards
  • Dust top of refrigerator
  • Clean and disinfect counter tops
  • Spot clean cabinet fronts
  • Clean and disinfect door knobs and switch plates
  • Clean and disinfect sink
  • Clean and disinfect microwave inside and out
  • Clean, disinfect, and shine outside of oven and top of range
  • Clean, disinfect, and shine outside of dishwasher
  • Clean, disinfect, and shine outside of refrigerator
  • Clean and disinfect kitchen table
  • Vacuum and damp mop floors
  • Empty trash

 

Bedrooms

  • Dust surfaces
  • Dust and hand wipe furniture tops
  • Dust furniture
  • Dust baseboards, chair rails, and door panels
  • Dust blinds, window sills, and lock ledges
  • Vacuum carpets
  • Vacuum and damp mop floors (if non-carpet)
  • Change sheets (upon request)
  • Make beds (upon request)
  • Empty trash

 

Spring/Deep Cleaning Tasks

Everything included in the regular cleaning plus:

  • Damp wipe baseboards and window sills

  • Damp wipe door panels and frames

  • Vacuum upholstered furniture

  • Remove cobwebs

  • Damp wipe kitchen and bathroom cabinets

I find this list to be very comparable to what most house cleaning services offer, give or take what should or should not be included in the spring/deep cleaning.

You can adjust this checklist to what seems to be the norm in your area and what you feel is the best fit for your cleaning business.

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Josh Winningham

Josh Winningham

Josh is the founder of Cleaning Business Academy and All Clean Home.

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