Professional House Cleaning Checklist for an Awesome Service

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If you are looking to provide the best cleaning services, then we have a checklist for you to tick off. Follow our house cleaning checklist and you are set to do a service you will be proud of.

We are glad that you are serious enough to find a checklist so as to provide the best house-cleaning services. Using a checklist can benefit you in many ways such as:

  • Ensure quality service
  • Maintain consistency
  • Brand yourself as a professional

So here we will provide you with a professional house cleaning checklists classified into various types of services and rooms. But before that, let’s check off cleaning preparation.

Essential Cleaning Supplies and Tools

Here are the necessary cleaning tools and supplies that you must have before you roll on your sleeves for any cleaning project:

1. All-purpose cleaner 6. Scrub brushes
2. Glass cleaner 7. Rubber gloves
3. Floor cleaner 8. Vacuum cleaner
4. Furniture polish 9. Mop and bucket
5. Microfiber cloths 10. Broom and dustpan

Cleaning Checklist by Room

Here is a detailed house cleaning checklist for you to follow for various rooms of a house:

Living room cleaning checklist

  • Dust all surfaces, including furniture, lamps, picture frames, and knick-knacks.
  • Vacuum or sweep the floor.
  • Clean any mirrors or glass surfaces.
  • Fluff and arrange pillows and cushions.
  • Clean any upholstered furniture or carpets as needed.
  • Remove any clutter, including toys, magazines, and books.

Kitchen cleaning checklist

  • Clean and disinfect countertops, sinks, and faucets.
  • Wipe down cabinets and drawers, inside and out.
  • Clean the stovetop, oven, and microwave.
  • Clean the refrigerator, including shelves and drawers.
  • Clean the dishwasher and any other appliances.
  • Sweep or vacuum and mop floors as needed.

Bedroom cleaning checklist

  • Dust all surfaces, including furniture, lamps, picture frames, and knick-knacks.
  • Vacuum or sweep the floor.
  • Change the bedding and wash sheets and pillowcases.
  • Fluff and arrange pillows and cushions.
  • Clean any mirrors or glass surfaces.
  • Clean any upholstery or carpets as needed.
  • Remove any clutter, including clothes, shoes, and personal items.
  • Clean window screens. 

Bathroom cleaning checklist

  • Clean and disinfect the toilet, sink, and shower/tub.
  • Wipe down any cabinets and drawers, inside and out.
  • Clean any mirrors or glass surfaces.
  • Sweep or vacuum the bathroom floors and mop as needed.
  • Clean any rugs or bathmats.
  • Replace towels and washcloths.

Window cleaning checklist

  • Remove and clean all window screens.
  • Dust or vacuum the window sills and tracks.
  • Use a solution of water and window cleaning solution to clean the windows, either by hand or with a squeegee.
  • Dry the windows with a clean, lint-free cloth or paper towel.
  • Use a specialized window cleaner or a vinegar solution to clean any stubborn stains or spots.
  • Check the windows for streaks or smudges, and re-clean as necessary.
  • Use a small brush or toothbrush to clean any hard-to-reach areas or crevices.
  • Clean any window coverings, such as blinds or curtains, as needed.

Cleaning Checklist by Services

Regular cleaning checklist

  • Dust and wipe down all surfaces, including furniture, shelves, and countertops.
  • Vacuum carpets, rugs, and upholstery.
  • Mop hard floors.
  • Clean and sanitize bathrooms, including the toilet, sink, and shower/tub.
  • Clean and sanitize the kitchen, including the sink, stove, and countertops.
  • Clean mirrors and windows.
  • Take out the trash and recycle.

Deep cleaning checklist

  • Clean and dust all surfaces, including the baseboards and moldings.
  • Clean and polish all fixtures, including light fixtures, switch plates, and door handles.
  • Vacuum and deep clean all carpets and upholstery.
  • Scrub and disinfect all bathrooms, including the toilet, sink, and shower/tub.
  • Clean and disinfect the kitchen, including the appliances, cabinets, and countertops.
  • Clean and disinfect all windows, mirrors, and glass surfaces.
  • Dust and clean all blinds and window treatments.
  • Deep clean and sanitize all hard floors, including tile and hardwood.

Move-in/Move-out cleaning checklist

  • Dust and clean all surfaces, including the baseboards and moldings.
  • Clean and polish all fixtures, including light fixtures, switch plates, and door handles.
  • Vacuum and deep clean all carpets and upholstery.
  • Scrub and disinfect all bathrooms, including the toilet, sink, and shower/tub.
  • Clean and disinfect the kitchen, including the appliances, cabinets, and countertops.
  • Clean and disinfect all windows, mirrors, and glass surfaces.
  • Dust and clean all blinds and window treatments.
  • Deep clean and sanitize all hard floors, including tile and hardwood.
  • Remove any marks or scuffs on walls and surfaces.
  • Clean out all cabinets, drawers, and closets.

Pressure washing cleaning checklist

  • Remove any debris or loose dirt from the surface to be cleaned.
  • Set up the pressure washer and ensure proper water supply and detergent use.
  • Spray the cleaning solution onto the surface, starting from the top and working your way down.
  • Use the pressure washer to blast away dirt and grime, starting from the top and working your way down.
  • Rinse the surface with clean water, again starting from the top and working your way down.
  • Allow the surface to air dry, or dry with a clean towel or cloth.

Post-cleaning Satisfaction Tips

1. Follow up with your client

You can call or email them to ask if they are happy with your cleaning service. And even what you could have done better to improve the experience.

Following up with your client after the cleaning service is a great way to show that you care about their satisfaction.

2. Address any issues immediately

If your client has any issues with your service, address them immediately. Because any issues immediately handled can lift your brand image as a responsive one.

So take their concerns seriously and work with them to find a solution that meets their needs.

3. Provide a feedback form

Many a time your clients may hesitate in giving you an upfront review of your work. Thus, providing a feedback form is also a handy way to collect feedback from your clients. 

This will allow you to identify areas for improvement and make necessary changes to improve the quality of your service.

4. Keep in touch

Keeping in touch with your clients on a regular basis can help to build a strong relationship. You can send them emails or newsletters with cleaning tips, promotions, and other helpful information.

5. Send a professional invoice

Sending a professional invoice can help you come up as a reliable and transparent business to work with.

So start creating them no matter at what stage of business you are in. It is easier than you might think.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  1. Can I customize a professional house cleaning checklist to my needs?

    Yes, you can customize a professional house cleaning checklist to fit your specific needs. You can add or remove tasks based on your priorities and adjust the frequency of cleaning tasks based on your schedule.


  2. What are the various types of cleaning services can I provide?

    Here are some of the services you can provide with your cleaning business:

    • Carpet cleaning services
    • Laundry cleaning services
    • Deep cleaning services
    • House cleaning services
    • Upholstery cleaning services

    For a more detailed list, check out our blog post on “types of cleaning services.”

Conclusion

Now there is only one thing left that you must check off to make this blog worth your read – to actually use these checklists to provide a great house cleaning service. So whenever you go for your next cleaning project, determine the task and pick the appropriate checklist.

Author Bio
Jeel Patel
Jeel Patel
Founder

Jeel Patel is the founder of InvoiceOwl, a top-rated estimating and invoicing software that simplifies the invoicing and estimating processes for contractor businesses. Jeel holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Toronto, which has provided him with a strong foundation in business principles and practices. With understanding of the challenges faced by contractors, he conducted extensive research and developed a tool to streamline the invoicing and estimating processes for contractors. Read More

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