Cleaning Quality Checklist

How we make every customer happy, every time

Use these checklists to ensure we can deliver a quality cleaning, happy customers, and avoid refunds and re-cleanings.

Basic Home Cleaning


Main Kitchen Areas

  • Clean outside cabinets
  • Wipe down towel racks
  • Wipe down wood cabinets on all sides
  • Wipe down kitchen backsplash
  • Clean any cobwebs
  • Clean window ledges
  • Wipe outside of the refrigerator
  • Wipe outside of oven & stovetop
  • Clean inside & outside of the microwave
  • Remove items to clean & polish countertops
  • Replace items in the original locations
  • Dishes (Clean & place in dishwasher)
  • Empty & replace trash can bags

Kitchen Floors & Mats

  • Vacuum mat & clean underneath
  • Clean cracks where the floor meets the wall
  • Wipe down baseboards & clean corners
  • Sweep, mop, or vacuum floors


Bathroom Sinks & Mirrors

  • Clean mirrors (don’t leave streaks)
  • Clean sinks
  • Shine chrome spouts & handles
  • Countertops (special products for marble & stone)
  • Clean space where the sink meets the wall

Bathroom Tubs & Showers

  • Scrub tubs & showers (pay attention to creases)
  • Clean showerhead
  • Clean shower curtains
  • Clean shower, tub base & grout
  • Wipe tubs & showers dry after cleaning

Bathroom Toilets

  • Scrub inside with bowl cleaner & brush
  • Wipe sides & seat area
  • Wipe around the base & grout near the floor
  • Wipe behind the toilet & include the floor
  • Sanitize area with cleaner
  • Empty & replace trash can bags

Bathroom Floors, Mats, & Others

  • Sweep or vacuum mat
  • Mop tiles
  • Clean cracks where the floor meets the wall
  • Remove mats from the floor & clean under them
  • Clean floors behind doors (the areas that are hidden when the door is closed)

Bedrooms & Common Areas

Bedroom, Living Room & Common Areas

  • Wiping down table surfaces & countertops
  • Dusting ceiling fans (as needed)
  • Dust & clean window sills
  • Empty & replace trash can bags
  • Sweep, mop, & vacuum all floor surfaces
  • Dust all window sills
  • Dust electronics & TV (Be careful!)
  • Make the beds (Change sheets if clean sheets are provided)
  • Clean inside & outside of sliding glass doors

Deep Cleaning

What’s Included with Deep Cleaning

  • Baseboards
  • AC vents
  • Light switches
  • Power outlets
  • Doors ( door frames, door handles, & doors themselves)
  • Blinds (both sides)

NOTE: For homes that need a little extra elbow grease, communicate with the office. We may need to add heavy-duty to compensate for additional time. 

Move-in/Move-out Cleaning

What’s Included With Move-In/Move-Out Cleaning

  • Inside windows
  • Clean window sills
  • Dust blinds (both sides)
  • Baseboards


Extras: Do If Included

Extras are additional items customers pay more to get done. If there are extras listed in the job description, make sure they’re completed in addition to normal cleaning items.

These extras can be applied to basic, deep, or move-in/move-out cleanings.

The client is paying extra for these and you’re getting paid more too. So don’t miss them! 🙂

  • Inside of refrigerator
  • Inside of oven
  • Baseboards
  • Blinds
  • One load of laundry
  • Doors (Clean doors, frames, & handles)
  • Dust AC Vents
  • Eco-Friendly (Use products like water & alcohol)
  • Walls (Scrub visible dirt & any cobwebs off ALL walls)
  • Heavy Duty (For challenging homes with extra clutter)

Inside Windows

  • Dust blinds (both sides)
  • Clean window panes
  • Clean window tracks

Inside Cabinets

  • Remove everything from inside of cabinets
  • Clean & dust the inside of the cabinets
  • Replace cabinets contents


NOTE: If a customer requests one of these in person make sure it’s shown on the job in the app. If it’s not, we’re not getting paid for the extra services. If this is the case, call the office and let them know so we can work with the customer to add the service if time allows.

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