Talking to our customers provides us with fantastic feedback from them. They
sometimes ask us how we do it — how do we get the place so clean? And as we talk to potential customers, they always ask, “what am I getting for my money?” Fair questions.
For your convenience, we’ve assembled and brought you a list of what it takes to clean a
house or business. It’s just an outline; there’s no space here to go into much detail. Still, you’ll get the idea. It becomes evident why it’s a good idea to have the home cleaning professionals to your house on a regular basis and not try to keep up with it yourself. It’s not as easy as merely putting on a white apron and picking up a feather duster. But the result is happy customers who have a whole lot more time on their hands. What could be better?
SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED FOR DIY CLEANING
You’re going to need: glass cleaner, furniture polish, all-purpose cleaner, countertop cleaner, scrub pads, stainless steel cleaner, floor cleaner, bathroom cleaner, microfiber mops, microfiber pads, sweep broom, push broom, dust pan, dust mop, wet mop, grout brush, terry cloth rags, microfiber cloth, ladder, trash bags, twisty ties, and a feather duster. A white apron is optional.
Once you are ready to clean, you have a lot to do. Below is the general checklist. Every item has related items that we haven’t listed due to space. There is always something more to clean. That’s the maid’s job.
DIY CLEANING CHECKLIST
Regularly Scheduled Cleaning Checklist
⁃ Empty Trash
⁃ Replace Trash bags
⁃ Make Beds
⁃ Remove Cobwebs
⁃ Dust Baseboards
⁃ Clean Ceiling Fans
⁃ Clean Window Sills
⁃ Wipe Down Doors
⁃ Wipe Down Baseboards
⁃ Clean Door Hardware
⁃ Dust Furniture — Top, Bottom and Sides
⁃ Wash Glass Surfaces
⁃ Disinfect Bathrooms
⁃ Clean Light Fixtures
⁃ Cleaning Wall Hangings
⁃ Clean Knick-Knacks
⁃ Vacuum Vents
⁃ Clear Out Bookshelves and Dust
⁃ Wipe Cabinets
⁃ Sweep Floors
⁃ Vacuum Floors
⁃ Mop Floors
⁃ Clean Kitchen
⁃ Dishwasher Front
⁃ Countertops and Island
⁃ Stainless Steel Items
Moving In Or Out
If you require a total and complete home cleaning, such as when you are moving in or out, you will need to add these items to your list.
⁃ Clean inside the refrigerator and freezer
⁃ Clean the oven
⁃ Carefully clean all the windows, inside and out
⁃ Clean inside all the cabinets and drawers
⁃ Clean inside all the closets
Additional DIY Cleaning Reminders
As we said before, there is always more cleaning and organizing to do. You can begin organizing everything from your sock drawer to your garage to your basement or bookshelves. The area under the refrigerator, under the washer and dryer, in the air conditioner or heat pump closet, or near the water heater can be cleaned up. It never ends.
Thorough professional cleaning pays off in time saved and a healthy living environment. The costs are low. The results are better than you can achieve yourself. That’s Clean Maids does all this and more. Call us now.