A Home Cleaning Checklist for All Seasons

Nothing is more satisfying that a clean home. 

A clean home protects you and your family from diseases and allergies, prolongs the life of your floors, carpets, furniture and fixtures and reduces pests and accidents.

And it just makes people feel good so they can focus on their lives!

Many of our customers have asked us for “a home cleaning checklist for all seasons.” They are curious to know what we, as cleaning professionals, consider to be thorough cleaning. They want a tip sheet for
touch-ups (and even deep dives).

So, here is our checklist for all seasons.

General Home Cleaning

  • Dust all furniture and wood trim, pictures, wood blinds and fixtures with a duster
  • Empty all garbage
  • Shakeout & vacuum rugs
  • Vacuum all flooring
  • Vacuum upholstered furniture
  • Damp-mop all hard floors
  • Dust the tops of doors, fans, light fixtures, picture frames and knick-knacks
  • Clean TV screens and computer monitors
  • Lightly wax wood furniture

 

Kitchen Cleaning

  • Wipe outsides of cabinets
  • Clean outsides of appliances and range hoods
  • Clean inside of microwave
  • Clean and disinfect sink, faucets, counters and backsplash
  • Wash dishes
  • Empty dishwasher
  • Sweep and wash the floor
  • Clean garbage disposal
  • Clean and sanitize trash bins
  • Remove hard-water buildup on counters
  • Dust light fixtures

 

Bathroom Cleaning

  • Clean and sanitize sinks & countertops
  • Clean & polish faucets
  • Clean & shine mirrors and fixtures
  • Clean outside of cabinets
  • Clean shower/tub & door
  • Clean tile grout
  • Clean & disinfect toilets
  • Vacuum, wash & disinfect floors
  • Wash bathroom rugs & shower mat
  • Clean the trash can
  • Wash shower curtain & liner
  • Dust the baseboards

 

Special Cleaning

  • Clean inside of refrigerator
  • Clean inside of oven
  • Change sheets on beds
  • Clean inside of empty cabinets
  • Dust home electronics

 

This checklist represents a whole lot of interior cleaning! Yet it doesn’t consider other essential regular cleaning/maintenance, such as:

  • Window cleaning (inside and out)
  • Gutter cleaning (to prevent exterior and interior water damage)
  • Professional carpet steam cleaning

You still have the option to relax and hire us to do the cleaning

 

At Details & Dixon’s, we offer options for house cleaning so you can spend your time doing the things you love. Options include:


ONE-TIME HOUSE CLEANING (paid by the hour, and perfect for):

  • Spring or quarterly cleanings
  • Move-in or move-out cleanings
  • Staging a home for sale
  • Pre- or post-party
  • Customers with variable schedules


RECURRING HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE (fixed price, no contract). Regular maintenance cleanings for
those with more fixed schedules:

  • Every 4-week schedule offers a discount from one-time cleanings
  • 2-week or weekly schedules offer a bigger discount per cleaning

What To Look For In A House Cleaning Service 

Not all house cleaning services are the same. Look for third-party endorsements for house cleaning companies from AngiBetter Business Bureau and Home Advisor.

Companies that offer companion services, like carpet cleaning, window cleaning and gutter cleaning are preferred. This consolidated approach simplifies maintenance, allows the company to take a personal interest in the overall well-being of your home, and enables you to become a priority customer. Many “one call does it all” companies also offer multiple-service discounts.

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