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03-12-2020 08:51 AM
sanmita Let's discuss how you can quickly clean your new residence like a pro so that you can spend a memorable time with your loved ones:

Kitchen: Kitchen is the place that requires extra care to put more effort to clean it correctly; this is the place where you will prepare healthy foods for the whole family. So, you must get rid of lousy cooking odors might have left behind by the people who were living earlier. Wash dirty dishes and put the clean ones into the cupboard. Use antiseptic wipes or spray, and give the fridge, kitchen table countertops, stove, a quick surface clean. Toss a lemon peel into the trash disposal and run it to remove odors that may have made it into the basin.

Bathroom: Next and the most important things waiting for you to clean them immediately in your new residence is Bathroom commodes, tubs, and shower attachments, etc. Remember germs like salmonella, norovirus, and strep can be lurking in your bathroom. Make sure to sanitize these areas, and wear gloves while you do it, and You will have peacetime using the clean and safe bathroom.

Walls and floors: Once you are done by cleaning your kitchen and bathroom, here your walls and floors are waiting for you to clean them. Remember to check your walls if they require painting. If painted recently, wash your floors and walls by using the best quality cleaner (suitable for your walls and floors), so that they look spotless.

Appliances: Your appliances and furniture will also require cleaning, especially your oven, glass items, dressing table mirror, etc. they need extra care while cleaning them as they are fragile items. You will require good quality cleanser, put the exact amount of cleaner on soft and clean clothes and then wipe your appliances smoothly to clean them accurately.

Bedroom: After you are done with cleaning all the above section in your new home, now its time to clean and prepare your bedroom, by putting new bed sheets and pillows, so that you can rest peacefully after completing all the hectic tasks of relocation by the help of movers ( and cleaning.

Pest Control: After you are done with cleaning your entire home thoroughly, be sure you and your family must be safe in your new house from any pest and harmful flies. You can hire a pest control specialist to check for if any pests are there in your home to spray the pest killer to kill all the pests.

We hope the above-discussed guidelines will assist you to clean your new house like a pro to freshen your new abode.
03-11-2020 01:22 PM
tsvcleaning2016 Check out on my website about tenancy cleaning you will find out
11-05-2014 05:28 AM
PamelaClark No, I have not been using any forum for same, but according to me it is the best place to exchange information. It is a good business to start. All the best for it.
07-11-2014 01:52 AM
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07-11-2014 12:25 AM
sprintcar93 Click on the section you want to post in. Then on the left you will see NEW TOPIC. Click that and you are on your merry way!
07-10-2014 07:00 PM
Bobby and Lissye How do you create a post?
07-09-2014 09:49 PM
QC Cleaning New here and had to acknowledge the awesome part on Torrey in this thread! Nice list, Royal Ready. The checklist is the most tedious part of a good cleaning! The sooner you can have employees work their way through a house, top to bottom, without checking the list as such I think the smoother everything runs as long as they sort of cross their T's from memory proficiently.
07-01-2014 07:46 AM
evarr Making a checklist for residential cleaning can be as tiresome as the job itself. It is not the amount of items to clean that make you tired, but the tiresome. Of course you need a basic idea what all need to be cleaned regularly. But in many cases it will be almost everything in the house. In such cases some people call for the maid cleaning services, but it is not a tedious job if you do it one area at a time and give yourself enough time to rest .
05-21-2014 10:42 AM
RoyalReadyMaidService Reliable Cleaning Checklist:

Living Room, Family Room, Bedrooms

  • Vacuum top of curtains/drapes/lampshades
  • Ceiling Fans (hand wash)
  • Blinds (hand wash)
  • Baseboards (hand wash)
  • Vacuum sides and backs of furniture (move furniture)
  • Light bulbs (hand wash, upon availability)
  • Picture frames and glass (hand wash)
  • Edge carpet
  • Glass doors/sliding doors (hand wash)
  • Move small furniture to vacuum and clean
  • Edges/baseboards


  • Vacuum top of curtains/drapes/lampshades
  • Ceiling Fans (hand wash)
  • Blinds (hand-wash)
  • Cabinets (hand wash)
  • Baseboards (hand wash)
  • Hanging Light fixtures (hand wash if reachable)
  • Glass front of pictures
  • Soak drip pans
  • Sliding door tracks


  • Tile walls
  • Cabinets (inside/out)
  • Vacuum drapes/curtains
  • Edge carpet (if applicable)
  • Glass front of pictures
  • Baseboards (hand wash)
  • *Sanitation and Deodorization*
04-29-2014 12:24 PM
maryancell001 Before hiring a Janitorial Service, check into their credibility. Read testimonials from others who may have used their services and possibly ask other businesses in the area about them. When you call the company, ask for a free quote when you schedule your appointment.
04-09-2014 01:13 PM
bloun We have cleaning checklists available on our website, so our customers could use it as a reference. However, very few do. People just want their home to be cleaned and they want to be happy about it. Usually, the customers discuss during the estimation process what will and what will not be cleaned...
03-21-2014 09:06 PM
SqueakyBrad Checklists are great for many reasons. For example, they assist in the sales process, to explain the items you are offering as part of a package and also help with regards to pricing. When training your staff, they are also beneficial as they are an easy way to set a consistent standard of tasks that are required to be carried out when you are not there yourself.

I would be more than happy to share an example that we use if required
03-11-2014 03:59 AM
sprintcar93 Over 15 years and a few $million$ later and never did have a check list. It seems with employees that a check list could make for a lot of problems. If my girl cleaning didn't do something on the list.... the first thing that will happen is a phone call telling me they didn't do something.
03-10-2014 11:51 PM
Marjories Detailed Clean To be quite honest with you, cleaning checklists are your best friend. Your client will feel more comfortable in knowing that you followed a specific guideline. Also, as mentioned in your post, leaving behind a copy of the checklist would be a smart thing to do, as it is tangible and gives them something to review.
Good luck

Marjorie's Detailed Cleaning
Bradenton, fl and Ellenton, fl
02-23-2014 12:28 PM
Originally Posted by TailoredMaid View Post

By all means, please help yourself. I, too, was where you are and couldn't get the right documents in place before I needed them. If anything, I am hoping it will help other service owners get to where they can move to the "next" level in their service. I know how frustrating it was to get mine together. My goal is to make life better for those who could use the info.

This is one of the reasons why I put all mine together to share. No charge. No catch. No fine print. Just help yourself and modify them as you see fit. If there's something you don't find on my site, email me and I will see if I have it on my computer.



I too need some help with docs, employee manuals and standard procedures. My friend and I started a residential cleaning service in Miami and have seen some early success. However we have not realize that we cannot grow without standardization of procedures and clear expectation for our maids. can you email me any docs you may have to offer?

Thanks for all you help you have given to members of this forum!

David Raskind
11-20-2013 05:15 PM
Postoyannoe A great*exchange of information.
03-31-2008 10:26 PM
Originally Posted by Round About View Post
Do employees come with those forms? If so I would like one please.
I could always include an employee with the forms, but you may not like the candidate. LOL I tend to try to keep the best ones (employees) for myself.

03-31-2008 10:12 PM
Round About Do employees come with those forms? If so I would like one please.
03-24-2008 06:24 PM
Originally Posted by DivasofDirt View Post
You are Heaven Sent!
Torrey is the BEST!!

03-24-2008 05:16 PM
DivasofDirt You are Heaven Sent!
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