Cleaning checklist

St. Pete’s Maids’ standard cleaning checklist

Bathroom

  • Dust all surfaces including window sills, ceiling fans, light fixtures, kitchen chairs, vents, etc
  • Dust/ remove any cobwebs
  • Wipe Down towel racks and toilet roll
  • Wipe down wood cabinets on all sides
  • Clean light switches and electrical outlets (careful)
  • Clean bathroom Mirrors with a mirror/window cleaner
  • Clean bathroom sinks
  • Thoroughly clean cracks where sinks meet the wall (as best as possible)
  • Clean bathtub and/ or shower.
  • Wipe down semi-gloss walls and/or tiles with all-purpose cleaner
  • Clean and shine chrome spouts, handles, shower head, etc
  • Clean Creases where the shower or tub meets the bathroom floor
  • Wipe tubs and showers dry after cleaning
  • Clean countertops
  • Scrub inside of toilet with bowl cleaner and brush
  • Wipe sides of the toilet and seat area
  • Wipe around the base of the toilet where it meets the floor
  • Wipe behind toilet area to include all crevices on the floor
  • Vacuum bathroom mat (or shake debris/ dust off if unable to vacuum)
  • Move any plants or other things on the floor to clean
  • Sweep bathroom floor including behind the toilet (w/ bathroom mat removed)
  • Mop floor including behind the toilet (w/ mat or rug removed)
  • Clean cracks where the floor tiles meet the wall and meet the bathtub or shower
  • Empty and clean Trash Can and replace trash can bag
  • Replace items in their proper place (including mat/ rug)
  • Fold toilet paper into a triangle
  • Fold any hand towels or bath towels into thirds

Kitchen

  • Place all dirty dishes found throughout the house in the kitchen sink (rinse off)
  • Dust all surfaces including window sills, ceiling fans, light fixtures, kitchen chairs, vents, etc
  • Dust/ remove any cobwebs
  • Wipe down/ clean all horizontal surfaces
  • Wipe down food stains/ grime on outside kitchen cabinets
  • Clean windows (not the outside of the window facing the outdoors)
  • Clean Kitchen sinks thoroughly (remove any dirty dishes to clean sink underneath. Once sink is cleaned, place dirty dishes back in the sink)
  • Clean and shine chrome spouts and handles
  • Thoroughly clean cracks where sinks meet the wall
  • Clean countertops
  • Wipe down wood cabinets on all sides
  • Clean light switches and electrical outlets (careful)
  • Remove burners and spray stove with degreaser/ all-purpose cleaner
  • Clean Stove tops and console area
  • Wipe down the outside of the oven door and oven handles
  • Remove items on top of the microwave and clean all sides of the microwave, including inside the microwave.
  • Wipe down toaster, coffee pot, and other small countertop appliances
  • Remove items from top of fridge and wipe down top, front and sides of fridge
  • If stainless steel appliances are present, wipe down appliances with stainless steel cleaner, removing all lines and smudges as best as possible
  • Vacuum kitchen mat/ rug
  • Sweep/ vacuum kitchen floor (without rug/ mat)
  • Mop floor (without rug/ mat)
  • Empty and clean Trash Can and replace trash bag
  • Replace items in their proper place (including rug/ mat)
  • Fold any hand towels into thirds. Nicely fold dish cleaning rags.

Living room, hallways, entryway

  • Dust all surfaces thoroughly — window sills, furniture, etc.
  • Dust ceiling fans, lights, switches, reels, top of TV, vents, etc
  • Cobweb Removal: walk through room removing cobwebs in corners, lights, ceiling, baseboards and behind furniture (as best as possible without moving furniture).
  • Wipe down all horizontal surfaces with all-purpose cleaner.
  • Clean light switches and electrical outlets (careful)
  • Clean Windows. (not the outside of the windows facing the outdoors)
  • Sweep and/or Vacuum all stairs, carpets, and floors. Use special attachments for floors and rugs.
  • Empty and clean Trash Can and replace trash bag — if present.
  • Replace items in their proper place
  • Fold any blankets

Other services not offered

  • Wet wiping light bulbs: time and risk of breakage is too high.
  • Putting away dishes, because we don’t want to stack things in a way that you would not (and to reduce risk of breakage).
  • Cleaning exterior windows or very high windows
  • Cleaning that requires climbing on ladders
  • Cleaning exterior windows or very high windows
  • Mold removal
  • Deep stain removal
  • Insect and pest removal
  • Cleaning pet messes, litter boxes, picking up animal feces, etc.
  • Cleaning blinds
  • Items that require heavy lifting (we do not move heavy furniture in order to clean behind or under it)

Deep clean add-on

  • Clean/ wipe baseboards in EVERY room including hallways
  • Vacuum all corners and creases where wall meets the carpet
  • Clean/ wipe down both side of all doors
  • Spot clean all walls throughout the house (where food stains, grime, etc is found, wipe/ clean the wall with all-purpose cleaner)
  • Clean and vacuum out all window tracks

Bedrooms

  • If there is laundry on the floor, move into a corner of the room or put in dirty clothes basket/ hamper
  • Dust all surfaces thoroughly — window sills and furniture.
  • Dust ceiling fans, lights, switches, reels, vents, etc.
  • Cobweb Removal: walk through room removing cobwebs in corners, lights, ceiling, baseboards and behind furniture (as best as possible without moving furniture).
  • Wipe down all horizontal surfaces with all-purpose cleaner.
  • Clean light switches and electrical outlets (careful)
  • Clean Windows. (not the outside of the windows facing the outdoors)
  • Clean any mirrors
  • Vacuum all stairs, carpets, and floors. Use special attachments for floors and rugs.
  • Empty and clean Trash Can and replace trash bag — if present.
  • Make bed, if not made
  • Replace items in their proper place
  • Fold any blankets

Glass doors (& windows on entry doors)

  • Clean with glass cleaner the interior and exterior of any glass door (front door, back door, sliding door leading to 3 seasons room, etc) or window(s) on any entry door.

Move in/out add-on

  • Clean inside kitchen and bathroom cabinets and drawers
  • Clean/ wipe baseboards in EVERY room including hallways
  • Vacuum all corners and creases where wall meets the carpet
  • Vacuum empty shelves and drawers
  • Clean closets including dusting, wiping down surfaces, vacuuming, etc
  • Clean/ wipe down both side of all doors
  • Spot clean all walls throughout the house (where food stains, grime, etc is found, wipe/ clean the wall with all-purpose cleaner)
  • Clean and vacuum out all window tracks

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