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From Front to Back Door: Your Whole House Deep Cleaning Checklist

home bathroom ready for spring cleaningThere’s something deeply satisfying about being in a house after an intensive deep clean. Everything feels new, fresh, and well…incredibly clean.

The good news is that you can get that feeling after a few days (or weeks, depending on the time available) of elbow grease or after a really good cleaning by a home cleaner. (If you choose the latter, make sure you use these steps for hiring a home cleaner and provide a full list of cleaning tasks that you would like done. Some home cleaning services also have cleaning packages that you can choose from.)

No matter what option you choose, here is a list of house deep cleaning tasks and tips that can take your home from grimy to fresh and shiny clean.

Deep Cleaning House Tips

  • Always start at the top of every room, such as light fixtures and tops of cabinets.
  • Use cleaners that won’t damage furniture and appliances.
  • Be extra careful about cleaning computers and other technology.
  • Don’t use a lot of water on wood items (in some cases, none) and never leave standing water on floors or tables.
  • If anyone in the home has allergies, consider adding a full home duct cleaning to your house deep cleaning list.

Front Entry

___ Clean interior of door and door frame

___ Dust artwork and photos

___ Wipe down/clean trim

___ Dust crown molding, ledges, and shelves

___ Wipe down duct covers

___ Remove dust and cobwebs in corners (from ceiling to floor)

___ Deep clean floor

___ Dust furniture

___ Wash windows

___ Clean out front closet

___ Clean blinds and window treatments

___ Wash walls

Living Room

___ Dust ceiling fans

___ Wipe down duct covers

___ Dust artwork and photos

___ Clean window treatments

___ Remove dust and cobwebs in corners (from ceiling to floor)

___ Wash windows

___ Clean light fixtures

___ Wash walls

___ Clean doors

___ Dust crown molding, ledges, and shelves

___ Clean appliances (i.e. television, computers, DVD players)

___ Dust furniture

___Wipe down/clean trim

___ Sweep/vacuum floor

___ Deep clean floor

Bathroom

___ Clean bathroom fan and light fixtures

___ Dust artwork and photos

___ Wipe down duct covers

___ Remove dust and cobwebs in corners

___ Wash windows

___ Clean window treatments

___ Dust crown molding, ledges, and shelves

___ Clean top of cabinets

___ Wipe down shower door and shower door frame

___ Clean around top of shower

___ Scrub tile grout/wipe down wainscotting

___ Deep clean tub

___ Clean mirror

___ Mop & scrub bathroom floor grout (for tile)

___ Deep clean other types of flooring

___ Clean doors

___Wipe down/clean trim

___ Disinfect waste basket

Kitchen

___ Clean lighting fixture and ceiling fans

___ Dust artwork and photos

___ Wipe down duct covers

___ Wash windows

___ Dust crown molding, ledges, and shelves

___ Remove cob webs and dust in corners (from ceiling to floor)

___ Clean top of cabinets

___ Clean doors

___ Wipe down range hood

___ Deep clean appliance exteriors

___ Clean behind refrigerator, microwave, and stove

___ Deep clean floor

___ Clean cabinets (front and above cabinets)

___ Dust baseboard and window trim

___ Disinfect waste baskets

Dining Room

___ Dust cove ceiling and other woodwork

___ Remove cob webs and dust in corners (from ceiling to floor)

___ Clean light fixture

___ Wash windows

___ Dust artwork and photos

___ Clean interior and exterior of cabinets

___ Dust furniture

___ Wipe down duct covers

___ Dust crown molding, ledges, and shelves

___ Wash walls

___Wipe down/clean trim

___ Clean table

___ Deep clean area rug

Bedrooms

___ Clean light fixtures and ceiling fans

___ Remove cob webs and dust in corners (from ceiling to floor)

___ Dust artwork and photos

___ Launder bedding

___ Wash windows

___ Dust furniture

___ Clean window treatments

___ Dust door and wall trim

___ Dust trim molding, ledges, and shelves

___ Deep clean floors

Hallways

___ Clean light fixtures

___ Dust artwork and photos

___ Wipe down duct covers

___ Wash windows

___ Dust door and wall trim

___ Clean doors

___ Dust crown molding, ledges, and shelves

___ Deep clean floors

Laundry/Utility Room

___ Clean light fixtures

___ Dust artwork and photos

___ Wipe down duct covers

___Clean doors

___ Dust crown molding, ledges, and shelves

___ Clean shelves

___ Wash walls (especially behind appliances)

___ Wipe down appliances

___ Wash windows

___ Scrub tile grout

___ Wipe wainscoting

___ Deep clean floor

What is considered a deep home cleaning?

washing dishes as part of a winter deep cleanDeep cleaning your house is either a love-or-hate kind of house cleaning task. Whether you love it or hate it, deep cleaning can take a lot of time (even if you use these tips for a fast home clean). To help you get through the task, we’ve compiled a list of home deep cleaning tasks that go above and beyond your regular house clean (or that you can give to your home cleaner for an even easier job).

Bathroom

  • Shower door cleaning
  • Wipe down light fixture and clean coverings
  • Clean bathroom fan
  • Mop & scrub bathroom floor
  • Clean behind and around toilet
  • Disinfect waste basket

Living room

  • Deep clean floors
  • Wipe down light fixtures and clean shades
  • Dust baseboard and window trim
  • Clean any personal items

Kitchen

  • Deep clean appliances
  • Wash range hood
  • Clean behind refrigerator and stove
  • Deep clean floors
  • Wipe down light fixtures and clean coverings
  • Clean cabinets (front and above cabinets)
  • Dust baseboard and window trim
  • Deep clean doors
  • Disinfect waste baskets

Your deep clean can vary, depending on what cleaning tasks (and rooms) you specify when you contact your cleaning service (here’s how to choose the best home cleaning service for your home). Whether you deep clean yourself or contact a cleaning service, the best part of any deep clean is the finished product: an incredibly clean home.