Cleaning Checklist for a Maid


Cleaning your house regularly is important to your health since it helps to get rid of dust, dirt and allergens, but it may sometimes be a chore. A maid can help to clean your house and keep it tidy, especially if you don't have the time or if you're physically unable to clean it yourself. Creating a cleaning checklist for your maid helps to ensure that she covers everything in your home that needs cleaning and some organizing.

Entryways and Stairs

  • We often neglect cleaning entryways and hallways because we don't really spend a lot of time in them. These can accumulate dust and dirt over time. Things to include in your checklist for the maid to do are to wipe the inside and outside of the front door, remove cobwebs and mop the flooring, including the staircase and stair rails. If you have a carpeted entryway, this needs vacuuming. Light fixtures are to be wiped clean. If you have a closet in the entryway, the inside can be vacuumed or mopped as well.

Kitchen and Laundry Room

  • The kitchen and laundry room can always use a good cleaning and a bit of organizing. A kitchen cleaning list should include making sure the stove top, the underside of burners and the range top, the oven racks and the control knobs are clean and free from oil and food particles. Dishes may have to be rinsed and placed in the dishwasher and/or removed from the dishwasher. The microwave is to be cleaned -- both the exterior and the interior -- and it's probably a good idea to clean and organize the refrigerator and freezer, especially the egg racks, ice trays and door handles. Cabinets and countertops are to be wiped clean, pantries organized, trash brought outside and the floor is to be mopped or vacuumed. Clothes may have to be laundered or folded. Lint is to be removed from the dryer's lint trap and you may want to have the laundry room floors mopped as well.

Living Room and Dining Room

  • In the living room and dining room, you may want the maid to dust cobwebs and dust all the furniture. Your entertainment center -- such as your television and electronics -- is to be dusted, too. Glass doors leading to a patio and windows need to be cleaned also. Any reachable light fixtures and baseboards need to be wiped clean. Area rugs and throw pillows collect a lot of dust over time and can be taken outside to be dusted. Vacuum and/or mop the floors in both the living room and dining room.

Bedroom and Bathroom

  • Don't forget to have the maid clean the bedroom and bathroom. A bedroom can be vacuumed or mopped and any furniture in the bedroom needs to be dusted. You may want to have the inside of your closet organized as well. Your light fixtures and windows might need to be wiped clean and you may want to have the maid make your bed or replace your bedding. In the shower, it's important that the maid clean the shower, sink and toilet and to wipe the countertop clean. The bathroom fixtures and mirror need to be wiped clean also and you may want your medicine cabinet organized. Your towels are to be hung or folded neatly. The bathroom may also be mopped or vacuumed, cobwebs dusted from corners and light fixtures wiped clean.

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