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standard cleaning vs. deep cleaning

Standard/Regular Cleaning

  • The home cleaning service description of standard cleaning is to make your house neat and presentable. This type of house cleaning should only be ordered if professional cleaning has been performed in the last 30 days (no later than 60 days).


  • Load dishwasher (if applicable)

  • Soak stove, drip pans, and knobs in the sink

  • Wipe down the stovetop

  • Clean the inside of the microwave

  • Clean the exterior of cabinets/countertops/backsplash top to bottom (start at the right of the stove)

  • Clean the exterior of ALL appliances

  • Wipe down Tables/bar tops/chairs

  • Clean and Polish inside and around the sink

  • Sweep and mop the floor (use cleaning product sparingly to avoid buildup ).

  • Empty the trash and replace the liner


  • Remove rugs and wastebaskets and everything from the tub/shower

  • Spray disinfectant on shower/tub/toilet/countertop and allow to dwell as recommended

  • Apply tile and grout cleaner as needed and allow to sit for 3 mins

  • Clean shower rack/soap dishes.

  • Clean tub/shower tiles, shower track, and exterior

  • Clean and disinfect inside and around toilets

  • Clean Vanity cabinet fixtures and doors, countertops, exterior drawers,

  • Clean sink and mirror

  • Remove calcium/rust around Faucets and polish

  • Sweep and Vacuum (if applicable)

  • Mop floors with floor cleaner

  • Replace rugs, and bath mats, and clean wastebaskets.


  • Make the bed(s)

  • Dust and wipe lamps and picture frames

  • Dust-exposed surfaces, and TV

  • Clean mirrors

  • Wipe down and polish furniture

  • Basic Organization (< 5 Minutes)

  • Sweep, Vacuum, Mop

  • Empty the trash

All other common areas

  • Dust any décor with a pre-treated duster

  • Dust and wipe lamps and picture frames, TV

  • Clean the mirrors

  • Dust and wipe down all tabletops

  • Arrange the cushions

  • Vacuum/Sweep and Mop

  • Basic Organization (< 5 Minutes)

  • Empty the trash

Deep Cleaning

  • A deep cleaning service can be defined as a thorough and intensive cleaning process. It is considered quite a taxing and time-consuming task but with stunning results, so it requires double the time of regular cleaning to perform this service. What makes deep house cleaning quite the task is the attention to detail. This includes the following aside from the regular/standard cleaning checklist.

  • Emptying trash and sanitizing trash cans

  • Vacuuming, cleaning, and making beds

  • Dusting and wiping down lamp shades, light fixtures, ceiling fans, and mats or rugs

  • Vacuuming carpets and floors

  • Vacuuming and cleaning mirrors, picture frames, furniture, and upholstery

  • Wiping down window sills and dusting blinds

  • Cleaning the inside and outside appliances such as the oven and refrigerator

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