The Ultimate Cleaning Checklist: 24 Downloadable Templates

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PDF Cleaning checklist for cleaning services

What kind of cleaning checklist do you need? You should find it here!

We took the time to find a list of more than 250 cleaning checklist terms, then narrowed those down to 24 groups. We’re giving you free access to more cleaning checklists than anyone has ever tackled. For ease of use, I’d suggest starting by choosing the type of cleaning checklist you need out of the following categories.

You can download any or all of the free cleaning checklist templates as either:

  1. A free printable cleaning checklist pdf 
  2. A free printable cleaning checklist spreadsheet

Download the zip file with all the spreadsheets and pdf versions below.


Starting a Cleaning Business Checklist

For those looking for a startup checklist, we wrote a blog that goes into detail about the following steps. It has a checklist for cleaning company activities:

  1. Planning steps
  2. Naming steps
  3. Business formation steps
  4. Financial tools
  5. Insurance needs
  6. Equipment required
  7. Selecting software 
  8. Marketing setup
  9. Supply lists for 15 types of cleaning companies

Check out the blog Starting a Cleaning Company Checklist.

Download the cleaning business startup checklist pdf to get the whole list of steps to start a cleaning company. 

Cleaning Supply Checklist

This cleaning supply checklist is from our first interview with Christopher Mondragon, the CEO of Queen Bee Cleaning service. Check out the interview below.

You’ll need the following cleaning products to be able to effectively clean homes and businesses

  • Glass cleaner (Windex or similar)
  • Aprons
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Wet floor signs
  • Microfiber mop (optional if you are just starting)
  • Regular mop
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Gloves
  • Toilet bowl brush
  • Bags for dirty rags
  • Crevice tool
  • Bags to carry clean rags
  • Neutral floor cleaner (Bona or similar)
  • Disinfectant cleaner
  • Cleaning bucket
  • Mini grout brush

You should also take the time to read our cleaning supplies checklist blog. It will help you find high-quality products used by the various cleaning supply companies we have interviewed. Read about cleaning supplies.

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How Thoroughly Are You Cleaning?

You’ll need different cleaning checklists depending on how well you are trying to clean. We’ve separated the cleaning checklist options into five categories:

  1. Basic cleaning
  2. House cleaning
  3. Deep cleaning
  4. Professional cleaning
  5. Hoarder cleaning checklist

Each cleaning list will include all of the tasks in the previous categories plus new tasks.

Levels of cleanliness infographic

Basic Cleaning Checklist

If you’re cleaning homes where people handle their own basic straightening like doing the laundry and washing the dishes, you’ll probably want to offer the following services. These are also some cleaning tasks that family members will want to do when they clean the house.

  • Dust ceiling fans. 
  • Clean light fixtures.
  • Dust furniture and shelves. 
  • Wipe down countertops.
  • Vacuum and mop floors.
  • Disinfect toilets.
  • Clean sinks.
  • Scrub showers.
  • Vacuum and mop floors.
  • Clean vacuum. 
  • Take out the trash.

Download our editable printable basic house cleaning pdf below.

Basic House Cleaning Checklist

House Cleaning Checklist

Most housekeepers will perform the following tasks when cleaning a house.

  • Complete everything on the basic house cleaning checklist. 
  • Wash dirty dishes.
  • Wash laundry.
  • Iron clothes.

Download our free printable house cleaning checklist pdf below. It’s the perfect residential cleaning checklist for housekeeper services.

Residential Cleaning Checklist

Deep Cleaning Checklist

In addition to the housekeeping cleaning checklist, you will probably want to deep clean a home several times a year. That’s why we made a professional deep cleaning house checklist. We’ve organized the deep cleaning checklist by room type to make it easier to make sure your whole house is clean. The checklist for deep cleaning an entire home includes:

  • Complete everything in the home cleaning checklist. 
  • Clean window frames.
  • Wash curtains.
  • Wash garbage bins.
  • Clean blinds. 
  • Wash garbage bins.
  • Clean windows
  • Replace air filters and mark the filter with the date you changed it.
  • Clean baseboards.
  • Wash door frames.
  • Disinfect doorknobs.
  • Wipe light switches.
  • Test fire alarms.
  • Verify that the Carbon Monoxide detector works.
  • Perform room-specific tasks.

This is the perfect deep cleaning checklist for housekeeper cleaning services or families that want to deep clean their homes. You can download the printable pdf for cleaning the whole house below or just download the room(s) you need to clean.

Deep cleaning kitchen checklist

Deep cleaning kitchen checklist

The professional kitchen deep cleaning checklist pdf includes:

  • Remove expired food from the fridge.
  • Throw away freezer-burnt food.
  • Clean refrigerator and freezer interiors.
  • Clean inside the oven.
  • Eliminate all grime from the stovetop.
  • Clean hood fan.
  • Clean all stove grates.
  • Wipe fronts of kitchen cabinets.
  • Clean inside kitchen cabinets.
  • Empty dishwasher filter.
  • Clear dishwasher drain.
  • Sanitize the dishwasher control panel.
  • Clean the dishwasher inside with baking soda, bleach, and vinegar during an empty wash cycle.
  • Sanitize counters.
  • Wash the backsplash(es).
  • Organize pantry shelves, vacuum, and label where everything goes.
  • Clean utensil holders.
  • Wash the coffee maker including running a pot with vinegar and warm water.

Download your printable deep cleaning kitchen checklist pdf below.

Kitchen Deep Cleaning Checklist

Deep cleaning bedroom checklist

Deep cleaning bedroom checklist

The bedroom deep cleaning checklist includes tasks that professional cleaners and families do when they are performing a deep clean on a bedroom. In addition to the items that should be done throughout the house, you’ll want to take special care to perform the following tasks.

  • Wash curtains. 
  • Rotate or flip mattress(es).
  • Clean out closets.
  • Eliminate anything you want to get rid of (families only).
  • Clean dresser and end table drawers.
  • Dust dressers and end tables.
  • Get everything out from under the bed.

Download your printable bedroom deep cleaning checklist pdf below.

Bedroom Deep Cleaning Checklist

Deep cleaning bathroom checklist

The bathroom deep cleaning checklist includes:

  • Perform all deep cleaning tasks common to all rooms.
  • Complete basic cleaning bathroom tasks.
  • Wash the shower curtain.
  • Clean mirrors.
  • Wash rugs
  • Clean toothbrush holders.
  • Clean the toilet tank.

Download your printable deep cleaning checklist pdf for bathrooms below.

Bathroom Deep Cleaning Checklist

Deep cleaning living room checklist

Living room deep cleaning checklist

If you need a free deep cleaning checklist for a living room, check out the one below. In addition to the basic and housekeeping cleaning checklist, you’ll also need to:

  • Vacuum the couch(es).
  • Wash pillow covers and blankets.
  • Clean the TV remotes.
  • Clean electronics with a keyboard duster and anti-streak cleaning agents.
  • Shampoo rugs and carpets.
  • Mop wood floors.

Download your printable living room deep cleaning checklist pdf below.

Living Room Deep Cleaning Checklist

Deep cleaning checklist for outside the home

Outside the home deep cleaning checklist

If you offer cleaning services for the exterior of buildings, you might want the deep cleaning service checklist for outdoors. It includes:

  • Collect debris from gutters.
  • vacuum and rinse outdoor furniture.
  • Clean exterior doors including garage.
  • Sweep and pressure wash the porch.
  • Pressure wash the driveway, roof, and walls.

Check out the printable deep cleaning checklist for outside homes.

Outside the Home Deep Cleaning Checklist

Full House Professional House Cleaning Checklist Printable

The professional house cleaning checklist is perfect for making sure your housekeepers don’t miss anything while cleaning your customer’s property. This includes all the services you offer customers. We have created both an editable, printable checklist and a spreadsheet to make it easy for you to create a custom checklist for your teams to use at each customer’s house.

Residential Cleaning Professional House Cleaning Checklist Printable

Professional House Cleaning Checklist

Download the professional house cleaning checklist spreadsheet template 

Professional House Cleaning Checklist Spreadsheet

Hoarder Cleanup Checklist

To clean out a hoarder’s house requires extensive manpower even before you start cleaning. You’ll need to perform the following checklist:

  1. Expect the full process to take at least a week or two, but it may be much longer with a smaller team or if someone is living in the space.
  2. Get trained on hazardous waste removal if you aren’t already.
  3. Buy Hazmat suits and Clorox Pro Electrostatic Cleaners.
  4. Develop a plan to help people process the changes taking place as a result of cleaning activities.
  5. Get specialists involved for tasks you don’t have experience with, including mold remediation, pest control, and junk removal.
  6. You may also want a psychologist to help with the emotional aspects of the project.
  7. Order a temporary dumpster or have a vehicle that can haul large amounts of waste to the dump.
  8. Bring a full box of heavy-duty trash bags to remove all trash.
  9. Create a staging area to determine what to keep and what to toss.
  10. Start with the bathroom (if accessible).
  11. Remove all trash. 
  12. Check everything for valuables. People will be upset if they lose meaningful items.
  13. Place trash in a dumpster or trailer to be hauled.
  14. Remove all furniture.
  15. Have a refurbishing specialist inspect and repair any furniture that can be repaired.
  16. Perform pest control.
  17. Have a professional home inspector evaluate what needs to be repaired and replaced.
  18. Remove and replace carpeting and any property that is beyond repair. 
  19. Perform the deep house cleaning checklist.
  20. Spray the whole house with electrostatic cleaners.

Cleaning Checklists By Room

In addition to the deep cleaning checklist by room, you’ll also want a basic cleaning checklist for each room. We’ve included a:

Restroom Cleaning Checklist

Woman cleaning the bathroom

A cleaning company should include the following tasks in their cleaning restroom checklist:

  • Take before pictures.
  • Empty the trash.
  • Dust decorative items.
  • Wash windows and clean mirrors.
  • Clean counters.
  • Sanitize shower, bathtub, sinks, and toilets.
  • Vacuum and mop floors.
  • Sanitize door handles and light switches.
  • Take after pictures.

You’ll also want to include a space for notes, pictures, and who cleaned the room for documentation purposes.

Notes:  ____________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________

Attach pictures here if using an electronic format:

Cleaned by:________________________________________

Download the printable restroom cleaning checklist pdf below.

Restroom Cleaning Checklist

Bedroom Cleaning Checklist

Woman fixing the bedsheet

A bedroom cleaning checklist for a cleaning company will commonly include:

  • Take before pictures.
  • Empty the trash.
  • Dust furniture, fans, window sills, blinds, and other surfaces.
  • Remove sheets and pillows.
  • Change sheets or make beds.
  • Wash windows.
  • Clean mirrors.
  • Clean counters.
  • Vacuum and mop floors.
  • Sanitize door handles and light switches before leaving the room.
  • Take after pictures.

Don’t forget a space for notes, pictures, and who cleaned the space. 

Download the printable bedroom cleaning checklist pdf below.

Bedroom Cleaning Checklist

Teenage Bedroom Cleaning Tips Checklist

You may want to charge extra to clean a teenager or messy adult’s room(s). The room(s) may be harder to clean because of clothes and other stuff on the floor. While the cleaning checklist will be the same, the room may require work that is somewhere between a first-time clean and a hoarder cleanup. Take some extra precautions before bidding on cleaning messy people’s rooms including:

  1. Request pictures of each room in the house before estimating the cleaning fee.
  2. Have an excessive mess fee for rooms that are not organized.
  3. Make sure to bring gloves. There might be things you don’t want to touch with your skin.

Next, let’s look at the living room cleaning list.

Living Room Cleaning Checklist

Young woman cleaning the living room table

You’ll want to perform the following tasks when cleaning a living room.

  • Take before pictures.
  • Empty the trash.
  • Dust furniture, fans, window sills, blinds, and other surfaces.
  • Vacuum the couch.
  • Change sheets if there is a fold-out bed that has been used.
  • Wash windows.
  • Clean mirrors.
  • Clean the TV.
  • Vacuum and mop floors.
  • Sanitize light switches before leaving the room.
  • Take after pictures.

Don’t forget a space for notes, pictures, and who cleaned the space. 

Download the printable living room cleaning checklist pdf below.

Living Room Cleaning Checklist

Residential Kitchen Cleaning Checklist

Woman cleaning the kitchen

When you are cleaning a kitchen, you’ll want to make sure to include the following tasks in your cleaning checklist for residential kitchens.

  • Take before pictures.
  • Wash the dishes.
  • Wash windows and mirrors.
  • Clean counters.
  • Sanitize sinks.
  • Clean the fronts of large appliances.
  • Vacuum and mop the kitchen floor.
  • Sanitize door handles and light switches.
  • Take after pictures.

Don’t forget a space for notes, pictures, and who cleaned the space. 

Download the printable kitchen cleaning checklist pdf below.

Kitchen Cleaning Checklist

Cleaning Tips Based on Frequency of Cleaning

A professional cleaning checklist will vary depending on how frequently your cleaning business cleans the location. You’ll probably need a separate printable cleaning checklist template for:

  1. First Time Cleaning 
  2. Daily Cleaning
  3. Weekly Cleaning
  4. Monthly Cleaning
  5. Quarterly Cleaning

New House Cleaning Checklist

New house cleaning checklist

Your new house cleaning checklist should be virtually identical to the home deep cleaning checklist. You’ll want to include:

  • Clean window frames.
  • Wash curtains.
  • Wash garbage bins.
  • Clean blinds.
  • Wash garbage bins.
  • Clean windows.
  • Replace air filters and mark the filter with the date you changed it.
  • Clean baseboards.
  • Wash door frames.
  • Disinfect doorknobs.
  • Wipe light switches.
  • Test fire alarms.
  • Verify that the Carbon Monoxide detector works.
  • Perform room-specific tasks.
  • Remove expired food from the fridge.
  • Throw away freezer-burnt food.
  • Clean refrigerator and freezer interiors.
  • Clean inside the oven.
  • Eliminate all grime from the stovetop.
  • Clean hood fan.
  • Clean all stove grates.
  • Wipe fronts of kitchen cabinets.
  • Clean inside kitchen cabinets.
  • Empty dishwasher filter, if present.
  • Clear dishwasher drain.
  • Sanitize the dishwasher control panel.
  • Clean the dishwasher inside with baking soda, bleach, and vinegar during an empty wash cycle.
  • Sanitize counters.
  • Wash backsplash.
  • Organize pantry shelves, vacuum, and label where everything goes.
  • Clean utensil holders.
  • Wash the coffee maker including running a pot with a cleaning solution and warm water.
  • Rotate or flip mattresses.
  • Clean out closets.
  • Eliminate anything you want to get rid of (families only).
  • Clean dresser and end table drawers.
  • Dust dressers and end tables.
  • Get everything out from under the bed.
  • Wash the shower curtain.
  • Clean mirrors.
  • Wash rugs.
  • Clean toothbrush holders.
  • Clean the toilet tank.
  • Vacuum couch(es).
  • Wash pillow covers and blankets.
  • Clean the TV remotes.
  • Clean electronics with keyboard duster and anti-streak cleaning agents.
  • Shampoo rugs and carpets. 
  • Mop wood floors.
  • Collect debris from gutters.
  • vacuum and rinse outdoor furniture
  • Clean exterior doors including garage
  • Sweep and pressure wash the porch
  • Pressure wash driveway, roof, and walls

UpFlip New Home Cleaning Checklist

This is a much longer residential cleaning checklist than the daily cleaning checklist, which we’ll discuss next.

Printable Daily Cleaning Checklist Template

Printable daily cleaning checklist

A daily cleaning checklist should make it easy to keep a space clean every day. We have created one for homes because most businesses will normally require more intense cleaning on a daily basis. This is primarily for homeowners and renters of apartments, but it can also be used for live-in maids, nannies, and other people that work in a wealthy family’s home on a daily basis. Make sure to do the following on a daily basis:

  1. Make beds.
  2. Collect laundry from bathrooms and bedrooms.
  3. Do laundry.
  4. Wash dishes.
  5. Collect trash and take it outside.
  6. Remove tracked in dirt.
  7. Remove marks from shoes on floors.
  8. Change light bulbs if they have burned out.

If you feel overwhelmed trying to keep your home clean, download our printable daily cleaning checklist pdf below.

Printable Daily Cleaning Checklist

House Cleaning Weekly Checklist

Weekly house cleaning checklist

A weekly cleaning checklist should be used to maintain a clean home on a regular basis. I have five brothers and sisters, so my mom needed to get the whole family involved in the weekly house cleaning checklist. Our cleaning routine checklist included:

  1. Start in one room.
  2. Dust furniture.
  3. Make bed(s).
  4. Pick up toys.
  5. Change trash bags.
  6. Put any dirty clothes in the laundry room to clean.
  7. Vacuum wall-to-wall carpeting.
  8. Spot mop.
  9. Move to the next room.
  10. Repeat for each room.

As an adult, you’d probably want to include the bathroom cleaning checklist, too. 

Download the printable weekly cleaning checklist pdf below.

Weekly Cleaning Checklist

Monthly Cleaning Checklist

You’ll also have tasks that you want to do monthly.

  • Start in one room.
  • Dust furniture.
  • Make beds.
  • Pick up toys.
  • Change trash bags.
  • Put any dirty clothes in the laundry room to clean.
  • Vacuum wall-to-wall carpeting.
  • Mop hard floors.
  • Clean out old food from the refrigerator.
  • Spot clean the inside of the oven and stovetop.
  • Replace or sanitize sponges.
  • Move to the next room.
  • Repeat for each room.

The next checklist is for making sure you keep your routine.

Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Cleaning Checklist

Daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning checklist

This combines the daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning checklist into a calendar view checklist so you can mark off what you’ve done each day. You might want to give this to anyone you know who needs an ADHD cleaning checklist because it can help keep them on track with their housework.

Download the cleaning checklist Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Cleaning Checklist Printable below.

Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Cleaning Checklist

Commercial Cleaning Checklist

A commercial cleaning checklist template will be different for each type of business. We’ve created a checklist for cleaning businesses that service:

  1. Restaurants
  2. Construction sites
  3. Airbnb rentals

Let’s start with the restaurant cleaning checklist.

Printable Restaurant Kitchen Cleaning Checklist

A cleaning checklist for restaurants will include two areas, the front-of-house (dining area and restroom) and the back-of-house (the kitchen, break room, and office). Each will require special considerations due to the frequency of traffic and activity in the areas.

Restaurant Dining Room

Restaurant dining room cleaning checklist

Restaurants have some unique cleaning requirements for their dining rooms. This checklist is meant for both cleaning companies and restaurant staff that will need to clean the dining room on a regular basis. You’ll need to:

  • Clean plastic menus.
  • Clean ketchup, salt, pepper, and any other dispensers at the table.
  • Wipe down the top and sides of tables, chairs, and booths.
  • Scrape any gum from the underside of the table.
  • Wipe the hostess stand, including any computers.
  • Clean bar(s), sinks, and bottles.
  • Wash out the soda machine heads.
  • Roll silverware (restaurant staff only).
  • Take out the trash.
  • Vacuum rugs and roll them up.
  • Spot sweep carpets and hard floors.
  • Vacuum carpets and hard floors.
  • Mop (or scrub and squeegee hard floors if they have drains).

Download our commercial dining room cleaning checklist for business owners below.

Commercial Dining Room Cleaning Checklist

Restroom Cleaning Checklist for Businesses

Restaurant restroom cleaning checklist

For most businesses restrooms, you’ll want to:

  • Wash mirrors.
  • Clean sinks.
  • Sterilize handles and door knobs.
  • Refill soap and sanitizer dispensers.
  • Check and refill the paper towels and toilet paper dispensers.
  • Sanitize dispensers and toilets.
  • Sweep and mop floors.
  • Take out the trash.

Download our printable bathroom cleaning checklist template for businesses below.

Commercial Restroom Cleaning Checklist

Restaurants Cleaning Checklist for Kitchens

A commercial kitchen will need daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning.

Cleaning Business Kitchens Daily Checklist

Cleaning business kitchen cleaning checklist

Commercial kitchens will need to perform the following tasks daily:

  • Spot wipe walls.
  • Clean cooking equipment. 
  • Replace foil lining on any equipment.
  • Clean drink machines, coffee makers, microwaves, and other appliances.
  • Sanitize the prep area.
  • Wash soda machine heads in sterilizer solution.
  • Finish washing dishes and dry them with a clean towel.
  • Clean sinks. 
  • Wash and dry fabrics in a washing machine.
  • Refill soap and sanitizer.
  • Refill paper towel rolls.
  • Sweep and mop walk-in coolers and storage spaces.
  • Sweep and mop the kitchen floors.
  • Take out the trash and recycling.
  • Disinfect the trash cans.

Download our daily commercial kitchen cleaning checklist.

Daily Commercial Kitchen Cleaning Business 

Weekly Commercial Kitchen Cleaning Checklist

Weekly cleaning for commercial kitchens includes:

  • Remove calcium and lime build-up from faucets and dishwashers.
  • Clean walls, doors, and racks of ovens.
  • Sanitize walk-in freezers and coolers. 
  • Boil out the deep fryer.
  • Clean all anti-slip rugs and mats.
  • Pour drain cleaner into all drains.

Download the weekly cleaning tasks for a restaurant kitchen below.

Weekly Commercial Kitchen Cleaning Checklist

Commercial Kitchen Monthly Cleaning Tasks

You’ll want to perform the following tasks monthly:

  • Clean behind the cooking equipment to remove all grease. 
  • Run any drink machines with a sanitizing solution. Make sure to run clean water through afterward to remove the taste.
  • Empty ice machines and sanitize them. (Seriously, it’s really gross if you don’t. See the picture below.)
  • Sanitize the freezer.
  • Remove dust from the cooling equipment coils.
  • Remove grease build-up from the ceiling and walls.
  • Clean grease off vent hoods.
  • Check any pest control traps.

Dirty ice machine maker

Download the pdf and spreadsheet checklists for monthly commercial kitchen cleaning.

Commercial Kitchen Monthly Cleaning Checklist

Post-Construction Cleaning Checklist PDF

Construction cleanup is needed after a building is built or remodeled. The processes are normally similar for every kind of building, but some will have special requirements. Make sure to ask the client for their standards and procedures before estimating. Cleaning tasks after construction include:

  • Make sure all HVAC vents are clean and untapped.
  • Change the HVAC filter.
  • Vacuum and dust all interior and exterior lighting fixtures and ceiling fans.
  • Verify that all interior and exterior lighting works properly.
  • Remove any paint splatters from all hinges.
  • Vacuum, dust, and polish all interior and exterior doors, frames, and door knobs.
  • Clean sinks and backsplashes.
  • Vacuum, dust, and sanitize all shelves, cabinets, counters, and drawers (inside and out).
  • Remove any paint or tape that is stuck on light switches, floors, windows, electrical, outlets, and baseboards.
  • Polish all metal fixtures, including handles and knobs.
  • Gently scrape paint speckles off window fixtures. Then vacuum and wash windows, window sill, and tracks. Make sure they all open properly.
  • Clean all mirrors.
  • Vacuum and sanitize all sinks, tubs, showers, and toilets 
  • Clean appliances inside and out. Make them shine!
  • Remove all trash.
  • Sweep, vacuum, and mop floors.
  • Sweep entryways.
  • Vacuum all porches, patios, decks, and outdoor cooking equipment.
  • Clean garage door(s) and mailbox.
  • Vacuum and pressure wash the sidewalks, driveways, and exterior of the building.
  • Remove all trash from the premises.

Download our new construction house cleaning checklist below.

Post-Construction House Cleaning Checklist

Airbnb Cleaning Checklist

Our vacation rental cleaning checklist includes:

1. Inspecting the house for:

  • Damaged furniture
  • Stained carpets
  • Items removed from property
  • HVAC working
  • Broken doors or window panes
  • Hot water
  • Bugs, including bed bugs

2. Performing the following tasks in each bedroom:

  • Take before pictures.
  • Empty the trash.
  • Dust furniture, fans, window sills, blinds, and other surfaces.
  • Remove sheets and pillows. Inspect for bed bugs (in some states, the property owner can be held liable).
  • Change sheets or make beds.
  • Wash windows.
  • Clean mirrors.
  • Clean counters.
  • Leave a piece of candy on the bed with a note to the customer.
  • Vacuum and mop floors.
  • Sanitize door handles and light switches before leaving the room.
  • Take after pictures.

3. Performing the following tasks in each bathroom:

  • Take before pictures.
  • Refill or replace soap, shampoo, and conditioner.
  • Provide toilet paper equal to 2x the tenant’s stay.
  • Provide one towel per tenant +1 extra each day.
  • Empty the trash.
  • Dust.
  • Wash windows and clean mirrors.
  • Clean counters.
  • Sanitize shower, bathtub, sinks, and toilets.
  • Vacuum and mop floors.
  • Sanitize door handles and light switches.
  • Take after pictures.

4. You’ll also want to perform the following tasks for the living room, dining room, and kitchen.

  • Take before pictures.
  • Empty the trash.
  • Dust furniture, fans, window sills, blinds, and other surfaces.
  • Inspect couch(es) for bed bugs (in some states the property owner can be held liable).
  • Vacuum the couch(es).
  • Change the sheets if there is a fold-out bed.
  • Wash windows.
  • Clean mirrors.
  • Test the TV.
  • Test remote.
  • Clean the TV.
  • Vacuum and mop floors.
  • Dust tables, fans, window sills, blinds, and other surfaces.
  • Sanitize the table before leaving the room.
  • Refill or replace hand soap and dish soap.
  • Clean inside the refrigerator, oven, microwave, and other appliances.
  • Wash the dishes.
  • Clean counters.
  • Sanitize sinks.
  • Sanitize light switches before leaving the room.
  • Take after pictures.

Don’t forget to do the following before you leave:

  • Take out the trash and dirty linens.
  • Set the alarm.
  • Lock the door(s).
  • Leave a door hanger or meet the customer at the arranged time and place.
  • Send documentation to the client.

We discuss the Airbnb cleaning checklist pdf in more detail in the blog about Airbnb cleaning, or watch the video about rental move-out cleaning below.

Excited about the prospects! Download our vacation rental cleaning checklist pdf below:

Vacation Rental Cleaning Checklist

Find the Checklist You Needed?

Now you have a checklist for home and commercial cleaning. We hope to add to this list in the future. What cleaning checklist would you like to see us add to the page?

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