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Scrubbi Housecleaning Checklist

What is the Scrubbi Cleaning Checklist?

While it’s always a great idea to ask the client if there are any priority areas to clean in their home, asking them a million questions about what exactly to clean can make them lose confidence in you.

That’s why we created our cleaning checklist as a guide to give you a starting point for your cleaning appointments.

If the client isn’t home or isn’t interested in providing any specific details for how they want their home cleaned, you can confidently use this as your default to cleaning a home.

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to ask our Care department at care@scrubbi.com .

 

Kitchen

  • Wipe microwave exterior and interior. Do clean all surfaces including underneath the glass plate and the glass plate itself.
  • Wipe around the microwave. You don’t have to move the microwave (especially if it’s large) but try to clean the areas underneath and behind it.
  • Wipe refrigerator exterior. Do clean all fridge exterior surfaces and handles as well.
  • Wipe stove exterior. Do remove grease and food splatter from all surfaces including the cook-top.
  • Scrub and sanitize sinks. Do wipe build-up near drain and on the sides of the sink.
  • Wipe taps/faucets. Make sure taps, faucets, and knobs are streak-free.
  • Wipe cupboards exterior. Wipe outside surfaces of the cupboards including any knobs, removing any handprints or grease.
  • Wipe countertops. Do move small appliances (coffeemakers, toasters, etc.) to wipe underneath and behind them.
  • Empty garbage and replace liner. Leave the garbage bag by the door, as we’re not allowed to take the garbage off the premises.
  • Wipe garbage cans exterior. Do wipe down the outside of garbage cans if needed.
  • Spot clean walls. Wipe handprints, food marks, and other marks on walls that are within reach including the backsplash around cooking areas.
  • Dust all general accessible areas. Do wipe all door handles, knobs and light switches.
  • Wipe down baseboards.
  • Wipe window sills.
  • Vacuum/mop/sweep floor. Do clean underneath tables, chairs, and appliances as much as possible. Always sweep or vacuum hardwood or laminate floors before mopping.

 

Bedroom

  • Make the bed Make the bed unless the client says not to. Otherwise, neatly fold blankets, tidy pillows, and arrange cushions.
  • Wipe any cabinets and dressers exteriors, including any knobs. Remove all handprints or dust.
  • Dust and clean side tables. Do clean table lamps and wipe underneath items on the side tables.
  • Wipe mirrors of handprints and others marks. Be sure to leave them streak-free!
  • Wipe bed frame. Make sure that all surfaces are streak-free after wiping them.
  • Wipe closet doors. Wipe handprints and marks that are within reach.
  • Empty garbage and replace liner. Leave the garbage bag by the door, as we’re not allowed to take the garbage off the premises.
  • Wipe garbage cans exterior. Do wipe down the outside of garbage cans if needed.
  • Dust all general accessible areas. Do wipe all door handles, knobs and light switches.
  • Wipe down baseboards.
  • Wipe window sills.
  • Vacuum/mop/sweep floor. Do clean underneath the bed, tables, and chairs as much as possible. Always sweep or vacuum hardwood and laminate floors before mopping.

 

Living Areas

  • Dust and clean tables. Do clean table lamps and wipe underneath items on the side tables.
  • Wipe cabinets exteriors, including any knobs. Remove all handprints or dust.
  • Clean shelves that are within reach.
  • Empty garbage and replace liner. Leave the garbage bag by the door, as we’re not allowed to take the garbage off the premises.
  • Wipe garbage cans exterior. Do wipe down the outside of garbage cans if needed.
  • Dust all general accessible surfacesincluding countertops, side tables, TVs, etc.
  • Wipe doors including door handles, knobs and light switches.
  • Wipe down baseboards.
  • Wipe window sills.
  • Sweep/vacuum hallways and stairs.
  • Vacuum/mop/sweep floor. Do clean underneath sofas, tables, chairs, etc as much as possible. Always sweep or vacuum hardwood and laminate floors before mopping.

 

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Bathroom

  • Scrub and sanitize sinks. Do wipe taps, faucets, and all other knobs.
  • Wipe bathtub, shower head, and taps/faucets. Wipe build-up near drain and on the sides of the bathtub. Make sure showerhead, knobs, and faucet are cleaned with no streaks.
  • Clean soap scum from tub and shower walls. Do spray and wipe the interior plastic shower curtains (plastic) and shower doors.
  • Wipe toilet exterior. Do wipe the base, outer bowl as well as the top and bottom of the seat.
  • Scrub and sanitize inside toilet bowl. Remove calcium, lime, and other build-up on walls and drain the bowl.
  • Wipe down baseboards..
  • Fold towels, and neatly place them on towel bars or on shelves.
  • Wipe cupboards exterior. Wipe cupboards and handles of dust and handprints.
  • Wipe counter tops. Do move small items to wipe underneath and behind them.
  • Wipe mirrors. Wipe handprints and other marks. Make sure to leave them streak-free!
  • Empty garbage and replace liner. Leave the garbage bag by the door, as we’re not allowed to take the garbage off the premises.
  • Wipe garbage cans exterior. Do wipe down the outside of garbage cans if needed.
  • Spot clean walls. Wipe handprints and marks on walls that are within reach.
  • Dust all general accessible areas. Do wipe all door handles, knobs and light switches.
  • Wipe window sills..
  • Vacuum/mop/sweep floor. Scrub any dust or marks off the floor. Be sure to get the area around the toilet. Move small garbage cans, hampers, and rugs to clean underneath them. Also, vacuum any small rugs.

 

More Add-ons

  • Interior cabinet/cupboard cleaning. This includes wiping shelves of any EMPTY cupboards.
  • Interior refrigerator cleaning. This includes wiping shelves, walls, crisper-tracks, crispers, etc. The freezer is not included.
  • Interior oven cleaning. This includes cleaning the inside surfaces of the oven.
  • Interior window cleaning. This includes cleaning window panes (streak-free) and wiping tracks.
  • Wall spot cleaning.
  • Window blinds cleaning.

NOTE: Always double check to make sure if add-on services have been included on your appointment. These are services that can be requested in addition to the normal checklist and are usually for specific purposes.

 

Get in Touch With Scrubbi

 

Operations Team:

For help with directions, parking, and day-to-day appointment questions, contact Operations:

Email: help@scrubbi.com
Phone: 1-877-313-4820 ext. 7

 

Care Team:

For help with time off, availability changes, and other non-appointment questions, contact Care:

Email: care@scrubbi.com
Phone: 1-877-313-4820 ext. 8

 

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