We focus on commercial cleaning, however we are often asked about home/domestic cleaning so we thought we would put together some helpful ideas for you when you are at home on a day off and thinking where you should start with the cleaning.


  1. Dust lighting fixtures.
  2. Wash walls and trim
  3. Wash doors, knobs and switch plates.
  4. Wash bench or other furnishings.  Launder bench cushion, if applicable.
  5. Empty out coat closet.
  6. Wash walls and floor.
  7. Clean or replace entry mat.
  8. Sweep and scrub floors.


  1. Dust furniture.
  2. For each drawer: remove items, wash drawer, place items back neatly.  Donate items you no longer need.
  3.  Remove everything from closets.  Wash closet walls if necessary.  Sweep and wash closet floor. Put everything back neatly.  Donate items you no longer need.  Do not store things on closet floor.
  4. Move bed.  Sort and put away anything that was under bed.  Sweep or vacuum under bed.  Try not to store things under bed.
  5. Put bed back.  Flip mattress. Vacuum both sides.
  6. Launder bedding and curtains.  Wash pillows and duvet in hot water.  Air out mattress pad, if you have one.
  7. Dust lights. Clean lamp shades.
  8. Wash windows and window sills.  Take out and wash window screens.
  9. Wash switch plates.  Wash walls and trim.
  10. Wash mirrors or dust art.
  11. Wash doors and doorknobs.
  12. Sweep and wash floor or vacuum.


  1. Open windows
  2. Empty all cabinets.  Wash inside, replace items neatly.  Discard expired medications and cosmetics.
  3. Wash outside of cabinets and vanities
  4. Clean tub. Wax if necessary. Clean drain.
  5. Clean toilet, inside and out.  Remove seat and clean around seat bolts.
  6. Clean sink and drain.
  7. Shine taps.
  8. Clean mirror and frame .
  9. Dust light fixtures.
  10. Wash windows and window sills.
  11. Wash switch plates.  wash walls and trim.  Wash doors and door knobs.
  12. Sweep and wash floors.
  13. Reseal grout lines.


  1. Remove and clean window coverings.
  2. For each cabinet or drawer: Remove items, wipe out drawer, place items back neatly.
  3. Wash and sanitise cutting boards
  4. Sharpen knives
  5. Wash cabinet doors and knobs
  6. Check food expiry dates.
  7. Clean oven.
  8. Clean stove top.  Remove elements and drip bowls, if applicable, wash and put back.
  9. Clean and organize fridge and freezer.
  10. Defrost freezer, if necessary.  Check food expiry dates.
  11. Clean under fridge and stove.
  12. Clean microwave.
  13. Clean crumbs out of toaster.
  14. Clean and descale kettle.
  15. Wipe down any other counter appliances
  16. wash counters
  17. Wash and shine sink.  Shine taps. Clean drain.
  18. Dust light fixtures.
  19. Wash windows and window sills.
  20. Wash switch plates.
  21. Wash walls and trim.
  22. Wash doors and door knobs.
  23. Sweep and wash floor.
  24. Reseal grout lines, if applicable.

Dining Room:

  1. Wash curtains.
  2. Wipe down table and chairs.
  3. Wipe down or dust other furnishing.
  4. clean chair pads, if applicable.
  5. Polish table, if necessary
  6. Dust any displayed china or serving dishes.
  7. Launder table linens.
  8. Shine silverware.
  9. Dust art.
  10. Wash windows and window sills.
  11. Wash switch plates
  12. Wash walls and trim.
  13. Wash doors and door knobs
  14. Clean floors.

Living Room:

  1. Vacuum sofas.
  2. Spot clean sofas, if applicable.
  3. Launder throw pillows and blankets.
  4. Dust shelves, furniture and decor.
  5. Clean lamps and lampshades.
  6. Wash windows and window sills.
  7. Clean television screen.
  8. Carefully dust electronics.
  9. Tidy electronics wires.  Tuck nicely out of sight.  Label them, if practical.
  10. Sort through music and DVD collections.
  11. Sort books and magazines.
  12. Wash hard plastic children’s toys with warm soapy water. Rinse and dry.
  13. Launder stuffed toys.
  14. Wash switch plates.
  15. Wash walls and trim.
  16. Wash doors and knobs.
  17. Clean floors.


  1. sweep/vacuum stairs
  2. Spot clean walls.
  3. Wipe down handrail.
  4. Dust art and light fixtures.


  1. Sweep porches and walkway.
  2. Wash thresholds.
  3. Wash exterior doors.  Give front door a fresh coat of paint, if necessary.
  4. Clean or replace welcome mat.
  5. Wash siding.


If you would like your offices cleaned by a local, Exeter business which will take the time to understand your needs and provide the cleaning you require, please call Exeter Cleaning on 01392 466622 or contact us via our contact page.

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If you want to use Exeter Cleaning commercial cleaning services call us on 01392 466622