Even the tidiest of homes requires a good deep cleaning once in a while. It’s easy to get overwhelmed at the thought of deep cleaning your home. Deep cleaning reaches the deep grime and dirt in your home and is a more demanding process than regular or spring cleaning.
Deep cleaning is all about the details. Taking the time to clean and disinfect those hard-to-reach areas creates a fresh ambiance and goes a long way in maintaining your health and wellbeing. To get started, make a quick run to the store for products and use this detailed deep house cleaning checklist to guide you.
Room-by-Room Deep House Cleaning Checklist
Here’s a comprehensive deep house cleaning checklist for your entire house. The deep cleaning checklist is divided into categories (by room) so you can tackle the task at hand as you see fit. It’s recommended to start with the kitchen, bathroom, and living room as these rooms tend to get the dirtiest.
Tip: The “entire house” cleaning items are meant to be done in every room.
Deep Cleaning the Entire House
Dust and vacuum: All places that are too hard to reach during your regular cleaning routine, including window sills, light fixtures, ceiling fans, cabinets, and hard-to-reach ledges.
Windows and Doors: Dust and wipe window sills, doors, and doorframes and remove cobwebs from window screens and house corners.
Couch and chairs: Move furniture and clean underneath plus the walls behind them. Remove all cushions, vacuum dirt, dust, and pet hair.
Cabinets and drawers: Empty the cabinets and drawers and wipe down the surfaces with a clean wet rage.
Carpet: Vacuum and steam clean stains on carpet and upholstery. Or get professional deep carpet cleaning.
Curtains and blinds: Take your curtains and drapes down and wash them. Give your blinds a deep clean by spraying them with vinegar or any other cleaning solution and scrubbing them down.
Deep Cleaning the Kitchen
Clean fridge, freezer, microwave, and other appliances
Clean oven: give stovetop a deep scrub, clean inside and scrub the hood fan and stove grates
Clean dishwasher: empty filter and clean/drain the unit
Move and clean behind fridge, oven, dishwasher, and other appliances
Clean backsplash and counters
Clean and organize cabinets and pantry
Clean utensils holders
Mop and sweep floor
Deep Cleaning the Bathroom
Clean toothbrush holder
Wash shower curtain, scrub liner, and rugs
Use a glass cleaner to clean mirrors
Scrub & clean bath, shower, sink, and faucets
Clean toilet: including the interior, base, and tank
Scrub the floors
Organize cabinets and toiletries
Deep Cleaning the Living Room
Dust and wipe appliances, electronics, and remotes
Vacuum couch, remove & wash pillow covers, and any throw blankets
Wash and shampoo rugs and carpets
Declutter, clean shelves, and arrange living room
Clean mirrors and wipe down any décor, including coffee tables, vases, and paintings.
Mop the floors
Deep Cleaning the Bedrooms
Wash bedding, throw blankets, rugs, and pillow covers
Deep clean and aerate mattress
Clean out drawers and closets
Dust end tables, chairs, and dressers
Declutter and clean under furniture
Mop the floors
Deep Cleaning the Laundry Room
Clean dryer and washing machine
Clean and remove any extra lint
Move washer and dryer and clean under and behind them
Deep Cleaning the Exterior
Clean outdoor furniture
Clean up the yard and porch
Pressure wash outdoor surfaces
If you’re overwhelmed, it’s easier to break the process down into smaller, more manageable cleaning tasks. This deep house cleaning checklist is meant to serve as a guide so you can tackle the job at your pace. Better yet, professional house cleaning services can handle the deep cleaning for you. A professional cleaning business will have a pool of highly skilled staff trained to deliver the best cleaning results possible.
House Cleaning services save you the hassle, and you’re assured of impeccable, high-quality deep cleaning results.
Professional Deep Cleaning Services
At Maid Impressions, our cleaning system can be tailored to suit your needs whether you need weekly, bi-weekly, monthly house cleaning services, or the occasional deep cleaning job. We aim to provide the highest level of customer service and leave you with a house so clean you can’t wait to get home.