The Ultimate 10-Point Professional Cleaning Checklist

Keeping your home or office clean is extremely important.
Why?
Cleanliness helps create a nice, tidy, and healthy environment for your family or business workers, customers, and clients. Unfortunately, most of us are reluctant to clean our spaces or do it shoddily as they have no clue of where to begin or end. 
Luckily the

cleaning process

can be easy if you observe a detailed professional cleaning checklist that lets you know when, where or how to clean your space in the most efficient manner possible. 

If adhered to strictly, a checklist will ensure that you stay in a clean, risk-free environment.

The Ultimate 10-Point Professional Cleaning Checklist You Should Stick to

1. Take Out Any Trash

The first step towards cleaning your space should involve dumping any trash in your home or office. As a rule of thumb, dump trash cans filled with waste while you have the time. 
Emptying and cleaning your trash cans will create a tidy environment to live and work in. It will also help in getting rid of microorganisms and any odor. 

2. Clean the Floor

Regular mopping, sweeping, and vacuuming of floors should be done to remove stains and dirt. When cleaning the floor, begin by addressing areas that receive massive traffic – they tend to feature stubborn dirt. 
Unfortunately, removing floor stains and stubborn dirt can be a tiresome task, primarily if you use only plain water. That’s why you should consider using cleaners and disinfectants. The best disinfectants are active against microorganisms and have a pleasant smell to freshen up your space. 

3. Clean the Bathroom

Bathrooms are shared amenities. They must therefore be kept clean at all times. If this is not done, there is a greater chance that viruses and germs will spread through contact. 
That’s why you should regularly

disinfect

all the bathrooms spaces with disinfectants.

When cleaning the bathroom, focus on 
  • Scrubbing tub and shower tiles
  • Cleaning cabinets
  • Disinfecting toilet 
  • Disinfecting countertops
  • Polishing and scrubbing floors
  • Cleaning the mirror
  • Emptying the wastebasket
  • Clearing laundry basket
  • Cleaning windowsills and
  • Scrubbing and disinfecting sink

4. Clean the Kitchen

The kitchen can get messy due to things such as food leftovers. Consequently, you should keep your kitchen plus all its components clean all the time. 
When cleaning your kitchen, focus on:
  • Emptying the kitchen trash can
  • Dusting all the surfaces
  • Dusting blinds, lock ledges, and window sills
  • Dust all the furniture – these include door panels, chair rails, cabinets and baseboards, kitchen table, chairs, etc. 
  • Dusting refrigerator’s top
  • Cleaning and disinfecting kitchen sink
  • Spot cleaning cabinet fronts
  • Vacuuming and damping mop floors and
  • Cleaning and disinfecting all the utensils and appliances, e.g., Oven, dishwashers, etc. 

5. Clean the Windows

You may not realize it, but like any other surface, windows can act as agents transferring germs from one person to another. That’s why it’s a wise decision to clean and disinfect all the windows in your home or office. 
When cleaning your windows, start by removing the curtains and wash them with soapy water (if they made from fabric)
6. Clean the Bedroom
Keeping your bedroom clean will go a long way in helping you eliminate any nagging bugs and dust mites in your bed. 
Such insects are common in untidy bedrooms and are usually found hiding in beddings. 
To avoid them, ensure you wash your bed sheets and blankets constantly. Cleaning experts recommend washing your beddings after every 1 to 2 weeks. 
Besides cleaning your bed sheets and blankets, go further and do the following:
  • Decluttering – make sure everything is in its rightful position and is functional. Discard anything that does not fit and that you don’t consider helpful.
  • Clean the bed – Strip your bed, wash linens, bed skirt, and pillows. Also, flip the mattress and vacuum it and finalize by cleaning under the bed.
  • Work on the Closet – sweep or vacuum the closet (remove cobwebs) and organize everything in there.
  • Surfaces – Dust all the surfaces in your bedroom. Also, wipe down all the switch plates, fixtures, ceiling fans, and shelves and disinfect any high-touch points.
  • Wipe the Mirror and 
  • Mop the Floor

7. Clean all The Doors

Cleaning your door is something that should be up for debate unless cleanliness is not a priority to you (It should be). 
Visitors coming to your home or office will most definitely come in to contact with your door as they open to enter or go out. In the process, they might leave germs and viruses behind and hence the need to keep your door clean and sanitized.

8. Clean Common Rooms

Common areas such as the reception and table rooms should be kept as clean as possible. This is because there are a lot of people coming to such places and might leave dirt behind. 
Besides just cleaning your common areas, offering sanitizers can go a long way in minimizing the spread of any potential infections, especially amid the current Covid-19 Pandemic.

9. Clean your Electronics

If you are honest, you’ll agree these are the most forgotten things when cleaning a house. 
When was the last time you cleaned your TV/woofer remote control? 
You probably don’t remember.
Well, such items should be cleaned since they fall under the category of high-touch surfaces.
Dust the TV screens, computers, your mobile phones, etc. and sanitize them 

10. Air Out Your Space

Once you have ticked all the above checkboxes, it’s now time to air out your home or office. That will help get rid of any microorganisms or germs that could be present in the air. It will also refreshen the air in your space, making it more pleasant for those around.

Final Thoughts

If you thought cleaning your space was a substantial unmanageable task, now you know it’s not. At least not when armed with the proper cleaning checklist. Your cleaning tasks will be a breeze.