Ultimate Deep Cleaning Checklist

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Ultimate Deep Cleaning Checklist

Many people spend hours on cleaning their homes and when finally done they realize that they have missed a few spots. Sometimes, people even pretend to have not noticed the missed spots when they encounter it. This mainly happens to those who don’t properly plan cleaning of their homes and are always in a hurry to get the task of cleaning their homes out of their way. Today, we will share a deep cleaning checklist (also read our winter cleaning checklist) with you that will not only help you in staying on top of your deep cleaning schedule but will also help you in never missing a dirty and untidy spot within your home ever again. This handy deep cleaning checklist includes all the cleaning tasks that you must perform in order to make sure that your home remains clean and tidy. You can use this checklist to plan cleaning of your home as well as to assess the time you may need for the said task. So, instead of trying to clean your home without any proper plan and direction and that too within a single day, leaving you gasping for breath, you should use the cleaning checklist (the contents of which are listed below) that will not only help you with cleaning your house but also with better time management as well.

What is Home Deep Cleaning?

Home deep cleaning is way more advanced when compared to regular day-to-day home cleaning. Your regular cleaning tasks would normally take an hour or two and mainly focuses on objects or areas that are visible and easily accessible. On the other hand, deep cleaning focuses on each and every object and area within your home. Plus, the idea behind home deep cleaning is not just to clean but also to disinfect each and every space within a household. Therefore, it takes a lot more time to deep clean a household than a standard one or two hour cleaning procedure.

When Should You Get Your Home Deep Cleaned?

Deep cleaning activity is usually conducted one or two times a year. However, if you have a lot of kids or family members that live with you then it would be wiser to deep clean your home on a quarterly basis. This apart, there are specific occasions which require you to deep clean your home, take a look at a few of those occasions:

  1. Moving to a new house: It is always better to deep clean your new house before you move-in.
  2. Returning from a long vacation: Dust and web are the only things that welcome you at your home when you arrive from long vacations. In such a scenario, the only thing that can restore your home into the condition it was in before you went on long vacations is deep cleaning.
  3. Readying the house for sale: When you put your house for sale, a number of potential buyers visit the house in quest of buying it. In order to get the right price for your house, you need to make an impression on your potential buyers by keeping your house neat, clean and tidy and that can only be done if you deep clean your house.
  4. Moving out of home: When moving out, a deep clean of your house will help you with packing your belongings at a much faster pace.
  5. Festive season: During the festive season you may have a number of gatherings at your house and in a scenario like that your attention would be divided as a result of which cleaning might just take a backseat, so it’s important for you to deep clean your house both before and after the festive season.

Home Deep Cleaning Checklist

At Power Facilities Management, we have a team of deep cleaning professionals that have years of experience in successfully completing tons of cleaning jobs. Mentioned below are the tasks one should perform in order to deep clean their home. Irrespective of whether you decide to fully follow the checklist or do bits and pieces, in any case you will be overwhelmed by the results. As cleaning professionals we recommend you to completely follow the checklist.

Entire Home

  • Dust, vacuum and mop
  • Clean windows as well as window frames
  • Clean ceiling fans
  • Clean blinds and wash curtains
  • Clean garbage bins
  • Replace air filters
  • Clean baseboards and doorframes


  • Change the sheets and make the beds
  • Clean the beside tables and trinkets on display
  • Clean under beds
  • Clean out drawers and closets
  • Flip or rotate mattress
  • Straighten the cushions and pillows
  • Clean the lights as well as the ceiling fans
  • Wipe all switchboards, doorframes and woodwork
  • Dust all the furniture and fixtures
  • Wipe and dust picture frames as well as mirrors

Living Room

  • Vacuum carpets
  • Vacuum upholstery
  • Straighten the cushions and pillows
  • Wipe all switchboards, doorframes and woodwork
  • Clean all the electronic appliances
  • Clean the rugs
  • Clean the picture frames
  • Clean the lights as well as the ceiling fans
  • Clean the display shelves and then re-place all the items you are done dusting
  • Clean the hallways and the stairs


  • Clean all the appliances inside out
  • Clean the window and the windowsill
  • Clean backsplash and counters
  • Clean and organize cabinets
  • Clean utensil holders
  • Mop and sweep floor
  • Wipe all switchboards, doorframes and woodwork
  • Clean and sanitize the exhaust fan and the chimney in your kitchen


  • Clean and disinfect the toilets
  • Clean your bath fittings and faucets
  • Scrub and sanitize the bath tubs and shower area
  • Disinfect the countertops and floors
  • Clean the cabinets
  • Clean the windows and windowsills
  • Wipe the mirrors
  • Dust all the lights and the fans

It is important to mention here that before you put the cleaning uniform on and take up the mop, you should declutter your home. In simple words, grab all the stray objects, such as toys, magazines and newspapers and put them in their respective places. Next, fold all the clothes and put them in the closet. Once you are done with all of this then it’s time to get ready for some serious cleaning.