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Residential House Cleaning · Vacation Rental Housecleaning · Move In Cleaning · Move Out Cleaning  · 
 Southport, NC · Oak Island, NC · Bald Head Island, NC · VRBO Owners · St. James
 

A Clean Break

(910) 448-2299

Sample Checklists

Our services feature completely customizable lists we use to ensure complete client satisfaction.  From Vacation Rentals to Spring Cleans, we strive to make sure that your home is cleaned thoroughly, professionally and efficiently, allowing you to rest easy.  For a sample checklist detailing the services we provide, please click the links which interest you. Please keep in mind that these are samples; your checklist will be specifically tailored to your home.

Vacation Rental Checklist

Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly Checklist

Spring Clean Checklist

 

Vacation Rental Checklist

1.      Go through the entire house, checking for damage.  If located, report immediately.

2. Strip used beds and gather towels and washcloths.  If a bed is still made, check it anyway to be sure it has not been used. Be sure to check for kitchen towels.  Start linens.    Check to be sure the dishwasher has been run.  If not, start it. 

3.      Kitchen –

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Throw out used food.  Wipe down the fridge, inside and out.

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Check the trash compactor and empty it if there’s trash inside.  Replace bag.

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Check the coffee pot for used coffee grounds/filter.  Throw away and clean.

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Clean kitchen counters with cleaner.  Be sure to clean under appliances.

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Check the cabinets for food drips and clean if necessary.

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Clean the stovetop and microwave.

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Check the oven and clean if necessary.

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Scrub the sink, being sure to leave the faucets shining.

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Unload dishwasher. 

4.      Living Room –

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Check the ceiling fan and clean if necessary.

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Clean the sliding glass doors and make sure they’re locked.

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Dust all surfaces. 

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Arrange pillows nice and neatly.  

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Straighten books, cds/dvds, put coasters back in place, generally straighten the room.

5.        Bedrooms –

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Dust all furniture.  Be sure to check ceiling fans.

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Make beds.  Be sure to use hospital corners. Make sure the beds look nice and neat. 

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Sheets should not show underneath the bedspreads.  Tuck if needed.

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Generally straighten the room.

6.   Bathrooms –

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Remove any used soap/shampoo/razors from the tub and sink areas.

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Clean and sanitize the tub and showers.  Make sure drains are clean. 

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Remove any mildew.

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Clean and sanitize the sink, making sure the faucets are shining. 

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Clean all countertops.

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Clean and sanitize the toilet – pay attention to the tank lids, the area behind the seat, and the bottom of the toilet.

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Clean mirrors. Check for streaks.

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Shake/vacuum all bathroom rugs.  If they are dirty, be sure to wash them.

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Empty trash and replace liner.   

9.      Floors –

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Vacuum all floors.

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Mop all hard surface floors.  Pay particular attention to corners and toe space areas.  

10.  Towels –

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Hang all towels neatly in each bathroom. 

11.    Other –

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Dust baseboards throughout the house.  Dust the panels on the doors. 

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Each bathroom needs a fresh roll of toilet paper left in them. 

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The kitchen needs a full roll of paper towels.

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Check soap dispensers and refill if less than half full. 

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Dust all mini blinds and window sills.

12.  Final walkthrough –  Be sure to note any damage and report immediately.

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Close all cleaning supplies and put them back where you got them. 

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BE SURE to note what cleaning supplies will need to be restocked for next week!

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Put all used cleaning rags in a bag and bring them with you. 

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Check the golf cart for damage, remove any trash, sweep out if necessary and plug in.

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Do a final check to be sure you haven’t forgotten or missed anything. 

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Throw all trash away in the trashcan outside.  Be sure the trash door is secured.

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Turn the sign to “Yes” to indicate trash pickup is needed.

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Lock the door to the home, put away the house/golf cart key in the lockbox and secure.

 

Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly Checklist

Kitchen and Laundry Areas:

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Wash and disinfect counter tops, moving all small appliances

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Wipe down small kitchen appliances

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Clean microwave inside and out

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Wipe down top and exterior of stove

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Light clean front and exposed sides of refrigerator

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Wipe down dishwasher and trash compactor exteriors

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Wipe cabinet exteriors

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Wash sink, drain, shine fixtures

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Dust any window sills

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Vacuum carpets and mop floors

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Wipe down exterior of washer and dryer

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Remove cobwebs as needed

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Empty trash as needed and replace liners

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Dust exposed registers and baseboards

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Dust ceiling fans as needed

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Dust artwork and decor

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Wash splashboards as needed

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Shake and/or vacuum rugs

Bathrooms:

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Clean and disinfect tub and shower stalls

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Disinfect commode inside and out

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Dust lights

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Clean mirrors

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Dust cabinet exteriors as needed

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Dust paper holder and towel racks

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Vacuum carpets and mop floors

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Dust and/or clean exposed registers, baseboards and window sills as needed

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Clean sinks and drains, shine fixtures

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Dust artwork and decor

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Empty trash and replace liners

Living, Dining, Bedrooms and Family Rooms:

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Remove cobwebs as needed

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Vacuum carpets and mop floors

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Dust furniture

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Clean patio doors inside and out; clean glass storm door(s)

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Clean mirrors and glass table tops

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Dust light fixtures as needed

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Shake and/or vacuum rugs

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Dust exposed registers, baseboards and sills

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Dust artwork, decor and knick knacks

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Empty trash and replace liners

 

Spring Clean Checklist

Kitchen and Laundry Areas: 

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Stove:  Wipe down exterior, clean burners, drip pans, remove knobs, clean  interior window, run self clean cycle if needed

bulletRefrigerator exterior:  Top, sides, front, vent
bulletRefrigerator interior:  Shelves, seals, lips
bulletWash and/or polish cabinet exteriors
bulletWash & scrub sink, fixtures, and drain
bulletClean window sills
bulletVacuum carpets and mop floors, Bona wood floors
bulletMove and clean under and behind easily moveable furniture
bulletMop exposed pantry flooring
bulletWipe down exterior washer and dryer, interior washer lid
bulletRemove cobwebs as needed
bulletWash trash cans as needed
bulletClean exposed registers and baseboards
bulletDust ceiling fans
bulletClean artwork and décor
bulletClean door frames
bulletClean door fronts
bulletClean light fixtures
bulletClean window frames
bulletShake and/or vacuum rugs
bulletClean chair rails, molding and woodwork
bulletDust blinds
bulletRemove fingerprints from high-traffic walls
bulletClean exposed bookshelves
bulletDust all furniture
bulletClean/degrease hood of stove if one exists

Bathrooms:

bulletClean & disinfect tub and shower stalls
bulletDisinfect commode inside and out
bulletWash cabinet exteriors
bulletDust paper holder and towel racks
bulletMop floors
bulletClean exposed registers, baseboards and sills
bulletDust chair rails, molding and woodwork
bulletDust door fronts and frames
bulletClean sinks, fixtures and drains
bulletDust artwork and décor
bulletClean light fixtures
bulletClean window frames
bulletWash trash cans as needed
bulletDust blinds
bulletRemove fingerprints from high-traffic walls
bulletDust any furniture
 

Living, Dining, Bedroom, Family Rooms: 

bulletRemove cobwebs as needed
bulletVacuum carpets and mop floors, Bona wood floors
bulletMove and clean under and behind easily moveable furniture
bulletWipe down furniture
bulletVacuum fabric furniture
bulletClean under couch cushions
bulletClean patio doors inside and out
bulletWash mirrors and glass
bulletClean light fixtures
bulletEdge/vacuum carpets
bulletDust ceiling fans
bulletClean window frames and sills
bulletClean door fronts and frames
bulletVacuum or mop exposed closet flooring
bulletShake and/or vacuum rugs
bulletDust exposed registers, baseboards, and sills
bulletDust artwork, décor and knick knacks
bulletClean chair rails, molding and woodwork
bulletWash trash cans as needed
bulletDust blinds
bulletRemove fingerprints from high-traffic walls
bulletClean exposed bookshelves
bulletDust furniture

 

 

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Contact Information

Mariah Brazil: mariahbrazil@bellsouth.net
Phone: 910-448-2299