A Comprehensive Checklist that we use to clean our customers’ homes at Rowan Cleaning Company 
About the Checklist 
 
The list is a very detailed list, it should help to keep you or your cleaner focused on cleaning your home completely. 
 
If you’re not using Rowan Cleaning then these tips will help you spend less time cleaning. 
You can download a copy of our Checklist on the next page. Depending on the specifics of your home, not all of the items listed will apply so just download and customise it to your own cleaning requirements. Follow the list, checking off the items as you do them, your house will be spick and span in no time and every corner of your house will shine! 
 
 
You can download a copy of our Checklist and customize it for yourself, by clicking HERE 
 
Extra Tips and Tricks to Clean Quickly and Efficiently 
 
House cleaning is not at the top of the list of fun things to do. Use these tips to help you clean efficiently as you check off items from the checklist one by one. 
Focus on what you're doing, make every move count, and you'll finish more quickly. Household organising, and cleaning can be done quicker than you think. 
 
1. Clean Top to Bottom, Back to Front, Right to Left 
Work your way around the room, cleaning as you go, just one area at a time. 
 
2. Put your Cleaning Supplies in One Place 
Don't waste time running around getting a dusters or brush or whatever you need to complete the task that you're doing. 
Your caddy should contain glass cleaner, disinfectant, detergent degreaser, scale remover, scrub brush, sponge, toothbrush, and a green scrubby for starters. 
 
3. Dust First, Vacuum Last 
Start dusting from the top of the highest shelves, the tops of cabinets. These tend to be less dusty than lower shelves. 
Even if you dust quickly, you'll be moving the dust down to a lower level, usually the floor, where it is easily vacuumed away. 
 
4. Make a Schedule and Stick to It 
The mess gets worse the longer you put it off. 
If the house is too big, hit a floor at a time, or clean all the bathrooms (for example) on Tuesdays. 
 
5. Identify your Trouble Spots 
Determine how you're going to get your problem area cleaned up. 
Do you need any special cleaning products? Is soap scum or mould and mildew taking over the bath? Select the tools you'll need, and who you can assign the task to. 
 
6. Get Help 
If there are others living and breathing in the house with you, who are most certainly contributing to the mess, get them to help. 
My favourite way to do this is to assign tasks to each child for a week at time, and rotate tasks. Don't forget to throw in deep cleaning items, like the mess under the sink, or spraying down and wiping the kitchen bin. 
 
7. Use the Right Product for the Job 
We don't use fancy products at our cleaning company but it's important to use good quality, heavy duty cleaning products that do a great job. 
This doesn't mean you have to spend a lot of money either. 
 
8. Dump your Junk 
Get clutter free. This is a hard one. I like stuff too, and I was raised in a family of hoarders, so this doesn't come naturally to me either. The room will feel kind of bare at first, but trust me, you'll get used to it (you'll actually come to prefer it), and it makes cleaning a breeze. 
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