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How to make the perfect house cleaning schedule

10 January 2017

Creating the perfect house cleaning schedule can be a tricky task. But a well-designed cleaning schedule can take the stress of cleaning away and give a great sense of achievement when the property is tidy. It can also help to boost morale and make everyone more productive.

Let's take a look at the general areas that a domestic cleaning schedule would cover. The most frequently used living areas of any home are traditionally the following: 

1. Living areas and dining rooms

2. Kitchens and food storage spaces

3. Bathrooms

4. Bedrooms

Now that you have decided which areas are the most popular, it's time to get a flawless cleaning regime underway: 

1. Ceilings and Hard to Reach Spaces

Whenever you start to clean, a good general rule is to start high and work your way down in each room. This increases efficiency and provides you with less work, stopping you from spending hours in one particular room.

For example; if you started by clearing the floor first and vacuuming, proceeding to dust furniture and remove cobwebs – there will inevitably be small amounts of dust landing on your newly cleaned carpets. The result? You will have to start vacuuming all over again (not good).

High spaces can be tricky to clean. If you haven't got one already, it's worth investing in an extending feather duster. They can be easily adjusted to specific height requirements and make removing cobwebs and dust easy. For cleaning professionals and facilities managers, these are an absolute must have.

2. Walls and Furniture

Working your way down, start to tackle the walls and any furniture in the room. Start by clearing any clutter and removing any unwanted items by putting them into a waste bin. All waste bins will need to be removed and replaced once the room is completed.

Use antibacterial surface wipes to remove any marks and small stains and allow the area to dry. Once dry, use a multi-surface dusting spray and cloth to remove the final pieces of dirt.

3. Additional Surfaces

Worktops and preparation surfaces can be tricky. You need to ensure that the right cleaning products are used, especially if you are cleaning a food preparation area. 

To make sure that the product is suitable for food production environments, simply read the instructions on the back of the product. This will provide you with storage details and useful product instructions.

If you are a professional cleaner, your domestic training will allow you to identify the correct products and use them safely.

4. Floors and Carpets

Finally, now that you have worked your way down the rooms, you are coming to the closing stages. 

Begin by clearing any clutter and organising items that belong in the specific room. Now that the floor space is clear you can start to tidy it. Use a quality vacuum cleaner to remove any unwanted dirt, small particles and dust. If you have a vacuum that requires a bag, make sure that it is clear before you start and empty any waste as you go.


Before you start to create your cleaning schedule, make sure that you identify the most frequently used areas of the property. It can make you feel more productive if these areas are clean first.

When you start to clean the home, start at the top and work your way down. Begin with ceilings, before moving onto walls and any solid furniture, worktops and finally flooring and carpets.

Any waste bins will need to be replaced and any refuse sacks will need to be disposed of correctly.

Article created by RCS Cleaning, residential cleaners in Milton Keynes