Changeover Cleaning Checklist

To ensure your property is clean and ready for your next guests, we recommend the following as a minimum: including all laundry.

Kitchen

  • Clean appliances, counters, cabinets, table, and chairs.
  • Clean, scrub, and sanitise sinks, work surfaces, and splashbacks.
  • Clean hob and wipe out inside of oven.
  • Clean appliance exteriors, including the inside of toaster and coffee machine.
  • Clean inside and outside of refrigerator and microwave oven.
  • Wash floor.
  • Empty dishwasher, and quickly organise cupboards.
  • Restock dishwasher detergent, washing up liquid, coffee filters, and refuse bags.
  • Put out 2 clean dishcloths and tea towels.


Living Room

  • Clean, dust, and vacuum.
  • Dust windowsills and ledges.
  • Dust furniture, blinds, picture frames, ornaments, ceiling fans, and lamps.
  • Vacuum carpets or wash floor.
  • Vacuum furniture, including under seat cushions.
  • Change sheets on sofa bed.
  • Wash windows on sliding glass doors.
  • Empty and clean wastebaskets.
  • Check remote batteries.


Bedrooms

  • Change sheets and pillowcases.
  • Vacuum floor and under beds.
  • Check for personal belongings left in drawers and closets.
  • Dust furniture and clean mirrors.
  • Check windows for fingerprints.
  • Make sure light bulbs are working and replace if necessary.
  • Check for wear and tear or stains on sheets and blankets.


Bathrooms

  • Clean, scrub and sanitise showers, bathtubs, vanity mirror, sinks and splashbacks.
  • Clean mirrors.
  • Clean and sanitise toilets.
  • Polish chrome.
  • Wash floors and tile walls.
  • Empty wastebasket.
  • Replenish hand soap and lotions.
  • Wash and iron all linens, make sure there are clean towels, 2 hand towels, 4 washcloths, 2 bath towels per guest and 1 shower mat.


Other areas

  • Be sure washer and dryer are empty; clean out lint trap.
  • Check light bulbs and change if necessary.
  • Once per month, change furnace filter.
  • Wipe off patio set, clean barbecue.
  • There may be additional areas that need cleaning depending upon the size and layout of your property. Remember to do a deep clean at least 3 times a year and use this opportunity to replace any items that show damage or wear and tear.