FREE Download: House Cleaning Checklist

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by Tom Watson on March 17, 2013

I’m a firm believer in using a house cleaning checklist while cleaning houses. These have always kept our staff focused on what needs to be done. Without it, there is a good chance someone would be missing some small detail.

Making everyone use a house cleaning checklist also means the excuses as to why something didn’t get done will be greatly reduced. After all, if your staff can’t leave a house cleaning job until the checklist is complete then NOTHING should get missed.

Customers also LOVE IT when you use a house cleaning checklist.

This is because it makes your company, not to mention your staff, look like they are “on top of things”. This then adds to the level of professionalism your customer “sees”, which makes them happy they hired YOU.

As I’m fond of saying, PERCEPTION plays a large role in whether or not the customer is going to be happy with your service. Sure the cleaning is important, but HOW YOU ARE VIEWED is a key component as well.

Using a checklist also makes the whole process more standardized, which keeps the homeowner from asking for too many “freebies”. If the task isn’t on the list, it doesn’t get done (without an extra charge anyway).

The act of using a house cleaning checklist is just a really good idea that you should consider. It helps your staff get it done right the first time PLUS it has the added benefit of pleasing the customer. It’s a win-win scenario in my book and that’s why we use them.

You will find the house cleaning checklists available below. Please note that due to the numerous house styles and varying work schedules that are possible, no one checklist can sum them all up. This means you may need to modify them as needed.

I have created two versions of the checklist. The first one is in PDF format and is for those of you who are just looking for a basic cleaning checklist. The other version is in OpenOffice format, and is easily modified if you have the free OpenOffice program.

Download House Cleaning Checklist In PDF Format

Click Here To Go To Download Page (LOOK FOR FILE #4A)

Download House Cleaning Checklist In OpenOffice Format

Click Here To Go To Download Page (LOOK FOR FILE # 4B)

House Cleaning Checklist Suggestions?

If anyone has a comment or suggestion PLEASE make your thoughts known in the comments section below. I would love hear from you and what you have to say!

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Steve March 19, 2013 at 11:15 am

Do you have a general office cleaning template?

2 Tom Watson March 19, 2013 at 11:27 am

Hi Steve! Yes we do… you can find it here…

3 Femme Ménage March 25, 2013 at 10:10 am

Thank you Tom for this checklist. It’s a good tool for employees.

4 Tom Watson March 25, 2013 at 10:27 am

Hi Femme! Thanks… I’m happy it can be put to use.

5 LAD March 31, 2013 at 10:16 pm

Hey Tom, I appreciate the checklist. I would like to use it, but when I printed it out, your list was already “checked.” Thanks, LAD

6 Tom Watson April 1, 2013 at 6:02 am

Hi! YES… you got me on that one! (I didn’t think of that) BUT I did provide one that is customizable.

7 halim April 8, 2013 at 8:32 am

that is good

8 Tom Watson April 8, 2013 at 10:11 am

Thanks Halim!

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