Just like springing ahead and falling back, there are certain house cleaning rituals that should be done twice a year to ensure the overall cleanliness of your home and also help ensure a healthier environment for your family. The Maids have developed a room-by-room housekeeping checklist of the most important biannual cleaning jobs to help keep you on track.

You’ll need the following cleaning supplies:

  • Microfiber cloths
  • Scrub brush
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Disinfecting cleaner (for the inside of garbage bins)
  • Dishwashing detergent
  • Latex or rubber gloves to protect hands

What to Clean in Every Room

  • Dust ceiling fans, clean with damp cloth and rotate airflow
  • Wash light fixtures
  • Remove and vacuum or dust lampshades
  • Wipe down baseboards and moldings with damp microfiber cloth; use an extendable wand for hard-to-reach places
  • Vacuum vents and registers
  • Wash windows
  • Remove window screens and rinse
  • Dust or vacuum blinds, launder curtains


  • Clean and de-clutter closets and swap out clothes for the upcoming season
  • Vacuum mattresses using the vacuum’s upholstery attachment
  • Flip mattresses, launder or dry clean pillows


  • Remove everything from refrigerator and freezer and thoroughly clean
  • Throw out expired condiments and pantry items
  • Organize pantry
  • Clean oven
  • Wipe the insides of drawers and cupboards
  • Wash and disinfect garbage can
  • Wipe outsides of kitchen cabinets


  • Wash or replace shower curtain and liners.
  • Wash and disinfect garbage can
  • Disinfect toothbrush holder – most can be tossed in the dishwasher
  • Wipe the inside of drawers and cupboards
  • Purge the medicine cabinet – remove outdated, expired, unused medication and properly dispose
  • Wipe outsides of bathroom cabinets

It’s much easier to maintain a clean house than to clean a messy one. Let us help you. We offer a variety of cleaning services, including a deep cleaning service to get your home back on track.



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