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Trusted Maid & Cleaning Services in Downers Grove


This is the normal cleaning routine for all clients. Please take a moment to review it to be sure that it meets your needs perfectly. If there are any changes we should make to this list to fit your home, please let us know. Thank you!


  • Clean all countertops
  • Clean outside of refrigerator
  • Clean outside of dishwasher
  • Clean stove top and drip pans
  • Wipe off small appliances
  • Dust baseboards
  • Dust light fixtures
  • Spot clean cabinets
  • Spot clean window above kitchen sink
  • Clean sink and faucets
  • Clean outside of oven
  • Clean inside & outside of microwave
  • Wipe off table and chairs
  • Dust windowsills
  • Sweep and wash floor
  • General tidying


  • Clean shower and tub enclosure
  • Clean & disinfect inside and outside of toilet
  • Clean mirrors
  • Clean soap dishes
  • Dust baseboards
  • Dust windowsills
  • Empty wastepaper baskets
  • Dust light fixtures
  • Clean and polish chrome
  • Clean vanity and sink area
  • Spot clean cabinets
  • Sweep and wash floor
  • Fold towels
  • General tidying


  • Vacuum carpeted areas/Clean Hardwood Floors
  • Remove cobwebs
  • Vacuum upholstered furniture in family/TV room
  • Lightly dust window blinds
  • Dust knickknacks
  • Dust furniture
  • Dust windowsills
  • Dust most light fixtures
  • Dust baseboards
  • Wipe doorknobs and light switches
  • Make beds (if unmade)

Optional Deep Cleaning Task List
Call our office if there are items you wish to be done from this list that you have not yet discussed with your customer service person.

  • Clean inside freezer
  • Clean inside fridge
  • Clean inside oven
  • Clean inside dishwasher
  • Clean under oven hood
  • Clean under the stove top (area beneath drip pans)
  • Remove all items from kitchen cabinets, clean inside, and replace items
  • Wash exterior of kitchen cabinets
  • Handwash dishes or load dishwasher
  • Remove all items from bathroom cabinets, clean inside, and replace items
  • Wash exterior of bathroom cabinets
  • Change linens (if left on bed)
  • Clean under beds
  • Clean interior French doors
  • Clean out fireplace (must be unused for minimum of 72 hours prior to cleaning)
  • Vacuum window blinds with HEPA vacuum
  • Vacuum curtains with HEPA filter vacuum
  • Wash interior windows, tracks & frames
  • Move (easily moved) furniture to clean under & behind
  • Remove books/items from bookshelves to clean
  • Roll up area rugs to clean beneath
  • Spot clean walls for dog rubbings or hand prints
  • Wash walls from ceiling to floor, or prep walls for painting
  • Wash woodwork (baseboards, doorframes, windowsills)
  • Take down and wash light fixtures
  • Vacuum bedding or mattresses with HEPA filter vacuum
  • Vacuum cold air returns and heater vents (not ductwork) with HEPA filter vacuum