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House cleaning


What is included in a professional domestic clean?

Our comprehensive room-by-room guide to cleaning tasks makes it easy to prioritise tasks to make the most of your professional cleaning service. It also gives a good understanding of what to expect from your cleaner.
Every home is different and everyone has different priorities. It is important to discuss your needs with your cleaner so that you get a tailored service.


Bathrooms require special attention to keep free from harmful mould and germs. It also feels great to have a sparklingly clean bathroom. A professional domestic cleaner will pay most attention to the following areas.
  • Baths and showers
    • Wiping down and scrubbing bathtubs, showers and sinks
    • Cleaning shower doors
    • Polishing metal fixtures like taps and plugs
  • Floor and walls
    • Vacuuming and then mopping the floor
    • Cleaning the mirrors
    • Scrubbing tiles and clearing away any built-up grime
  • Toilets
    • Cleaning the toilet bowl
    • Checking the area under the seat is cleaned
    • Polishing metal fixtures like the cistern lever
  • Smaller details
    • Emptying the rubbish bin
    • Wiping down cabinets and other surfaces
    • Cleaning the window interiors


Bedrooms can become very untidy with disorganised clothing and bed linen. An orderly bedroom will help you relax and get a good night’s sleep. Here are some typical bedroom cleaning tasks that your professional cleaner can carry out to keep your bedroom clean and tidy.
  • The bed
    • Stripping the current bedding
    • Replacing the bed linen with clean sheets
    • Washing the dirty bed sheets (if you book a cleaner who offers laundry service)
  • Floors and surfaces
    • Vacuuming and mopping the floor
    • Wiping down any bedside tables, skirting boards or other surfaces
    • Dusting shelves and cleaning inside cupboards
  • Finishing touches
    • Wiping down light switches
    • Cleaning drawer handles, dressing table mirrors and other fixtures
    • Emptying the laundry basket and washing clothes (if you book a cleaner who offers laundry service)

Living rooms

Whether you’re entertaining guests or enjoying a lazy day on the sofa, a spotless living room is an essential centrepiece of a tidy home. When arranging a schedule with your cleaner, consider requesting the following.
  • Furniture
    • Cleaning beneath and behind sofas and armchairs
    • Vacuuming between sofa cushions to remove any unpleasant messes
    • Wiping down any tables, bookshelves, or other surfaces
  • Electronics
    • Carefully cleaning around electronics to remove dust
    • Hoovering behind the TV and other hard-to-reach places
    • Cleaning TV screens (you will need to provide specialist cleaning products for this)
  • Floors and walls
    • Vacuuming and mopping, and sweeping floors and balconies
    • Wiping down light switches and skirting boards
    • Polishing mirrors


The kitchen is where we often make the most mess, but it is also a room that must be kept clean and hygienic at all times. Your home cleaner will spend a good amount of time in here to ensure it’s absolutely spotless! Some tasks you might want them to do include.
  • Appliances
    • Scrubbing the kitchen sink and its fixtures, leaving them sparkling
    • Cleaning inside and outside the microwave
    • Wiping clean the fridge door, cupboard, and fixtures
  • Floors and surfaces
    • Thoroughly cleaning and wiping down kitchen counters, tables, and bars
    • Vacuuming and mopping the floor
    • Cleaning the inside of kitchen cupboards and cabinets
  • Larger jobs (allow for extra time and request in advance)
    • Scrubbing the inside of the oven
    • Deep cleaning the fridge by washing shelves and wiping down the interior
    • Cleaning grease and burnt food from the hob
  • Finishing touches
    • Emptying bins
    • Wiping down light switches
    • Cleaning window interiors

Extra services

Many cleaners on TidyChoice are able to provide additional services alongside regular weekly cleaning. Some examples of these extra services include.
  • Laundry services (washing, ironing, drying)
  • Food shopping
  • Childcare
  • Basic gardening (Watering plants, sweeping patios and balconies)
  • Oven and Fridge Cleaning

Things to consider

Here are a few things to consider when booking your cleaner.
  • Do I have a serviceable vacuum cleaner, bucket and mop in the property?
  • Do I have comprehensive cleaning supplies or do I need the cleaner to bring them?
  • Am I allocating enough time for my cleaner to do everything I want? Do I need to prioritise tasks in case there is insufficient time?
  • Have I added extra time onto the booking for ironing, oven cleaning or other extra tasks?
If you are ever unsure about anything, the best thing to do is ask your cleaner! They are experienced professionals and know how to leave your house looking its best.