1. Sweep the floors.
Sweep the floors with a broom, and then use a dustpan to gather the dirt and sweep it up into the trash can.
2. Vacuum the carpets and furniture.
Vacuum all carpets and furniture using a vacuum cleaner. Make sure to move all furniture to get underneath it, and also vacuum the edges of the rooms.
3. Dust all surfaces.
Dust all surfaces in the house, including tables, chairs, countertops, shelves, cabinets, windowsills, and door frames. Use a duster or a damp cloth to get into all the nooks and crannies.
4. Wipe down all countertops.
Wipe down all countertops in the kitchen and bathroom with a wet cloth to remove any dirt or stains.
5. Scrub the kitchen and bathroom floors.
Scrub the kitchen and bathroom floors with a brush or mop to remove any dirt or stains.
6. Clean the toilet and shower/bathtub.
Use a toilet brush and cleaner to scrub the bowl, then give it a final rinse with a flush. To clean the outside of the toilet, wipe it down with a wet cloth.
7. Polish the mirrors and windows.
Polish all mirrors and windows in the house using window cleaner or glass cleaner. Make sure to spray on liberally and wipe off with a clean cloth.
8. Launder all bedding and towels.
Launder all bedding (sheets, blankets, pillows, etc.) in hot water using detergent. Also, launder all towels in hot water using detergent. Be sure to check the care instructions for specific items before laundering them.
9. Change all air filters.
Change all air filters in your home according to their recommended frequency (usually every 3-6 months). If you are not sure how to change an air filter, consult your owner's manual or contact your HVAC system provider for assistance.
10. Change all air filters.
Sort through everything in your pantry, closets, and cabinets (clothes, shoes, canned goods, etc.) and get rid of anything that you no longer need or use. Place items together (all clothes together in one closet section, for example) so that it is easier to find what you are looking for later on.