• Remove rugs/wastebaskets (if you haven’t already when vacuuming earlier).
  • Remove everything from tub/shower.
  • Place bath mat in tub/shower. 
  • Wet tub/shower walls with warm water.
  • Apply tile and grout cleaner, allow to sit.
  • Spray/clean everything with all-purpose cleaner except toilet, vanity, shower/tub, mirror.
  • Fill bucket with ¼ cup all-purpose cleaner and water to prep for floor cleaning.
  • Stand on bath mat and scrub tub/shower walls and door (use grout brush in-between tiles as needed).
  • Apply tile and grout cleaner to tub/shower floor and scrub.
  • Clean shower rack/soap dishes.
  • Clean shower track.
  • Rinse off walls of tub/shower and dry with cloth.
  • Vanity: spray tile and grout cleaner in sink, soap dish.
  • Spray countertop with all-purpose cleaner.
  • Scrub sink.
  • Use grout brush along faucet and drain.
  • Rinse the sink and your rag.
  • Wipe the vanity countertop.
  • Wipe down cabinet fronts.
  • Clean mirror: spray glass cleaner on soft cloth and buff.
  • Shine the faucets.
  • Wash the floor with solution in the bucket and allow to dry.
  • Replace rugs, bath mat and wastebaskets.
  • More bathroom cleaning tips.



  • Return any furniture (chairs, diaper bins, etc.) that you put up to vacuum earlier.
  • Make bed.
  • Straighten.
  • Special projects: Organize your sock drawer? Fold laundry and put in dresser? Put a mint on your pillow?
  • More bedroom cleaning tips.


  • Use a streak-free glass cleaner (don’t spray on too much) and wipe with newspapers.
  • Clean large and hard-to-reach windows with a professional-quality squeegee.
  • Clean window screens by removing from frame and scrubbing with all-purpose cleaner mixed with warm water. Scrub each screen with a bristle brush, rinse with outdoor hose and insert back into window to dry.
  • More window cleaning tips.


  • Wipe down countertops and cabinets (start at immediate right of the stove).
  • Clean face of appliances (refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher).
  • Wipe down stove top.
  • Clean inside of microwave.
  • Soak stove drip pans and knobs in sink.
  • Clean inside and around sink.
  • Sweep and mop floor (go light on cleaning product in the water to avoid build-up).
  • More kitchen cleaning tips.