Deep Cleaning Checklist

The day-to-day running of any home, no matter how big or small can be tiresome. There are always so many things to consider and at the top of all of our lists is, cleaning.

Cleaning our home can seem to be an endless task, you mop the kitchen floor and then the kids run in with their dirty shoes, you clean the bathroom only to find residue and build-up a few days later and it feels like you are always running the hoover around your rooms; sound familiar?

Often the best solution for a home that feels like it needs to be cleaned constantly is to opt for a deep cleaning day. Let’s face it, more now than ever we are so aware of staying healthy and feeling safe, the best place to start is with your home. Thorough and professional deep cleaning techniques can do a huge amount to eliminate any viruses or bacteria that are living on your surfaces, which right now, is something we all need to be more conscious of.

But it’s not just the surfaces; deep cleaning carpets, floors, furnishings, walls and cupboards can not only increase the quality of the air you and your family breathe in at home but it also periodically targets under the fabrics, deep within the fibres to eradicate allergens such as dust mites, bugs and lingering odours and embedded grime.

Knowing where to start is the tricky bit, follow our room-by-room checklist of everyday areas that need to a deep clean:

What You’ll Need

Robust Rubber Gloves

A Scrub Brush

Scouring Pad

Dish Soap

Anti-Bacterial Spray

Furniture Polish,

Cloth rags to wipe


Bucket of Clean Water

A Powerful Vacuum Cleaner

Plenty of Rubbish Bags

Getting Started

Dust and Vacuuming is the perfect way to prepare your room or area for a thorough deep clean.


This one is a no-brainer; you cook, eat, entertain, work and spend most of your time in this room, it gets used constantly and requires an excellent level of hygiene to keep you and your family healthy and happy.

  • Sink
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven – *Soak racks in soapy water and use an old toothbrush on stubborn stains
  • Hobs
  • Stove Hood
  • Other electrical devices, such as toaster, toastie maker

Kitchen Cleaning


  • Shower Curtain
  • Soap/Toothbrush Holder
  • Toilet – Don’t forget to clean the base and behind the toilet.
  • Sink
  • Bath
  • Grout
  • Mirrors – *use a glass cleaner to avoid streaks

*Top tip – baking soda and a toothbrush work well on grout

Washroom Cleaning TCMS


The Rest of the House

Pay close attention to other areas of the home that are prone to a build up of grease, grime and allergens. The following should be included on your checklist:

  • Windows
  • Floors
  • Vents *look out for cobwebs in the corners of the room
  • Pillows, Sofas, Mattresses
  • Cabinets, Cupboards and Doors and Handles *don’t forget above the cabinets and the skirting boards too.
  • Blinds, Curtains and other Upholsteries

No more putting off the inevitable, its time to get started, whether you decide to undertake this task on your own or call in professional help, deep cleaning is not only good for the physical wellbeing of the house and family but also mental health. A deep clean really does reduce stress and brings calm to your peace of mind. If you consider using professionals, you can guarantee that they will have the best equipment, tricks and solutions to get your house spick and span.

0121 333 5824

TCMS Northern Area 0800 169 4328
We are open 24/7
Our office hours are
Monday - Thursday - 08:30 - 16:30
Friday - 08:30 - 15:30

TCMS (Midlands) Ltd
38 Brearley Street
B19 3NR