Keeping Clean: Indoor Housecleaning Maintenance

Hopefully you’ve done some spring cleaning. Maintaining this state of cleanliness will be quick and simple if you set up a realistic schedule of cleaning tasks for your home.

Get off to a good start by keeping your cleaning supplies stocked so that you have what you need on hand.

Walk through the rooms of your house and make a priority list of what needs to get done in each room weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly. A full bath may need cleaning more often than a half bath. The same goes for a guest bedroom, formal dining room or living room.

Begin your basic cleaning in each space by picking up clutter so you can see the actual surfaces that need attention. Start by dusting all surfaces from the top down. Don’t neglect high places like the tops of doors, big furniture pieces, and ceiling fans. And don’t forget about window blinds.

Then, clean door knobs and cabinet handles, light switches, and anything else that hands and germs come in constant contact with. Wax any wood furniture, and vacuum upholstered furniture. Shake out any throw rugs, sweep or vacuum all floor surfaces, then mop wood and tile floors.


Additional Cleaning Steps…


  • Wipe down counters, cabinets and fronts of appliances
  • Clean inside the microwave and toaster oven
  • Wipe in and around the sink and clean the faucet and handles
  • Clean out any expired food from the refrigerator


  • Spray inside your tub and shower with cleaner and let it soak
  • Apply toilet cleaner and scrub with a toilet brush. Wipe down the tank, seat and outside of entire toilet
  • Wipe down sink, counters and fronts of cabinets
  • Clean the mirror
  • Rinse and wipe down the tub and shower
  • Replenish toilet paper and tissues
  • Put out fresh towels


  • Strip your sheets and make your bed with clean linens
  • Fluff pillows
  • Straighten up


  • Use glass cleaner and wipe with newspaper to prevent streaking
  • Use a squeegee on large and tough to reach windows


  • Put away shoes and boots
  • Hang and organize coats and scarves
  • Larger closets, like walk- ins, can become “catch-all” spots. Hang up anything that got tossed on a bench or chair, straighten shoe racks and put laundry in a basket

Although having an organized plan makes cleaning easier, it can still be overwhelming if other life responsibilities get in the way. That’s where NAP’s Maintenance Services can help. With all of our residential projects, we treat your home as if it were our own, handling every job thoroughly and with care. Contact us to discuss your cleaning needs.