Our Cleaning Checklist

Providing professional cleaning for more than 10 years has given Cardinal Cleaning Maid Service a reputation for quality and reliability. We care about providing a consistent, thorough clean.

At Cardinal Cleaning we’re creating free time for busy people. We’ll focus on your house while you focus on your free time, allowing you to spend more time with activities you enjoy, and time with loved ones, family and friends.

General Cleaning Items include the following: (first time and recurring)

All Rooms:

  • Dust furniture, lamp shades, tables, vents, picture frames, knick-knacks, artwork, shelves, mirrors, and noticeable cobwebs
  • Dust baseboards
  • Dust molding and woodwork
  • Dust window ledges, sills, blinds
  • Dust reachable fans and light fixtures
  • Spot check light switches and doors
  • Clean inside glass entrance doors
  • Make beds when not cluttered
  • Vacuum carpet areas, large rugs and under furniture on carpet areas, as far as reachable
  • Dust under furniture on hard surface floors, as far as reachable
  • Lift and vacuum under items that are easily moveable with one hand
  • Vacuum, dust mop or sweep hard surface floors
  • Mop hard floor surfaces
  • Empty trash and replace liners as needed (clear liners provided by CC for small trash cans)

Kitchen, Eat-In, Laundry Area:

  • Clean counter tops (behind items)
  • Clean small appliances (toaster, blender, coffee makers, etc.)
  • Clean outside of all kitchen appliances
  • Clean stove top and outside range hood
  • Clean microwave inside and outside
  • Clean sink, faucet, and drain
  • Clean outside of trash can
  • Spot check cabinet exteriors and back splash
  • Clean washer and dryer exterior areas (where exposed)


  • Clean counter, sinks, and faucets
  • Clean tub and shower
  • Clean toilet inside and outside, floor and wall area
  • Spot check cabinet exteriors
  • Neatly hang or fold towels
  • Clean mirrors

Customize your service with these upgrades:


Because we know everyone doesn’t need or want the same things, you can customize your cleaning to meet your specific needs and budget by adding extras listed below. (General dusting is included with recurring and first time general cleaning.)

  • Hand wash baseboards
  • Hand wash woodwork (doors, window ledges/sills)
  • Hand wash fans and light fixtures (excludes glass chandeliers)
  • Hand wipe furniture and items, if applicable
  • Hand wash exterior kitchen and/or bathroom cabinets
  • Hand wipe interior refridgerator
  • Clean interior oven

We do not climb higher than a 2-step ladder. Higher items will only be dusted w/ an extension duster, we cannot move furniture, but we will try to reach any visible places either by hand or with an extension duster. 


It is presumed that the home will be in order and somewhat picked up to facilitate heavy cleaning.