36-Point Cleaning

HouseWorks developed 36 cleaning points to achieve a clean and healthy HouseWorks home. The 36-Point Clean & Healthy System provides our clients with a consistent, superior cleaning service and leaves their homes absolutely cleaner and healthier. The 36-Point System is the foundation of the training program for our professional cleaning staff and has served as the key to HouseWorks’ success since starting business in 2000.

Living Spaces

  • Make beds/Change linens
  • Dust furniture & decorations
  • Dust electronics
  • Dust baseboards, sills & ledges
  • Dust wall ornaments & lamps
  • Pick up & straighten all rooms
  • Fluff/straighten cushions & pillows
  • Remove cobwebs
  • Dust/vacuum under furniture & beds
  • Vacuum carpeting
  • Vacuum carpeted stairs
  • Vacuum furniture/upholstery
  • Vacuum all bare floors & stairs
  • Wash/mop all hard surface floors
  • Clean laundry room
  • Windex french doors & entry door


  • Wash mirrors & dust light fixtures
  • Clean & disinfect sinks and countertops
  • Clean & disinfect tub, shower and tiles
  • Clean & disinfect toilets
  • Wipe down bathroom woodwork
  • Change and/or fold bathroom towels
  • Vacuum & wash bathroom floors


  • Clean exterior of appliances
  • Clean inside microwave
  • Clean inside toaster oven
  • Wipe down cabinet doors
  • Wipe down kitchen woodwork
  • Wash/dust kitchen table & chairs
  • Clean countertops
  • Load dishwasher/wash dishes
  • Clean sink, fixtures & backsplash
  • Change and/or fold kitchen towels
  • Vacuum & wash kitchen floors


  • Remove prints from doors/trim/switches
  • Collect trash/recycling & put in bins

Other Services

  • Laundry
  • Special Projects
  • Window Cleaning
  • Gift Certificates

Five Tips to Prepare for Your Cleaning

  1. Provide Special Instructions and Feedback
    Advise the office of special cleaning instructions that may be different from cleaning to cleaning. Provide feedback to the office about your cleaning experience to ensure the highest quality service.
  2. Provide Pet Instructions
    Provide any pet-related instructions that may be different from cleaning to cleaning.
  3. Stock Up on Cleaning Supplies
    Make sure you have the appropriate cleaning products for the surfaces in your home and stock your HouseWorks Home Cleaning Kit. Place cleaning supplies in a portable container and advise the office of their location in your home. Please consult our recommended list of cleaning supplies in the HouseWorks Home Cleaning Kit information.

      Houseworks Cleaning Supplies List (434.9 KiB, 1,680 hits)

  4. Tidy & Organize
    Pick up toys, clothes or other household items that are creating clutter. The cleaners can place more attention on intensive cleaning instead of time-consuming organizing and tidying.
  5. Grant Cleaners Access to Your Home
    Advise the office how you will grant the cleaners access to your home on the day of the cleaning. We securely maintain alarm codes, garage codes, location of hidden keys and information about unlocked doors.
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