Vacation Rental Cleaning Checklist


Whole House

  • Notify owner immediately of any damages, missing items, or if the home was left excessively dirty
  • Vacuum (including corners with special utility tool)
  • Mop – sanitize tile first and then use additional tile cleaner such as Bona
  • Wipe down base-boards
  • Clean glass mirrors
  • Clean main windows such as sliders and kitchen
  • Vacuum tracks in sliders
  • Empty, sanitize and line trash cans
  • Set up all rooms per staging photos


  • Clean appliances, inside and outer cabinets, dining table, and chairs.
  • Clean, scrub, and sanitize sinks, countertops, and backsplashes.
  • Clean range top and wipe out inside of oven.
  • Clean appliance exteriors, including the inside of toaster and coffee maker.
  • Clean inside and outside of refrigerator and microwave.
  • Wash and sanitize trash cans
  • Sanitize area that holds trash cans
  • Wash, sanitize floor, re-mop with a tile cleaner such as Bona
  • Run dishwasher, empty and clean inside dishwasher, and organize cupboards.
  • Restock dish detergent, liquid dish soap, sponge, coffee filters, and trash bags.

Living Room

  • Clean, dust, and vacuum.
  • Clean mirrors and glass
  • Dust window sills and ledges.
  • Dust furniture, blinds, picture frames, knickknacks, ceiling fans, and lamps.
  • Vacuum carpets or wash floor.
  • Vacuum furniture, including under seat cushions.
  • Wash windows on sliding glass doors.
  • Empty and sanitize wastebaskets.


  • Change sheets and pillowcases
  • Vacuum floor and under beds.
  • Check for personal belongings left in drawers and closets.
  • Dust furniture and clean mirrors and glass.
  • Check for stains on sheets and blankets.
  • Wash blankets and comforters as needed.


  • Clean, scrub and sanitize showers, bathtubs, vanity, sinks, and backsplashes.
  • Clean mirrors.
  • Clean and sanitize toilets.
  • Polish chrome.
  • Wash and sanitize floors.
  • Empty and sanitize wastebasket.
  • Replenish bar soaps, shampoos, conditioners, shower gels and liquid hand soap.
  • Place clean towels in appropriate places

Other areas

  • Wipe inside/outside of washer and dryer,  clean out dryer lint trap.
  • Clean laundry room, wash and sanitize floor
  • Wipe off patio set
  • Clean barbeque grill
  • Clean porch area




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