You just bought a house or an apartment and you need professionals who take care of the mess left by the former tenant. Even if the condition of the home does not require deep cleaning, do not hesitate to call cleaning company to make your new home clean, sanitized, sparkling and ready to move-in. If your house is empty you don’t need the team of four people ( they can be done in 1 or 2 hours and charge you more than if they send 1 or 2 people). Remember to ask them if the cleaning person provides her own equipment and supplies. 
Cleaning rate: $20 - $30 per hour ( one cleaning professional)

Living area and Bedrooms

Base boards dusted and wiped down 
Carpets vacuumed and edged 
Flat areas damp cloth dusted 
General dusting 
Hand wash and dry marble 
Mop and dry wood floors 
Remove cobwebs 
Stairs vacuumed 
Tidy room appearance 
Vacuum, mop and dry hard floor surfaces
Windows and window tracks cleaned 


Base boards dusted and wiped down 
Clean exterior of large appliances 
Clean outside and inside cabinets and drawers 
Clean refrigerator exterior 
Clean refrigerator interior if requested 
Clean small countertop appliances 
Clean table and chairs 
Clean windows and window tracks 
Cobwebs removed 
Countertops cleaned and disinfected 
Drip pans cleaned 
Floors vacuumed and mopped 
Outside of range hood cleaned 
Scrub sink 
Sinks cleaned and disinfected, chrome shined 
Thorough dusting 
Top and front of range cleaned 
Trash emptied 
Wipe down inside and outside of microwave 


Base boards dusted and wiped down 
Carpeting vacuumed 
Carpets vacuumed and edged 
Clean and disinfect toilet 
Cobwebs removed 
Floors washed and disinfected 
General dusting 
Mirrors cleaned and shined 
Shine and clean chrome fixtures 
Shower and shower doors cleaned and disinfected 
Sink and counters cleaned and disinfected 
Tile walls and bathtubs cleaned and disinfected 
Windows and window tracks cleaned 
Wipe down outside and inside cabinets and drawers

It is going to be a little bit off-topic but I am really frustrated of the condition of recently sold houses and condos. I mean all those bank owned properties which were sold for lower prices. As a “fresh buyers”, you don’t know what you can expect from your house and what kind of “surprises” are waiting for you. After receiving many calls from desperate customers I did some research.

 First of all, let’s focus on some selected ads from To find out my favorite descriptions I sorted them by the price: from low to high. Obviously, I skipped all properties which look like ruins. One condo, which caught my eyes, has really the affordable price. There is only one picture of the whole building and very interesting information: “sold as is….buyer responsible for any and all city inspections... “. This is a very tempting offer, isn’t it. I suppose that there is a perfect condition, just move in and live merrily.

And the nightmare begins. Recently, I have received many calls regarding special, atypical cleaning requirements. When I asked for details I could not believe them. They described what they had found out after the had bought the house. One of them told me about the crayon stains on the walls or the painted sink . The others asked if we are able to remove the black grease from the window screens. Who could leave such a mess? The frustrated former owners who could accept their situation. They were required to move out due to financial reasons and leave their long-term investment so the last terrible thing what comes to their mind is not to give up without a fight. “You can take my home but I left some surprise” that is the message to the bank. But they don’t realize who is going to pay for their revenge.