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At Lotus Cleaning Services, we do our best to fulfill your specific cleaning needs. Below you’ll find the task list for standard cleaning, as well as for deep cleaning and those tasks that you may request as needed.

Standard Clean


  • Vacuum carpets and rugs
  • Mop floors
  • Dust furniture and surfaces
  • Dust tops of doors, picture rail molding and tops of baseboards
  • Vacuum upholstery where needed and remove pet hair
  • Clean light switches and door knobs
  • Remove cobwebs
  • Clean mirrors
  • Empty trash and recycling
  • Straighten and arrange


  • Wipe down cabinets, countertops, cupboards, appliances
  • Clean microwave exterior
  • Clean countertops and sinks
  • Wash dishes/load dishwasher/run as needed
  • Clean sink, fixtures, drain
  • Clean stovetop


  • Clean toilet
  • Clean sink
  • Clean tub and shower, wash tile, clean glass enclosures
  • Clean fixtures and drains
  • Wipe cabinet exteriors as needed
  • Clean counters
  • Fold/hang towels
  • Wash soap dish


  • Make beds

*change linens if fresh linens are left on bed

Deep Clean (includes standard clean)


  • Wash and clean baseboards
  • Spot clean walls
  • Clean windows
  • Clean louvered doors and sliding door tracks
  • Wipe down furniture
  • Wash trash cans
  • Vacuum/dust/clean blinds
  • Vacuum/dust drapes
  • Vacuum upholstery and under cushions
  • Brush off lamp shades/wipe lamp bases
  • Detailed dusting of light fixtures
  • Dust fans, heat/ac vents


  • Clean microwave interior


  • Remove mildew, soap scum and mineral deposits
  • Scrub grout
  • Wash trashcans
  • Wash cabinet faces

Additional Services

  • Launder sheets, towels, clothing
  • Remove and wash shower curtain, replace
  • Fold laundry
  • Wash walls
  • Dust plants
  • Clean the refrigerator and freezer
  • Clean and degrease oven and under-stovetop
  • Clean inside cabinets/drawers


Unless you’ve had ongoing cleaning services, or are an especially thorough housekeeper, we recommend that your first appointment be a deep clean. Deep cleaning takes extra time, but you will see and feel the results. Add whatever you like from our Options Menu.

When you set up ongoing cleaning, we’ll continue with our standard cleaning list, and you may request a deep clean or optional items whenever you wish (with an additional charge based on our hourly rate).

Move-in and move-out cleanings generally follow our deep clean task list, minus those tasks that don’t apply because furniture has been removed or hasn’t arrived yet.

If you feel our task lists don’t apply to your specific situation, let us know and we’ll tailor them to your needs.

What we don’t do:

  • Move heavy furniture or lift heavy items (over 25 lbs).
  • Use ladders other than two step stepladders.
  • Clean outside windows unless they can be easily accessed from the inside (the kind that flip around).
  • Clean excessively moldy areas (requires a professional).
  • We love pets! But for the safety of our staff, we won’t enter homes with barking/aggressive dogs unless they are properly restrained (all sizes of dogs).
  • Use toxic chemicals you supply unless approved beforehand (we’re fine with using your non-toxic cleaners).
  • Ironing.
  • Clean plasma TV’s, computer screens or equipment, except for dusting tops.
  • Clean human waste, pet waste or cat litter – if you want us to clean area soiled by your pet, you must remove any waste
  • before we arrive.

* Our cleaners are instructed, for their safety, not to move heavy items or lift more than 25 lbs.** We request that you remove or identify valuable, irreplaceable or delicate decorations (or other items) that you don’t want us to touch. We also instruct our cleaners not to clean items that are delicate or easily damaged such as crystal, antique collections, or paintings and artwork that are not behind glass.*** We’re glad to launder and fold or replace towels and sheets, as well as clothing, upon request. You instruct our cleaners in proper operation of your laundry equipment, and supply laundry soap. We do not launder or hand wash delicate items, and cannot accept responsibility for clothing that is damaged in the wash process. We do laundry while we clean and we may or may not be able to finish the entire laundry process (wash, dry, fold or replace) during that time. If we need to stay beyond the scheduled cleaning time, we will continue to charge at our hourly rate. You may also instruct us to complete as much laundry as is possible during the cleaning time. We do our best to arrange times and tasks at the start so that there are no surprises.