Pre-holiday Home Cleaning Checklist for a Stress-Free Vacation

Pre-holiday Home Cleaning Checklist for a Stress-Free Vacation

Clean your home before going on holiday! This pre-vacation home cleaning guide lists the things you need to do to leave your home in tip-top condition.

Preparing for an upcoming holiday? It’s crucial to clean your home before you head off for your vacation. A clean and organised space will ensure a pleasant return when you get back from your travels. To help you along, here’s a checklist of the home cleaning tasks you’ll need to do to achieve a worry-free holiday.

1. Declutter and organise

Before diving into cleaning tasks, take some time to declutter your home. Clear your countertops, tabletops, and other surfaces of unnecessary items. Store away items which you don’t need.

2. Change bedsheets

Start by changing the bedsheets in all bedrooms. With a fresh set of linens, this will ensure that you’ll have a cozy and clean sleeping environment when you return from your vacation.

3. Empty the fridge

Check all the items in your fridge and get rid of perishable items which may go bad while you’re away. Clean the shelves and wipe down the interior.

4. Clean the kitchen

Be sure to leave your kitchen in a clean condition before you go away on holiday. Wipe down all the countertops, appliances and cabinet fronts. Wash any remaining dishes, cutlery, pots, pans and other cooking utensils. Don’t forget to take out the trash!

5. Dust surfaces

Wipe or dust all surfaces in your home, such as shelves, tables, cabinets and entertainment centres.

6. Vacuum and mop the floor

Dust can accumulate quickly when there’s no one at home. So do a quick round of vacuuming and mopping before you leave.

7. Clean the toilet

The bathroom or toilet is one area you should not neglect. Scrub the toilet bowl, shower, bathtub and sink areas and wipe all surfaces. Get rid of any mold.

8. Throw the garbage

Empty all rubbish bins throughout your home to prevent unpleasant odours from developing while you’re away.

9. Do the laundry

Be sure to do one last round of laundry before you leave so that you don’t have dirty clothes in the hamper. Ensure that you don’t leave any damp clothes behind.

10. Security and energy efficiency

Before leaving, double check that all doors and windows are securely locked. Unplug non-essential appliances and electronics to reduce energy consumption.


By following this comprehensive pre-holiday cleaning checklist, you’ll enjoy a stress-free journey knowing you can leave for your vacation and come back to a spotless and welcoming home.

Don’t have time? If you need helping tackling your cleaning before you leave, engage us for an ad-hoc cleaning service.

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