How to Professionally Clean a Bathroom.

How to Professionally Clean a Bathroom.

How to Professionally Clean a BathroomLearn How to Professionally Clean a Bathroom! When I ran my cleaning business, I actually preferred to clean the bathrooms. Crazy I know, who likes to clean bathrooms? Well, this girl does.

At first, bathrooms were the one area that would take me the longest to clean. It was frustrating when the dust and hair would become wet and it would be impossible to get up. Gross. I hated, what felt like hours, of scrubbing the shower and tub walls. I would go through so many towels trying to dry up so that I would not leave behind water spots.

With practice and researching the best tools, I developed this professional cleaning system to help me improve how I cleaned bathrooms. When cleaning houses for a living, the more time you spend on a cleaning task the less you make. My goal was to clean in less time, but also maintain a high standard of quality.

That is when I developed my bathroom cleaning system. I was cleaning large master bathrooms in less than 30 minutes. And small bathrooms in 15 – 20 minutes. The best part was, I was still cleaning with a high level of detail that other companies were not.


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How to Professionally Clean a Bathroom

Follow along with this process to learn how to professionally clean a bathroom for a FASTER and DEEPER clean!  The purpose of this process is to teach you how to deep clean a bathroom in less time. You will let your cleaner work for you, not clean an area more than once, and minimize your steps so that you are cleaning efficiently and effectively every time.


Start with the Right Tools

  1. All Purpose Cleaner
  2. Long Duster
  3. Microfiber Clothes
  4. Small Detail Brush
  5. Tile Scrub Brush
  6. Plastic Cup

To check out all the tools I used in my cleaning business click on my Cleaning Supplies for Professional House Cleaners.



1. Prep your areas:


Shake off all rugs

Give the rugs a good shake then roll them up neatly and set them right outside the door.



Long dust

Start to the left of the door, run the long duster in the corners where the ceiling meets the wall, making your way around the bathroom.  Catch any light fixtures, ceiling fans, exhaust fans, and trim above doorways. If you have high cabinetry, this is the time to dust them as well.  When done, set the duster right outside the door.

In my cleaning business, I used a long duster similar to the one below. There are several attachments to clean the tops of cabinets and air vents which is great for bathrooms where dust can be difficult to remove due to the high humidity.

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Vacuum the Bathroom thoroughly

It’s important to vacuum the bathroom BEFORE you start cleaning with water and cleaners.  Water will splash and inevitably make its way to the floor during the cleaning process. Once that happens, it will make it impossible to vacuum up all the hair and debris that you just shook off from the rugs.

Use a vacuum that is made for hard floors. In my cleaning business, I used a combo vacuum cleaner that vacuumed both carpet and hard floors. You can read about choosing the Best Vacuum Cleaner for your cleaning business here. Vacuum around all edges and under cabinetry/vanities if there is space between the floor.

If you have a garden tub with a large edge, use the hose of the vacuum to take a quick run over the surface to pick up the dust. The more dust you pick up now, the less rinsing and wiping you will have to do later.



Spray down ALL surfaces with your All Purpose Cleaner

Make sure you spray all surfaces first, before any scrubbing.  This is when your cleaner will work for you.  Many cleaners require a few minutes time to penetrate surfaces.  If you are scrubbing right after you spray, you will work twice as long and twice as hard!

Spray in the following order: Vanity and sink, Toilet (spray outside and inside), tub (if you have a separate tub), and finish with the shower/tub combo.  This step is super important in your speed cleaning as most all cleaners require time to penetrate soap scum and build up.  Always let your cleaner do the work for you!

Pro Tip: Make sure when spraying surfaces that you spray enough cleaner to soak surface.  Again the goal is to make your cleaner work for you.  If it is not given time to penetrate or there is not enough on the surfaces it can’t do its job!




2. Scrub your bathroom surfaces


Clean the vanity

Grab your detail brush, like the one below, and scrub along where the faucet meets the countertop and around the drain. This will loosen any build-up around these areas and quickly get into the cracks and crevices.

Wet your rag with hot water, ring it out so that it is not soaked, and wipe down the vanity and then the sink.  Make sure the rag is not soaked, a soaked rag will leave water on surfaces that can leave water spots.

Make sure you are using hot water, this will help aid in disinfecting plus will dry faster and least likely to leave streaks. We turn the water on as hot as our hands could stand.

Wipe countertops, faucet, and then sink bowl finishing with a quick rinse of the sink. Rinse your rag, and ring it well. Use a dry towel to wipe off any splatter marks that made it to the mirror.



Clean the mirrors

Use your glass cleaner and the microfiber cloth to wipe down the mirrors. Start from the top and wipe down. Once complete, use a clean, dry terry cloth to wipe off any fibers left by the microfiber towel and buff for a streak-free look.

If you enjoy a more green clean, you can use this towel set and warm water for a streak-free finish on your mirrors.

Make sure your rag is not soaked. Use a dry cloth dry to buff out the mirror making your way all the way to the top of the mirror and back down moving in a side-to-side motion.



Clean the tub

Use the detail brush around the faucet, drain, and any other hard-to-reach crevices around your tub. Wet your towel (you can use the same one that you used on the vanity) with HOT water.  Wipe the faucet, around the top of the tub, and make your way to the bottom. Finish with wiping the floor of the tub.

Using HOT water and your small plastic cup rinse your tub starting with the side farthest from the drain. Pour the water using a motion to guide the water into the drain. At this point, you do not want to dry the tub. Leave the water to dry while you move on to the shower.



Clean the shower

Fill a plastic cup with HOT water.  Dunk your tile brush in the water and start scrubbing the tile. Always start from the top of the shower and make your way down.  Move in a side-to-side motion along grout lines, and create a circular motion for areas with built-up soap scum.  Keep the brush wet with hot water and refill the cup when needed.

When choosing a scrub brush for cleaning showers, I always opted for a utility brush like the one below. It cleans tougher and reaches hard-to-reach corners.

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When finished with the walls use the tile brush on the shower floor.  Start where the floor meets the wall and move the tile brush along grout lines and while also moving the brush in a circular motion around the shower floor. If you have a shower door be sure to run the detail brush along the track of the door. Rinse the brush and grab a clean rag.

Wet your rag with HOT water and wipe down any glass walls and doors. If you have a removable shower head, turn the water on HOT and rinse the shower. Always start from the top of the shower and rinse the cleaning solution and grime down and into the drain.

Once the shower is rinsed down, take a squeegee and wipe down excess water off the walls and floors and push it down the drain. Same as with the tub, don’t dry the shower yet with a towel. Let the remaining water air dry. If you used hot water to rinse the shower, you should not get any streaks or water spots.



Clean the toilet

Start at the top of the toilet, and wipe down until you get to the seat. Wipe the back where the lid is connected to the toilet and the top of the lid.  Lift the lid, and wipe under the underside, then wipe down the toilet seat.  Lift the seat, lift, and wipe the under the seat, and around the rim.

Get a new towel, and repeat from the beginning to dry off the toilet.  Once you have dried the rim, make your way down the toilet bowl to wipe it down. Don’t forget the foot of the toilet. While you are cleaning the foot of the toilet, use a new towel to mop the floor, baseboards, and walls surrounding the toilet. This area is notorious for getting splashes when the toilet flushes.

Take the toilet bowl brush and start-up under the rim of the toilet bowl making your way down to the bottom of the bowl.  Flush the toilet and put down the lid, letting the brush dry.



3. Buff and Shine Surfaces

Now you get to dry those surfaces you cleaned! But they have had time to dry so you will not have to use as many towels or sop up lots of water. The trick is to use dry clean microfiber towels.



Dry the Vanity and Mirror.

Using a clean microfiber cloth, start at the back of the vanity, dry off all water still standing and buff out all metal fixtures. This includes the faucet and drains. Use the now slightly damp cloth to dust/wipe down the sides of the vanity (or sink if you just have a pedestal sink).

When drying mirrors and finishes in the bathroom, it is important to use a high-quality microfiber cloth. Cheaper clothes will leave lent behind or streaks. This will not leave a clean finish. I purchased my towels in bulk from



Dry the tub

Wipe and dry the surface buffing and shining any metal fixtures.  If you have a ledge around your tub, this is a good time to dust it and any decorations using the slightly damp cloth you used for drying.



Dry the Shower

Using a dry clean towel start from the top of the shower and dry any remaining water left on the shower walls. Buff out glass doors and/or siding as well as all metal fixtures to shine. Use the towel to mop up any remaining water on the floor of the shower.



Mop the Floor

The last step of cleaning your Bathroom is mopping yourself out of the room. Bathrooms are smaller areas and for most bathrooms, you will be able to mop with your hands so that you can get into small spaces and wipe down baseboards.

Start cleaning your floors at the farthest point from the door. Get on your hands and knees, spray the floor with your All Purpose cleaning and use the damp microfiber cloths you used to dry surfaces and wipe the floor clean.

Wipe all baseboards as you move along the room. Bathrooms have high humidity and are prone to splashing, it is best to wipe the baseboards with each cleaning so that the bathroom always has that professional clean look.




Now step back and look at your work!

Use these steps to practice how to professionally clean a bathroom efficiently and effectively every time.  If you use your cleaners right, use the right tools you’ll spend less time and less elbow grease getting your bathrooms shiny every time!

Next time you clean your bathroom set a timer and follow my steps.  Comment below to let me know how you did!





Frequently asked Questions for Professionally Cleaning a Bathroom

What are the biggest mistakes when cleaning a bathroom?

Not using hot water, using too much water, and not rinsing surfaces enough.

How can I remove hard water stains on shower doors?

Spray a mixture of water and vinegar on your shower doors and let sit. Then wipe off with a microfiber towel. For tougher stains, use a higher concentration of vinegar and spray multiple times before wiping to allow the vinegar to penetrate the hard water stains. Vinegar is an acid and is very effective at cutting through hard water stains.

How can I remove rust and hard stains on my bathtub?

I like to use bar keepers friend for removing stains and rust from tubs. Sprinkle the cleaner on the tub, use a damp microfiber cloth and move in a circular motion over the stains. You can also use a scrub brush as well.

How do you remove hard water stains in the toilet bowl?

Bar keepers friend will help remove the hard water stain in your toilet bowl as well. Sprinkle the cleaner into the toilet bowl and onto your toilet brush. In a circular motion, scrub around concentrating on the stain. Flush the toilet when done.

Professional House Cleaning Supplies List


House Cleaning Supplies ChecklistA comprehensive professional house cleaning supplies list.

As a professional house cleaner, you are expected to have the right supplies at the right time for the job. Your equipment and supplies are what assist you in providing that exceptional service that your clients want and expect.

Don’t show up to a client’s home without the needed cleaning supplies to clean a home. This comprehensive cleaning supplies list was created for professional house cleaners. You won’t use all of these supplies with each house you clean, but there will be times when you will need to use each of these listed.

Some house cleaning services may choose to use their client’s supplies. If you do this, you should still keep these supplies on hand as a backup in the event your client runs out of a cleaner or their vacuum breaks. You can read this article about the pros and cons of bringing your own cleaning supplies versus using your client’s supplies.

Professional cleaning services that provide the cleaning supplies needed to clean a home. When pricing new cleaning jobs companies should take into account the cost of these supplies.

Choose equipment and supplies that will work for you so that you spend less time scrubbing. With the right supplies, you can clean faster, while still maintaining a high-quality clean.



Professional House Cleaning Supplies List

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  • Vacuum, use for carpet and hard floors.
  • Steam Clean Mop – used to mop hard floors.
  • Spray Mop – used to mop Wood and Laminate floors.
  • Broom – used to sweep outside areas (porches, walkways).
  • Long Duster – used to dust ceilings, ceiling fans, high-to-reach wall hangings, and baseboards.
  • Apron – used to carry cleaning supplies on you as you clean.
  • Cleaning Caddy – used to carry all cleaning supplies into a home.
  • Small Hand Duster – used to dust small objects such as lamps and picture frames and furniture surfaces.
  • Razor Blade – used to scrap stuck on goo or heavily built-up soap scum. Great for use on glass or tile.
  • Plastic Scrapper – used to scrap up stuck on grime, usually when mopping with food stuck on floors.
  • Large Scrub Brush – used in showers and tubs.
  • Small Scrub Brush – used to clean grout lines, around sinks and faucets. Best to get 2 colors (1 for the kitchen and 1 for the bathroom).
  • Whisk Broom – used in hard-to-reach areas and to brush animal hair and dust off furniture and lampshades.
  • Plastic Cups – to rinse showers and bathtubs down when the client does not have a removable shower head.
  • Disposable Gloves
  • 50-foot extension cord – used to plug in vacuum and steam mop so that you can vacuum larger areas without having to find another outlet.
  • 5 & 10 Gallon plastic bags – used to line bathroom garbage cans. The client loves the detail thought and makes it easier to empty and keep cans clean.
  • 2-step step stool – used to reach high areas in a home. Usually, liability insurance will not allow higher than a 2-step ladder. Check your insurance if you decide to go with a larger one.
  • All Purpose Cleaner – used on most bathroom and kitchen surfaces.
  • Heavy Duty Cleaner – used for tough jobs. Great for build-up in showers and bathrooms.
  • Glass Cleaner – Any glass cleaner will work. We diluted an essential oil cleaner and worked awesomely and smelled great. You can even use a mixture of vinegar and water. 
  • Bar Keepers Friend – used for porcelain sinks or stainless steel. This was the best way we found to get porcelain sinks to look brand new.
  • Wood polish/cleaner – used on wood furniture only when the client requested it. This is a light cleaner that can be sprayed directly on your microfiber dusting cloth and does not take much buffing.
  • Stainless steel cleaner – used in the kitchen on stainless steel appliance surfaces.
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner
  • Microfiber cleaning cloths – used to clean all surfaces. Get 4 separate colors each for bathrooms, kitchens, dusting, and glass cleaning.
  • Terry Cloth towels – used to buff out glass and mirrors.
  • Toilet bowl brush – I highly recommend you use your clients. It is not fun carting around a used toilet brush. If you do though, purchase one with a sealed lid like the one shown in the link.



A few rules to follow when bringing house cleaning supplies to a clients home.

#1  Always use the same supplies.

All cleaning supplies work differently and leave a different clean. By using the same supplies, you’ll become very familiar with how to use them. And secondly, you will provide a consistent cleaning service. Once you find the supplies that work for you and your business stick with them.


#2  Always keep backup cleaning supplies.

You don’t want to arrive at a job and run out of toilet bowl cleaners halfway through the job. When we cleaned houses, we always kept backup cleaning supplies in the car. This way when we arrived at a house to clean, we would fill up our cleaning bottles before we went into the house.


#3  Use quality products.

Stay away from dollar store cleaners or off-brands. They do not clean as well as premium cleaning supplies.

By buying quality house cleaning supplies you will provide a better cleaning service for your clients. Plus you will have to do less scrubbing because the cleaning products will work better at cutting through soap scum, grease, and grim.


#4 Buy Cleaning Supplies in Bulk as much as you can.

Save money and the environment by purchasing your cleaning solutions in bulk and not by individual-use bottles. Cleaners that you buy at the store for single use are diluted with water and create lots of extra waste that ends up in the landfill.

Purchase quality reusable spray bottles (16 oz fits best when using a cleaning apron) and add your own water. This will save you lots of money in the long run. You can also be proud that your business is environmentally friendly by reducing the waste that it generates.


#5 Properly label all cleaning supplies.

When you are buying in bulk and diluting your own cleaning solution it is VERY important to label all spray bottles so that you know what cleaner is in them. Don’t make the mistake of spraying the wrong cleaner on a delicate surface that can be damaged.

Never mix cleaning solutions in your spray bottles. If a bottle was used for All Purpose cleaning ONLY fill that bottle with All Purpose cleaner. Cleaning solutions are chemicals and will create a chemical reaction when mixed, so never repurpose a spray bottle for a different type of cleaner.


#6 Maintain your equipment for cleanliness and safety.

Keep your equipment and supplies looking clean and in working condition. Don’t bring broken down and dirty equipment into a client’s home. They will notice and this does not look positive for your cleaning business.

Have a nightly routine where you clean out your vacuum filters. We always had extra so we could clean filters each night with hot water. Wipe down all other equipment including mops, steamers, dusters, and any other equipment you may have.

Wipe down all spray bottles after each cleaning service, you can do this while you are topping them off to prepare for the next house. Clean out your cleaning caddies each evening and never toss garbage or dirty towels in them to help keep them clean and sanitary.


The Best Cleaning Apron With Pockets

The Best Cleaning Apron With Pockets

It’s no secret that cleaning with an apron saves you time and energy. But what should you look for when buying a cleaning apron?

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What is the purpose of a cleaning apron?

The purpose of using an apron for cleaning is that it will hold all of your cleaning supplies while you clean.

For example, when you are dusting a living room and come up to a class table, you can put your duster in your back pocket and grab the glass cleaner and microfiber cloth from your apron.

When you are done cleaning the glass table put your supplies back into your apron, grab your duster out of your back pocket and continue cleaning.

There was no need to come back later with the glass cleaner to clean the table. You are able to clean all surfaces in a room the first time because you are carrying all of your cleaning supplies with you.

Cool huh?!?!?


8 Reasons why you need an apron with pockets

1. To keep your cleaning supplies close at hand.

If you’re wearing an apron with pockets, you can easily keep all of your cleaning supplies close at hand. This way, you won’t have to go searching for them every time you need to use them

2. To be more organized.

An apron with pockets can help you to be more organized while you’re cleaning. This way, you won’t have to stop what you’re doing to search for something that you need. When you place your tools back in the same pocket, you will always know where to reach for it next time.

3. To avoid losing things.

If you’re constantly misplacing your cleaning supplies, wearing an apron with pockets will help to avoid this problem. This way, you’ll always know where they are when you need them. No more wasting time looking for tools you set down or accidentally leaving something behind!

4. To save time.

By keeping your cleaning supplies close at hand in an apron with pockets, you’ll save yourself the time that would otherwise be spent searching for them.

5. To keep your hands free.

Wearing an apron with pockets will allow you to keep your hands free while you’re cleaning. This way, you can use both hands while cleaning. Don’t be stuck holding your cleaning bottle with one hand and a towel with another. This is not an effective use of your time. You will want one hand to move and lift items while the other hand cleans with the towel.

6. To carry other things besides cleaning supplies.

You will need to carry other things besides just cleaning supplies, an apron with pockets can help with this. For example, if you need to carry a dustpan and brush, paper towels, or garbage bags, an apron with pockets will make this easy to do.

7. To look professional.

If you’re trying to give off a professional image, wearing an apron with pockets is a good way to do this. Having an apron as part of your uniform makes you look like a professional cleaner who knows what they are doing.

8. To keep your clothes clean.

If you’re doing any kind of cleaning, whether it’s scrubbing the floors or dusting, you’re going to get dirty. Wearing an apron while cleaning will help to keep your clothes clean and free from stains.


What is a speed-cleaning apron?

Speed cleaning is a popular phrase nowadays. It was popularized by Jeff Campbell who started the company Speed Cleaning.

A speed cleaning apron is just a phrase that refers to an apron that helps with cleaning efficiently and helps you clean fast. Speed cleaning aprons are durable, and have pockets and loops to hold all of your cleaning tools while you clean.


The Best Cleaning Apron



What to look for when buying a Cleaning Apron:

Has Pockets

Having a cleaning apron with pockets is an absolute must. The purpose of the apron is to hold your cleaning tools not to protect your clothes.

When shopping, look for an apron with ATLEAST 3 pockets or more. You’ll want to have pockets so that you have separate compartments to place small tools and clean and dirty towels.

A cleaning apron without pockets will be a complete waste of your money and will not do much help for you when cleaning houses.


Has Loops

Look for a cleaning apron that has loops on the side by your hips. Have you ever put your spray bottle down to clean a surface? Then you kept cleaning only to find you forgot where you put the bottle down??? Well, I have and it sucks!

Loops are great to hold your spray bottles. The lever fits nicely into the loops which makes it super easy to have your spray bottle with you at all times. Make sure to get a smaller spray bottle though, the larger ones are more difficult when you are moving around quickly. They have a tendency to bump around on furniture and your legs as you walk.


Is Water Resistant or Water Proof

Cleaning is a messy and wet job. Look for an apron that will hold up to getting splashed with water. let’s face it, you will be washing down showers and have the potential to be of getting wet.

I remember my first apron, it was great had pockets and loops and I thought wow! what a game-changer. But I quickly found that it was not water resistant or waterproof. I remember by the second home, my apron would be wet. My pants would be wet from soaking through the apron.

It was uncomfortable and it did not keep my towels and tools dry while I was cleaning. It did not take me long to invest in a waterproof apron.


Has an Adjustable clip to secure it around your waist

Another mistake I made when buying my first apron was buying one without an adjustable clip to secure around my waist. I had to tie my first apron around my waist.

What happened is my apron would start falling down halfway through the cleaning service. When you start adding your spray bottles and grabbing things in and out of your apron it starts to tug on the apron. If you just have a tie around your waist your apron will start falling.

I would have to keep tying and securing the apron around my waist throughout the cleaning. It was annoying and a wasted time.

Having an adjustable clip securely keeps your apron up around your waist while you are cleaning.


House Cleaning Apron Reviews:

These are my top 3 picks when buying a cleaning apron, read about what features make them great and which features can be improved upon.


Clean Team Apron – Retails at $27.95

Clean Team apron review

The Clean Team Apron has been around for a long time. It is a durable apron that offers pockets for all your tools and gadgets. The Clean Team is the original brand around speed cleaning and they build this apron for just that.

This is a great apron for cleaning, the biggest downfall is that it does not do so well in the waterproof arena.


Pros to the Clean Team Apron

  • Includes small pockets at the top of the apron which is great for holding small tools such as your small detail brush or scrapers.
  • Offers customization. You can get your business name or logo embroidered on the apron and comes in 6 different colors to match your brand.
  • Has loops at the hip to hold your spray bottles.
  • Comes with an adjustable clip to secure around your waist.

Con’s to the Clean Team Apron

  • This apron is not waterproof. Though it does come with waterproof liners to help keep some of the pockets protected.
  • The price is a little higher than other competition. But they have name recognition and are able to charge an additional price.



Supply Maid Cleaning Apron – Retails at $23.97

Supply Maid Cleaning Apron review.

The Supply Maid apron is a little newer on the market than the Clean Team apron. It was started by a cleaning business owner.

It is a great all-around apron for Cleaning Services. Plenty of places to hold all of your tools for hands-free cleaning.


Pro’s of the Supply Maid Apron

  • Is very durable.
  • Has 2 larger pockets below and 3 small pockets at the top for easy access to your tools.
  • Special tools holder. These are rings that you can attach around the belt to hold things like your duster so you don’t have to put it in your back pocket.
  • Has 2 loops at the hip to hold your spray bottles.
  • Comes with an adjustable clip to secure around your waist.
  • This apron is 100% waterproof.


Con’s to the Supply Maid Apron

  • The waterproof material can be warm to wear as it is not as breathable as a basic cloth apron.
  • Some of the reviews said the buckle did not always stay tight but said they either replaced the buckle or ended up tying the apron.



Klever House Cleaning Tool Belt – Retails for $24.95

Klever house cleaning tool belt review

The Klever House Cleaning Tool Belt is a bit of a less conventional design than the standard apron. It is built more as a belt with extended pockets than an apron.

I added this to my review because it was a little different than the standard cleaning apron. If you like more of the utility belt feel this one is more for you. It still checks off the majority of the must-have boxes when buying an apron for house cleaning.

Though be careful when buying, many of the reviews gave it a poor rating for quality. If this is an apron that interests you, I recommend first buying 1 and trying it out before you invest in multiple.


Pros of the Klever House Cleaning Tool Belt

  • 6 pockets in 3 different sizes to hold different types of tools. 2 of the pockets are more like pouches which are great for keeping your cell phone safe.
  • Special tools holder. These are rings that you can attach around the belt to hold things like your duster so you don’t have to put it in your back pocket.
  • Has loop a loop to hold your spray bottles.


Con’s to the Klever House Cleaning Tool Belt

  • The pockets are not very large, there is not a ton of space to hold extra clean or dirty towels. When I clean I always have multiple clean microfiber towels when cleaning the bathroom or cleaning the kitchen.
  • The pockets sit more on your hip. This can create more bulk around your waist and make it more difficult to move around furniture.
  • There were several reviews that said the apron did not get small enough to fit their waist. Even though there is an adjustable belt, it may not get small enough for those with more of a petite build
  • Several customer reviews also gave in a low rating on the quality of the build.



My Final Thoughts:

All in all my favorite pick is the Supply Maid apron. It is still owned by a small cleaning business owner and it checks off all the must-have boxes. It is waterproof, durable, and has great pockets for efficient cleaning.

My second runner-up is the Clean Team apron. It is a great durable apron as well and is used by many house cleaning companies.


The Best Cleaning Aprons with Pockets


Choosing the Best Name for your Cleaning Business

Choosing the Best Name for your Cleaning Business

Starting a cleaning business and wondering what is the best name for your cleaning business?


Use this guide to help garner some inspiration while also following some key best practices in naming a local cleaning business to optimize SEO, marketing, and name recognition in the future.


What makes a good business name

A good business name is recognizable, relatable, and memorable. You want customers to be able to see your name and immediately think of your cleaning service.

Naming a House Cleaning Business

Your business will show up in local Google searches

Gone are the days of Yellow phone books. Now we look for services online.

A good business name will help you appear in more relevant searches. Local keywords can be helpful in achieving this, as they allow customers to quickly connect your business with its location. For example, a business called “Bay Area Maids” is likely to be more successful in San Francisco than one called “Cleaning House”.


Easy to pronounce and spell

Try to stay away from clever puns that not all will understand. This will help customers remember your name and recommend it to others.


It should reflect the type of business you have

For example, a home-based pet-sitting business called “Gone to the Dogs” would be appropriate, but a law firm called the same thing would not.

Make sure your name is relevant to what you’re selling. If you’re a bakery, for example, you might want to include the word “cake” or “bake” in your name. You will also want to consider your local city when choosing a name. For instance, if you’re opening a shop in San Francisco, you might want to include the word “Bay” in your name.


Be unique

A good business name should be unique. It should avoid being confused with other businesses or products, and it should be easy to differentiate your business from others.


How to come up with a good business name

Brainstorm business names

Start brainstorming name variations for your cleaning service.

On a sheet of paper write the core keywords of Maid, Cleaning, Service, and Your City Name. Then below, write as many adjectives and adverbs that you can think of that describe your company and what makes your company stand out.

Next, mix and match by combining words together to brainstorm a good name. This will help you create a list of possible names for you to choose from. Remember something short and sweet is always best.


Verify your name is available in your state

After you have your business name, you will want to register it with your state. So before you settle on a business name you will have to verify that no one else is using the name in your state and that it is available for you to register.

Use this tool to check if your final contenders are available in your state. You will be able to enter your name and select your state to check if the name is available.


Verify the domain is available.

After you have come up with a handful of names you like, check that the domain name is available. Even though you may not create a website for your cleaning business your first week, you want to make sure it is available.

Use Google’s domain search feature here:

Type in the business name that you have decided on and add .com. It will let you know if the domain is available and will even provide some tips.

As soon as you are able, you will want to secure the domain name by purchasing the domain. If you can’t get the .com version of your name, try other top-level domains like .net or .biz.


Run the names by your friends and family.

Once you have chosen a few names, and you know the domain is available, ask your family and friends for feedback. It is easy to have tunnel vision and what makes sense to you, won’t always make sense to others.

Ask your friends/family to provide honest feedback. When they first hear the name, what are their reactions? Are they able to get what service your business will offer, what your value proposition is, or where it’s located?

Scratch any names that don’t make sense to your friends or may not be clear. Can the business name be offensive to any group, if so, it’s best not to use it.

When friends/family hear the name, is it awkward or clunky? Your business name should come out easily and not be hard to say or remember.

Examples of how your business name can reflect your business goals

House cleaning and maid service are perennial favorites when it comes to naming local service businesses. And for good reason – these names clearly describe what the business does, and they’re easy to remember.


Don’t be afraid to get creative, (but simple) it will help to set your business apart from the competition. Here are a few ideas to get you started:


  • “The Clean House”: This name communicates that your business is all about providing clean homes for your clients.
  • “Maids on a Mission”: A play on words that highlights your commitment to providing excellent service.
  • “The Housekeepers”: A simple, yet effective name, that tells potential customers exactly what you do.
  • “Home Sweet Home Cleaning Co.”: A warm and inviting name that conveys the idea that your business will make their home sweet and clean.
  • “Tidy House Cleaning Services”: A concise and straightforward name that describes exactly what you do.

Whichever name you choose, make sure it is reflective of the quality of service you provide. After all, the best local service businesses are those that deliver on their promises.


10 Examples of real House Cleaning Businesses with great names:

Use this list to draw inspiration for your business name.

There are plenty of great local House Cleaning service businesses with catchy names and excellent services – you just have to find the one that’s right for you!

Tips for choosing the right business name for your company

Keep these tips in mind when choosing your business name

  • Brainstorm a list of words that describe your business, product, or service.
  • Select words that are positive and have a good connotation.
  • Don’t choose a name that can be offensive to any population.
  • Run a Google search on your list of words to see if any businesses are already using them.
  • Check to see if the domain name for your chosen words is available.
  • Make sure the name you choose is easy to pronounce and spell.
  • Consider how the name will look on letterhead, business cards, and a website.
  • Choose a name that can be used as a trademark.

Above all, make sure you are happy with the name you choose. It’s going to be the face of your business, so you want to make sure you are comfortable with it.


A great business name is one step in the right direction of starting your own House Cleaning company. If you put in the time to make sure it’s a good name, you’ll reap the benefits for years to come. If you need more inspiration, be sure to check out our list of 75+ cleaning service names for more ideas.

Have your name ready? The next step is to make it official and register your business name with your State using this tool.

What name did you come up with for your Cleaning Service? Hit the comment to let me know below!


Email Marketing for Maid Services

Email Marketing for Maid Services

Email Marketing for Maid Services: Looking to increase your customer service experience for your cleaning customers??? Competition is fierce, it is SOOO VERY important to constantly add value for your customers. Communication is key to keeping clients happy, this is why email marketing for maid services is important.

Improve your communication with your house cleaning clients with these emails to send to your house cleaning clients to keep them informed and up-to-date on their service. Receive frequent feedback, and provide a platform for increased client feedback, reviews, and even client referrals.

Sending regular emails is a simple way to add value by increasing your customer service and improving your communication.


Email Marketing for Maid Services

Reminder Emails/Text messages prior to the Cleaning Service.

Reminder emails are super easy emails to add to your email marketing, but they are important ones. The email does not have to be fancy but just has to remind your customer of the scheduled cleaning they have coming up.

Also, use this email as a way to upsell and ask your client if there are any additional tasks they would like you to clean while you are there.

Why I love reminder emails. They serve several purposes…

  • They let your customer know you care about providing a high-quality service to meet their needs
  • It provides a platform for your customers to provide feedback
  • It provides a friendly reminder to your client that you or your cleaners will be there the next day.
  • It keeps our name in front of your customer. (You never know when they may run into a friend who is looking for a reliable house cleaner.

My clients LOVED the reminder.

They never forgot about the cleaning. It gave them time to get their house ‘cleaning’ ready. It significantly reduced the number of times I or my cleaners were locked out because the client forgot we were coming (this costs you LOTS of money BTW).

Payments were made in a timelier manner because clients were reminded to provide payment.

The emails also created more dialog between us and the clients. Clients would respond to the email as a way to let us know of any changes in the cleaning routine, so no surprises when we showed up. Like the kids will be home from school. Or, we have company, please don’t clean the guest room.

Follow up Client Emails to send after the Cleaning Service

Following up after the cleaning service is just as valuable as sending out a reminder email. What reminder emails do is improve your customer service as well as get very VALUABLE FEEDBACK from your customers.

When sending a follow-up email to your house cleaning clients you will ask how their service was AND ask your client to review their service.

When asking how their service was, remind your client that your House Cleaning Business offers a 100% money-back guarantee. If you forgot to clean a toilet (this happened to me!!!), then show up that evening or the next day and make it right by cleaning the toilet.

By asking your client upfront about how satisfied they were with the cleaning service, it allows you the opportunity to fix it. Everyone makes mistakes, it is how we correct the issue. If you correct it your client will appreciate and trust your service.

Then finish the email asking for a review and linking to your online review site of choice. I recommend funneling your reviews straight to Google, but you can add others.

Email marketing for maid services helps get consistent reviews which increase Google Maps Ranking. In your follow-up email to your house cleaning client, ask them to leave a review and include a link to your Google My Business Page.

Click here to learn how to set up your Google My Business Page if you don’t already have one.

Bottom line is, if you are not sending communications to your clients before and after the cleaning service, you need to start now.

Follow up after inactivity of service greater than 6 weeks

For clients who used your service 1 time, send them an email periodically inviting them to come back. You can offer a promo code or an enticing offer to make it appealing.

For clients you haven’t seen in a while, invite them back with an offer as well. But make sure to reach out and touch base before sending the offer. You want to let them know you care and want their business.

Some clients, will not have the budget to hire a regular cleaning service. Instead, they may hire a cleaning service just for holidays or maybe once every couple of months.

Sending periodic emails, keeps them thinking about you and provides an easy way for them to get in contact with you for their next cleaning.

Discounts and promotions/Holiday Specials

You can also use email to promote discounts and special promotions you are running. If you are going to offer a discount, I recommend making it significant like 50% off the first cleaning.

Make sure when sending promotional emails that the offer is an attention-grabber. Who wouldn’t want their house cleaned for half price?

You will want to send these types of emails sparingly as you don’t want to devalue your services. But, a well-timed promotional email can bring in some great new business!

Sample Email Subject Lines to use for emails to send to house cleaning client:

  • Time for a Spring Cleaning?
  • We’ve Missed You!
  • Your House Cleaning Service
  • Welcome Back!
  • Holiday Cleaning Specials
  • Gift the Gift of a Clean House
  • New Year, New You!
  • Spring Cleaning Discounts
  • Summer Cleaning Specials
  • Fall Cleaning Service
  • Winter’s Coming, Time to Get Your House Cleaned!

Have writer’s block and need some email templates to plug and play? I created these email templates just for you so that you can copy, paste, and send them to your clients.

How to send mass emails to your clients

There are many ways to send mass emails to your house cleaning clients. I recommend using an email marketing service like ConvertKit, Active Campaign, or MailChimp.

Each of these services has a free or reduced-price plan so you can test them out and see which one you like best. They all have slightly different features, but they will all allow you to easily.

Why you should not send mass marketing emails through your personal email account

If you don’t use an email marketing service and instead try to send mass emails through your personal email account, you are taking a big risk.

Your personal email account could get flagged as spam and you could get blacklisted by your email provider. This would make it very difficult to send emails in the future, not just to your clients, but to anyone.

Another risk is that your email could get hacked. If you are sending mass emails through your personal email account and it gets hacked, the hacker will then have access to all of your contacts. This could lead to a lot of problems down the road.

It is just not worth the risk.

Looking for easy done-for-you emails. Get these 27 email templates and over 50 subject lines.

Cleaning Service Email templates

Choosing an email marketing program for your cleaning business

The program should be able to segment your list. Email segmenting for your cleaning business will help you to send emails to your list that are relevant to them.

For example, you would not want to send a 1 time cleaning special to your clients who already are on a bi-weekly cleaning service.

Email Segmenting could look something like this for your cleaning business:

  • those who have hired you before, but not on a rotational cleaning plan
  • those who have requested a quote but did not hire you
  • Those who are on rotational cleaning service
  • Those who signed up for your mailing list, but never requested a quote or hired you yet.

Look for a program that has forms and landing pages as a feature.

Programs like ConverKit and Active Campaign have easy-to-build forms that you can easily add to your website.

When website visitors visit your webpage they can sign up for your newsletter. Those sign-ups can be segmented and automatically imported into your email list.

Your email program must have automation

When you are a one-pony rodeo, you don’t have a ton of extra time to send out individual emails all the time.

Automation allows you to build an email funnel where you can assign an email sequence for your email list to send automatically for you. You create the emails, then schedule when they should be sent.

ConvertKit Review for House Maid Services

ConvertKit is an email marketing service that was originally designed for creators. But they have grown their audience and make a great option for small House Cleaning businesses looking to grow.

They offer a free plan for up to 300 subscribers. The plan includes segmenting, unlimited forms, landing pages, and broadcasts. You do have to purchase the $9 monthly plan to get the function of the automated sequence.

What I like about ConvertKit is that they make it very easy to segment your list and send targeted emails. They have an easy drag-and-drop platform. Meaning you don’t need to be super techy to use it.

ConverKit for Cleaning Businesses

Mail Chimp Review for Maid Services

Mail Chimp is one of the most popular email marketing services. They offer a free plan for up to 500 subscribers with 2500 emails that can be sent. The free plan does not include segmenting. But does include unlimited forms and landing pages. You do have to purchase the $11 monthly plan to get the function of the automated sequence.

Mail Chimp for Cleaning Businesses

Active Campaign review for Maid Services

Active Campaign is a great email marketing service for larger small businesses. Their billing is based on the # of subscribers you have.

What is nice about that is, you can get more functionality for a lesser price tag when you have a smaller list.

Their lowest plan starts at $9/ for up to 500 subscribers and gets you automation, segmenting, and forms. The lite plan however does not include landing pages if that is something you were looking to have.

Active Campaign for Cleaning Businesses