The Tidy Maids House Cleaning Process

We are a local company providing residential cleaning services throughout most of Wake County (Raleigh, Wake Forest, Knightdale, Garner, Cary (zips 27511, 27513, 27518).

We are licensed, bonded, and insured (including workers compensation), and guarantee our work.

Here is how we clean your house.




House Cleaning Task List

All rooms:

  • Dust from the top down. This includes ceiling fans, cobwebs, frames, furniture, shelves, knickknacks, air vents, and baseboards.
  • Glass doors and mirrors cleaned with non-ammonia cleanser and lint-free rag.
  • Vacuum carpets and wash floors throughout. Work from the back of the house toward the exit. Clean our way out of the house.
  • Empty wastebaskets.
  • Clean light switches.


  • Dust (including kitchen cabinets).
  • Move from left to right around the kitchen, while we wash, scrub, and sanitize kitchen surfaces, including backsplashes. Move things and clean under them. Get that sink super clean. Shine chrome.
  • Microwave cleaned inside and out.
  • Use stainless steel cleaner when needed. Use glass-top stove cleaner when needed.


  • After dusting, clean, disinfect, and deodorize sinks, toilets, showers, tubs, counters.
  • Use lint free rag and non-ammonia cleaner on mirrors.
  • Use special floor cleaner to clean ourselves out of the room.


  • Complete top-down dusting. Move knickknacks and other items to clean under them.
  • We can change linens (just leave a clean set on the corner of your bed).
  • Vacuum our way out of the room.


  • Complete top down dusting including ceiling fans and fixtures using extendable woolie duster, frames, and baseboards.
  • Vacuum/mop (ours is a schmop).

The Team Leader will finish with an inspection to ensure the home has been cleaned to standard and the work order and any special instructions are fulfilled.



Additional Cleaning Services:

We provide additional services as well. We can wipe out cabinets and drawers, clean inside windows (up to 6’ high), inside the refrigerator, and inside the oven. We can also hand-wipe baseboards. There is an additional charge for these services.


Our People


The service provided is only as good as the people doing it, and ours are great.

We have low turn-over compared to the industry, and 75% of our employees have been with us for more than one year (and most of these for several years). Employees are background-checked. We typically work in teams of two, with a Team Leader in charge of the quality of the clean.

We like the continuity of the same teams cleaning the same houses (most of the time, unless scheduling or sickness issues prevent our doing so).



Our equipment:


Each crew brings all the equipment needed to clean.

Our supplies, equipment, and materials are kept consistent among our teams. We use Oreck vacuums and min-vacuums. Our floor cleaning solution, degreasers, and tile cleaner is purchased from a local janitorial supply business.

We also bring 20 clean rags into every house and work through the house as we change them out.

Service Options:

We provide service weekly, biweekly, and monthly.

We will find a day/arrival time that works best for you, and schedule you with your team. We also do one-time cleans including move-in/move-out cleans.


Our Guarantee:

We guarantee the quality of our work.

Though it rarely happens, if a customer is unhappy with a clean, or parts of it, we will fix the issues within 24 hours.

We stand behind our work and the people who do it.




We Are Here To Help Keep Your Home CleanRead Our Covid-19 Response >>