Do you have a special someone graduating this month? Do you have a graduation party to throw?

Here is a special cleaning checklist that we have put together that will help you prepare for the party! Or, if you’re running out of time and the party is soon, you can save the stress and the hassle and give us a call and we’ll take care of it for you so that you can relax and enjoy the milestone!


This is an important area to tackle if you plan on having guests or relatives enter your home! You’ll want this area looking it’s best so that your company gets a great first impression!

  • Dust furniture and lighting fixtures
  • Clean the floors
  • Clean any light fixtures
  • Clean up the clutter…shoes….socks…toys…all the things that are in the way!
  • Clean your entry way mat
  • And don’t forget to add some decorations here as well to get the party started off right!

Living Room:

You’ll want to make sure that your living room is given some extra attention as this is one of the rooms in your home where most of your guests will be hanging out!

  • Clean the floors and upholstery—especially if you have pets, make sure you get all of the pet hair cleaned up!
  • Dust shelves, furniture, wall hangings and other decor
  • Clean the windows and window coverings
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Don’t forget to straighten the room! Fluff the pillows, pick up and put away any items that are where they don’t belong, and make the room look ready to invite your guests in for a good time!

Kitchen and Dining Areas

These areas of your home are two other areas that are sure to be busy during the party because after all, what’s a good party without food?! And no one wants to eat from a kitchen that is dirty, messy, or uninviting!

  • Wipe down sink, countertops, appliances, and tables
  • Sweep and mop floor
  • Clean out refrigerator, freezer
  • Clean out the dishwasher so you’re ready to load and wash when the party ends
  • Scrub your kitchen sink clean
  • Clean the fronts of your cabinets
  • Make sure you clean your counter tops, bar, and kitchen table from any clutter, dust, or crumbs. We’re all guilty of it, but make sure you have yours clean and ready for the food to be set out
  • Clean any windows or lighting fixtures


Bathrooms are a room where cleanliness is noted! You’ll want to make sure that yours has been cleaned thoroughly so that it’s ready for your guests!

  • Scrub shower, tub, and toilet
  • Wipe and scrub the sink and counter tops
  • Clean any mirrors
  • Clean bath mats
  • Sweep and mop floors
  • Clean cabinet fronts
  • Empty wastebasket and stock up on toilet paper, etc.
  • Clean and shine any fixtures such as lighting fixtures, towel holders, etc
  • And don’t forget to make sure you sanitize everything in the bathroom!


Front Porch, Lawn, and Garage

If you plan on hosting your graduation party open house outside, it’s important to make sure that the inside of your home is still tidy, but don’t forget to give some extra attention to the home exterior as well. No matter where you are hosting your party, curb appeal says a lot!

  • Mow your lawn the day before the party so it is freshly cut
  • Plant or water flowers
  • Trim any shrubs, and trim any areas of grass that stand out
  • Sweep/blow off the front porch, sidewalks, garage, and driveway
  • Wash any outdoor furniture that will be used
  • Clean any windows that you can reach
  • If your garage will be accessible you’ll want to make sure that things are organized and put away, the cobwebs are swept, and that you’ve done a good thorough cleaning of the floor

If all of this seems overwhelming when you have so much else to worry about such as the decorations, the invites, the food, etc., we’d be happy to come help you out! Simply call 319-400-1853 or email Kelly at Kelly@youreverydayhelper.com

Happy Graduation Season!


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