It's the final week before Christmas. Why not spend half a day giving your main rooms – the kitchen, bathroom and main floor – a really good clean. The cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID suggest you always clean from top to bottom and left to right. Here are their other cleaning tips.

KITCHEN

  • Dust any cobwebs in the ceiling corners.
  • Clean, dry and shine appliance surfaces, range and hood including the microwave.
  • Use a degreaser product to wash countertops.
  • Damp wipe cupboard fronts, tables and chairs.
  • Do a sweep of cupboards and the fridge for old food – check for spoilage and expiration dates and get rid of it in the compost bin, recycling box and garbage. Wipe shelves and other surfaces as you go.
  • Clean windows and other glass surfaces.
  • Empty the garbage. Wipe garbage can and compost container.
  • Sweep and wash the floor.
  • Launder kitchen dishcloths and towels.

BATHROOM

  • Clean shelves, fixtures and items on the vanity.
  • Damp wipe cabinet fronts.
  • Clean the shower, tub and sink inside and out.
  • Clean, dry and shine mirrors, chrome and tile.
  • Wash windows and tracks.
  • Scrub the toilet including the bowl, seat, lid, tank and base.
  • Empty the garbage.
  • Sweep or vacuum and wash the floor.

LIVING ROOM / FAMILY ROOM / DINING ROOM

  • Dust the ceiling and corners with an extendable static duster.
  • Dust behind doors and under tables and other furniture.
  • Dust and clean all surfaces.
  • With a damp cloth, clean surfaces including windowsills and frames, doors and switch plates.
  • Clean windows and mirrors.
  • Sweep or vacuum.