How To Clean - Passing The White Glove Test
Always Tackle The Visible First.
Carry a box and a plastic grocery bag. Put "keeper" items in the box and garbage items in the bag.
Have A System.
Start from left to right - top to bottom. There is a reason for this. If you start in one direction you won't get sidetracked and decreasing your chances of "missed a spot". Working top to bottom, allows the dust from the top of bookcases to fall, then you wipe it or vacuum it away as you progress down. Always clean the floors last.
Use the right cleaner for the right job. Use the least abrasive first then progress until you find what works best. Abrasive cleaners are damaging to porcelain toilet bowls. The scrubbing creates grooves which makes it easier for sediment to collect on the sides.
Dusting - To pick up dust from anywhere use- a Swiffer. If you do use a rag for dusting, do not get it too moist. This causes the dust to stick instead of lift ( especially on baseboards and window sills.
Return Cleaning Supplies to their Cabinets. This may sound like common sense, but after all that hard work you don't what to look at or think about cleaning products again for at least another week !