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Cleaning Checklist

Cleaning Checklist

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The following is a checklist of all areas that should be searched well and thoroughly cleaned from all traces of chametz.

Room-by-Room Checklist

  • dining room
  • front room
  • dinette
  • vestibule
  • study, library
  • den, playroom, recreation room
  • kitchen
  • laundry room
  • master bedroom
  • children’s rooms
  • guest room
  • nursery
  • bathroom
  • adjacent living areas
  • attic
  • basement
  • car
  • garage
  • hallways
  • office
  • porch, deck or terrace
  • staircases
  • storage areas


Alphabetical Listing

  • Attic
  • Arts ’n’ crafts
  • Basement
  • Bedroom
  • Bed
  • Bed frame
  • Behind furniture
  • Bookcase
  • Books
  • Breadbox
  • Briefcase
  • Buffet
  • Cabinets
  • Candlesticks
  • Carpets
  • Car
  • Car seats
  • Carriage
  • Cell phones
  • Chairs
  • China closet
  • Closets
  • Clothing
  • Coats
  • Coat closet
  • Computer and keyboard
  • Cosmetics
  • Couch
  • Crib
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  • Desks and drawers
  • Dining room
  • Dishwashers
  • Dressers and drawers
  • Entertainment center
  • Exercise equipment
  • Floors, carpets
  • Freezer
  • Furniture
  • Garage
  • Garbage cans
  • High chairs
  • iPods
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Lamps
  • Laundry hamper
  • Linen closet
  • Living room
  • Luggage
  • Lunch boxes
  • Medicine cabinet
  • Office or workspace
  • Oven
  • Pet cages
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  • Playpen
  • Playroom
  • Pockets
  • Pocketbook
  • Pocket PC
  • Porch
  • Radiators
  • Radios
  • Recreation room
  • Recliner
  • Refrigerator
  • Remote controls
  • Rings
  • School bags
  • School lockers
  • Sewing box
  • Shopping cart
  • Sink
  • Staircases
  • Storage room
  • Stove
  • Stovetop
  • Stroller
  • Table
  • Telephone
  • Toys
  • Utility drawers
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Wallets
  • Washing machine/dryer
  • Windowsills
  • Woodwork
  • Yard

Click here for a PDF print version of this list.

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April 5, 2014
Excellent Checklist!
This checklist is a wonderful tool. Thank you!
Bryan Russell
Hollywood, FL
March 10, 2013
Roommate
My roommate is not Jewish. And I have quietly begun my cleaning. Should I disposed of the chametz with a promise to buy her more later? Any advice is welcome.
Alona
Los Angeles, CA
chabadslo.com
April 13, 2011
Gluten Intolerance
If you know that your home is chametz free, you do not need to clean it. However, you do need to check your house to ensure that that no chametz walked in by mistake over the course of the year.
Menachem Posner for Chabad.org
Montreal, QC
April 11, 2011
Gluten Intolerance
Hi,
I have a gluten intolerance. Therefore, I don't keep any chametz anyhow. Do I still have to clean for chametz?
Anonymous
Miami, FL
chabadonwheels.com
April 10, 2011
Key Board Posted By Chani Benjaminson, chabad.org
I would like to correct you. You should never use damp cloth on computer/keys. You should use rubbing alcohol on a cloth to clean keys and between keys. Water damage teh computer. Alcohol on a damp cloth is better.
Yardena Zimmermann
winnipeg, MB
chabadwinnipeg.org
April 6, 2011
Re: Pets
If none of the chametz-free options work for your pet, the recommended solution is to transfer its ownership to a non-Jew for the duration of Pesach, along with the responsibility for its care.
Eliezer Zalmanov
for Chabad.org
April 2, 2011
Pets
What do you do about pets whose diet requires them to have chametz? I have this situation (did not have it last year since we got these pets in July of last year.)
Chana
Philadelphia, PA
April 18, 2008
keyboard
Turn the keyboard over and shake it well over a garbage can or large sheet of paper. Then used a compressed air can (available in department stores and computer supply stores) to clean out the interior, finally go over the keys with a slighly damp cloth or paper towel and check between keys to make sure no crumbs are left.
Chani Benjaminson, chabad.org
April 18, 2008
whats the sufficient way to clean computer key board
y
b, ny
March 25, 2007
Handy List
Thanks for this handy dany list. it makes us feel less panicky. I feel now I have more control what has to be cleaned, and what has to be sold with the Chometz.
Chag Someach to all.
Gisele
Brooklyn , NY
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