Even the cleanest households may benefit from a good deep cleaning every now and then. To prevent being overloaded while deep cleaning your household, it’s a good idea to divide the effort into smaller and more doable activities. A better option for some busy people is to pay for home cleaning services.
However, if you prefer to do the tasks on your own, begin with the four general tasks listed in this guide. After you’ve finished those, you can go on to various activities unique to each location. This entire household cleaning guide is useful before entertaining guests or when daily clutter and messes begin to accumulate. You may also incorporate these measures into your spring or autumn cleaning routine. Shortly, you will have a spotless house that would pass even the most strict cleanliness inspection.
General Home Cleaning Tasks
- Declutter First, Deep Clean Second. Any obvious clutter that makes the room unpleasant should be transferred to other places, or better yet, removed. To further simplify your deep cleaning routine, save the items behind locked doors for another day. Getting rid of clutter tends to make deep cleaning simpler, and seeing those clean surfaces can help motivate you to keep going.
- Top-Down Cleaning. Most people don’t seem to notice, but you should take the top-down approach during your deep cleaning. Start dusting those that are hanging from your ceiling, including the light fixtures and ceiling fans. After that, proceed with table surfaces and then the floor. In this way, you won’t exert extra effort cleaning twice what’s below.
- Window Deep Cleaning. Cleaning the windows is just a simple task with a big reward. Start by vacuuming the sills and tracks. Afterwards, from top to bottom, make sure to thoroughly spray the window with glass cleaner. Allow for a few minutes of drying time before wiping away the cleanser. It will be simpler to spot and remove stains if you wipe them in one direction on both the interior and exterior sides of your windows.
- Floor Deep Cleaning. To execute this properly, you will need to clear the floor surface by moving the furniture, including big items such as mattresses and sofas. Then, use your vacuum to remove dust and dirt from corners and along baseboards. Clean with a microfiber mop and a surface-appropriate cleaner for hard floors.
Deep Cleaning Your Living Room
- Start with the furniture. Remove the pillows and use a brush or duster to sweep every fabric surface, including the backs.
- Dust the framed items. Remove all framed artwork and pictures and dust them with a moist microfiber towel on the front and back. Avoid spraying anything straight onto the glass. It might leak into the frame’s corners and even harm the photograph.
- Dust below the electronics. To clean around your devices, you don’t need to unplug and move anything. Simply run a super-thin dusting wand under them.
- Bonus Deep Cleaning Tip. Launder all of the throws and pillowcases. Check the DVDs, CDs, video games, and other items hidden behind closed doors as well. Is there anything you can junk already or sell for a little money?
Deep Cleaning Your Bedroom
- Wash the Beddings. The bedsheets and bed covers, and pillows, including down-filled things, should all be washed. Dry down pillows on low using clean tennis balls to minimize clumping, and give them an additional spin cycle to speed up drying. The easiest method to dry synthetic pillows is to let them air dry outside. Go to the laundry and use one of the extra-large front-loaders for heavy comforters.
- Freshen Up the Bed Mattress. Clean your mattress while your bed is being dismantled. Spread baking soda powder over the mattress and allow it to sit for an hour before vacuuming it up. Repeat the process by flipping or rotating the mattress as directed by the manufacturer.
- Arrange the Closet. Take out the things you chose not to wear this season and place them in a bag for sale or donation. Then get matching hangers for your closet. If your closet looks great, you’ll work harder to keep it tidy.
Deep Cleaning Your Kitchen
- Wipe Clean the Cabinets. First, wipe the exposed tops, then cut some papers or table liners to fit within. The dust is collected by the lining, so all you’ll have to do the next time is change the paper. Next, use a wood cleaner to clean the front and back of the cabinet doors. For painted surfaces, use warm water with a drop of dish soap.
- Take Clean Care on Appliances. Check if your fridge is almost empty, then clean it inside and outside. Repeat for the stove and dishwasher. Pull appliances away from the wall if necessary to gain access to the surrounding walls and floor.
- Clean Countertops. Remove everything from the countertops and thoroughly clean and dry them, as well as the backsplash. Restore just what you normally use after the surfaces have dried. Find a hiding location for everything else.
Deep Cleaning Your Bathroom
- Wash Clean the Shower Curtains. Check the label carefully, although most shower curtains may be cleaned on cool using the delicate cycle. Set the dryer on low heat and rehang the curtain before it dries entirely. Alternatively, you may wash the plastic shower curtain on cold and hang it to dry, or you can buy a new one.
- Clean the Shower Doors. To remove watermarks and soap scum, warm distilled vinegar and wipe it on the doors. Scrub with baking soda sprayed on a non-scratch pad after that. Add a squeegee and use glycerin soap to keep the shower cleaner for longer.
- Declutter the Cabinets and Vanity. Put an end to the clutter beneath the sink. Remove everything, trash what doesn’t belong, wipe down whatever can be, and reinstall it by category. Do the same for your medicine cabinet and any other cabinets.
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