While vacuuming your house every couple of weeks does make it seem clean, it’s not enough to remove dust and grime accumulated over time.
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If not cleaned on a regular basis, such pathogens can cause respiratory issues, allergies and other medical conditions. Deep cleaning your entire house is necessary to maintain a healthy living space. Moreover, removing deep-seated grime can prolong the life of your furniture, flooring and other decor items.
The thought of cleaning every corner of your house can be overwhelming. So let’s dig into the easiest way to tackle deep cleaning!
Make a Detailed Plan
Start by making a detailed plan. Avoid setting unrealistic goals like completing the job in a day. Make it more manageable by spreading it over a period of a few days or weeks. Deep cleaning an entire house is a lot of work, so don’t shy away from asking for help.
Buy Necessary Products & Tools
You would need a range of cleaning products and tools such as dusting cloths, brooms, vacuum cleaners, spin mops, sponges, scrubbers, surface cleaners, glass cleaners and so on. Make a list of everything you need and have it on hand.
Start by Decluttering
Before you start wiping and scrubbing, it’s important to clear away all the clutter. Put everything back in its place so you can comfortably clean hard-to-reach corners.
Soak Bathtub & Sinks
Whether you’re planning to clean the bathrooms or kitchen, spray cleaning solution on the bathtub and sinks and let them soak.
Wipe Down Cabinets & Counter Spaces
Spray a cleaning solution on cabinets, counter spaces and other surfaces. Let it sit for a few minutes and then wipe in a circular motion using a cleaning cloth.
Whether you have stained tiles or grimy grouts, use a tile scrubbing brush to make bathroom surfaces and kitchen splashbacks spotless. Particularly, focus on edges and corners that accumulate grime.
Clean Kitchen Appliances
Kitchen appliances are used on a daily basis for cooking and baking. All these appliances collect food crumbs, burnt bits and so on, which can be unhygienic as well as impact the appliance performance. Apart from wiping down the external surface, also clean the insides. Refer to the user manual for cleaning instructions.
Take Rugs Outside
Rugs can gather a lot of dust over time. Instead of cleaning them indoors and making everything else dusty, take rugs outside. Let rugs thoroughly dry before bringing them back in.
Thoroughly vacuum your furniture to remove crumbs and dust particles. Remember to remove the cushions and vacuum under the furniture as well.
Vacuum & Mop Floors
First, vacuum the floors and remove any traces of dirt and debris. Next, use a spin mop to mop the floors, corner to corner.
Disinfect Doorknobs & Handles
Use a disinfecting solution or wipes to effectively sanitize various doorknobs and handles around the house.
Use a damp cloth to wipe down your window frames. Next, evenly spray a glass cleaner on the windows. Use a microfiber cloth or paper towel to clean windows. If you need to clean a high-rise window from the outside, make sure you take all the necessary safety precautions or better yet, hire a professional.
If you have curtains, take them down and throw them in the washer.
From lampshades to photo frames, dust every piece of home decor. Use a feather duster to effectively dust various items. It is also advised to wear a mask to avoid allergies.
In addition to creating a healthy and visually appealing living environment, deep cleaning also has an impact on your mood. It can help you feel positive and alleviate stress. So what are you waiting for?