Maintaining a tidy house by keeping up with chores from week to week can keep your home spick and span. However, at least once or twice a year, it’s a good idea to reach in and scrub some spaces that might have been overlooked during regular cleaning.
Follow this room-by-room guide on how to deep clean your home this spring or over the year to give your living space a little extra love. This guide will help you cover the important areas even when you’re deep cleaning ahead of selling your home.
Determine What Has to Be Thrown Out.
Determine what you’re going to throw out. Place all in one area at the start of your junk-removal process. If shifting it to one place isn’t feasible, you may mark the products, so you know what’s going to charity, what you intend to sell, and etc.
After you’ve made these classifications, you can now gather all that you intend to throw out and call a trusted garbage disposal company such as Same-Day Rubbish Removal to take care of this task for you so that you can focus on deep cleaning your home.
Some areas that you need to deep clean are:
Showers, bathtubs, sinks, and toilets can all be scrubbed. Spray your tub with multipurpose cleaner before getting started in the bathroom so that it can soak for a while and break up any soap or oil that has been collected. Do the same for the sinks and toilet bowls. When you come back to it later, you’ll find it much easier to clean.
Tip: Don’t forget to clean the toilet’s base where dust usually gathers
- Take extra care to scrub out any gunk that has gotten into corners or around edges. Wipe off any grime or dust that has accumulated with a damp rag and a little vinegar.
- Apply some distilled white vinegar to the soap scum or water spot and let it sit for about 30 minutes or so, reapplying as required. After that, sprinkle some baking soda on top and scrub the spots away gently. A slightly damp dryer sheet may also be used to prevent build-up.
- Any fabric curtains or bath mats should be washed in the washing machine. Only check the care labels to see which cycle products should be washed on. Set the heat level on low and remove products from the dryer while they’re still slightly damp to avoid wrinkles. After that, hang them up in the bathroom to dry absolutely.
- Clean out the drawers and under the sinks. These areas have a tendency to become cluttered over time. Remove everything so you can clean the bottoms of the cabinets and drawers and remove any cobwebs that have grown. Toss expired goods and items you no longer need when you put things back, and sort the rest, making sure to put items you’ll use most often near the front for easiness.
- Don’t overlook the grout. Grout cleaner can be made at home with vinegar, baking soda, and water. To begin, saturate the grout with a vinegar and water solution until it’s coated. Allow it to sit for a about two to three before scrubbing with a bristled brush (an old toothbrush will suffice!). Then, make a paste out of baking soda and water, add it to the grout with your brush, and spray it with water and vinegar. The bubbles will begin to remove some of the grit and grime, and your brush will finish the job. Rinse the grout with warm water once you’re done.
Cabinets should be cleaned. Clean any dust or dirt from the inside and outside of the cabinet doors, as well as all sides of the cabinets, including the top, with a damp rag. Dip the cloth in undiluted vinegar to remove grease splatter, then rinse the rag in warm water to remove the vinegar. Since some cabinets can swell if they come into contact with too much moisture, always ring out your rag thoroughly before wiping down the wood, and dry the surface quickly with a paper towel after cleaning.
Tip: Cut a newspaper to match the space after wiping down the tops of the cabinets.
- The Living Room
The most lived, and seen room in your house requires a special level of attention in your cleaning:
- Curtains and Drapes
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions when washing curtains and drapes. Clean up all blinds with a cloth dipped in equal parts water and vinegar. If you have wooden blinds, dust them with a microfiber cloth and wipe them down with warm water only, as vinegar can affect the finish.
- Carpets And Rugs
Next, vacuum the carpets and rugs. If your rug is tiny and machine washable, you may wash it once and then leave it to dry. If your floors are fully carpeted, or your rug is too big, clean it with a rug shampoo, sponge (or soft-bristled brush), and warm water, or rent a steam cleaner from a nearby home improvement store.
Although your living room usually gets a lot of cleaning up on a regular basis, there are a lot of spots that can accumulate dirt, pet hair, and dust that might need a thorough cleaning as well.
- Light Fixtures and Ceiling Fans
Keeping your fans clean will help them run better and cool your home more efficiently. Using a microfiber pad, clean and dust all of your light fixtures and ceiling fans. Be sure to test should lightbulb and, if necessary, replace it. Wipe clean dusty baseboards and moldings with a damp microfiber rag. Scuffs and bruises may also be removed with a melamine foam sponge.
- Clean The Windows
First, brush or vacuum the dirt out of the window frame. If your window screens are filthy, clean them with warm soapy water and a soft brush, then rinse and dry before replacing them. Clean the inside of both windows with a microfiber cloth and glass cleaner.
Deep cleaning your home is a room-by-room affair, and you should give it the attention to detail it requires. This room-by-room guide is to help you as you go through your cleaning and make sure you don’t miss anything. Because it’s not every day that you get the time and energy to spring clean, right? So, go ahead and be thorough!