Deep cleaning your home can be the bane of your existence. If you don’t like cleaning, it’s excruciatingly boring. After long hours of mopping, sweeping, wiping, dusting, scrubbing, vacuuming, you glance at the clock and realise it’s been 15 minutes and you’ve barely even started. Deep cleaning is the perfect demonstration of relativity in action.
But you have to do it. Sure, regular cleaning helps to keep your place looking tidy, but it’s deep cleaning that allows you to really get into every nook and cranny and give your home a top-to-bottom clean.
Whether you’re prepping for visitors, getting into the holiday spirit, or simply looking to freshen up your place, here are a few tips for deep cleaning your home that will make it less of a torture.
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Organisation is key to deep cleaning. Seriously, I know it sounds ridiculous, but hear me out. Create a schedule that divides your cleaning tasks into bite-sized chunks. This will make them a lot easier to tackle and will motivate you to keep going once you start scratching things off the list.
Just make sure to allow enough time for each one. This way, you won’t get overwhelmed and can track your progress without allowing the feeling of despair to set in.
In the spirit of preparation, it’s a good idea to gather your tools before you begin. This saves you time, and frustration and ensures you’re fully equipped. Some must-haves include:
Once you’ve gathered everything, it will be a lot easier to strike down each task as they come up. There’s nothing more infuriating than running to the shop in the middle of your cleaning because you’re out of degreaser.
Most people don’t think about this, but there’s a right way and a wrong way to clean. When deep cleaning, it makes sense to begin from the top and work your way down. Once you’ve worked your way down, you’ll clean any dust, dirt, and debris that have fallen from the higher levels.
However, most people don’t do this because it’s harder. In fact, most people ignore the higher levels altogether. Out of sight, out of mind, and all that. But you’ll do things right because you’re reading this article. Start with ceiling fans, light fixtures, and high surfaces. Then move on to windows, and mirrors and work your way down. You’ll thank me later.
Deep cleaning is all about those finer things we often overlook during regular cleaning. Focus on baseboards, door handles, and light switches that can collect dirt and grime over time.
Giving them a good cleaning will significantly boost the overall appearance of your home. There are many household items people often forget to clean. Make sure you add them to the list and plan accordingly.
Your appliances go through a lot of wear and tear. Make sure to include them in your deep cleaning routine. Clean the inside and outside of your refrigerator, stove, microwave, and other appliances.
Scrub the inside of your oven with a degreaser and a scrub brush. Use a stovetop cleaner to clean the range hood and stovetop. You can also clean your hob with baking soda and vinegar. Don’t forget to empty the crumb tray in your toaster oven. Finally, clean the inside and outside of your dishwasher, including seals and filters.
Note: Unplug any electrical appliances before cleaning them. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
Deep cleaning is the perfect time to declutter and get rid of any items that no longer serve a purpose in your life. Go room by room and sort through your belongings, discarding anything that is broken, outdated, or no longer useful.
Not only does this make cleaning easier, but it also helps make your home feel more spacious and organized. You can’t make your home bigger, but you can certainly clear out more space.
Although the deep cleaning focus is on the interior of your home, don’t forget to address the outside. Clean your windows and screens, power wash your siding and walkways, and tidy up your landscaping. A clean exterior will make a great impression on your guests and enhance your home’s curb appeal, which will increase its value if you ever decide to sell.
You’re going to love this last tip. Deep cleaning can be an exhausting process, both physically and mentally. Remember to take breaks when you need them. Rest, recharge, and don’t be afraid to enlist the help of family or friends to make the task more manageable. Or you can always hire professionals.
By following these tips and dividing your cleaning tasks into manageable chunks, you can deep clean your home from top to bottom and enjoy a fresh, sparkling living space. And, as always, if you need a hand, we’re here for you.
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