Sometimes you get so busy with your daily activities and the house gets to a level where you just can’t take it anymore. At that period, you just know it is time to clean the entire house or else! In this step-by-step guide, you will learn how to deep clean your house yourself, like a pro.
Before starting, you want to make sure you stay focused while cleaning. I don’t know about you but I am looking for every reason to stop cleaning once I start. This will help you do a thorough job in the shortest possible time. Ensure you get all your cleaning supplies organized. Make sure you switch off your phone or at least put it on silent mode (remember you want to stay focused!) Make sure the TV is off and if you’d love to listen to some music, make sure it’s something fast and energetic. It’s best to clean room by room so you have mini rewards along the way. With that sorted out, it’s time to get down to work!
Cleaning Lounge Rooms
The first thing to do is to clean out the clutter. You can pick up all random items in the main living area, dust them and dump them in a laundry basket and discard items you no longer need in a trash can. Wipe down any furniture and pull out your couch cushions to vacuum and clean up the entire area. Finally, take out the items in the laundry basket and return them to their proper areas or get that laundry started!
In the bedrooms, start with stripping the linens and remaking the beds with fresh blankets and pillows. Next, you want to deal with clutter. Pick up all clutter, dust them, and place them in a laundry basket and the items you no longer need should be discarded in a trash can like you did in the living area. Wipe down all bedroom furniture. Place both laundry basket and trash can at the door. The next thing to do is to vacuum. When you’re done vacuuming, take the laundry basket containing the clutter that needs rearranging and rearrange the room properly.
To ensure that your home always looks polished, keep a can of paint the same color as the walls around. This way, whenever there’s a stain, your cat rubs on the wall, or a nail hole just got filled in, you’re ready. I’ve found that it’s completely satisfying to be able to touch up whenever I’m having important guests over or I’m deep cleaning.
When you enter the bathroom, apply the toilet bowl cleaner, then apply a foam cleaner spray on the shower and tub enclosure. Allow them to sit and penetrate the surfaces while you focus on other areas of the bathroom like the mirrors, the sink, and countertops. This soak allows all that buildup to break down so you can wipe it away easily. When you’re done cleaning the other surfaces, go back to the shower and tub and clean them properly. If the shower doors are made of glass, ensure that the glass is properly rinsed and wiped dry with a paper towel to avoid smudging. For the toilet, allow some bleach to sit in the bowl and with just a light scrub it looks brand new again!. Finally, spray a floor cleaner on the floor and mop. The floors should be last because all the stuff you wipe off ends up on the floor.
In the kitchen, load the dirty dishes into the dishwasher. Run some soapy water in the sink for items that need hand washing. If there is some stubborn grease or gunk on the plates or surface of the sink, you can add a little baking soda and leave them to soak.
The kitchen grease will come off with just a bit of soap but don’t forget to wipe the cabinets above the stove. They build up too! The kitchen and bathrooms are common areas for water buildup. If you notice that there’s water damage in the house, you should try to get it fixed immediately because it may lead to mold growth if not taken care of. If you want to make sure that you’re doing a thorough job, get your water restoration certificate online.
The first thing to do is to ensure your safety and that of others in the house. Make sure you’re properly clothed because mold and mildew are dangerous to inhale for long periods of time. Ensure you have the necessary protective gear. You can use a wet vacuum to remove smaller amounts of water. A water pump may be required if the water is quite much.
Next, you want to dry the affected area thoroughly. You can make use of fans or simply open the windows.