It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the thought of deep cleaning your home. Even the tidiest of people find themselves getting caught up in busy schedules or putting small tasks to the side. With spring just around the corner, you want to make sure your home is as refreshing as the new season. Here are some of our top tips for deep cleaning your home.
The first step in deep cleaning is getting rid of all clutter on surfaces and floors that will get in the way of effectively cleaning the entire area. This also gives you the opportunity to sort through all the papers and odds and ends that have been building up since the last time you cleaned. Take the time to go through your drawers and wipe out the bottoms as well!
Go Through One Room at A Time
You don’t have to do the whole house at once! Make a schedule for one room per day, giving yourself adequate breaks. This will help you to concentrate on complete the task at hand without worrying about what to clean next. Who knows – maybe you’ll get in the cleaning mood and get it done faster than you think!
Don’t Worry About Fancy Cleaners
You don’t need to spend a lot of money to leave your house spick and span. Cleaning experts swear by a mixture of vinegar and water to disinfect many cleaning surfaces. Baking soda is also helpful for lifting stains and removing odours. You probably already have these two products in your kitchen!
If you’re using different cleaning products, don’t forget – mixing certain chemicals can lead to gases that can irritate your respiratory system or become dangerous.
Clean All Your Linens
A deep clean requires more than your average towels and sheets when it comes to linens and other fabrics. You’re going to want to clean those things that you usually ignore, like your bathmat and couch cushions. We recommend cleaning off your mattress and couch by rubbing in baking soda and vacuuming it up once it’s dry. Don’t forget to wipe down your shower curtain, too!
Don’t Forget to Disinfect
There are many nooks and crannies that can gather large amounts of dust and bacteria that we can often forget to clean. This includes doorknobs, light switches, and drawer handles – anywhere that we’re frequently touching but doesn’t get dirty. Don’t forget to clean your light fixtures as well – these are prime locations for dust.
Deep Carpet Cleaning
Your rug or carpet sees a lot of wear, spills, and foot traffic throughout the year – luckily, there are easy ways to clean your carpet yourself. Start by vacuuming up any excess dirt that you can find, moving all of your furniture out of the way so that you get every single spot. Then, you can sprinkle stains with baking soda or a solution of water and dish soap. Scrub the stain with warm water and a cloth, let the carpet air dry, and then vacuum up the residue once the rug is dry.
How Do I Deep Clean Hardwood Floors?
While they might be less susceptible to staining, hardwood floors get just as dirty as carpets and deserve the deep clean treatment. With hardwood floors, vacuum or sweep up any dirt so you can get the cleanest floor possible. When you’re ready to mop, just add vinegar to warm water for shiny floors.
Whether you’re cleaning carpet, hardwood, or linoleum, it’s always important to clean the baseboards to keep the floors as fresh as possible.
How To Deep Clean A Fridge
Does anyone like deep cleaning the fridge? This dreaded task is made easier by following a few simple steps. Start by clearing out the fridge and throwing away any old food – remember to put mouldy food in your organics bin and recycle whatever packaging you can. If you can, take out your shelves and scrub them in your sink to make sure you get every single piece of old food. The fridge is where that baking soda comes in handy once more; not only will it remove stains when mixed with hot water, but it’ll get rid of any old food smells.
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