How to Deep Clean a House - 6 Steps For Every Room
Spring is right around the corner and that means it is time for spring cleaning! Well, for some of us at least. Whether or not you clean your house in the spring, our professionals suggest at least one deep cleaning per year. We’re going to show you how to properly deep clean your home and the different things you need to consider. By following these 6 steps, your home will be squeaky clean in no time! If you don’t have the time to clean your home and would like professional assistance, click here to connect with one of our highly qualified house cleaners.
- Clear any unnecessary clutter - Chances are, you have accumulated some junk since your last cleaning. It’s time to move that unnecessary clutter, or better yet, it might be time to part ways. Don’t hoard useless items that you might not use again. You won’t even remember that junk when it’s gone.
- Clean high to low - Make sure you start every room at the top. In this order, start at the ceiling, ceiling trim, ceiling light fixtures, walls, any other trim, baseboards, and the floors/carpet. If you decide to start low, you’ll end up spreading dust and other debris on other the parts you have already cleaned. Save yourself the time and headache by avoiding this mistake! The tool we suggest you use to clean is a microfiber mop or duster with a telescoping handled. I have posted a picture below so you know exactly what I’m talking about. For the best results, we suggest using some warm water mixed with a few drops of dish soap when you mop the floors. In the bathrooms, add a small amount of white vinegar to stop any mold. For anything above your eye-level, no soap is necessary and all you need to do is slightly dampen your duster with water. Be sure to rinse often, and wring thoroughly to prevent spreading any messes you have already cleaned.
- Don’t ignore the windows - Cleaning your windows really isn’t that difficult and you will notice the payoff immediately. Before cleaning the windows, vacuum the sills and track to clean up any dirt and dust. After, spray your window cleaner directly on the windows and wipe in the same direction to avoid any streaks.
- Don’t forget the window treatments - There is no need to take down your shades or blinds. Instead, use your vacuum with the brush attachment and give them a quick cleaning. Your curtains shouldn’t be ignored either. Don’t worry about laundering and ironing them. Simply fluff them in the dryer for a few minutes while you wipe off the rods and rings.
- Remove any additional dust - Make sure all wood surfaces are squeaky clean by using a petroleum distillate-free, beeswax-based wood cleaner. For the fastest results, place a cotton tube sock on your hand and rub down those wood surfaces. Lastly, remove dust from lampshades by simply using a lint roller from top to bottom.
- Clean those floors - I touched on cleaning floors briefly above, but if you really want to do this right, you’re going to have to move things like beds and sofas too. Make sure to use some sort of vacuum attachment to get any additional dirt from the corners and along baseboards. For hard floors, clean them with a microfiber mop with the necessary cleaner. Warm water with a small amount of soap was mentioned above, but there are additional options if you do a little research. Vacuuming your carpets is great, but if you want to go the extra mile, hire a professional carpet cleaner and make your carpet as good as new!
These steps are a general overview to clean any room. Of course, other rooms like bathrooms may require additional attention and tools, so feel free to search around for additional tips! If you would like any professional assistance, Great Pros is here to assist. For house cleaning help, please take a minute to see how great our prices are just from answering a few questions.