Only 20% of Americans deep clean their houses twice a year. The majority don’t even deep clean at all!
If you’re guilty of this, then it’s time to put an end to it. Your home is where you spend a lot of your time in, so you want to make sure it’s spick and span. That certainly won’t be possible if you don’t put a little elbow grease into it!
Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry; we’re here to help. In this article, we’ll give you a comprehensive deep cleaning checklist for your house.
Get Rid of All the Junk
Before you can even get started on deep cleaning, you need to first get rid of all the junk.
Over the years, you may have accumulated a lot of things that you thought you’d need. However, as time’s gone by, these belongings have just sat there, gathering dust and taking up space.
What you need to do is reassess everything in your house. Throw out things you don’t need anymore or put them in a pile to donate or sell later on.
Once you’ve thrown away all the junk, then it’ll be a lot easier to use Scrub Pros and clean. Next, we’ll go through house deep cleaning on a room-by-room basis.
To start off your deep clean, take everything off your bed and put it through the wash. By everything, we mean everything—your pillows, duvet covers, bed skirts, and even your pillows!
Once you’ve stripped your bed, the next step is to freshen it up. Sprinkle baking soda all over the mattress, let it sit for an hour, and vacuum it up.
If there are any stains, you can try using shaving cream. Spray it on, leave it for 15 minutes, and then wipe it off with a cloth that’s been dipped in vinegar.
Now move onto dusting every single surface. Get into every corner, no matter how high or low it is. Get behind your headboards, get on top of your ceiling fans, and definitely move your furniture to get the flooring underneath as well.
You should also give each window in your house a good wipe down. While cleaning your home’s windows, you may want to assess their condition and determine if you need new ones installed.
Put all cushions and throw pillows into the wash. You’ll also want to steam clean both your rugs and carpets. Not only will this remove all the dust and dirt, but it’ll also give your rugs and carpets a newer look.
Do the same type of cleaning you did in your bedrooms. Wipe down every single surface you can get your hands on, including ceiling fans and light fixtures.
You’ll also want to thoroughly disinfect your electronics, especially if they get regular usage from different people. Germs can easily build up on these things.
Wipe down all surfaces, making sure you get into all the corners. Chances are, there’s oil and grease buildup in these areas, so pour some vinegar on your cloth before wiping these areas to get rid of these tough spots.
Pull out your fridge and vacuum all the cobwebs and dust behind it. You’ll probably also have to thoroughly mop the floor down there as well.
Do a thorough clean of all your appliances, including your microwave, oven, and refrigerator. With the fridge, you’ll want to unplug it, defrost it, and then scrub and disinfect the entire thing.
Wash and disinfect all surfaces, such as your counters, sinks, and backsplash.
Then, you’ll want to remove everything from your pantries. Give the insides a good wipe and throw away anything that’s expired.
Once you’re done, throw away all sponges, especially old ones. These are prime spots for bacteria to grow on.
There’s probably lots of buildup caked up on your tub, so the first thing you’ll want to do is spray it with a cleaner. Use this on other areas that have buildup as well, such as the toilet. That way, you can let it work its magic while you tackle the other areas.
You’ll also want to spray the shower doors with either cleaner or a vinegar and water mix. This will also need to soak for about an hour to really eliminate the calcium deposits and grime.
Scrub the toilet and squirt some toilet cleaner all around the bowl. Let this sit for however long the bottle’s instructions say.
Wipe down all surfaces, including the windows treatments and light fixtures. There’s probably lots of dust up in those light fixtures, so make sure to scrub thoroughly.
Now, you can scrub down everything, including the sinks, toilets, and the shower. You’ll also want to scrub the grout with a mixture of vinegar, water, and baking soda.
If you’d rather have professional cleaners do all this, then check out this house cleaning guide.
Use This Deep Cleaning Checklist for a Spotless Home
With this deep cleaning checklist, you’ll be able to deep clean your house like a pro. Not only will it look sparkling new, but it’ll also feel and smell a lot better too!
So if it’s been a while since you last thoroughly cleaned your house, then it’s high time you get to it. Now that you have this deep clean checklist, there are no more excuses! Once you’re through, you’ll feel a lot better and you’ll be able to look after your household’s health a lot better.
Make sure this isn’t the only time you deep clean though. We highly recommend doing so at least once or twice a year, depending on how dirty it gets. Just use your best judgment and do small cleans in between so the big deep cleans aren’t as tough.
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