The Home Deep Clean Checklist





 


Keeping your home clean and tidy can often feel like a bit of an uphill struggle. There are times when you may feel as though you are on top of your cleaning, but then life comes along and stops you in your tracks and the chores seem to really mount up. Before you know it. Your home is a mess. It can then get a little bit overwhelming to get back on top of it again. Without hiring your own maid service, you are left with a messy home.

But when you are on top of your housework, how clean is your home really? There are plenty of areas that don’t even get a look in when you are cleaning so often. Just because we don’t look at them, it doesn’t mean that they are not dirty.

Every now and again it is good to have a though deep clean of your home so that you can get out all of the dust and dirt that gets forgotten about or missed.

Here’s how to carry out a deep clean on your home.

Declutter First

Before you carry out your deep clean, you should declutter your home. As we go through our lives, we acquire a lot; clothes, ornaments, gifts, and household items. Our cupboards get full of possessions. But how often do you get rid of the items you no longer need?

Go through your home room-by-room and examine everything and ask yourself when the last time you used it was. If it hasn’t been used for a long time, it might be time to part with it.

If something is in a reasonable condition, think about giving it to charity or to sell it.

For any items that are not in the best condition. You may be able to repair or upcycle them into something new. If you are unable to do this, find out if you can recycle the item.

Carpets

Every day we make hundreds or even thousands of steps around our homes. If you live in a home with several others, your carpet will really tale some abuse. Everyone walks in their dirt from their shoes into the floor. All of these ontop hairs. Household dust and pet dirt.

You need to have a good vacuum cleaner that will pick up all of the dust and dirt. First of all, you should determine which cordless vacuum to buy. After giving your floors a good vacuum, you should shampoo them. You may be able to rent out carpet cleaning equipment locally, however, it may be easier to hire a professional cleaning company to really bring your carpets back to life.

Ceiling

When we’re cleaning our homes we often don’t really look up. Cobwebs can often lurk in the corners of ceilings and dust can accumulate on lampshades.

Getting up on a ladder with a cloth will ensure that you are getting the dust out of these long-forgotten parts of your home.

The Cooker

You may well clean the top and the outside of your oven, but be honest, how often do you clean inside your oven? When we’re cooking, food and great gets deposited on the inside of the oven. This then gets backed on during subsequent uses and before long the whole interior is a greasy mess.

Ovens can be hard to clean and they may require a heavy-duty cleaning fluid to get them clean. You will generally need to leave the cleaning fluid in the oven for quite some time to allow the grease to lift off the walls.

The tiles in your kitchen that surround your hob can often also be neglected- and they too can be a grease hotspot.

You should also focus your attention on the hob extractor as this is a place where grease congeals. Use baking powder mixed with dishwashing detergent in boiling water to soak your greasy filters in. Once they are soaked, scrub off any dirt and grease with a brush.

The Bathroom

Often the bathroom is the source of a lot of dirt. It is a place where we go to get clean but can be somewhat of a haven for soap scum, mould, and hairs.

Start with the ceiling and check for damp mouldy patches. When the steam from the shower rises it can cause problems. Use bleach to get rid of any mould patches.

Remove your shower curtain and bath mat and put them in the washing machine. And then use vinegar, bicarbonate, and lemon to clean your tiles.

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