A deep clean is a great way to not only get your house lovely and clean but is also a good way to refresh it for Spring. After a few months of having the house shut up against the cold, a deep clean can get things feeling fresh and like new again. Here are some top tips for a deep clean at home.
Create A Schedule
Start by having a look around your home. Which areas have been a bit neglected lately? Is there anywhere that you tend to miss when you clean? This is where you should start with your deep cleaning. Write a checklist, and create a plan of attack for cleaning each room. Being organized like this makes the cleaning more focused and make sure nowhere gets missed. You could also plan in other home maintenance tasks at this stage, such as spring home AC maintenance.
Declutter as You Go
Decluttering is a great way to make your home feel better organized and to clear some space in your life. Living in a less cluttered home is also better for your emotional health. Clutter everywhere can make you feel stressed out. As part of your deep cleaning, you should be sure to spend some time on decluttering options like clearing out your closets, organizing your office, and going through your junk drawer.
Work from The Top Down
When cleaning a room, start at the top and work down. This means that any dust and debris that you disturb will get pushed downwards and means you won’t have to dust again once you’ve finished. Use the extension hose on your vacuum to better reach any dust or cobwebs on your ceiling or things like fans, then work your way down the wall. Next, dust the furniture and other items before you vacuum the floors. This system makes the cleaning go much faster.
Go Green with The Cleaning Materials
If you want to get your house properly clean but are also concerned about exposing yourself and your family to the chemicals and toxins found in cleaning products. Green cleaning products are just as effective for getting your house clean but are much gentler to you and to the environment.
A steam cleaner is a brilliant green cleaning tool. You can use a steam cleaner to clean just about everything, including tiles, hard floors, kitchen appliances, bathrooms, microwaves, and even outdoor areas. A steam cleaner only uses hot water vapor to do its cleaning, which means it is an entirely natural and chemical-free way of cleaning.
If you don’t have access to a steam cleaner, there are other options for cleaning without chemicals, such as using white distilled vinegar, baking soda. These ingredients are all cheap, non-toxic, and clean effectively.
Green cleaning can also be great for allergy sufferers who struggle with the fumes from standard cleaning products. They’re also a great, and much safer, pick if you have pets with sensitive respiratory systems, like rodents.