The thought of deep cleaning your home can seem like an overwhelming task, especially without a proper plan. Before beginning on your deep clean, breaking down the process into small tasks can make them more manageable. Here are some tips on how you can make deep cleaning a simpler and more enjoyable task for yourself.
Steps to do room-by-room deep cleaning at home
First and foremost, you should make sure that you clear all the visible clutter you can see in each room. Clearing the clutter on the floor, tables, and chairs of each room makes deep-cleaning easier as it will be much easier to wipe down surfaces without objects lying around.
Cleaning the high surfaces first
Make sure that you start with surfaces that are hard to reach first such as the ceiling, light fixtures, ceiling trim, baseboards, and so on. You can use a microfiber mop for cleaning high surfaces as it is one of the best tools for cleaning high surfaces. You can also use dusters that have telescoping handles as they are thin and can get behind sofas without having the need to move them. The best way to mop such surfaces is by using some water. You can use warm water with a drop of dish soap to clean the surfaces that are close to the floor with a microfiber cloth.
Cleaning the windows
Cleaning the windows is a simple task when compared to the other tasks while deep cleaning your space. You can use a glass cleaner to spritz the window and wipe it from top to bottom.
Here is an easy guide to cleaning windows at home.
Removing the dust from hard surfaces
You can now start wiping the dust from the rest of the hard surfaces such as shelves, furniture, and other built-ins using furniture cleaners, a soft cloth, and polish. You can also dust these surfaces quickly by putting a cotton tube on your hand.
Deep cleaning the floors
Start with moving the furniture, beds, and sofas from the space where you are about to clean. Using furniture sliders under the legs of such heavy pieces makes it easier for you to move them safely. Suck the dirt in all the corners of your rooms using a vacuum cleaner. Clean the hard floors using a microfibre mop and cleaner made for use on hard surfaces. It is always a good idea to hire professional service providers in Singapore such as Sendhelper for floor cleaning if you have installed carpet flooring at your house.
Room-by-room cleaning at your home
Make sure that you follow these steps while deep-cleaning your rooms one after the other.
Deep cleaning bedroom
Begin by laundering the pillow covers, shams, bed sheets, and even the down-filled items such as pillows and comforters. Giving an extra spin in the washing machine for them can make the drying faster. Choose to air-dry the synthetic pillows outdoors after washing them, and use the laundromat to wash heavy comforters.
Clean your mattresses by sprinkling some baking soda powder on them and vacuuming the powder after letting it sit on them for about half an hour. You can choose to flip or rotate the mattress as per the instructions given by the manufacturer and repeat the process.
Start by pulling out the clothes you don’t wear often and bag them for donating. Treat your wardrobe to matching hangers. Put in the effort to make your wardrobe look nice while decluttering and deep cleaning your space so that you always try to keep it that way.
Deep cleaning kitchen
Polishing the cabinets
Start with wiping the exposed tops initially, and then cut shelf liners to put inside. Cleaning gets easier the next time as the linings help to collect the dust – all you have to do is replace the linings inside. You can now wipe the front and back sides of the cabinet doors using a suitable wood cleaner. Make sure that you use warm water with some dish soap to clean laminate surfaces.
Cleaning in and around the appliances
Start with defrosting the fridge and then wipe the refrigerator inside-out. You can do the same with a dishwasher and gas stove. You can also clean the surrounding surfaces, walls, and floor if you pull these appliances out of the wall.
Another important thing to do is moving everything off the counters to clean and dry them. Make sure that you only return what is suited for daily use – store the rest in hidden spots.
Doing the deep cleaning part
Wipe down the pantry shelves after taking everything off, and use a crumb catcher while you clean so as to protect the floors. Renting an air compressor to blow the dust, especially from the refrigerator coils, is a good idea.
Deep cleaning bathrooms
Washing the shower curtains
While beginning to deep clean your bathrooms, it is always a better idea to start with shower curtains as they can easily be washed with a gentle cycle in the cold. You can set the dryer on low and let it dry up. Make sure that you wash the shower liners too and hang them for drying or get new ones.
Clean the shower doors
Wipe the bathroom doors using heat distilled white vinegar to remove the soap scum and water spots on them. You can follow the cleaning procedure by scrubbing the doors with baking soda sprinkled on a non-scratch pad.
Decluttering vanity shelves and cabinets
Pull everything out, and remove what doesn’t need to belong in the shelves and cabinets anymore. This makes it easy for you to wipe and clean the cabinets and also to rearrange the items by category. You can also do this to your medicine cabinets as well as any additional cabinetry if any.
Deep cleaning family room
Freshen the furniture
This should involve removing the cushions and vacuuming all the upholstered surfaces including their back.
Dusting under the electronics
Using an ultra-thin dusting wand makes it easy for us to clean the electronic appliances without having the need to unhook and move them.
Dusting the frames
Make sure that you don’t miss out on the framed artworks hung on the walls and kept on the tables and shelves while you deep-clean your home. Avoid direct spraying of cleaning liquid onto the glass of paintings. You can use a damp microfiber cloth to clean the glass, and corners of the frame.