The birds are chirpping and flowers are blooming…Spring time is here! And that means Spring cleaning time is here as well. We’ve put together a list of deep cleaning tips for those of you who are looking for a useful way to spend your time during social distancing or simply for anyone who wants to form a deeper connection with their homes. There’s no better time to do it than now! As you go through each room in your home, begin with these deep cleaning tips to streamline your cleaning process.
1. Declutter Before Deep Cleaning
Find a new place for or get rid of any visible clutter that does not belong in every room. A good way to think of clutter is anything that you’re keeping that does not ADD VALUE to your life. Decluttering is all about making room in your home for the things that truly matter. You can save the stuff that needs fixing or cleaning in a box for later, to help simplify your deep cleaning checklist. Clearing clutter makes deep cleaning easier and seeing those tidy surfaces will boost your motivation to keep going. If you would like to hire help to declutter your home Top Dog cleaning offer various cleaning services.
2. Work top-down
Tackle large and hard-to-reach surfaces in this order: ceiling, ceiling trim, ceiling light fixtures, walls, the rest of the trim, and baseboards.Start up high and work your way down. This will keep the dirt and grime from above getting all over surfaces that you’ve already cleaned. Terra20 offers a range of eco-friendly cleaning products to help with your deep cleaning, check them out here.
3. Deep Clean Windows
Depending on your style of home, you may not be able to access every part of your home’s windows. Cover as much ground as you can. Before you get started, don’t forget to sweep dirt from the window frame with a brush or vacuum it up. Use an eco-friendly glass cleaner, or a mix of equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Take a pass with your cleaner and a rag, then use a microfiber cloth or a squeegee to get the glass dry and keep it streak and lint-free.
Dusting furniture is a much easier job if there is less dust to get rid of. Reduce the presence of dust in your home by cleaning your air ducts every year or so. Wipe all hard surfaces (wood furniture, shelves, built-ins, etc.) using furniture cleaner and polish with a cloth or use this resuable cleaning cloth that doesn’t require you to purchase spray cleaners, cleaning chemicals, polishes, abrasive cleaners or paper towels. It is worth keeping in mind that your vacuum cleaner will work much more effectively if you change the bags and filters regularly.
To do this right, you’ll have to move all the furniture, even larger pieces like beds and sofas. If you have a hard floor, clean it with a microfiber mop and a hard wood floor cleaner. If you have carpet, you might want to consider hiring a professional-grade cleaner. Follow these guidelines for the right cleanser, the best tools, and the ideal technique for your specific type of flooring. With the foundation of every room sparkling, your entire home will look incredibly clean.