Use this tips as you clean each room in your home, it will help you organize and speed up the process. Feel free to download our cleaning check list to be organized before deep cleaning your home.
Find a new place for any visible clutter that does not belong in the room. Save the stuff behind closed doors for another day to help simplify your deep cleaning checklist. Cleaning clutter always makes deep cleaning easier and seeing those tidy surfaces can help boost your motivation to keep going.
Always start with large, hard-to-reach surfaces in this order: ceiling, ceiling trim, ceiling light fixtures (including bulbs), walls, the rest of the trim, and baseboards. The best tool for these surfaces is a clean microfiber mop ($24.99, Amazon) or a duster with a telescoping handle ($16, Bed Bath & Beyond). These cleaning tools are typically thin enough to get behind the sofa without moving it. A bit of water is all you need on the mop. Surfaces closer to the floor tend to build up a lot of dirt and dust, so we suggest to use warm water mixed with a drop of dish soap. In bathrooms, add a splash of white vinegar to the mixture to stop mold from forming. For spots where using a mop is difficult or inconvenient, use a microfiber cloth ($3, Target). Rinse often and wring thoroughly.
Cleaning windows should be fairly simple and the payoff is huge. First, vacuum the sills and tracks. Then spray the window with glass cleaner ($3, Target) from top to bottom. Let the cleaner do its thing for a minute, then squeegee it off. If you wipe in one direction on inside windows and another on outside ones, it will be easier to see and fix streaks.
Save yourself the trouble of taking down blinds or shades. All you really need to do is vacuum them using the brush attachment. And instead of laundering and ironing curtains, just fluff them in the dryer for a few minutes (while you wipe off the rod and rings). Then hang them right back up.
Wipe all remaining hard surfaces (wood furniture, shelves, built-ins, etc.) using furniture cleaner and polish ($6, The Home Depot) and a soft cloth. For an extra-quick clean, put a clean cotton tube sock on your dominant hand to dust surfaces, moving objects out of the way with the other hand. Finally, take a lint roller to the lampshades.
To do this right, you’ll have to move the furniture, even larger pieces like beds and sofas. To make moving heavy pieces easier, place furniture slides ($7, Target) under the legs of big pieces. Then break out your vacuum’s crevice tool to get at the dirt in corners and along baseboards. If you have a hard floor, clean it with a microfiber mop and the appropriate cleaner for the surface. If you have carpet, now is a good time to call us and ask for our carpet cleaning service. (And if you have pets and/or kids, think about investing in your own.)
For more information and interest in deep cleaning feel free to call our experts at My Cleaning Force @ 305-851-2224