5 Steps to Follow for a Serious Deep Clean in Your Home

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Even as an avid cleaner, it can be difficult to stay on top of every room in your home.

Clutter can quickly build up and dust can accumulate within days if you’re not careful. Before you know it, you need to spend a full day cleaning and tidying to return your home to a clutter-free state!

Every home needs a deep clean at least once a year. For those with pets and children, deep cleaning every few months may be necessary.

What is Deep Cleaning and Why is it Important?

Deep cleaning refers to the process of getting rid of the dust, dirt, and grime from every corner and crevice of your home. It’s a much more thorough process than standard everyday cleaning and because of this, it can be tiring and time-consuming.

Despite being a lengthy process, giving your home a deep clean every so often makes it easier to keep your living space spacious and hygienic. Deep cleaning helps to keep your house free of dust, mold, and allergens, which can minimize allergic responses and respiratory issues in those with pre-existing medical conditions.

How to Give Your Home a Serious Deep Clean

In order for your deep cleaning to be successful, you need to follow an organized and structured process. This ensures you don’t miss the areas of your home that are often overlooked when you’re cleaning, so you get the best results.

Follow these five key steps for a serious deep clean in your home.

1. Declutter

Before you can even begin to think about gathering your cleaning supplies, you need to get rid of the clutter in your home. This means tidying away all of the knick-knacks that you have left on the floor or on your tables and countertops.

You don’t necessarily need to get rid of any of your belongings (although this is the perfect time to do so). Simply pack things away into cupboards, drawers, or storage boxes so they aren’t in the way when you’re trying to clean.

If you decide to get rid of a few things that you no longer need or want, consider giving them away to friends or family, or to a local charity.

2. Get rid of the laundry pile

Next, it’s time to tackle the laundry pile. If you’ve left the laundry to accumulate for a few weeks, you’ll need to get it done before you can clean your home.

Use fresh-smelling detergent while you’re washing and don’t forget to split your blacks, whites, and colors to avoid staining your belongings.

After running your laundry through the wash, throw them in the tumble dryer so you can tidy them away within the hour. Use scented dryer balls so that your items come out smelling great.

3. Tackle the dust

Once your home is free of clutter, you can see built-up dust more clearly and this will make the dusting process much easier. Use a microfiber towel to sweep away the dust from the surfaces in your house.

Don’t forget to wipe the top of your cabinets, kitchen cupboards, refrigerator (if necessary), sideboards, tables, shelves, and window sills. Try and go through each room systematically so you don’t miss any surfaces.

You’ll also need to dust your photo frames and ornaments if you have lots of them around your home. They are often the quickest things in the home to accumulate dust!

4. Vacuum and mop the floors

Now it’s time to tackle the floors in your home. If you’ve got carpets, you’ll need to use a powerful vacuum to suction all of the dust, dirt, allergens, and hairs. You can then sprinkle some carpet cleaner or freshener onto your floors to make them smell great.

For vinyl, wooden, or tiled flooring, a mop and bucket might be better to thoroughly clean the surfaces. Fill the bucket with warm water and add a couple of drops of washing-up liquid. Use this to clean every inch of your flooring to make it look sparkling new.

5. Clean your windows

You will have already gone over your window sills with a duster but you’ll want to clean the windows themselves with some cleaning spray. Use some window cleaning spray and a soft microfiber cloth that won’t leave streaks on your windows.

To clean the outside of your windows, you might need to use a ladder or hire a professional cleaner to reach your taller windows.

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