Spring is just around the corner which means it is time to open the house
back up after months of being shut in and freshen up your home! I found
one of the best ways to do this is by cleaning and every spring I do a DEEP
clean of my house reaching every little nook and cranny. It is a lot of work, but
it is so worth it. Check out my deep cleaning tips and checklists below!
You don’t have to tackle it all in one day.
Deep cleaning your home is a huge undertaking, especially if you take it
as seriously as I do. To avoid burning out I highly suggest you split up your
cleaning duties and perform them over a span of a few days. Deep cleaning
is a marathon not a sprint! You can divide your cleaning by room or by task or
anyway you prefer! I personally like to do my cleaning room by room.
Deep cleaning effectively is all about prep.
It is so important that before you even start cleaning you take time to get
yourself organized. Lists will be your best friend! Write out every area and
what tasks you want to accomplish for that area and be specific!
Or use a checklist like the ones I created below:
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email at firstname.lastname@example.org!)
You will also want to take inventory of all the cleaning supplies you will need and
corral them all together. Nothing is more frustrating and disheartening than to be
in a good cleaning flow and realize you are out of disinfectant spray or you can’t find
your rubber gloves. Using a caddy like this one below can be really helpful in collecting
all your cleaning products and moving them from task to task.
(I got this one at Target.)
Top to Bottom and Left to Right
When you start your deep clean you always want to work from top to bottom and left to
right. Top to bottom ensures no area you have already cleaned gets dirty again
while you are working on a new space and working left to right ensures
that every surface gets touched only once.
Keeping the house clean after the deep clean tips:
Clean the hot spots consistently.
This includes areas that get touched or used multiple times a day such as
doorknobs, toilet, countertops, and the dreaded drop zone.
Make your bed.
It is a small task, but one that really helps make your bedroom look more put together.
And studies show that people who make their bed every morning are
actually happier and more productive as well!
Keep up on laundry
Throw in at least one load everyday (if you need to) to keep it from piling up. Also, before
you sit down to watch TV check and see if you have any clothes that need folding.
Watching a show while folding laundry makes the task a little less boring and makes
it seem like it goes by a little quicker!
Go to bed with a clean kitchen.
Load up the dishwasher and let it run through the night (I actually heard that it is
better to run the dishwasher at night because it is more energy efficient). Hand
wash any dishes that can’t go in the dishwasher, wipe the sink, wipe the counters, and
sweep the floor. Just a few simple tasks, but let me tell you they are game changers!
Leaving a room? Pick up before you leave.
Putting everything back in its place before you leave a room is a great
habit to get into as it keeps your house always looking clean. All it takes is
just a couple of minutes and it will save you so much time
whenever you do any other cleaning.
Another tip is to take something with you when you leave a room. For instance, have
something in the living room that belongs in the office and you are getting up to go to
the bathroom? Take the item that doesn’t belong and drop it off while you are
already up! Saves a trip that way!
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