Planning to give your home a deep clean for the next days? We’ve got a list of tips to help you get all areas in your home sparkly clean.
Get started in giving your home a deep clean with below practical yet effective deep cleaning tips:
- Never leave unwashed or unclean dishes out in the open for too long. Wash it or put in the dishwasher as soon as possible to prevent stinky smells and pests from lurking in your kitchen.
- Give your refrigerator a purge. Throw away out-of-date items and spoiled food. Clean spillages as soon as you can.
- After giving your refrigerator a purge, remove the shelves and give them a thorough clean. Once they dry, line them with plastic liners before placing them back. This way, future cleanups will be a breeze.
- Freshen up your sink drain with baking soda, vinegar, and lemon. Pour two cups of vinegar with one cup of baking soda down your drain. After letting the mixture sit for a few minutes, wash it down with boiling water. Then, drop some lemon wedges down your disposal.
- Wipe down and degrease all countertops, appliances, and cabinet surfaces and handles. Clean the tops and insides of your kitchen cabinets as well.
- Freshen up the interior of your microwave by heating a cup of water and chopped-up lemon in a bowl until its window gets steamy. Then, wait for at least 15 minutes before cleaning away the grime.
- Likewise, to remove grime and stains from your oven, use a mixture of baking soda, vinegar, and dish soap. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes on the interior of your oven before wiping it clean with a wet cloth.
- Throw away out-of-date items from your pantry. Then, organize it using labeled containers.
- Sweep, vacuum, and mop your kitchen floor, not leaving areas behind and underneath huge appliances like the fridge.
- Make your faucets clean, shiny, and free from water spots and mineral deposits by soaking them in vinegar. Dampen paper towels with vinegar then wrap them on your faucet. Wait for a few hours or overnight to let the vinegar do its work.
- Remove everything from your bookshelves. Then, wipe the tops and spines of your books and magazines with a magnetic or microfiber cloth.
- Give your desk a good wipe to get rid of dust and grime that accumulated through time.
- Use only appropriate cleaning products in cleaning your electronics and gadgets.
- Throw away items you won’t be needing in the future. Get rid of clutter.
- Clean hard-to-reach areas such as corners, ceiling fans, and top of shelves.
- Throw away old stuff you don’t plan on using in the future. De-clutter.
- Wipe and clean window treatments. If you’re using blinds in your bedroom, use an old sock dipped in equal parts water and vinegar to remove the dust from your window blinds. Wear the sock on your hand and wipe.
- Replace and wash your sheets, beddings, duvets, and pillowcases regularly.
- Sprinkle baking soda on your mattress. Let it sit before vacuuming it off after an hour or so. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil on the baking soda.
- Don’t forget to clean under your bed. Clean behind your headboard as well.
- Wipe off the dust from knickknacks, light switches, and the like using a microfiber cloth.
- Clean the filter of your bedroom’s air conditioning unit. This way, it will blow cleaner air.
- To give your bedroom a thorough clean, move furniture wherever possible for easier sweeping and vacuuming.
- Don’t forget to dust off and remove cobwebs on top of high surfaces like cabinets, etc.
- Remake your bed. And, never leave an unmade bed every single morning.
- Determine what’s in and what’s out. Clear your closet of clothes and accessories you don’t wear anymore and won’t be wearing in the future.
- Thoroughly vacuum your closet floor to get rid of accumulated dust, dirt, and thread strands from clothes.
- Use an all-purpose cleaner to wipe down your closet shelves, doors, and handles.
- Give your bags and accessories a wipe s well.
- Reorganize your closet. Organize the items you are keeping.
- Wipe down all bathroom surfaces – ceiling, floor, and wall. Use a scrubbing brush or cleaning tool to remove mold and mildew on the grouts.
- Take out all items from your bathroom cabinet or shelves to give it a good wipe. Then, throw away any out-of-date products and medication.
- Make your faucets and showerhead clean, shiny, and free from water spots and mineral deposits by soaking it in vinegar. Do the same thing you did with your kitchen faucets.
- Clean or replace shower curtains and bathroom mats.
- Remove limescale from your bathroom mirror by using lemon juice or white vinegar instead of chemical cleaners. Use a microfiber cloth for wiping, and warm water for rinsing.
- Give your toilet a thorough clean. Start by pouring baking soda into the bowl. Let sit for a few minutes before flushing. If there are spots left, use a brush to scrub them away.
- Scrub clean your bathtub.
- Clean your soap dish or holder to remove any slimy soap residue. Then, dab baby oil on the soap dish to keep your soap from sliming up.
- Don’t forget to clean the towel racks and the trash bin as well.
- Make sure to dry all surfaces after giving your bathroom a deep clean. Don’t forget to keep your ventilation fan on as well.
Make the coming days productive with the above deep cleaning tips to enjoy a clean and fresh-smelling home!