9 Tips For Deep Cleaning The Entire House
Most of us have a weekly cleaning routine that includes jobs like cleaning the toilets, wiping down counters, vacuuming, and more. However, how often do you give your home a really deep, thorough clean? The following tips will help to ensure you’re doing a clean sweep of your entire home.
1. Under The Fridge
Did you know that there are special vacuum cleaner attachments for reaching under the fridge and other appliances? A whole lot of dust, dirt, and crumbs get trapped under the fridge, so ensure you’re cleaning under there regularly.
2. Under The Bed
We all know about the dust bunnies that collect underneath the bed. Move your bed completely out of the way and vacuum and mop in that area.
3. The Bed Itself
It’s important to remove and wash all bedding, including pillow cases, on a regular basis. Then, sprinkle baking soda all over your mattress. Let it sit for about an hour or two, then vacuum it up. This will not only deodorize the mattress, but will also remove dead skin cells and dust mites, too.
4. The Dryer
Even when you empty out your dryer’s lint screen after every cycle, the dryer hose also gets clogged over time. It’s important to remove the hose (usually found at the back of the dryer) and vacuum it and the back slot of the dryer out from time to time.
5. Hard Water Stains
Scarily enough, pouring some Coca-Cola around the rim of your toilet bowl will help remove hard water stains and discoloration. You might want to think twice about drinking Coke after seeing how effective it is!
6. Air Vents
While you should be changing out air filters regularly, the vents themselves can become filled with dust and other debris. Use a vacuum and a damp sponge to thoroughly clean out the vents.
It’s not just counters you have to worry about disinfecting. Spend some time wiping down remotes, light switches, computer keyboards, and other surfaces throughout your home that your hands are constantly coming in contact with.
We clean our floors regularly, but how often do you clean your baseboards? Start by vacuuming all the baseboards, then wipe them down with a bit of warm, soapy water.
Once in a while, it’s good to completely empty out all of your cupboards. You can vacuum up dust and other residue, then wipe them down with a disinfecting wipe or warm, soapy water. Don’t forget to also wipe down the tops of your cabinets!