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How to Deep Clean Your Entire Home

It’s finally spring, and you know what that means: spring cleaning! Spring cleaning is more than just vacuuming, dusting, and picking up. After a long winter, it’s time to deep clean your house. 

We’re talking windows, baseboards, the tops of your cabinets, and everything in between.

Sound overwhelming? We’ve got you covered. Read on for our deep cleaning checklist to help you get it all done without exhausting yourself. 

Declutter First 

You can’t clean and disinfect surfaces if there is stuff all over them. Not only that, but decluttering will help clear your mind as well.

Take a box, laundry basket, or another large container and walk through your house. Put every item that doesn’t belong, needs to be donated or thrown away, or needs to be put away in another spot inside. You can deal with that now or later, but at least you’ll have a cleared surface to start cleaning. 

Go Room to Room

Each room has different needs. The kitchen and bathroom will likely require the most effort and the most cleaning tools and supplies. Get a cleaning checklist for each room to make sure you hit all the likely-to-miss spots and know exactly how to clean the different surfaces in that room. 

Don’t try to clean multiple rooms at the same time. Choose one to start with and finish it before you move on to your next room. This prevents you from having a half-cleaned house that’s inevitable when you try to do too much at once.

Take It Slow 

Do not try to deep clean your entire house in one day (or even one weekend, for that matter). Take things slowly so you don’t overwhelm or exhaust yourself and quit. Set up a schedule for a few days or weeks, depending on how much time you have, and work room to room.

Move Left to Right, Top to Bottom 

Once you’re cleaning, you want to move left to right, top to bottom. This applies in all rooms, from your kitchen to your master bedroom. When you move left to right, you ensure that you clean the entire space. When you go from top to bottom, you ensure that any dust, hair, or dirt that falls isn’t falling onto an already cleaned surface.

Put a Regular Cleaning System in Place 

The easiest way to make sure that deep cleaning isn’t a massive task is to clean regularly in between. When you take steps to keep your home clean on a weekly basis, your deep cleans won’t be that bad and you might find that your home is more livable, as the air quality and cleanliness have improved.

Regular cleans typically are much quicker than large, deep cleans and require less time and effort on your part.

Get Your Deep Clean On 

Look around your house. If you’re like most people, your home could stand to have a deep clean. Clean homes help our physical health, by removing dust, allergens, and germs, but they also benefit our mental health as well. 

One of the best ways to keep your home clean and free of allergens is regular carpet cleaning. Fay’s Affordable Carpet Cleaning is just what you need to get all of your carpeting deep cleaned. Contact us today to book a cleaning or request an estimate.

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