A deep professional cleaning can do wonders for your home. It can brighten your space, help you downsize, and will allow you to open up your home to friends and family. However, if you’ve never been a professional cleaner, you may not know how to get that perfect shine. Here are our tips to help you get started.
Stock Up On The Right Tools And Supplies
Having the right cleaning tools and supplies can go a long way in getting your home to sparkle. Here is what you should have in your cleaning closet:
- Cleaners including glass cleaner, bathroom cleaner, floor cleaner, all purpose cleaner, furniture polish, and granite and stainless steel cleaner if they apply
- Brushes including a grout brush, a toothbrush, and a scrub brush
- Cleaning cloths including terry cloths, microfiber cloths, scrub pads, and paper towels
- Cleaning tools like a dust mop, a duster, broom and dustpan, a mop, a vacuum, a spot cleaner, and a magic eraser
Two other items we always recommend are a caddy to hold your cleaning supplies and a step ladder to reach those hard to reach places.
Clean Your Home From Top To Bottom
Once you’ve gathered your tools, it’s a good idea to clean from top to bottom, both from the top floor to the basement and the ceiling to the floor. Go room by room and follow the checklist:
- Clean all ceiling light and fans, dust the cobwebs out of the corners, and any vents
- Wipe down the walls and along the baseboards
- Clean the windows, window frames, and window sills
- Wipe down your doors, pay special attention to the doorknob and the side panel people touch
- Put away and store any loose items like clothing, papers, or other clutter
- Dust all the furniture and wipe down with furniture polish
- Vacuum, sweep, and mop the floors--make sure to get behind and underneath all of your furniture
These cleaning tips will work for almost any room in your house, except the bathroom and the kitchen.
Tackling The Toughest Rooms
The kitchen and bathroom and are the toughest rooms to clean because the grime builds up. Follow the above checklist but in the bathroom make sure to:
- Clean The Toilet: Let the cleaning solution soak in the toilet, then clean the bowl, the sides, and the pedestal. When deep cleaning, it’s also a good idea to check the wax ring, float, and other parts of the toilet to make sure they are in good working order. You may also consider putting a cleaning tablet in the toilet tank so it stays clean.
- Scrub The Sink: For the bathroom sink, make sure to scrub down all the sides and clean and polish the fixture. It’s a good idea to snake the drain so you don’t get any clogs.
- Clean The Bathtub And Shower: Make sure to let your cleaner soak for a good amount of time to loosen any mold, mildew, or hard water build up. Make sure to also soak the shower head and tub spout. Also, like the sink, you should snake the drain to prevent clogs.
- Tackle The Tiles: For tile work, make sure to first clean the face of the tile. Then scrub the grout with a grout brush. If the grout is really dingy, mix some baking soda and water together into a paste, apply, and then leave overnight.
For the kitchen, you’ll want to make sure:
- Wipe down all the cabinets, including the top where the oil and dust can build up.
- Clean all the appliances inside and out. Empty out the fridge and wipe down the sides. Run the dishwasher on empty with some cleaning solution. Clean the inside of the oven and microwave. Scrub your cooktop. It’s also a good idea to pull these out and clean behind and underneath them.
- Clean the backsplash, wipe down the countertops, and sink
Once you get these down, you are done.
If you are doing a deep clean of your home, consider hiring a professional floor cleaner. A homeowner can do a decent job getting their floors cleaned, but a professional can not only clean your floors but make them like new again. To learn more, call Cleanerus to set up an appointment right away.