Beyond the Surface – Helpful Tips for Deep Cleaning Your Home

This might not be the answer you want to hear, but the first and most important step to getting a thoroughly clean home is actually to declutter it. Decluttering and organizing go a long way to assist your deep cleaning efforts. After all, you can’t clean a kitchen counter that’s covered in junk, can you? Once all the clutter is cleared, it’s time...
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Home in need of a deep clean? Wondering where to start?

This might not be the answer you want to hear, but the first and most important step to getting a thoroughly clean home is actually to declutter it. Decluttering and organizing go a long way to assist your deep cleaning efforts. After all, you can’t clean a kitchen counter that’s covered in junk, can you?

Once all the clutter is cleared, it’s time to get cleaning. Follow these room-by-room tips to get that sparkling clean home you’re dreaming of. (Bonus if you can involve the kids in a contest of who can cross off the most tasks!)

Deep Cleaning Tips: Room-by-Room

Bathrooms

  • Wipe down cabinets, mirrors, light fixtures, wall decor, and window treatments
  • Wash bath mats and shower curtains in the washing machine
  • Scrub down showers/tubs, sinks, countertops, and toilets
  • Disinfect door knobs and handles

Kitchen

  • Wipe down the tops of cabinets and insides of all cabinets, shelves, and drawers
  • Wash windows and window treatments
  • Clean each major appliance in detail: refrigerator, oven, microwave, and dishwasher
    • Wipe down inside and surface area
    • Vacuum behind and underneath
  • Disinfect sink
  • Wipe down cleared countertops

Bedrooms

  • Dust/wipe down all surfaces
    • Ceiling fans
    • Window, window sills, mirrors
    • Headboards, footboards, bedposts, baseboards
  • Wash all bed linens, including bed skirts, shams, duvet covers, mattress pads, and pillows
  • Flip or rotate mattress
  • Vacuum and/or mop under bed and dressers focusing on baseboards and corners that often get neglected

Common Areas

  • Wipe down light fixtures, window treatments, and ceiling fans
  • Remove all couch and chair cushions and vacuum each one as well as the space underneath
  • Polish wooden furniture
  • Shampoo rugs/carpets
  • Dust all shelves, decor, and electronics

Laundry/ Mud Rooms

  • Wipe down shelves, hooks, countertops
  • Store or discard/sell/donate unused items
  • Wipe down washer and dryer
  • Sanitize your washing machine
  • Vacuum lint trap filter, dryer vent, underneath and behind appliances

Entire Home

  • Clean moldings/baseboards
  • Clean air vents and ducts
  • Wash windows

Outside

  • Pull any weeds that have sprouted in your landscaping, lawn, or garden
  • Spray down all outdoor furniture, decks, porches, swing sets
  • Sweep off patios, decks, and/or outdoor porches
  • Cover up the air conditioner for the winter

Remember, if you have any questions or concerns about deep cleaning on your own, Aprilaire Professionals offer an annual clean and check to ensure that all your home air systems are clean and running properly. Nothing says a clean home quite like clean air.

Sources:
https://www.merrymaids.com/cleaning-tips/tidy-home/how-to-deep-clean-your-house/

https://www.care.com/c/stories/14975/deep-cleaning-house/

https://dengarden.com/cleaning/How-to-Deep-Clean-Your-House-in-7-Days

Source: www.aprilaire.com