Have you been feeling stressed and out of sorts lately? Believe it or not, your home might be the cause.
A dirty home can cause anxiety faster than anything else because it causes you to constantly think of your ever-growing to-do list. So, rather than pulling your hair out, snapping at your poor dog, or however you deal with stress, you should take the weekend to deep clean your home.
To help you get started on the task at hand, here are a few steps on how to deep clean a house and put the joy back in your soul.
1. The Kitchen
Your kitchen should be the one place that you should clean every day because it gets dirty quickly. It’s easy to forget it when your busy day after day though. If you can’t get a cleaning service from this page then it may go weeks without a good clean.
When you’re starting the deep cleaning process, the first thing you’re going to tackle is the large appliances. The biggest one in your kitchen just happens to be the refrigerator.
Clear out your fridge while cleaning each shelf as you go. As far as the drawers go, remove them and clean them with warm water and soap. Once the inside is good and clean, you can put everything back and wipe down the outside.
If you have a self-cleaning oven then you have just saved yourself a step because you’ll only have to clean the outside of it. If you don’t have a self-cleaning oven, then you can carefully clean it with Easy Off.
Countertops and Cabinets
Countertops and cabinets can be wiped down with warm water and an all-purpose cleaner for the most part. If you have marble countertops, you’ll have to take special precautions with cleaning those.
The main small appliance that’s going to take a little elbow grease is the microwave. Take out the plate and let it soak in soap and water. While it’s soaking, wipe down the inside of the microwave.
Rinse off the plate and then put it back once it’s dry. Your other small appliances like toasters and toaster ovens gather up quite a bit of crumbs. Get rid of these first and then wipe down the rest of it with a basic surface cleaner.
Your bathroom will most likely need as much TLC as the kitchen did. It collects it’s share of germs anyway. You’ll need plenty of resolve and cleaner to handle it.
Shower and Tub
Take anything out of the shower and grab an old toothbrush. There are a lot of hard to reach places in the shower that only a toothbrush can reach. Use it and a cleaner to wipe down the fixtures, shower head, and tile.
You can use Comet or any other cleaner to take care of the bottom of the tub. All you’ll need to do is wipe it down with a rag and run the water to rinse it.
You’re going to use a similar method that you used for the tub to clean your sink. With the toothbrush still in hand, you’ll clean the fixtures. You can use a cleaner and damp rag to get the inside of the sink.
Squirt toilet bowl cleaner into the toilet and use a brush to spread it around and clean the entire inside of your porcelain throne. Let the cleaner soak for a while before you flush it down. You can take a damp rag and wipe down the outside of the toilet while you wait.
3. Bedrooms/Living Room
The bedrooms and living room are less problem areas. This is because for the most part other than some dust people have the habit of keeping these rooms clean above all else. It’s probably because these are the main rooms where guests are entertained.
You can use a vacuum and its various attachments to get most of the dust off your drapes. That usually won’t get all of the dust though so you’ll have to take them down and throw them in the wash to finish the job.
As far as blinds go, they can usually be wiped down with a damp cloth. Go ahead and clean the windows off with Windex while you’re in the area.
Ceiling fans collect the most dust. Use a step ladder or chair to get up close and personal with the blades of the fan. You can use a feather duster to get rid of the largest clumps of dust but you’ll need to go behind that with a damp rag to get the stubborn dirt.
Use a rag and clean off the light fixtures. While you’re up there, check and see if any of the bulbs need to be changed.
Vacuum up the dust that fell to the floor unless you were smart and put a sheet down. Then you can skip this step.
4. The Floors
Before you can really clean your floors, you have to clear them of any large items. Once you’ve done that, take your vacuum back out and get rid of any small particles of dirt.
You don’t have to use harsh chemicals to mop them. Just warm water and a little bit of cleaner will do. While you’re at it, go ahead and clean your baseboards.
How to Deep Clean a House and Become a Happier You
A messy home leads to nothing but anxiety. You don’t want to have to think of your to-do list every time you walk into a room. Use these tips on how to deep clean a house to ease your troubled mind.
Once you’ve finished cleaning the interior of your home it’s time to tidy up the exterior. Keep reading to see how you can get the exterior of your home looking great!