Cleaning an entire house is no easy task, and too often, people get swamped in details, ending up tired, frustrated, and with their home far from being as clean as they desire. There are solutions to every problem, and home cleaning is one of the challenges that everyone needs to learn how to overcome.
Make a round to collect all the trash and stray items
Some people believe that cleaning a house, one room at a time, is a good idea, but it may not work for all homeowners the same. It is best to start by making a round throughout the entire home to gather all the trash that cannot be vacuumed and placed in trash bags.
While you are at it, remember to get all the stray items from the floors. When you start vacuuming, you will pat yourself on the back for this decision.
Simple rules for dusting: top to bottom, left to right
Dust is a problem even in the cleanest homes, and you will need to do something about it, too. Here is how professional home cleaners do: they always start at the top and continue to the bottom, and they dust from left to right. This way, they don’t risk disturbing the dust by just sending it flying into the air the people living in the house are breathing.
Mirrors and windows are next
Following the simple rule of dealing first with everything that is above ground level, you should take care of all the glass surfaces in your home. Besides the obvious, such as mirrors and windows, you should also include here TV and computer screens. Use solutions that are indicated for electronics and not your usual window cleaner for these.
Take care of the upholstery
All the furniture that is covered with fabric in one way or another must be adequately cleaned. Straighten up pillows, collect all the large items lying around, and use a special vacuum extension to clean all the upholstery thoroughly.
Even a dollhouse needs a bit of dusting and cleaning, as well as the rest of the furniture in your kid’s room, the living room, the bedroom, and everywhere else you might find it.
Have a bucket with supplies that can be moved around
Seeing how much you need to go back and forth around the house, it is never a bad idea to have all your supplies ready at hand. Just imagine being a carpenter and having to get up and down the ladder for each nail you need. That would undoubtedly waste your time, and it is the same thing that happens when cleaning.
Simple solutions for tough problems
Some problems require more effort and time if they grow and become difficult to deal with. For instance, the buildup caused by grime and everyday activities in the bathroom is one example. An anti-grime solution that you spray all over the bathtub, and an efficient toilet soap, are among the simple solutions that you can employ so that you don’t have to deal with more complicated problems later on.
Use a disinfectant for all the surfaces
A clean house is one that is free of bacteria, which is why it is recommended to clean all the surfaces with a disinfectant solution. You don’t necessarily have to grab the one from your trusty emergency kit, as there are commercial products you can try. Areas that are touched all the time, such as door handles, light switches, and others, need proper attention, as this is where all the bacteria choose to nestle.
Scrub everything in the bathroom and the kitchen to be sparkly clean
The messiest places in any home are the bathroom and the kitchen, and that is why they must be paid extra attention to. Everything needs to be sparkly clean, and make sure to scrub correctly everything, and not only the large surfaces.
Wipe the floors
Sweep the floors that are not covered by carpets and then wipe them with a damp mop. That will remove all the grime and will leave them looking shiny and clean.
Vacuuming, at last
All the activities described until now will not complete a clean home, without vacuuming it. Leave this for last, as a vacuum will collect the smallest dirt and debris from all the carpets and floors, making the air in your home breathable again.