Cleaning can be strenuous if you go at it the wrong way. Take time to plan the exercise and map out the various tasks you wish to perform during the exercise. Home cleaning varies from household to household with some concentrating more on the interior than the exterior. To get it right you can choose to hire a professional cleaning firm to help you with the cleaning exercise. Getting your plan ready involves coming up with a House Cleaning Checklist to help with navigating the process smoothly.
A checklist is just one of the factors that you need to get the work done. There are other home cleaning tricks that you can employ to get the work done effectively and in the shortest time possible. These include, organizing and doing your laundry before cleaning, taking out the trash and many others.
Here are a few things you may want to consider on your House Cleaning Checklist.
General Home Cleaning
Start by picking up clutter and other dirty objects that are strewn all over the home. General cleaning precedes deep cleaning, it’s the best way to get rid of clothes that were lying all over or the newspapers and magazines that are not being used. Pick up the toys and other materials and arrange them in their respective storage spaces. You can also decide to get rid of some of the old clothes and shoes that you are no longer using by either donating or organizing a yard sale.
With the clutter out of the way you can begin dusting and vacuuming the house from top to bottom. This helps to reduce allergens and improve air quality in the home. This is the best chance for you to remove the cobwebs building up in the corners of the house. Remember to wipe clean the light fixtures, fans, picture frames etc. Use this chance to wax and polish some of the wooden furniture and finish in the house.
Start by cleaning and disinfecting every surface in the kitchen including the cabinets. Do not forget to clean the faces of kitchen appliances such as the refrigerator, oven and microwave.
Next step is cleaning the insides of kitchen appliances starting with the oven. Deep clean the oven inside to remove the accumulated, dirt, food particles and grease. Remember to clean behind the oven as well. When done with the oven you can move to the stove tops and clean out the stuck food particle, dirt and grease. After that remove the grates and wash thoroughly. Switch off the refrigerator and remove all the old food. Clean and disinfect the shelves and drawers before rearranging the food stuff inside the refrigerator.
When you are done with the appliances, move to the utensils. Wipe the utensils and wash the dirt ones before arranging them in their respective drawers and cabinets. Clean scrub both the inside and outside of the kitchen sink thoroughly and even remove the sink filter for cleaning. After that you can thoroughly clean the kitchen floor using a cleaning solution of your choice.
This is the second dirtiest place in the house after the kitchen. Start by cleaning and disinfecting every surface. Wash all the bathroom linen and towels. Use warm water and a disinfectant to thoroughly scrub the bath, toilet and shower head. Whiten the bathroom tiles and grout. Wipe the cabinet fronts and the vanity countertops. Use a glass cleaner to clean the bathroom mirror. Do not forget to empty the bathroom wastebasket if you did not during your general cleaning. Throw out all the empty beauty products and rearrange the medicine in the medicine cabinet. You also need to arrange the bathroom towels.
Most of the cleaning done in the bedroom is taken care of during the general cleaning. Nevertheless, bedroom cleaning usually involves washing the clothing and beddings like the bed sheets, duvet, and pillow casings. You can either fluff your pillow or replace it especially if you have used it for more than two years. Arrange your closet and drawers and shoe shelf. Make your bed by spreading fresh beddings and straightening the bed. Take time to sort and organize some of your belongings such as socks, blazers and under garments in their specific drawers.
This is a communal living space that most of the family spends a good portion of their time in. The living room is also usually covered during the general cleaning. However to get the job done you can start by removing all the clutter, dusting the chairs and sofa. Make sure you move the furniture to sweep and vacuum under them.
Move to the windows and use an appropriate clean solution for the window panes carefully wiping down the window frames. Use a special tech spray and cleaning solution to wipe off the dust and fingerprints on your television and computer screens. A blower can come in handy removing the dirt inside the television.