Tips On How To Clean Your Home

Want to know some of the tips and tricks on cleaning your home? With the busy schedule that has become the norm, prioritizing house cleaning can be a daunting task. Like it or not, the floors have to be cleaned, beds have to be made, and the bathroom, kitchen, and kitchen equipment all need to be bright and shiny.

However, like every other task that you choose to carry out, cleaning can also be a thrilling experience. You can view the task as a means of exercising the body. Also, cleaning your own house will give you a renewed sense of happiness as you are able to tackle the stubborn stains and clean the house according to your own standards. 

Here are a few tips on how to keep your house absolutely cleaning

• Make a list of tasks 

Cleaning requires time and a plan. Therefore, it is advisable that you make a list of all the work you intend to achieve for the day. This list will help to ensure that you do not leave any surface or work undone. For example, if you intend to replace the entry mat, then include it on the list. 

• Start from the top

Regardless of where you start, it is advisable that you start cleaning the room from the top down so that dirt from higher surfaces can mix with dirt on the lower surfaces that have not yet been cleaned. Therefore, when dusting ceiling fans, shelves, and furniture, remember to start from the top to the bottom. 

Bathroom cleaning
Bathroom cleaning

• Cleaning the Toilet

Put on your gloves. Flush the toilet. Apply toilet cleaner at the edges of the bowl including under the rim. Using your toilet brush, scrub the toilet clean. Flush the toilet. Use a disinfectant spray and sponge to clean the seat, lid, and the rest of the toilet. You can also decide to wipe the whole surface with a clean cloth 

• Cleaning the Bathroom 

Remove all products from the bathroom before starting. Open the windows for aeration. Scrub the floor and the bathtub using vinegar or a bathroom cleaner. Rinse surface. When dealing with an unclogged drain, you can use a special mixture of baking soda and vinegar to unclog the drain.

Purchase a multipurpose cleaner to clean the tiles. However, remember to avoid any product that is too acidic as it may ruin the tiles. Wipe the faucets, mirror, and frame. Wash the windows and the window sills. Use a damp cloth with a non-ammoniated all-purpose cleaner. Rinse the solution with a damp cloth and dry immediately with a dry cloth.

You can also scrub the bathroom floor with disinfectant. Remove empty boxes from the bathroom cabinet. 

• Cleaning the Kitchen 

Kitchen cleaning
Kitchen cleaning

Open the windows for aeration. Clean the windows. Remove items from each drawer, clean the drawer, and return the items. Clean the cutting boards and other kitchen equipment such as the knives. Remember to disinfect the cutting board. 

You can clean the oven using a damp cloth of baking powder, white vinegar, and water. Clean and organize the fridge. This will entail removing all foodstuffs and products from the fridge. Defrost the freezer; soak fridge drawers and shelves in a mixture of warm water and dishwashing soap. In case of any stubborn stains, use baking soda.

Check the expiration date of the food products. Clean under the fridge and wipe the coils behind the fridge. Clean the toaster with a damp cloth. Wipe the counter and all other counter appliances. Wash the door, including the doorknob. Wipe the walls and remove stubborn stains. Wash the floor.

• Dining Room 

Open the windows. Wash the curtains. Wipe the table and chairs. Polish table. Dust the paintings, vase, or any displayed objects in the room. Wash the windows. Clean the floor.

• Bedroom 

Bedroom cleaning
Bedroom cleaning

Open the windows. Dust surfaces, including the dressing table, lampshade, and other furniture. Clean the bed surface and rims. Return the bed back to its original place. You can aerate the mattress through sprinkling baking soda. Leave the baking soda on the mattress for about 5-7 minutes and vacuum it up.

You can flip the mattress if you prefer. Remove items from drawers and closets. Clean the drawers and return the items back neatly. Move the bed and clean it under the bed. Remove the bedsheets and curtains. Launder the bedsheets and curtains. Wash the windows. Clean the door and doorknob. Wash the floor.

• Main Room/Living Room

Open the windows. Dust the sofas, table, paintings, and any other surface. You can remove stains from the sofas with a bit of cool water and soap. Clean the lamps and lampshades. Wash the winds, including the rills. Dust the TV and other electronics.

Dust the bookshelf and sort out books as well as magazines. If you have children, clean their toys with warm soapy water. You can launder the stuffed toy. Wash the door and the doorknob. Clean the floor. Vacuum the carpet. 

• Stairwells 

Cleaning the stairs
Cleaning the stairs

Wipe the handrail with a damp cloth. Sweep/vacuum the stairs. Dust art, pictures, and light fixtures. 

• Laundry Room 

Open the windows. Clean the windows.  Wash the laundry skin, faucets, and clean the drain. Wash the cabinets and clean inside the cabinet doors. Clean the washer and dryer. Clean the lint trap with soap and water.  Wash the door and doorknob. Wash the vent covers and floor registers. Clean the switch plates. 

• Outside the house 

Sweep the porch. Wash the door. Replace the welcome mat. Clean the thresholds. Clean the gutter. Power washes the driveway. Stubborn Stains. Remove stubborn stains from the window by scrubbing lightly using a brush, towel, or a sponge. You can remove carpet stains by gently blotting the stain with a dry, white cloth. Also, you can consider using a mixture of white vinegar, dishwashing soap, and some water in a spray bottle. 

Remember to clean extra spaces such as the study room, office room or utility closets. To avoid too much last minute chores, you can consider doing some minor cleaning on a weekly basis. Enjoy your clean home. With the information provided about absolute cleaning, you will be able to ensure that every part of your home is neat and tidy.

Bathroom cleaning infographic
Bathroom cleaning infographic
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