It’s that time of year again where the weather is starting to warm up and we all start thinking about getting our homes ready for spring. A deep cleaning is a great way to do this!
A deep cleaning includes everything from scrubbing the floors to wiping down the ceiling fans. It can be a lot of work, but it’s definitely worth it in the end.
This blog post will provide you with a comprehensive checklist of what needs to be done during a deep clean of your home.
Cases For the Deep House Cleaning
We all know the feeling. You wake up on a Saturday morning, bleary eyed and exhausted from a long work week. You drag yourself out of bed, shuffle to the living room, and plop down on the couch with a cup of coffee. And that’s when you see it.
The telltale signs of your domestic neglect staring back at you in the form of dust bunnies, dirty dishes, and a general sense of grime. Your first instinct is to ignore it, but you know that won’t make the problem go away.
No, what you need is a deep house cleaning. But when is the right time to embark on such a daunting task? Here are a few surefire signs that it’s time for some serious scrubbing.
1. When your significant other starts sleeping on the couch…and they’re not planning on moving back any time soon.
2. When your friends start making comments about how they’re scared to sit on your furniture lest they contract some disease.
3. When even your dog starts giving you side-eye as he walks through your front door into a sea of filth.
4. When you can no longer see the floor of your closet because of all the clothes and shoes you’ve stuff in there (we’ve all been there).
5. When guests come over, you have to offer them a seat ON THE BED because there are no chairs left that aren’t covered in clothes, books, laundry, or anything else.
6. When people start referring to your home as “hoarder central” and you’re pretty sure they’re not exaggerating.
7. When even YOU are embarrassed to invite people over because of how bad things have gotten.
8. When you start finding food in places where food should never be (we’re looking at you, under the couch cushions).
9. When every horizontal surface in your home is covered in dust, we’re not just talking about surfaces like tables and chairs here. We’re talking about lampshades, doorknobs, picture frames, etc. If it’s dusty, it’s got a layer of grime on it in your house.
10. Even thinking about cleaning makes you want to curl up in a ball and cry because it’s just too overwhelming.
House Deep Cleaning Checklist: What Is Included In Deep Cleaning?
when deep cleaning your living room, move all the furniture out of the way first. This will give you better access to all the areas that need to be cleaned and prevent you from damaging your furniture.
And here are more to pay attention to:
- Vacuum carpets and rugs.
- Spot clean any stained carpets or rugs.
- Mop hardwood floors or steam clean carpets as needed.
- Wipe down baseboards, window sills and other hard surfaces.
- Dust light fixtures and ceiling fans.
- Empty all waste baskets and vacuum all upholstered furniture, including under the cushions.
- Clean windows, mirrors and other glass surfaces.
- Dust all surfaces, including ceiling fans, light fixtures, and blinds.
- Donate or discard any unwanted items.
- Strip the bed and wash all linens. This includes the sheets, pillowcases, duvet cover, and any other bedding.
- Vacuum the mattress and box spring. Be sure to get in all the crevices and corners.
- Dust all surfaces, including the room’s headboard, nightstands, dresser, and other furniture.
- Wipe down all hard surfaces, such as mirrors, windows, lamps, etc.
- Vacuum the floors, being sure to move all furniture so that you can reach every corner.
- Clean under the bed and any other areas where dust or dirt may have accumulated.
- Empty all trash cans and replace the liners.
- Organize your closet, getting rid of anything you no longer wear or need.
- Donate any clothing or other items you no longer use but are still in good condition.
- Put away any out-of-season clothing or other items that are taking up space in your bedroom but that you don’t need on a daily basis.
- Empty all the cabinets and drawers and clean them thoroughly.
- Clean the stove top, oven, and range hood.
- Clean the inside of the fridge and freezer.
- Clean all the countertops, backsplashes, and appliances.
- Wipe down all the walls, doors, and light fixtures.
- Sweep and mop the floors.
- Dust all surfaces, including ceiling fans and light fixtures.
- Vacuum all upholstered furniture, including couches, chairs, and mattresses.
- Wash all curtains, blinds, and windowsills.
- Empty all wastebaskets and trash cans and wash them out.
- Declutter surfaces such as countertops, tabletops, and shelves
- Clean the toilet bowl.
- Clean the toilet seat.
- Clean the bathroom mirror.
- Wipe down the sink.
- Clean the faucets.
- Wipe down the countertops.
- Scrub the bathtub or shower.
- Clean the tile grout and caulk lines.
- Dust all surfaces, including light fixtures and vent covers.
- Vacuum the floor, paying special attention to any cracks or crevices where dirt or dust might accumulate.
- Mop the floor with a disinfectant solution.
- Empty all wastebaskets and dispose of trash properly.
- Restock any necessary items, such as toilet paper, hand soap, and towels
- Empty all toy bins and sort through the toys.
- Discard any broken or no longer used toys and donate what is still in good condition.
- Dust all surfaces, including shelves, furniture, picture frames, and light fixtures.
- Vacuum the floors and upholstered furniture. Be sure to move any furniture so that you can reach all the dust bunnies hiding underneath.
- Wipe down any hard surfaces such as windowsills, baseboards, tables, etc.
- Garage: Sweep floors and wipe down any surfaces that have accumulated dirt over time.
- Attic: Vacuum up cobwebs and dust off any surfaces.
- Basement: Dehumidify the air if necessary; vacuum carpets and mop floors as needed.
Getting your home spring-ready can seem daunting, but with our deep cleaning checklist, you can make sure everything is spick and span in no time. Don’t forget to take some “me” time when you are finished! A clean home will be much more enjoyable when the hard work is over. Good luck and happy cleaning!