Deep cleaning your house is scary sounding isn’t it? If you are like me, every once in a while, you need to do something to freshen your home up more than just your ordinary cleaning around the house! By breaking it up over the course of a week you can be done deep cleaning your home in just 7 days!!
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As with most other things in life having that game plan or a plan of action can make any task easier and less daunting to get done as well! Sometimes coming up with the game plan for the deep cleaning can be an overwhelming thought process too!
Ways for Deep Cleaning Your Home in Just 7 Days:
Day 1– Drapes and blinds- The easiest way to deep clean drapes and blinds is by using the attachments on your vacuum cleaner. However, if they are extra dirty, you will need to take some additional steps to get them clean. You can take the drapes down and wash them. Blinds can be cleaned with a damp cloth or a window blind cleaner is a huge time-saving tool.
Day 2– Fans and light fixtures- While you probably use a feather duster to clean these items, you will have to do a bit more for the deep cleaning process. If your fans and/or light fixtures are up high, you may need a ladder to get up there and wipe with a damp cloth. Take the light fixture off and wash it with soap and water if it’s awful. Again technology is on our side if you are like this short girl, I love the Swiffer Duster!
Day 3– Bedrooms- Many people are shocked when they see all the dust bunnies that collect on the back of dressers. Your vacuum attachments can get these areas cleaned easily. Using a glass cleaner, clean your mirrors, then wipe down the headboards and bedposts. Be sure to check the corners of your rooms to look for cobwebs and any air vents. Be sure as you clean that you are decluttering as you go.
Day 4– Bathrooms need some extra cleaning, especially with all the germs they are exposed to daily! If you have a shower caddy in your bathtub, take it out and clean it well. Also, take the time to out products. Use a bathroom cleaner and an old toothbrush to clean the showerhead. Be sure to remove everything from the sink area and countertops and clean them with a bathroom cleaner.
Day 5– Kitchen- The kitchen is another room in the home that gets dirty and fast. Start with the fridge, remove everything from it, remove the shelves and drawers and clean them. Wash the interior of the fridge with cleaner, sponge, and warm water. Clean the exterior of the fridge, especially the handles.
If you have a self-cleaning oven, this part will be easy. If you don’t have one, use a cleaner and follow the directions. Take the tray out of the microwave and wash with warm, soapy water and clean the inside of the microwave.
Clean all the spots and spills in drawers and cabinets. Then, take everything off the counter and clean it with a kitchen cleaner. I also tend to use a cleaner with a degreaser when doing this, let’s face it that bacon grease can go over where so giving your cabinets a good go over with it can really clean up your kitchen fast!
Day 6- Floors- Use a vacuum to clean under the kitchen furniture and in places that are hard to reach. Next, use hot water and cleaner to mop the floors. Be sure to wipe down the baseboards and use a sponge to clean the corners and edges of the floor. The new mop options out on the market are amazing, I won’t lie I don’t do my floors on my hands and knees. Once in a while, I will do baseboards but otherwise, it’s an easy mop job for this mom! The plus side to this Swiffer Wet Jet is that my girls love to use it and mop for me.
Day 7- Rest- You are done your deep cleaning and deserve a day to rest and relax! Or go shopping to decorate your newly cleaned spaces!
How often do you deep clean? Do you have any tips?