Deep cleaning your house, 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 normal cleaning around the house! If you break it up over the course of a week you can be done deep cleaning your home in just 7 days!! (I have included links to some great products that I have bought on my own to make my life easier. You can buy them too through my online sales links.) Sounds easy right? While doing each of these days be sure to take care of any clutter that you may find as you go.
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 huge time-saving tool, this thing is so easy even my kids can use it, plus it works great on wooden blinds! You can have one shipped to your house for under $10 in 2 days with Amazon Prime, if you don’t have Amazon prime you are missing out on a huge money and time saver, I would be lost without mine!! (Plus see more tips here about cleaning your windows -> here)
Day 2– Fans and light fixtures- While you probably use a feather duster to clean these items, you are going to 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 really bad. Again technology is on our side, if you are like this short girl I love any product that helps to avoid the ladder but still get the job done.
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 glass cleaner, clean your mirrors then wipe down the headboards and bedposts. Be sure to check up in the corners of your rooms to look for cobwebs as well as any air vents. Be sure as you cleaning that you are decluttering as you go, using a multi-surface wipe is a great way to get multiple surfaces clean with one product!
Day 4– Bathrooms- Bathrooms need some extra cleaning especially with all the germs they are exposed to on a daily basis! If you have a shower caddy in your bathtub, take it out and clean it really well, and be sure to rotate out products. Use a bathroom cleaner and old toothbrush to clean the showerhead. Remove everything from the sink area and countertops and clean with a bathroom cleaner. Pour some bleach in the toilet and let it set for 15 minutes before cleaning. Plus be sure to take this time to rotate any bath stock and clean out the makeup supply if needed. I also make a list of what we are low on to watch for deals to stock up on as well! Plus take the time to go through your linens and wipe out the underneath of your cabinets as well as reorganizing them! (check out my tips for decluttering your bathroom -> here)
Day 5– Kitchen- The kitchen is another room in the home that gets dirty and fast. Start with the fridge, take everything out of it, remove the shelves and drawers and clean them. Then 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 with a kitchen cleaner. (Also be sure to see Deep Clean Your Kitchen in 1 Day Post -> HERE) I also tend to use a cleaner with 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. Use hot water and cleaner to mop the floors. Wipe down the baseboards and use a sponge to clean the corners and edges of the floor. But if you are like this mom, then 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, I will once a month 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, and for under $25 shipped on Amazon PrimeI am not complaining at all!
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!
Swiffer WetJet Hardwood and Floor Spray Mop Cleaner Starter KitScrubbing Bubbles Max Grease Cleaner KitchenSwiffer 360 Dusters Extender Kit, Extends up to three feetPledge Multi Surface Wipes, Fresh Citrus, 25 Count (Pack of 2)
How often do you deep clean? Do you have any tips?
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