Cleaning a home can be very hard at times. That’s because most people don’t know where to start. So I’ve written this article to help out those who are having issues cleaning their home and want a proper guide. Start by doing the following.
START BY DECLUTTERING
The best way to start when cleaning your entire home is by decluttering. You can choose to declutter and clean one room at a time or choose to declutter the whole house then clean the rooms after. When decluttering you have to organize things first. Let’s say you are in your bedroom, try to organize a lot of things. Put back things where they belong and that will help you to realize which items are useful. When decluttering your bedroom remember to organize the closet as well. If you want to learn more about organizing a closet you can check this out. If you know you are not going to use something ever again try to get rid of it. Sometimes we might think that some things we have are useful but honestly, they aren’t.
AFTER DECLUTTERING YOU SHOULD FOCUS ON CLEANING THE ROOMS
Hooray, you decluttered your whole house, but know we have to focus on the cleaning part. Don’t worry I will guide you through this. One of the best ways to clean a messy house is to start with the room that’s usually the easiest to clean and end with the hardest one. Usually its the following order for me:
Your bedrooms are probably the easiest area to clean in your entire house. That’s because they are usually not as big as the living room. This makes it way easier to clean. Another reason why they are the easiest room to clean is because they aren’t a lot of people in most bedrooms.
Here is the best way to clean your bedrooms. Start by dusting. Dust off areas such as the dressers, bedside table, wall corners, the closet, and also curtains. Next, you need to organize your dresser and your bedside table. After doing that you need to use a vacuum and clean the carpet. If you have a wood floor try sweeping it then get a clean damp cloth and pour about 2-3 cups of murphy’s oil soap on the floor(wooden floor) then use the cloth to wipe the floor. using murphy’s oil soap on any wooden surfaces will not only clean it but it will make it look shiny as well.
The living room is way more easier to clean than you might think. Sure it usually has a lot of people in it but to clean it isn’t going to take along time.
The first thing you need to do is dust off certain surfaces. Make sure to dust the surface of certain things like the TV, table, sofa, walls, theater, and anything else that has a lot of dust on it. Then after that make sure to vacuum the floor. Also be sure to organize minor stuff like the cushions on the sofa, the living room table, and the Tv stand(if you have one). Then afterward make sure to use an air fresher for the final touch.
The kitchen is a bit harder to clean but just do the following. Be sure to clean all the dishes, clear the drainer, clean the kitchen cabinets with a damp cloth and some dish soap. Use the same cloth to clean the top of the stove, and the refrigerator door. Don’t forget to clean the kitchen countertops. To clean the kitchen countertop properly you need to pour 1 cup of disinfectant on the countertops, then use the cloth to wipe. This will also make your kitchen smell better.
Now it’s time to focus on the floors. First, you need to vacuum or sweep the floor. If you have a Swiffer wet jet this will be easy because all you have to do is spray and mop. But if you have a regular mop just make sure it’s damp. Pour 2-3 cups of disinfectant on the floor(only do this if it’s a tile floor). Now use the mop to wipe the floor.
One of the worst part of cleaning any bathroom is that there are lots of hair on the ground and in the shower. It’s best to start by spraying the shower with this mixture. Be sure not to use too much vinegar in the mixture. Spray the mixture all over the shower, next thing to do is spray the same mixture inside and on your toilet. Make sure not to wipe away the soap residue let it sit on the toilet and inside the shower. The next place you should clean is the face basin. To clean the face basin properly you need to squeeze 3-4 drops of dish soap on a damp wet cloth. Now use that cloth to wipe the face basin. After doing that rinse the face basin with water, then dry it with a dry cloth.
Now, let’s focus on the mirror. You can either use glass cleaner or rubbing alcohol. If you are using glass cleaner all you need to do is spray the glass cleaner all over the mirror and then use a piece of paper towel to clean the mirror. If you don’t have any glass cleaner but a bottle of rubbing alcohol instead; you can still use it. Just place a spray nozzle on the rubbing alcohol bottle and spray it on the mirror. Now use a microfibre cloth or paper towel to wipe the mirror.
Remember to rinse inside the shower and wipe away the soap residue from the toilet.
Next thing is to clean the floor. The bathroom floor is usually not that hard to clean but it can still get pretty messy. All you need to do is sweep up all the dust and hair into a scoop and dump it.
Cleaning the attic is not an easy task. This is mostly because there is a lot of stuff stored in it and also it has a lot of built-up dust.
First, you need to get rid of the things you don’t need. Trust me you probably won’t use some of that stuff again. After decluttering you need to dust off the walls. After dusting you need to vacuum or sweep the attic floor.
After cleaning all of these areas your house will be looking cleaner than ever. Also just reminding you to get rid of most of the things you know you are not going to need as this will make your house look less cluttered.