You have put the Christmas decorations away. New Year’s has come and gone. Already time is ticking away. Before long, it will be that time of year–spring cleaning.
Most people have heard of a deep spring cleaning, but what is deep cleaning? It is all about deep cleaning your house and getting to the things you manage to avoid the rest of the year.
Deep cleaning can be overwhelming, but thankfully some companies provide deep cleaning services. If you are looking for a little extra help, call Bee Maids. Bee Maids serves Katy, TX and the surrounding areas and will ensure your house is deep cleaned and that you are happy.
What You Need To Deep Clean
When it comes time to get ready for deep cleaning, be sure you have all your supplies prepared at the start. Nothing will kill your momentum more than being on a roll in the middle of cleaning and running out of something essential.
Check your cleaning supplies to be sure you can find all of the following:
- Rags that you don’t care about, such as scrub pads or towels
- At least two buckets so you have one for dirty water and one for clean water
- A trusted degreaser, dish soap, and a spray for disinfecting
- Rubber gloves to protect your hands
- An abrasive pad to scrub with, as well as an old toothbrush
- Spray bottle with a vinegar solution of equal parts water and vinegar
Everyone has their favorite cleaning supplies and brands. If you prefer a green, more natural option, be prepared for a little elbow grease. While natural cleaners are great for the health and safety of your home, they sometimes require extra work. If you are using store-bought cleaners, be sure to read the complete instructions for them to be the most effective.
There are a few tasks that encompass the whole home, while others are more focused on specific rooms. A perfect starting point is to begin with tasks that are not only in one particular room. A general rule of thumb is to start high and end low. So, begin by dusting harder to reach places, as well as windows, lights, and the tops of cupboards.
Next, remove HVAC covers and clean them in the sink with warm water and soap. Thoroughly clean ceiling fans and window sills to remove built-up grime and cobwebs. Scrub your doors to clean them of smudges and fingerprints. Spray your blinds with the vinegar solution and wipe them down.
Spring cleaning is a great time to take your garbage and recycling cans outside to sanitize them with a bleach and water solution. It is also an excellent idea to descale your faucets in your sinks and tub with vinegar.
After you have finished all the high-up places, it is time to sweep, vacuum, and mop. This chore should always be the last step, so you don’t have to repeat any of your hard work.
If you are using a self-cleaning option for your oven, remove anything that can catch fire inside and take out the wire racks for cleaning.
Soak the stovetop grates in hot water and soap. While they are soaking, scrub the surfaces and knobs with a rag and cleaning solution. Remember to clean the fan filter in the hood.
To clean the microwave, mix a small amount of lemon juice and water in a small bowl and microwave for two minutes. This method will loosen up cooked-on food and allow for easy wiping with a vinegar solution. Use a glass cleaner to clean the rest of the microwave, including the keypad.
In the fridge, throw away expired items. Clean each shelf and drawer with a wet rag and cleaning solution. Remember to wipe down the rubber gasket around the door.
Tackle the sink and dishwasher next. Thoroughly wipe down the sink and all the small crevices and backsplash. Disinfect with bleach to remove stains. Run your empty dishwasher with one cup of vinegar combined with one-half cup baking soda to remove residue.
Spray the tub and sink with a cleaning solution and thoroughly wipe down. Then spray around the toilet with a disinfecting solution. Scrub inside the commode with a solution meant for toilets, then wipe down top and sides.
Clean or replace shower curtains and bathmats. Spray the counters and mirrors and wipe down to remove water and soap stains.
In each bedroom, wipe down everything from frames to figurines. Ensure the fan and baseboards get some attention and are spruced up as well. Run a dusting wand behind your headboard.
Strip bed linens, and don’t forget the mattress pad and dust ruffle. Throw everything in the washer. Rotate your mattress if necessary. Clean out whatever has been hiding under your bed. We won’t judge.
Closets and Laundry Room
Organize each closet by donating items that you haven’t used in a long time. Wipe down each shelf. In the mudroom, store footwear and clothing that is out of season. Declutter the room by throwing away things you no longer need and wiping off surfaces.
In the laundry room, wipe down both the washer and dryer. Dispose of lonely socks and empty containers. Clear the counters of things you don’t use anymore.
Finally, look to your common areas like the living room or dining room. Declutter these spaces by removing things you haven’t used in some time, or returning items to their designated spots. Wipe off all the surfaces, don’t forget lamps and bottom shelves. Spot clean any places on the furniture or carpet that need extra attention.
Outside, sweep off your deck or patio. Spray down and wash any outdoor furniture and decorations. Still have a stray Santa hanging out on your deck? Time to put away items that are out of season.
Once you’ve swept and mopped all the floors, you can congratulate yourself on a job well done.
After reading through this, you might be tired before you even begin. Call Bee Maids! They will give you a free quote, so you know what you will pay up front. When you consider how valuable your time is, you will see what a great option it is to hire Bee Maids for your deep cleaning house needs.