Deep Cleaning our home is one of those tasks we avoid until it’s absolutely necessary, such as, when the oven makes smoke signals, or the inside of the microwave looks like your kids finger painting project. While it may be greasy, the payoff is huge. So, stop putting those deep cleaning tasks aside!
What you Need
- Disposable rags, scrub pads or towels
- Two buckets – one for dirty water and one for clean water
- Degreaser, dish soap and disinfectant spray
- Rubber gloves
- Abrasive scrub pad
- Spray bottle with 1:1 vinegar and water
- Scrub brush or old toothbrush
Deep Cleaning the Entire Home
Dust and vacuum: Hard-to-reach ledges, windows, light fixtures and above cabinets. Basically, all the places that are too hard to reach during your normal cleaning routine. Break out the stepladder! Just be careful.
Faucets: De-scale faucets / showerheads throughout the home with vinegar. Clean out aerators.
Vent Covers: Remove HVAC vent covers and wash them in the sink with warm soapy water.
Windows: Vacuum windowsills and window tracks. Remove cobwebs and bugs from window screens
Ceiling Fans: Wipe down ceiling fan blades.
Carpet: Spot clean stains on carpet and upholstery.
Doors: Wipe down doors and doorframes for fingerprints and smudges.
Garbage Cans: Wipe out and sanitize garbage cans, recycling bins and wastebaskets.
Blinds: Give your blinds a deep clean by spraying them with vinegar and scrubbing them down.
Couch & Chairs: Remove all cushions and vacuum the creases where pet hair and popcorn love to call home. Also, move the couch to clean underneath it and behind it if it sits against a wall.
Cabinets/Drawers: Empty cabinets and drawers one at a time and give them a vacuum and wipe with a clean wet rag or your favorite cleaning spray. Wipe down all cabinet faces as well.
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