With children, pets, and life in general destined to make a mess of your home, every once in a while it’s necessary to do a deep clean. A deep clean is essentially what it says on the tin: a thorough and detailed cleanse of each room to completely rid your home of grime and bacteria that’s been building up over time. This might seem like a mammoth task, but there are some handy tips that can help to make this chore much faster and easier to make tackling it seem just a little less daunting. So, if each room of your home is in need of a deep clean but you’re not quite sure where to start, then read on to uncover the most important steps to take to ensure you complete the job to the highest standard in no time at all!
The first room you should tackle is the bathroom, as it’s often the dirtiest space as it’s used so frequently. Performing a deep clean on your bathroom requires bleach or another similar strong chemical, so it’s best to wear gloves from the very beginning to protect your hands from the harsh substances that are used to break down bacteria. Begin with by opening the windows and shutting the door to keep a fresh flow of air in the room, and get to work cleaning from top to bottom. Squirt bleach around the rim of the toilet bowl and scrub using a new toilet brush to scratch away any stains, pouring in a little boiled water where necessary to help break down the grime at a faster rate. Make use of antibacterial wipes for the seat and body of the toilet, but remember to never flush them down the bowl itself as this will cause havoc for your homes plumbing. Use a vinegar and water solution to wipe down tiles both on the walls and floor, and combine pure lemon juice and baking soda on grout in between to bring it back to a beautiful shining white colour. If you have a shower curtain, put it in the washing machine on a quick cycle at a medium to high temperature (around 60 degrees) with a tablespoon or so of baking soda inside the drum.
Cleaning the kitchen can take time, especially if you have a larger space, so set aside a morning or afternoon to tackle the room properly. Start with the surfaces, using an antibacterial spray with degreasing properties to wipe away all of the built up grime and minimise the chances of illness and infection. Wash the inside of your fridge by using nothing more than warm soapy water, as you cannot risk leaving any traces of chemical products in a space that functions exclusively for food storage. To cleanse your oven of baked on mess using natural methods, start by making a paste using baking soda and water which you can spread across every surface inside whilst avoiding the element. Leave it for a couple of hours (or overnight if you have time) and remove the paste using a damp dish cloth, and use vinegar to get rid of any dried up baking soda or grime that just won’t budge. Repeat once or twice to ensure that there’s no residue left over and achieve an amazing shine.
Your bedroom shouldnt be a hard room to clean, as it’s generally a room that doesn’t get used for many messy activities, meaning the main issue is dust. Getting rid of dust should be your first priority, so grab a cloth and some polish and get to work on any suitable surfaces, such as wood, to remove any grime from the surface and add a beautiful shine. Vacuum around the room and make use of a carpet cleaning service to wash away the dirt that’s built up on your floor, and change your sheets for a fresh set that have been washed with a good fabric conditioner for a delicious and long lasting scent. To achieve the perfect clean windows, grab a bottle of specialised product (or a mix of water, vinegar and lemon) and spray it generously across the entire surface of the window, and use a microfiber cloth or strong paper towel to wipe vigorously until the liquid has been completely removed.
Performing a deep clean on you home couldn’t be simpler when you follow these easy steps. Stock up on baking soda and vinegar before you get started, and always remember to wear gloves when using chemicals.
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