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How to Clean Your House

Housecleaning 101

I have been cleaning homes and offices for over 10 years. I know how to clean thoroughly and efficiently. This article will give you teach you the basics on how to clean your house. By following these instructions at least every two weeks, you will be able to keep you home clean and establish a routine. Try to schedule your house cleaning on the same day and in the same time frame for consistency. Generally, you want to clean one room at a time. I like to start with the bathrooms, then move on to bedrooms, then living areas and dining room and finish with the kitchen.

If there is a master bath, start there. Dust light fixture and decor first. Second, clean the toilet. Use paper towel and a vinegar/water spray. Clean out the bowl with toilet bowl cleaner and a brush. Next, clean the shower. I like to use Magic Eraser Bath Scrubbers on the shower walls, doors and floor. Clean the mirror, vanity and sink. To prevent streaks, be sure do dry all surfaces with a clean dry cloth. Finally, vacuum and mop the floor and empty the trash. Clean any other bathrooms that are located near the bedrooms.

Cleaning bedrooms is quicker and easier than bathrooms, if they are picked up. First, be sure to pick up cloths and straighten desks, dressers, and night stands. Then dust light fixtures, fans, decor, and furniture. My favorite dusting product is the Swiffer Dusters. Make the bed and vacuum.

Living and dining areas are cleaned similarly to bedrooms. Straighten and pick up clutter. Water plants. Dust decor, shelves and furniture. Clean finger prints off windows and doors. Don’t forget the tv screen! Do any blankets or throws need to be washed? This is a good time to put them in the laundry. Finally, vacuum and/or mop the floor.

Next, clean your kitchen. Pick up and put away clutter. Dust high to low any decor, shelves etc. Put away clean dishes and wash and put away dirty dishes. Clean the handles and doors of the fridge and dishwasher. Clean the door and inside microwave. Clean control panel, door and stove top. Disinfect and wipe off the counter top, table and chairs. Scrub the sink basins with an abrasive cleaner like Soft Scrub or Comet. Take out the trash. Finally, vacuum and mop the floor.

This is a basic plan to clean your house. Any other utility rooms, large closets and the basement can be cleaned with the same instructions. By cleaning one room at a time, you have a sense of how much longer it will take and it will give a sense of accomplishment as each room is completed. Having a clean house gives you a sense of well being, helps clear your mind to focus on other things and helps keep life from getting too chaotic. By sticking to a regular house cleaning schedule, you will be able to keep your home maintained with ease.


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