Cleaning, no doubt, is a daunting exercise. However, if you know how to, you can make it an exciting routine. On the surface, home cleaning looks like a self-explanatory task; however, there is usually a lot more than meets the eye.
Four basic home cleaning routines
Make a plan
The first step is to make a comprehensive plan of where you want to clean and how much time you are willing to spend on each part of the home. A plan like this will help you set a cleaning schedule and stay motivated. You also need to select your cleaning supplies and essential ingredients. Primarily, you need:
- Steam mop
- Spray bottles
- Eco-friendly cleaning products
After selecting the ingredients and supplies, you can make a checklist of the areas to clean. Delegate tasks to make it a less back-breaking exercise. Plus, we recommend that you clean from top-down or back to the front door for effective results.
Clean the bathroom
The toilet is one of the most unpleasant places to clean in the home. Hence, it is best if you start from there. Wear rubber gloves and scrub it gently with hot water and a sponge. You can use a toilet cleaner to scrub the toilet and spray disinfectants to get rid of germs. After this, clean the tub or shower the same and extend the courtesy to the sink. Not just this, wipe the glass and mirror with a glass cleaner until it is clean.
Clean the kitchen
Move to your kitchen and clear the dishes off the sink. You can either hand wash them or use the dishwasher, depending on the items you want to wash. However, hand washing makes dishes last longer. After washing, dry the dishes and place them on the drying rack to air dry. Next, proceed to clean the microwave, oven, and organize the cabinets.
Clean your bedroom
If there is clutter, start by organizing the clutter. The secret here is to start with small items and work your way through larger ones. Hence, start with papers and clothes that are strewn. When you are done, make the bed or wash the sheets if you must. Don’t forget to organize your closets and arrange your clothes. However, be careful with fragile pieces like lampstands and other items that can break. You can spray a subtle but nice scent into the room when you are done to cap your cleaning.
Clean the living area
Depending on the type of floor you have, choose a cleaning method that is best for the floor. However, vacuuming is the most effective method to get rid of dust. Alternatively, you can use a dry dust mop or a carpet sweeper. You can also substitute it and mop the floor, especially if you have textured or tiled floors. If you have pets, vacuum daily to get rid of pet hairs and prevent fleas. Some detergents are handy for cleaning fleas; hence, you can try them out. Dust the furniture, polish the wood, and arrange your room the way you want.
Our list is immense; however, it is not exhaustive. Nonetheless, you will find it a handy way to get started on your home cleaning.