Dirt and dust always find their way into your home, and it settles there until and unless you thoroughly clean your house. And we all know that excessive accumulation of dust is a direct invitation to illnesses and infections. This is the reason regular deep cleaning is crucial for any house owner. Every corner of your house, be it the kitchen, bathroom, pet house, and even major appliances like washing machine, shower, dishwasher, refrigerator, and so on, need to be deep cleaned every once in a while.
But then again, we cannot ignore that deep cleaning is a time-intensive task and can take away almost an entire day or more from you. Lack of time is the primary reason behind people not being able to clean their house regularly. So, to help you get the job done in a time-efficient manner, here’s a guide with some of the best cleaning hacks. Let’s get started!
What Is Deep Cleaning?
You may wonder what makes deep cleaning so special and how is it any different from regular cleaning?
To answer the question, general cleaning involves basic cleaning tasks such as washing clothes, wiping windows, daily garbage disposal, toilet cleaning, and maintaining the house’s hygiene. It is something that we do or are at least expected to do every day.
On the contrary, deep cleaning is like a whole new event that should be done every couple of months. It involves deep vacuuming the rugs and carpets, scrubbing the bathroom walls, getting rid of all the dirt and debris in the kitchen sink, washing machine, refrigerator, etc. All in all, it involves the thorough cleaning of all those areas and objects that we use regularly but barely clean.
How Often Should You Deep Clean?
Technically, there is no fixed tenure of deep cleaning your entire house, as every element has a different requirement. For instance, it is ideal for cleaning carpet surfaces at least once a week. Whereas mattresses and blankets can be cleaned every once in five-six months.
But, irrespective of all these differences, it is best to seek professional help from cleaning services at least once in 8 months. Your house is free from all sorts of dirt, dust, and debris from its very core. Now, this brings us to another relevant question.
What Makes Deep Cleaning So Important?
Deep cleaning is a significant part of maintaining your house, as it ensures the absolute cleanliness of every room and every object. But that’s not all. Deep cleaning is not just crucial to the house but also to its owner and residents. You may already know of the potential hazards when dirt and dust find their way into your home and continue accumulating for a long time. There are health concerns involved as the bacteria and viruses continue to multiply inside your house. This can result in significant illnesses and diseases, even fatal if not treated on time. This is why deep cleaning is a crucial, inevitable part of household management.
Declutter The Space
Before starting the deep cleaning process, get the entire job done to get rid of every useless item in your house. Start with your cupboard, and then slowly cover every room by targeting the clutter-prone zones. This will help you further as you start deep cleaning and organizing the cabinets, storage boxes, etc. Decluttering will also prove helpful in cleaning the surfaces as all the unnecessary objects will be out of your way.
Scrub Your Sink
Wiping alone is not enough when it comes to your sink because this is the place that holds the maximum amount of bacteria. Your sink could be a storehouse of infections if it is not cleaned thoroughly every once in a while. For doing so, wipe your sink using a cleaning solution and then start scrubbing it using a general scrub. After that, get your garbage disposal cleaned too. Create a solution of baking soda and vinegar, and use a spray bottle such that the solution sits there for some time. After 10-15 minutes, run hot water onto it, and that’s about it.
Clean The Kitchen Appliances
Once again, all your kitchen appliances are always in contact with food, making it yet another bacteria-prone region. To keep them clean, create a “one size fits all” solution by combining equal quantities of water and vinegar and pouring it in a spray bottle. Use this solution across all the appliances such as the stove, oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, etc. Then wipe it with a clean cloth. This will disinfect your appliances and also help you get rid of any dirt and grease.
Vacuum The Mattresses
Mattresses need to be clean at any cost because this is the place where you sleep every night. So there are always high chances of contracting infections if your mattress is unclean. To get rid of the dust completely, use baking soda. That’s right! Baking soda is one of the most effective cleaning agents, making it ideal for your dusty mattresses. Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on your mattress, spread it with your hand, and let it sit for an hour or so. After that, use your vacuum cleaner and suck out every tiny molecule of dust and soda.
Rinse The Shower Curtains And Walls
Let’s be honest. Shower curtains, shower walls get pretty dirty because of all the water stains. And the worst part is that these stains don’t go away that easily. Either you need to scrub it for a long time or apply a robust cleaning solution. But if you’re looking for a quick remedy, we’d suggest applying white wine vinegar. Then wiping it with a clean cloth to easily remove stains from the shower walls. Coming to the curtains, simply throw it in your washing machine and wash it with detergent and warm water. However, make sure you read the instructions on the label.
Dispose Of All The Trash
Once you are done with the entire cleaning process, make sure you take the trash out, as it will be the final task of the entire procedure. Your garbage bags will already be full of useless items, coupled with other dust and debris gathered from all the cleaning. In addition to that, do not forget to empty the dust bags in your vacuum cleaner so that it doesn’t stay there till your next clean-up. Once your trash is outside the house, you are officially done with the deep cleaning process and free to enjoy a clean, hygienic, and disease-free space.
All in all, as time-intensive deep cleaning can be, its results are equally delightful. After cleaning the entire house, you’ll feel tired, and there’s no hiding it. However, it will be good-tired, as you will also feel a sense of accomplishment as you look at your sparkling, clean house. You will immediately notice the freshness in the air and the smell of cleanliness coming from every corner of your home. And that would make up for all the time and effort that you have been putting in.