Decluttering Your Home
Before you start deep cleaning your home, declutter the space. There’s no point in cleaning things that you don’t want or need. Take it one room at a time and clear out all the things you no longer use.
Moreover, you don’t need to rush when decluttering. Set aside an evening a week or a few hours at the weekend to concentrate on each room.
Furthermore, you mustn’t neglect your routine cleaning tasks either. Continue to wash the dishes, load the washing machine and make the bed as you would any other day. Otherwise, what already seems like a big deep clean will become a mammoth task in a matter of time.
The Deep Clean
So it’s time to get to it. Make a list of what you need to prioritise, and the rest will fall into place. Here are some examples of what you may wish to include:
- Scrub sinks, toilets, the hob, counters, inside cupboards
- Hoover/mop behind and under all furniture and appliances
- Dust areas that are out of sight
- Wash duvets, pillows and cushions
- Clean the windows and doors, both internal and external
- Clean out the fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and the oven
It’s great to get a head start on the deep clean. But there are a few things that you might want to save until the weather is warmer.
Anything garden-related may benefit from being done in spring. Mowing the lawn and clearing out the shed is ideal in spring. Even keeping on top of the windows and gutters might be more of a spring cleaning job.
However, with the bulk of it boxed off, you’ll be free to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine by the time spring comes around. Moreover, your deep clean will be done.