Deep Cleaning Musts for Preserving Your Home

Would your house be able to pass a white glove test? Cleaning takes a lot of time, and most people aren’t able to regularly clean all spots of their house. Keeping your home pristine all year long can be difficult. That’s why many people choose to get all the deep cleaning all at once or twice a year. No matter what time of year it is, deep cleaning is the perfect way to get a fresh start.

Whether you’re in an old home, you’re looking at Las Vegas real estate to move, these deep cleaning tips can get you a perfectly clean home.

General cleaning

Happy man standing with vacuum cleaner in dining room at home

  • Go around every room of your house and work on decluttering. Look at everything in the room to see if you have anything that you might not actually need that you can get rid of.
  • Whether you have hardwood, tile, or carpeting, you should take this time to clean all of the floors in your home. If you have hardwood, you should clean and polish them, and if you have carpet you should either shampoo them or have them professionally cleaned.
  • Wipe down any hard surfaces throughout your house to get rid of any dust or dirt. Start at the ceiling and work your way down so you can pick up any dust that settles to the floor.
  • Put all of your curtains in to be washed, wipe down any blinds and clean all of the windows.

Bedrooms

  • Remove all of your bedsheets, pillowcases, comforter cover, and bed skirt from your bed and throw them in to be washed.
  • You’ll also want to wash your pillows, mattress pad, and comforter. If your comforter or pillows are down, throw a tennis ball into the dryer to prevent the down from clumping. You might have a comforter that’s too big to be thrown in your washing machine, but you can go to a laundromat to use a larger machine.
  • While your sheets are being washed, you’ll want to clean your mattress. Sprinkle your mattress with baking soda and let it sit for an hour, and then vacuum it up.
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Kitchen

Kitchen

  • Take everything out of your refrigerator and freezer. Wipe down all the surfaces inside and throw away any expired food.
  • Remove everything from your cabinets and pantry and wipe everything down. Throw away any food in your pantry that’s expired and make sure that everything you keep in your cabinets is useful to prevent cluttering.
  • Clean the outside and insides on all of your appliances, including the oven. Move them around if you’re able to so you can clean the surfaces around them.
  • Clean your sink and garbage disposal if you have one. Pouring baking soda down the drain works well to clean garbage disposals.

Bathrooms

  • Put your shower curtain and bathmats into be washed. If you have a plastic shower curtain that needs to be cleaned, they can often be difficult to get fully clean, so you should consider replacing it. If you have shower doors, wipe them down with white vinegar and then scrub them with baking soda.
  • Wrap a plastic grocery bag around your showerhead and fill it with white vinegar and let it soak overnight. The vinegar will dissolve mineral deposits to help water flow through it.
  • Scrub your bathtub, sink, and toilet with a bathroom cleaner.
    To clean your drains, pour boiling water down the drain, followed by baking and then white vinegar.