From time to time, everyone’s home may get cluttered or out of control. When that happens, it can be overwhelming to try and get it back in order. But don’t worry! Deep cleaning your home doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Here are some tips to help you deep clean your cluttered home and get organized.
Start With Your Kitchen
The kitchen is usually the hub of activity in most homes, so it’s important to start there when you’re deep cleaning. Begin by decluttering all countertops and cupboards; toss anything that has expired or is no longer used. Then, give everything a good scrub down with warm water and dish soap before wiping down all surfaces with an all-purpose cleaner.
Deep cleaning appliances is an important step in getting your kitchen truly organized. Begin by unplugging all appliances, then use a mild detergent and warm water to wipe them down on the outside. Vacuum any crumbs inside microwaves and refrigerators with a handheld vacuum or soft brush attachment. To clean the interior of ovens and dishwashers, use a diluted solution of baking soda and vinegar to scrub away grease and dirt buildup. Finally, if necessary, use some steel wool or specialized cleaner to remove any stubborn build-up in the crevices.
Move on to Bedrooms
Once your kitchen is clean, head on over to the bedrooms and repeat the same steps. Declutter closets, dressers, nightstands and any other storage areas; throw out or donate anything you don’t need or use anymore. Once again, use warm water and dish soap to wipe down surfaces before taking an all-purpose cleaner to them for an added sparkle. If you have carpets in any of the rooms, take this opportunity to vacuum them thoroughly as well.
Don’t Forget the Bathroom!
No deep clean would be complete without tackling the bathroom. Start off by removing all items from shelves, drawers and cabinets; throw out expired items such as medications or cosmetics as well as anything else that is no longer needed or used regularly. Scrub sinks, toilets, bathtubs, and showers with warm water and dish soap before finishing off with an all-purpose cleaner. Don’t forget to mop the floor when you’re done.
Organize Your Belongings
Organizing is arguably the most important step in deep cleaning your home. Start by finding ways to store small items such as jewelry and accessories—opt for clear containers so that you can easily see what’s inside without having to open them every time. For larger items, consider using shelves or bins so they don’t take up too much space or become an eyesore on the floor or table tops. Additionally, use labels and tags to ensure things stay together and are easy to find when needed.
Once everything has been sorted, labeled, and stored away it’s time to roll up your sleeves and start cleaning! Start with dusting off surfaces like shelves, tables, counters, etc., then move onto vacuuming carpets/rugs and mopping hardwood floors if necessary (you’ll want to do this last since all the dirt and dust from wiping down surfaces will end up on the floor). To keep everything looking spotless between deep cleans, do quick weekly wipes downs of surfaces and vacuum carpets and rugs bi-weekly (or more often depending on how much traffic there is in your home).
If you end up with more to throw out than you have space to store it, consider investing in a dumpster or roll off container of some sort. Renting a dumpster can be a great way to quickly get rid of all the clutter and junk in your home. It provides you with an easy solution for disposing of large items such as furniture, appliances, and construction debris that may not fit into regular garbage cans. Not only that, but dumpsters are also more cost-effective than hiring professional haulers to cart away your items. Plus, the rental process is generally straightforward and can be easily arranged by contacting a local dumpster rental company. With a dumpster handy, you can clean up your home in no time.
Deep cleaning a cluttered home can be daunting but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming if you break it up into manageable chunks! Start with one room at a time—the kitchen works well as a starting point—and work your way through each room until your entire home gleams from top to bottom! With these simple tips in hand, soon enough your home will be ready for guests! Happy cleaning!