Windows, check. Door handles, check. Behind the oven? Got to get on that.
Deep cleaning is a big job to take on. It’s why most of us put it off until we can’t take it anymore.
And then you feel overwhelmed by all the little nooks and crannies you didn’t realize could get so dusty.
That’s why you need a deep cleaning checklist.
A good house cleaning list encourages you by offering a visual of your progress. They’re also great for making sure you don’t miss any spots and have to spend more time cleaning later.
But where to start? You can’t remember every single job you did during your last deep cleaning.
That’s why we’re giving you this free house cleaning list. You won’t need to worry about your guests finding dirty laundry behind their bed or walking into a dirty guest bathroom.
Here is our spring cleaning checklist for all you weekend warriors.
1st things 1st, we need to make sure we have all our ducks in a row. You don’t want to get on a roll only to have to stop and make a supply run. Make sure you have everything to finish your home cleaning checklist before getting started:
- Disposable towels/rags
- 2 buckets, 1 for freshwater and chemicals the other for dirty stuff
- Disinfectant spray
- Rubber Gloves
- Scrub pad or scrub brush
- Old toothbrush for those hard to reach spots
The kitchen is probably one of the highest traffic rooms in your house. Throw food in on top of that and it doesn’t take long for the average kitchen to get grimy.
- Before you make your self-cleaning oven hotter than a volcano in the middle of Death Valley, make sure to wipe out any debris and burnt food that you can beforehand. This will make wiping it after the self-cleaning cycle easier and won’t give off as much smoke.
- Some stovetops have a slide out tray for catching food. Make sure to clear this out if you have one because built-up debris can cause a grease fire!
- Before trying to scrub out your microwave, let any stains and food remnants soak in a spray of vinegar and lemon juice. You’ll be able to wipe everything off easily instead of straining your shoulders and elbows trying to scrub it off.
- When it comes to cleaning your refrigerator, make sure to turn the dial to it’s lowest setting so it isn’t running on high while you have the doors open. Have a fresh box of baking soda ready for when you’re all done.
3. Living Room
The living room is where you spend family movie nights and have friends over for coffee. Don’t let it get cluttered with dirty laundry and dishes.
- Make sure to dust all the corners and walls. If you’re living room is close to the front door you’re letting in dust and dirt every time you open the door.
- Remember to clean under the cushions. If your cushion pillowcases are removable, wash them.
- If you have carpet or an area rug you may need to either rent a cleaner or hire professional help if the the carpet is really dirty.
Bathrooms are another heavily used part of a home. Hard water and mold can build up fast so it’s important to clean these rooms regularly even after a deep cleaning.
- Hard water buildup can affect how your shower heads and faucets work. Too much buildup can block water from coming through.
- Fill a plastic bag with vinegar and completely submerge the showerhead or faucet you’re treating. Use a piece of string to keep the bag in place. Leaving the bag overnight works best, especially if you’ve noticed your water pressure effected by hard water.
- The University of Arizona found that every time you flush your toilet, it sends particles into the air like a stranded islander shooting a flair to get the attention of a passing ship.
- Make sure to clean all the walls and floor directly around the toilet. This is prime real estate for all those toilet particles to land.
- Always let any kind of chemical cleaner sit at least 5 minutes before wiping it away. Unlike scrubbing with soap and water where scrubbing takes care of the cleaning, chemicals need time to do their job.
Your bedroom may not get as dirty as the kitchen or bathroom but there’s still plenty of dust and debris buildup from normal activity.
- Start by decluttering. Pick up dirty laundry, dishes, and stuff from other rooms before beginning your deep clean.
- Ceiling fans collect an incredible amount of dust. The last thing you want is to spend a weekend deep cleaning only to have your ceiling fan drizzling dust and spider webs onto your nice clean bed and floors.
- If you have blinds remember to dust each one individually. A vacuum with a hose attachment works great for this. If you have curtains throw them in the wash. If they’re a delicate fabric be sure to take them to the dry cleaners at least a few times a year.
6. Garage/Spare Rooms
Raise your hand if you’ve turned your garage or guest bedroom into a room-sized version of your junk drawer. It’s easy to let these less busy rooms in your house get cluttered. Take these steps so that doesn’t happen:
- If you have a lot of clutter you may want to consider a garage sale.
- Once you get everything cleared out, be sure to clean up any oil stains. Kitty litter works great for absorbing greasy messes like these.
- For spare rooms make sure all linens are clean and ready for guests.
With this cleaning checklist by room, you won’t miss a single speck of dust while you’re doing your spring cleaning.
Let us Help You with Your Deep Cleaning Checklist
Are you ready to finally get that deep cleaning done you’ve been putting off all year? Armed with your deep cleaning checklist the only other thing you’ll need is a dumpster.
Call Bin There Dump That now and we’ll have a dumpster ready for you as soon as you need it!
Don’t want to bother making arrangements for taking it to the landfill? Who does? That’s why we take care of moving that big heavy dumpster for you.
And we care about your property as much as you do. That’s why we always lay down boards before setting up our dumpsters for you. You’re deep cleaning, not trying to add scuff marks to your driveway.
So don’t give up your weekend making arrangements to move a dumpster around town. Call us now and take back your weekend!