When getting ready to clean your home, you should have all the supplies and equipment ready. Hopefully you’ve been cleaning regularly because this will make it go faster.
Always start on the top floors and work your way down. You can start with picking up clothes, toys and making beds. Now is the time to dust your pictures, blinds and window sills. If things are really dusty use a vacuum with an attachment to get lamp shades or under beds. It is not necessary to polish every time you clean. You can take a damp cloth and wipe furniture down. Don’t forget to empty waste baskets and dust mop floors or vacuum carpet.
All these things can be done in all the rooms except the bathrooms. For bathrooms you want to use either ammonia or Spic and Span pine to wash down tile. Soft scrub, Scrub free or Scrubbing bubbles works great on tubs, sinks and showers. Wipe down cabinets and shelves, use a glass cleaner for any mirrors. If you have shower doors, try using lemon oil on them. You will be able to see through them again.
For the toilet, I suggest Comet, soft scrub or even bleach. Let it sit. Now you can vacuum the floor while you wait. Go back to your toilet and scrub it. Always be sure to clean the bottom of the toilet. This can be done while you are washing the floor. Last thing, empty waste basket.
Now as you go down the stairs, dust pictures and banisters. Vacuum stairs and if you have pets you might want to brush each step. Wash any wood with a wood cleaner like Pledge that you add to water.
You’ve made it downstairs. If you have a bathroom downstairs just repeat the same thing. Now you should take care of the other rooms you have downstairs like the dining room, living room or office. Vacuum last and if you have wood floors just damp mop them.
As for the kitchen, this is the hardest room to clean. I always wipe down my cabinets, tile, appliances, table and chairs and counter tops. Use a multipurpose cleaner that is safe for everything. Be sure to dry so you don’t get streaks. Remove any trash and vacuum. Never sweep because all your doing is pushing dust into the air and it goes right back on the furniture.
Always remember to remove any rugs and wash while your cleaning. Now your floor is ready to be cleaned. I wash on my hands and knees so I can get corners and woodwork. Now the last thing is the sink.
Now for the things that don’t need to be cleaned all the time. One is the oven, this also depends on how often you use it. Ceiling fans can be dusted with a long feather duster and wiped with a wet cloth. This can be done every two or three weeks. Light fixtures can be washed with ammonia once a month or dusted and don’t forget cobwebs. Use your feather duster or broom to remove them. All these things can be done periodically.