It’s the Perfect Season for a Deep Clean
It’s that time of year again — time to go beyond the weekly cleaning and tidying and do a thorough deep clean and organize! Here’s a checklist to get your home in tip-top shape.
Dust Ceilings and Wash Walls — Clear those cobwebs out of hard-to-reach places and clean all the dirt and grime off of walls.
Shampoo Carpets and Spot Treat Stains — Hire professionals to steam clean your carpets, or rent a steam cleaning machine. Make sure to check for stains you may have missed when they happened.
Clean Window Treatments — Dust blinds and wash window coverings.
Degrease Cooking Appliances — Remove any built-up grease from cooking appliances.
Wipe Out Cupboards and Drawers — Use a soapy solution to clean the insides of cupboards and drawers.
Defrost and Clean Fridge and Freezer — Empty out the fridge and freezer to give them both a good wipe down and defrost (if needed).
Vacuum and Steam Clean Upholstery — Get rid of the dust (and dust mites) that are hiding in your furniture by vacuuming and steam cleaning them.
Dust Electronics — Wipe down electronics and clean the screens, remembering to use a microfiber cloth.
Polish Metal Hardware — Make all of the metal handles, knobs and pulls look like new by polishing them with a soft cloth and liquid polish.
Dust and Wax Wood Furniture — Clean and protect wood furniture.
Wash Windows and Screens — Remove and wash window screens, and wash windows.
Check Home Safety Equipment — Change the batteries in your smoke detector and check fire extinguishers.
Purge What You Don’t Need — Take a look in your closets, storage room and kitchen cupboards for extra stuff you no longer use and get rid of it!