Deep house cleaning involves a lot of scrubbing, vacuuming, and dusting all surfaces of your home. This includes all the hard-to-reach places and areas you never think of cleaning every day. When preparing for a deep house cleaning, you need to decide whether you will be doing it yourself or you will be hiring a cleaning service. This affects the time and effort you will spend on your deep cleaning. In today’s article, we will be sharing with you a few tips on how to prepare for a deep house cleaning.
- Declutter your space
It will make your work easier if you pick off as many items as you can from the floors and countertops. Decluttering your space involves putting away children’s toys, animal toys, shoes, clothes, and other items where they belong. Whether you are cleaning by yourself or hiring a professional cleaner, decluttering makes it easier to sweep, mop, and vacuum quickly without double-tasking. Failure to clear these items before deep cleaning your house makes them obstacles that increase your cleaning hours.
- Create a checklist
As we mentioned before, deep cleaning covers every surface in your home including areas you never think of cleaning every day. To ensure you don’t miss a spot, you need to come up with a cleaning checklist that will help you keep track of areas you need to cover. It is important to divide your job into sections and prepare everything ahead of time before diving straight in. Prioritizing the rooms is also a good idea as it allows you to clean quickly and efficiently. If you are hiring professional cleaners, you can either give them areas to focus on or allow them to clean every surface from top to bottom.
- Secure any pets
Pets can sometimes make your work difficult when deep cleaning if they keep running in and out of the cleaned areas with muddy or dusty feet. You can either have pet sitters take your cat or dog for a walk until the cleaning is done, or put them in a room that is less used so you can clean it the last. Another way to take care of your pets is to keep them in their kennel or under a safe shade, and in a fenced-in spot until the work inside is done. If you won’t be at home when professional cleaners arrive, make sure to leave clear instructions to your pet sitter and have your veterinarian’s contact details available in case of an emergency with your pet.
- Put away any valuables & important documents
If you are hiring a professional cleaning service, it is more likely that you will be mindful of any valuables or confidential documents lying around the house. Most professional cleaning companies always have their staff’s background checked and vetted to ensure they are honest and trustworthy. However, the best way to ensure your private documents or valuables are safe is to lock them away before the cleaning team arrives. If you don’t feel safe locking things in, consider keeping them somewhere safe in your car or truck. Not only does it give you peace of mind but also keeps the cleaning staff focused on their main task.
- Be mindful of specialty surfaces, appliances, or décor
Some items around your house shouldn’t undergo vigorous scrubbing, or cleaning with harsh chemicals as they can cause extensive damage to the color and finishes. Some of these items include wood, fabrics, natural stone, and marble as they can react to certain chemicals in your cleaning detergents. The benefit of hiring a professional cleaning service is that they use different cleaning products for every surface and can sometimes refer to a manufacturer’s specifications on how to clean a certain item. They use eco-friendly cleaning products which are even much safer for families with pets and children.
Deep cleaning offers several health benefits as it improves your indoor air quality, gives you peace of mind, and fosters a home that is more welcoming to guests. If you are preparing to deep clean your house, it is a good idea to involve the services of a professional cleaning company as it will save you both time and money. You don’t have to buy all the expensive cleaning products or detergents as they come fully equipped with all they need to get the job done. Instead of spending all your weekend tiring yourself out with endless scrubbing, you can spend time with your friends and family knowing that your house is well taken care of.