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What Should be Included in a House Cleaning?

House cleaning is categorized into two types; deep/spring and regular house cleaning. Deep cleaning is the type of cleaning that involves cleaning items and places that go for quite a while without cleaning. Deep house cleaning requires a lot of dedication and arm strength and is for this reason more expensive than regular cleaning. Regular cleaning, on the other hand, is the type of cleaning that is done on regular basis, usually weekly. It does not involve going into the details, for which reason it takes a shorter timeline, compared to deep cleaning. This article is going to focus on regular house cleaning only and discusses different elements included in regular house cleaning.

  • Kitchen 

The kitchen is one of the areas that cannot go for more than a week without some cleaning, beyond which mold will grow because of grease accumulation and water spills. During a regular kitchen cleaning, the kitchen is dusted, the waste bin emptied, and sinks and appliances buffed with warm water and detergent.

cleaning a bathroom with gloves on and a spray in hand

When dealing with stainless steel appliances like the fridge and stove, use a soft microfiber cloth to buff so that you do not end up leaving some scratches behind. Then clean and disinfect the sink, fridge, stove, and dishwasher. Doing this prevents the growth of bacteria that would in turn lead to the growth of mold and mildew. Use a mop to dust the hard to reach ceiling fans if any. Then use a mop, warm water, and detergent to clean the kitchen floor so that you eliminate the would-be growing bacteria. As you do the disinfecting, do not forget the doorknobs, cabinet handles, and faucets since these are always touched with dirty hands.

  • Bathroom

Due to the intensive use of water and soap, the bathroom should be cleaned almost daily. Doing this helps prevent the build-up of moisture and dirt that would otherwise encourage the growth of mold and mildew that would in turn make you and your family sick. A regular bathroom cleaning involves wiping and buffing the mirror, the vanity, and the door. To do this thoroughly, sprinkle warm soapy water with a spray bottle then buff with a soft piece of cloth. As you do that, do not forget to rinse faucets, sinks, and bathtubs. This is because due to the extensive use of soap and shower gels, scum accumulates in such areas. Remember to wash the shower curtain and mat or replace it if it is too old.

  • Bedroom

Unlike the bathroom and kitchen where surfaces are exposed to stains due to intensive use of water and soap, the bedroom on the other hand is exposed to lots of dust. This is because of the many fabrics kept in the room, and this means most of the cleaning in the bedroom will mainly comprise of dusting and preventing dust accumulation. Begin by changing the sheets and other beddings, and then spread the bed neatly. Fold the clothes lying all over the room and tuck them into the closet. Do the same with the shoes and any other item lying on the dressing table. Dust the ceiling fan with a mop then dust the surfaces in the bathroom. Take the carpet outside and clean it there to prevent the dust from returning to your living space. Mop the bedroom floor and let it air dry before returning the carpet. Wipe the windowpanes and sills with warm soapy water and a soft piece of cloth.

Other Areas

Some critical areas like the front steps or attic often go unnoticed during a regular house cleaning. Areas, like the front steps, create the first impression of you amongst your visitors so you should never forget them. Change the doormat or replace it with a new one if it is too old. Then dust the railings and remove bird droppings from the feeder. Also, do not forget to replace the dim and too old light bulbs. Having done that, sit back and wait for the great comments from your visitors.

As easy as it sounds, doing a routine house cleaning can sometimes be almost impossible especially if you are the very busy type. It can be quite an overwhelming task and this is where professional cleaning services come in handy; to keep your living spaces sparkling clean while you concentrate on the issues that require your full attention. Now that you already have a complete elaborate regular house cleaning checklist, hiring the services should be easy since you know what to expect.

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