Our experts at Happy Homes Cleaning Company reveal the truth about how often you need to clean everything.
Raise your hand if you find keeping your home clean totally daunting, or if you stumble upon dust, rust, or dirt in spots you totally forget about too often for comfort. We get it. Which is why we created this super handy checklist.
Clean coffee maker: Wash removable parts with warm, soapy water or stick dishwasher-safe pieces in the machine. Wipe down the outside and warming plate to remove spills.
Clean dirty dishes: Skip pre-rinsing. Today's machines and detergents make it unnecessary — and a waste of water and time! Enzymes in your dishwasher detergent actually work better when they can attach themselves to food particles.
Sanitize sinks: Use an eraser-type sponge to remove marks, then sanitise by plugging the drain, filling the basin with warm water, and swishing a tablespoon of bleach around. Let it sit for five minutes, then rinse.
Tackle one room or job each day so you're not doing everything all at once. For example, devote Monday to cleaning kitchen messes, bring out the vacuum on Tuesday, make Wednesday the day for changing sheets, and so on.
Clean inside of microwave: Heat a microwave-safe bowl filled with 1 cup of water and several tablespoons of vinegar on high power for several minutes until the window is steamy. Let cool for 5 minutes before opening the door, then remove the bowl, and wipe the inside clean with a sponge.
Scrub bathroom surfaces: Ensure you cover all glass, tile, and tub surfaces.
Sanitise sponges: Mix 3/4 cup of bleach in 1 gallon of water and soak the sponge for five minutes, then rinse – that's it.
Again, these don't have happen all on the same day, so split up your tasks and delegate jobs to your partner (and kids!).
Clean a washing machine: Use the special washer cleaner cycle on the newer models, or add a speciality cleaner and run a normal cycle with hot water.
Clean dishwasher: Descale your machine by filling a large glass measuring cup with 2 cups of vinegar and placing it on the top rack. Then run the machine without detergent or heat dry.
Clean vacuum: Change your bag when it's three-quarters full to keep suction strong and replace the filter if it's very dirty or torn. Snip threads snarled in the brush with scissors or a seam ripper.
3 - 6 month Checklist:
It's easy to forget about these tasks, so don't let them sneak up on you!
Wash pillows: Put down and fiberfill pillows in the washer and launder two at a time in warm water on a gentle cycle. Add an extra cold water rinse and spin cycle. Then tumble dry on low heat with a few rubber dryer balls.
Clean inside of oven: Wipe loose bits of food with a damp sponge. Then use the self-cleaning function on your oven to remove burnt-on grime. Wash your racks in the sink with warm, sudsy water and a heavy-duty scrub sponge.
Wash shower curtain liner: Launder plastic or vinyl curtains in the machine on the highest water level with a couple bath towels for extra agitation.
Consider this your two-minute refresher on deep cleaning.
Deep clean carpets: If your home has a lot of wall-to-wall carpeting, rent or invest in a special cleaner like the Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Pro Carpet Cleaner to remove tracked-in dirt and stains.
Deep clean windows: Choose a dry, cloudy day to prevent streaks. Remove dirt and dust first, then spritz Invisible Glass Cleaner on the panes and wipe with a microfiber cloth.
Clean around dryer and vents: Use the the crevice tool on your vacuum to suck up debris — a lot of excess fuzz can cause house fires!
If you have any questions please get in contact with out friendly team via:
Phone: 0191 3790097