If you want a healthy and organized living environment then ensuring your house is clean is essential. However, cleaning a house can be a daunting task, especially if you don’t have a systematic approach. In this article, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to clean your house in a systematic manner.
Step 1: Declutter Each Room
The first step in cleaning your house is to declutter each room. Sometimes after I’m done decluttering, my house feels like it’s clean already! This step will not only make cleaning easier, but it will also make your home look more organized and put together. Whatever you do, don’t start cleaning until this step is complete.
Step 2: Dust Surfaces and Furniture
Once you have decluttered each room, the next step is to dust all surfaces and furniture. Start from the top of the room and work your way down (for obvious reasons). Dust bookshelves, window sills, picture frames, and any other surfaces that collect dust. This step is important to do after decluttering because the last thing you want is to have dust fall on your clean counters/floors.
Step 3: Vacuum or Sweep the Floors
Next, get all of the dirt that we just pushed onto the floor. This step will help you to keep the floors clean and free of dirt and dust. No tips or tricks here, just get out that broom and sweep!
Step 4: Clean Surfaces and Furniture
Now that you have removed the dirt and dust, it’s time to clean any surfaces and furniture that require it. This includes mirrors, windows, countertops, and other surfaces. You can use a glass cleaner for mirrors and windows and a multi-purpose cleaner for countertops and other surfaces. Pending on if you use Green products or not, there are a number of stores in Cleveland that offer a variety of cleaning products.
Step 5: Clean the Bathroom
Cleaning the bathroom is often one of the most time-consuming tasks when it comes to cleaning a house. Make sure to clean the toilet, sink, shower, and floor thoroughly. I like to start with the toilet to finish the hardest part first. Fun tip: If you’re in a rush and don’t have time to clean the whole bathroom, focus on the sink. Oftentimes, a clean sink can make a bathroom look brand new and is one of the easiest things to clean in a house.
Step 6: Clean the Kitchen
The kitchen is another area that requires regular cleaning. Clean the stovetop, oven, sink, and counters thoroughly. Make sure to use a degreaser for any greasy areas, and a multi-purpose cleaner for the rest of the surfaces. If you’d prefer to use baking soda instead of degreaser, more power to you – I like to do the same :).
Step 7: Mop or Sweep the Floors
Finally, mop or sweep the floors as needed. This helps to remove any dirt and debris that may have accumulated during the cleaning process. If you haven’t accumulated any dirt or dust in this process, clean again ?.
Following a systematic approach to cleaning your house can make the task much easier and more enjoyable. When you follow these steps, you’ll also find yourself cutting your cleaning time by 20% – 30% based on your new systematic approach!