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How to do room-by-room home cleaning?
In the UK families have less free time than ever to tend to house cleaning chores, but it becomes an overwhelming task if you don’t keep up with it. Here are some professional house cleaning tips for each room and how often to clean the most frequently used living areas of a home.
Cleaning kitchen and dining areas:
If you do nothing else daily, make sure you wash the dishes and clean the sink and countertops. Wipe up messes on the stove and inside the microwave. Floors are a constant cleaning job depending on what’s been dropped, but if you’ve managed to keep it reasonably clean, mop weekly. Every few weeks, run a cleaning solution through the dishwasher to prevent buildup and ensure sparkling dishes.
It’s also a good idea to clear out the refrigerator before your weekly shopping trip. This way, you’re removing what’s spoiled and making room for fresh groceries. Every six months or so, remove all the items from your kitchen cabinets or pantry cabinet and wipe down the shelving. This also is a good time to go through your canned and other packaged goods and throw away items that have expired.
If you use a tablecloth, shake it out and wash it regularly. On a weekly basis, dust all surfaces and mop or vacuum the floor.
Living room/family room cleaning:
Clutter is a big problem in this living space. It should be every member of the family to put away items they left out.
Dusting should be done weekly, or every second week. Wipe down often-used surfaces like table tops, mop floors and vacuum carpets. Some people like to move their furniture around a couple of times a year so they can reach areas they don’t routinely clean, such as under the sofa or chairs or behind book cases.
The bathroom can be the dirtiest or cleanest in any house, so weekly cleanings are important. Start with the bathtub. Wipe all surfaces to prevent mildew and soap scum. Then, clean the sink to remove any build-up from toothpaste or other toiletries.
When cleaning the toilet, spray or add cleaning solution to the bowl then go clean other areas of the bathroom. This allows the toilet cleaning agent to activate for several minutes before scrubbing the bowl clean. Mop the floor last, so you leave a clean floor drying in a clean room.
If you have a cabinet or linen closet, remove all contents every six months and wipe down the shelves. This gives you time to sort make-up and other toiletries and throw away items that are expired or empty.
Even if you don’t feel like making the bed first thing in the morning, doing it every day will help you achieve the feeling of a clean room in just a few minutes. Wash the linens weekly to help reduce allergens and dust mites.
Make sure you put dirty clothes in a hamper and take the time to fold and put away clothing. Regular dusting of furniture and vacuuming carpet or dusting floors and baseboards can also help to reduce allergies.
What spots often get overlooked when cleaning?
If you're not a professional London house cleaner, there are probably some things you're overlooking, even if you clean regularly.
Ceiling cobwebs and skirting dust:
Look up. Cobwebs collect along the top edge of the wall where it meets the ceiling, and especially in corners. Use a long-handled dusting tool on these at least monthly. Wipe down your baseboards and trim, which tend to collect dust.This can be done with a furniture polish or with a rag dampened with water.
Doorknobs and telephones:
Why was doorknobs?
Because lots of hands touch them every day and leave germs behind. Telephones and other frequently touched surfaces should get the same treatment. Use an antibacterial wipe or a rag dampened with any household cleaner to wipe these surfaces clean. Remember, some of the most contaminated surfaces in the home involve places touched by multiple hands. Be sure to include them in your weekly cleaning routine.
Novice cleaners should read the labels of cleaning products before tackling a home cleaning. Knowing what you can and can’t use on each surface in the house will save time, money and a potential disaster in the long run. Using the wrong product can do severe and sometimes irreparable damage. Also, some products can be harmful to children or pets if used too aggressively.
How to cleaning hard-to-reach areas?
Whether you’re hiring nearby help or tackling the cleaning on your own, think about the last time you cleaned these hard to reach areas:
Clean behind and under major appliances:
We often take for granted that nothing is going on under and behind the oven or stove, refrigerator, washer or dryer. But the kitchen appliances attract grease, which provides a perfect surface for dust to stick. Other appliances collect dust and lint from laundry and daily living.
You may need help moving your major appliances a couple of times a year to ensure the area where you cook is as sanitary as it can be. In addition to cleaning the area around and under your washer and dryer, you will want to clean out the dryer vent to prevent a fire hazard.
Clean behind the toilet:
The toilet itself is pretty obvious, but the walls and floors behind and around the toilet, as well as the pedestal of the toilet should be cleaned thoroughly. A wet rag or mop will help pick up and remove dust and lint rather than sweeping it to another area in the bathroom.
Depending on the height of your ceilings, you may be able to reach the corners with one of your vacuum cleaner attachments. Rooms with high ceilings may require you to climb a ladder to get at the cobwebs.
Tops of cabinets:
Whether you have space between your kitchen cabinets and the ceiling or an armoire in a living room or bedroom, it’s probably time to get out a ladder.
Remember, it’s best to start high and work your way down because dust and dirt will become dislodged as you clean and make their way downward.
Don’t forget to clean you cleaning tools. Though we’ll drop dishcloths and dish towels into the washing machine, we often leave the dust in the broom, and forget to wipe out the bucket and clean the mop.