Home cleaning can be haphazard and time-consuming when you don’t have an organized plan.
Even if you need to go room by room and split the chore over several days, it still pays dividends to prepare early and plan. Therefore, a home cleaning checklist is valuable to both renters and homeowners alike.
Preparing to Clean the Home
Here are some things to do to prepare to clean your home:
Declutter First – When decluttering before cleaning, it leaves less to do. With extra smaller (and larger) possessions, it means additional surfaces for dust and debris to gather. The more they get moved around between cleaning cycles, the extra dust gets sprayed around.
Dusting Isn’t Simple – To dust effectively, it’s necessary to do it right. Otherwise, you’ll make more work for yourself. Sweep the room from the left side to the right side. Also, begin at the top and work your way down. This encourages dust to relocate closer to ground level as you go, leaving nothing behind. Don’t ignore windowsills, framed pictures, and blinds that capture dust on both sides.
Vacuum Later – Ensure your vacuum isn’t malfunctioning and spewing dust everywhere. Change the bag if it’s almost full; it’ll be a pain to do it in the middle of a cleaning cycle.
Sweeping and Mopping – Use the right cleaning solutions to avoid damaging the floors. Rinse well when the mop needs to shake off collected debris and dirt.
Clean the vanity countertop, cabinets, and mirrors.
Bring the faucets back to a shiny, clean look.
Use a mop and cleaning solution on the floor.
Once dry, put the rug, and wastebaskets back into position.
Other Cleaning Tips
Return to each room that’s been cleaned to inspect it. Act like a supervisor with a discerning eye looking over someone else’s work. Disturbed hair in the bathroom floats in the air and lands after you’ve left. Other missed bits are easier to see once everything else is cleaned.
Our professional home cleaning in Toronto always uses the right tools and cleaning solutions for each task. An all-purpose cleaner is not appropriate for all areas. Sometimes, specialist cleaning solutions to attack limescale, persistent bacteria, or thick grime are needed to get better results.
Also, don’t rush. While we all like to get through cleaning chores faster, it leads to inferior results.