Has the clutter and dust taken over your home? Do you want to start a cleaning and organization routine, but you just don't know where to start? Well then, this Deep Cleaning Guide is for you!
Cleaning a little bit every day is the easiest way to keep your house consistently clean and organized. However, before you get to a daily routine you need to deep clean each room. Now that the temps are starting to drop outside and your inside more often, it's time to get some fall cleaning done.
But where do you begin?
First, gather your TOOLS. Make sure you have all the tools you need before you start. Don't let this be an excuse to not get your space organized and clean. At a minimum, you'll want to make sure you have the following:
1. Garbage bags
2. Vacuum with a brush attachment
5. Dusting glove
6. Squeegee to get your windows sparkling clean
8. Scrub brush
9. Several microfiber cloths
11. Cleaning supplies: all-purpose spray, stainless steel cleaner, dishwashing liquid, baking soda, and vinegar
12. Any other cleaning tools or supplies that work best for you
Then, DECLUTTER. Walk through your house with a garbage bag (or two) and toss anything that is broken, torn, or unusable. Take the bag(s) directly outside to the garbage bin. Then grab another garbage bag or a box and make another trip through the house to collect anything you no longer use that can be donated. Put the box in the trunk of your car to take to the donation center on Monday.
Finally, CLEAN. Start high and work your way to the bottom; cleaning your floors last. The dust from above will fall as you clean and you don't want to clean your counters and floors twice.
Over the next several weeks, we will walk you through deep cleaning each room in your home with a new post a week. Check back weekly to get some ideas on how to get your home in shape. Next week we'll start with Step 1: Lighting, Fans, Windows, & Blinds.
Step 1: Lighting, Fans, Windows, & Blinds
Step 4: Living Room & Family Room
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