An immaculate home may seem like a difficult goal to reach, but if you focus on a few things and rules and follow them to the letter, everything becomes much easier. I am going to share with you now a few tips on how you can go about cleaning an entire home like a pro.
I will start with every day cleaning, for the mere fact that this makes things much easier in the long run. If you learn how to clean daily in an efficient manner, when you reach the point of a thorough cleaning session, you will notice that you will have a lot less work to do.
Here is a small routine I follow. I take all the dirty dishes and place them in warm water and detergent, where I leave them while I take care of the rest. I make all the beds, and I pick all the debris that happens along the way. I empty all the trash cans, so I can take the garbage out once I am finished with the daily routine. Afterward, I grab my faithful electric broom, and I clean all the floors fast and easy. I dust all the surfaces in each room and, in the bathroom, I use rubbing alcohol to sterilize, as well.
By the time I am done with all these, the dishes are well soaked and easy to wash. I finish the dishes, and I put them back in the kitchen cabinets where they belong. Another thing you can do, although you may not do it every day, is to run a short program on your washing machine with the items that do not need a lot of thorough cleaning.
Each room of the house has certain rules when it comes to cleaning. For instance, in the bedroom and the living room, you should make sure to first clean the ceiling, the corners and the walls of any cobwebs. Window blinds should be cleaned next, and working your way down, dust all surfaces and clean objects like ashtrays and lamp shades. The last thing you should do is vacuuming.
The bathroom needs a bit of extra care. The toilet bowl can be made sparkling clean with the help of a denture cleaning tablet, while the mirror can be simply cleaned with some newspaper pages, crumpled in advance. Remember to unclog the bathtub and the sink using a mixture of vinegar, salt, and baking soda.
Apply the same mixture in the kitchen sink, for easy unclogging. Pouring baking soda down the drain every week will help you get rid of clogs and will keep the pipes sanitized. Use a bit of vinegar when cleaning surfaces and the floors in your kitchen, and it will look sparkling clean.