Cleaning your house from top to bottom can seem like a daunting task, especially if you haven’t been following a regular house cleaning routine.
The good news is that there are plenty of things you can do to make deep cleaning less of a chore!
Our cleaning experts have put this blog together with their top tips to help you transform your home and leave your living space looking spotless.
The 7-step method to clean a house professionally
Step 1: Declutter
We always recommend decluttering before you start cleaning. This will save you time and help you focus on cleaning tasks without distractions. Put items where they belong and throw away or donate any belongings that you no longer need or want.
Step 2: Clean your kitchen
Kitchen cleaning checklist
- Wash and put away dirty dishes
- Spray and wipe down countertops and cabinets
- Clean appliances (dishwasher, microwave, and fridge/freezer)
- Empty the kitchen bin and take out the recycling
- Wipe down your stovetop
- Clean inside the oven
- Clean inside the microwave
- Clean inside and around the sink
- Sweep and mop the kitchen floor
Step 3: Clean your bathroom
Bathroom cleaning checklist
- Remove everything from your shower/bath/sink/countertops
- Spray and wipe down all hard surfaces with an all-purpose cleaner
- Apply toilet cleaner and clean the inside of the bowl with a brush
- Clean the inside and outside of the toilet
- Clean the inside and outside of the sink
- Clean mirrors and countertops
- Sweep and mop bathroom floors
- Apply tile and grout cleaner and scrub
Step 4: Clean your bedrooms
Bedroom cleaning checklist
- Organise your wardrobe/drawers
- Wash your bedding
- Dust walls, ceilings, and light fixtures
- Polish hard surfaces
- Vacuum the floor
- Empty the bin
- Remake your bed
Step 5: Clean windows
Outside windows require a little extra effort if you want them to look sparkling clean. If you want to avoid smears, use a streak-free glass cleaner and remove it with a squeegee. You can remove any excess product or water using a lint-free cloth.
Step 6: Dust
Dust, cobwebs, and other debris can quickly accumulate in your home. We recommend dusting rooms with lots of traffic once a week and tackling hard-to-reach areas every couple of months.
Regular dusting will remove allergens and improve the air quality in your house. You can use a microfiber cloth or a long-handled duster to remove dust from walls and ceilings.
Step 7: Vacuum and mop
You should always vacuum and mop floors last as you are likely to create more mess while you’re cleaning/dusting surfaces. You should have a hoover adapter that you can use to reach tight corners and crevices.
Thoroughly vacuum all floors in your home and then mop hard floors using a quality microfibre mop and floor cleaning solution.
Consider investing in a steam mop if you want a more convenient and efficient floor cleaning solution.
Can i deep clean my house in a day?
It is certainly possible to deep clean your house in a day, although it will require lots of work and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed!
For that reason, we recommend spreading cleaning tasks out to make deep cleaning more manageable. You may decide to focus on one room at a time or do a bit of cleaning each day to help you keep your home clean and tidy.
What cleaning supplies do I need?
There are hundreds of cleaning products on the market and choosing the best supplies can be difficult! Here are some essential cleaning products that every homeowner needs:
Microfibre cloths are versatile, reusable, and can be used for a wide range of cleaning tasks, including:
- Dusting or polishing hard surfaces
- Removing streaks on glass
- Cleaning kitchen appliances
- Scrubbing bathrooms
- Mopping up spills
Polish can be used to clean various types of furniture and hard surfaces including wood, metal, plastic, and glass.
A multipurpose disinfectant is a fantastic cleaning product because you can use it to remove germs and bacteria in multiple areas of your home.
A quality disinfectant, like Byotrol 4 in 1, is formulated to kill 99.9% of known bacteria and viruses and can deliver 24-hour protection. This makes it the ideal sanitising product for frequently used areas such as your kitchen and bathrooms.
Microfibre cloths can be used to dust surfaces but you should also buy a long-handled duster that can clean hard-to-reach areas like ceilings and light fixtures.
Cleaning sponges are another cleaning essential that can be used for various cleaning tasks. You can buy several types of sponges including natural sponges, abrasive sponges, and cellulose sponges.
Toilet cleaners are specifically formulated for toilet bowls and are highly effective at removing bacteria and hard water buildup. You should use disinfectant wipes or a spray to clean other areas of the toilet such as the seat and lid.
Oven cleaning is one of the toughest jobs and you will often need a dedicated oven cleaner to remove ingrained grease and cooked-on food. You can try making a natural oven cleaner by mixing bicarbonate of soda with water and leaving it to sit for at least 15 minutes.
A glass cleaner will leave your windows and other glass surfaces sparkling clean without leaving dreaded streaks. You can also use the solution on other hard surfaces in your home such as mirrors and tiles
Where should I store my cleaning supplies?
Cleaning products can present a health risk, so they must be stored correctly.
Here are tips to store and use your cleaning supplies safely:
- Keep all of your cleaning products stored in a dedicated, locked cupboard. This is especially important if you have young children.
- Store cleaning products in their original containers and keep them tightly sealed.
- Use cleaning products in a well-ventilated room.
- Never mix household cleaners as they can produce toxic fumes.
7 tips to clean your house like a professional
- Set a house cleaning routine: Consistency is the key to keeping your house clean and tidy. Sticking to a house cleaning schedule will make cleaning much easier and you should find that you spend less time doing basic cleaning each week.
- Avoid distractions: It’s super easy to get distracted when cleaning your own home. Remove distractions like your phone and social media so you can focus on your cleaning tasks.
- Play some upbeat music: Cleaning isn’t the most exciting task but listening to music will lift your mood and motivate you to get the job done.
- Let cleaning products ‘sit’: Many cleaning products need to be left to sit for a certain amount of time to remove germs and bacteria effectively. Make sure that you give cleaning solutions enough time to work before wiping them away.
- Don’t forget hard-to-reach areas: Ceiling fixtures, skirting boards, and other hard-to-reach areas are often overlooked during general cleaning. Make sure you don’t forget to clean these areas when deep cleaning your home.
- Vacuum furniture: Soft furnishing can gather large amounts of hair and dust particles. Vacuuming your furniture every couple of weeks will help keep it in great condition for longer.
- Use a cleaning caddy: Save time by keeping all your essential cleaning products in a caddy that you can carry around your house with you.
Enjoy your clean home
Now you can put your cleaning supply away, sit back, and enjoy your clean home!
If you would like more advice on how to clean a house professionally or would like to find out about our cleaning services, get in touch with our experts.