The Ultimate Checklist You Should Read Before Cleaning Your Home

Last Updated on April 15, 2022 by Kravelv

Cleaning your home from start to finish is never an easy task. What with the number of things that you need to scrub, swipe, dust, wash, and polish clean, it can definitely be a daunting chore that can overwhelm even the most meticulous cleaner. But after taking the time to go through each corner of your home for a spotless finish, it can also be equally rewarding and worth every stain and sweat.

Before you begin cleaning your home, it is always recommended to have a complete and detailed game plan of how you would want to clean every room and furniture. You also need to know of the different areas you can use when reorganizing your furniture or appliances.

Doing all of these tasks in an organized way will ensure a smoother and more enjoyable time cleaning that’s free from unnecessary stress and head-scratching moments. However, if time is a big issue, you can also keep your home clean by enlisting the help of efficient cleaning services.

In this ultimate home cleaning checklist, we will teach you of the different things you need to clean to have a faster and complete cleaning process without any wasted effort — giving you more time to relax, unwind and spend time with your family.

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Dusting of Furniture & Appliances

If it has been a long time since you last cleaned your furniture and appliances, then this is something you need to prioritize. If that is the case, you can expect to see a big build-up of dust and dirt clinging to every corner of these household items. To clean this, get a feather duster and a damp cloth to remove all dirt and grime that might have collected over the weeks.

Cleaning of Lights & Other Fixtures

Another must when it comes to cleaning and tidying your home is making sure that your lights and other similar fixtures are always wiped clean from dirt and dust. To do this the right way, get a damp cloth and gently swipe through the area to remove any stain or build-up. Once you do this regularly, you can expect a more well-lit space — from your bedroom to the living room to your kitchen.

Dusting and Cleaning of Air Vents

After dusting your large household items, go and apply the same process for your air vents. Air vents are more prone to accumulate dust and different types of dirt more than anything in your home, so it’s important to constantly clean them. Doing this will give you proper and cleaner ventilation — helping to reduce the generation of dirt for other times.

Dust Intensively

Whether it’s daily, weekly, or monthly, the effort that goes into dusting your home needs to be equal. What do you need to look out for when doing this? Anything that looks out of the ordinary, basically! Be sure to check out for cobwebs, molding, dark particles, and other particles of dirt that appear on your walls, furniture, appliance, and more.

Wash Your Walls

Do you have children in your home or a friendly dog that’s just as out of control? If that’s the case, washing your walls needs to be at the top of your cleaning checklist! Watch out for crayon marks, dirt marks, and even adorable pawprints on your walls for cleaning.

Swipe and Wash Clean Your Windows

They say the windows are always a good indicator of a home’s overall cleanliness. To keep up with this age-old adage, you also need to do your part in making sure they stay spotless and clean. Wiping and washing your windows are necessary, along with getting rid of windowsills of any dirt that has built up over days, weeks, and especially months.

Restoring Your Bathroom To Cleanliness

The bathroom is the most personal space in your home and it should be kept clean at all times. This means that every tile and corner of the area needs to be scrubbed and made spotless. To restore your bathroom back to its former glory, try and schedule your bathroom cleaning at least twice a week with the right set of cleaning tools.

Sweep and Mop Your Floor

An essential cleaning must-do that should always be on your to-do list when doing home maintenance is sweeping your floors. Doing this will get rid of almost half of the dust in your house. Afterward, mopping the floor is recommended for extra shine and sparkle.

Vacuum Every Corner and Surface

Vacuuming every corner and surface of your home must be done regularly to keep the further build-up of dust and dirt. Start by mapping out your vacuum gameplan by choosing to clean the smallest to biggest spaces for maximum efficiency. If you follow this must-do each time you clean your home, you can expect to breathe in cleaner air and exhale with such ease.

Organizing Your Space

Do you have a bad bout of hoarding? Then this one’s non-negotiable! To maximize your space, you must add space organization on top of your to-do list. To do this, you need to start with the first essential rule of space organization: decluttering! If you have empty storage containers and vacant cabinets and drawers, you can start filling them up with the items that take most of your space — be it in the bedroom, living room or even your dining area.

Disinfect To Perfection

As the last rule of every good home cleaning checklist, disinfecting your home with disinfectant sprays is absolutely vital to get rid of harmful contaminants and allergens that might have infected the air while doing all the cleaning tasks above. Think of it as a nice cherry on top of your cleaning routine — after all the hard work and effort that you’ve dedicated into making sure your home gets squeaky clean, you can also make sure that it will be at its best sanitary state for you and your family’s safety.

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