It’s easy to go stir-crazy while the whole world is encouraging social distancing. Deep cleaning your home is one way not only to be productive but also to feel good about yourself while passing the time. You may be binge-watching your favorite TV show all day before reading this post, but wouldn’t it feel better if you spend part of the day tackling a bigger cleaning project? The hours you have in the evening for chilling out in your room are surely going to be more satisfying after completing the cleanup.
The quarantine period is truly the perfect time to do some tasks finally you wouldn’t bother with normally, or, perhaps, just do once a year. Read on and discover how to deep clean every inch of your home while on quarantine.
Wash Your Mattress
So, you have already washed your blankets, pillowcases, and sheets. Now, why don’t you go a little bit further and also wash your mattress, including your duvet and bed skirt?
Use your vacuum’s nozzle to suck up hair particles, dirt, and dust from your mattress before removing stains and odors using an upholstery cleaner. Baking soda is also great for cleaning your mattress. You just need to sprinkle it with several drops of essential oil, then let it sit on the mattress for an hour before vacuuming it off.
Clean Your Windows
The payoff of cleaning your windows is huge, especially that it’s one of the first things that people notice in your home. A pro tip is to wipe it with a squeegee in one direction on the inside and the outside. Doing so will only make it easier for you to see and fix streaks. Before squeegeeing your window off, however, make sure to use a window vacuum cleaner first for the sills and tracks. You should, then, spritz your window with a cleaner, starting from the top to the bottom. Then squeegee it off after letting the cleaner sit for a minute.
Scrub Toilets, Bathtubs, And Showers
To make scrubbing much easier, spray a multi-purpose cleaner down your tub. Let the cleaner soak for a while so that it can break up any oil and soap that have accumulated. Remember to do the same process with your shower and toilet bowls.
Use Baking Soda And Lemon For Cleaning Your Sink Drain
Pour two cups of vinegar and one cup of baking soda down your drain. The mixture should sit there for a few minutes to work its magic before using boiling water to wash it down. The kitchen sink is, no doubt, one of your entire home’s dirtiest areas, so it needs to be cleaned appropriately. Drop some sliced lemon wedges down your disposal if you want a fresh citrus scent.
Dust Your Couches And Chairs
Use isopropyl alcohol for removing stains from microfiber fabrics. To help in avoiding any dye transfers, dab the rubbing alcohol on with a white sponge. Then, scrub using a white bristle brush.
It’s best to take off all cushions from chairs and couches in your living room and vacuum all the spaces underneath. Focus on the nooks and crannies since crumbs or dust usually make them a home.
Don’t Forget To Clean Your Electronics
Give a good wipe down to your electronics since they’re another germy place you have at home. Just think of all the different hands that touch them, especially the remote control of your television. Dust the front of electronic screens using a feather duster or a microfiber rag. Include the top of your DVD player and TV, making sure you’re reaching the corners well.
Use A Magnetic Cloth For Wiping Down Your Bookshelves
Bookshelves and the tops of your books can hold tons of dirt and dust. Your bookcase may be organized when you look at it from a distance, but it can be seriously dirty on its nooks and crannies. Remove everything and use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe them down. Also, wipe the spines and tops of your books for a thorough clean.
Get The Hose Out And Spray Your Home’s Exterior
Don’t disregard the exterior of your house. Any large space or item you have outside, such as playground equipment, lawn furniture, porches, decks, and patios, should all be thoroughly cleaned. Use a hose to spray them down. Also, to remove buildup on your home’s siding, consider renting or investing in a power washer.
The key to a successful deep cleaning of your home is setting a schedule. Please take note that you can’t conquer all the chores mentioned above in one day. It’s best to plan everything accordingly. Make a priority list so you’ll know which to deep clean first as you go.