A thorough deep cleaning can make any home feel more inviting and refreshing. The problem is, many never know where to start, or feel like it will take too long.
Luckily, there are a number of easy tips that can make it easy to tackle any size of mess, whether it’s just a few rooms, or the entire home that needs to be cleaned.
Before getting started with these tips, spend a little time and pick up any clutter or trash that may be in each room. This is often the hardest part of deep cleaning because items need to be sorted and put away.
Clean Drapes And Curtains
Once the bulk of the mess has been cleaned up, it’s time to get started on the actual deep cleaning. This means tackling areas that are normally overlooked during a weekly clean-up.
An area that is often overlooked is the window treatment. Blinds, curtains, and drapes are typically forgotten, yet they are often the biggest source of dust in many rooms.
There are several ways to handle the window treatments, such as machine or hand washing, spot treatments, or even dusting them. For this, it depends on the material they are made of as each will have their own requirements.
One option with this is to use a Rainbow, as they have a cleaning system that is designed to clean areas like this without having to put a lot of work into it.
When using this type of vacuum, simply select the right attachment and start cleaning. For example, a thin crevice tool for slat blinds, or an upholstery tool for curtains.
Use The Attachments
As demonstrated above, the attachments are easily the best resource when doing any type of thorough cleaning project because they can be used in a number of different ways.
The same tools used for removing dirt and dust from window treatments can also be used to reach underneath and behind furniture like bookshelves, or even underneath appliances in the kitchen.
Many may find that the best strategy when using attachments is to start at the top and work their way down. What this means is to start with higher up objects and areas, then clean lower areas afterward.
The reason that this is one of the better strategies is that the dust from the top will often fall down to the next area, so it makes more sense to clean from the top down to avoid having to re-clean areas several times.
One key trick with this method is to vacuum the floors and clean the curtains first. This will make it much easier to dust shelves and objects as vacuuming last tends to kick up more dust, making it necessary to dust shelves again.
Using an attachment instead of a feather duster can also really help to keep dust under control as it traps the dust far better than a feather duster can, so less effort is needed.
Freshen The Air
The last step for a deep clean is to freshen the air. Some may have started this step early by opening windows to let in fresh air, but this sometimes can backfire as it may stir up even more dust.
Another problem with opening the windows for fresh air is that any odors outside will work their way indoors, creating yet another problem that needs to be dealt with.
Some cope with this by using air freshener sprays or candles, but these only mask the odors, and they are generally ineffective against stale and dry air.
The easiest way to deal with this is to add a few drops of fragrance to the Rainbow cleaning system and let it do all of the work!