May 2, 2018 by 360 Precision Cleaning
It’s not surprising that 44% of the population hate cleaning their house. So we’re not shocked if you detest the thought of giving your home a deep clean.
After all, surely you can get away with a quick tidy up? Well in answer to that question, yes, of course, you can. It’s your life, live it how you please!
However, here are a few reasons why you might want to reconsider doing that.
Let’s dive on in!
What’s a Deep Clean?
Before we delve into the benefits of an in-depth clean, we need to clarify what we mean.
Regular cleaning is what most of us do weekly. Whereas, a more intensive clean is only necessary once every six months.
I think we can all agree that we do the following chores at least semi-regularly (admittedly some do these tasks more than others):
- Mopping wooden floors
- Cleaning kitchen and bathroom sinks
- Cleaning the bath/shower
- Scrubbing the toilet
- Tidying away general clutter
- Cleaning the mirror, bath, and lavatory
- Wiping down work surfaces (including cupboard doors, the hob, etc.)
However, an in-depth cleanse ramps things up a notch. Namely, because it tackles dirt and grime that often sits there for months on end- gross!
For example, this clean aims to tackle the filth in the following places:
- Behind kitchen appliances
- Under the sink
- Inside the oven
- Windows (inside and outside)
- The blinds
- Scale removal from all tiles, taps, shower heads, etc.
- Behind the back of the toilet
You get the idea! So, now we’ve covered that, let’s dive into the benefits of conducting a full house cleanse.
1. A Healthier Life
This might seem a little overdramatic at first. However, the bacteria that forms in the mold and dust in hard to reach places can hurt your health.
This buildup can trigger allergies, coughs, asthma, etc. However, an in-depth clean that gets rid of this can only be good for you and your families health- especially, if you suffer from either ongoing breathing or lung condition.
2. Host Without Anxiety
There’s nothing worse than a friend stopping by and not feeling like you have a clean and tidy house to welcome them into.
Needless to say, we’re not suggesting you do a deep clean every week. However, staying on top of things by establishing a routine will undoubtedly decrease the likelihood of masses of grime and scum forming in the first place.
For example, you could spend 10 minutes each evening cleaning your kitchen counters. Or, after a shower, you could quickly spritz the tray with a bathroom cleaner to keep things fresh.
Trust us; this makes a huge difference.
3. Your Appliances Last Longer
By treating your kitchen to a deep clean, your appliances will last longer.
You’ll find that things like your dishwasher, microwave, kettle, etc., are way more likely to go the distance if you treat them with a little care and attention.
Not only is this convenient, but you’ll save yourself time and money in the long-run too!
It’s difficult to find enough hours in the day to fit everything in. Between working, spending time with your family, cleaning, hobbies, exercising, cooking, etc. It’s hard to get everything done!
However, you can easily kill two birds with one stone by turning your cleaning regimen into your exercise routine.
Naturally, some tasks are more strenuous than others, and by amping up the effort, you’ll certainly break a sweat.
For example, you could quickly transform the following tasks into a miniature workout:
- Scrubbing the bathroom
- Polishing the kitchen tiles
- Mopping wooden floors
You get the idea. A strenuous half an hour of cleaning is a great way to stay active, win-win!
5. Enjoy Stress-Free Downtime
Have you ever felt guilty sitting down to relax for an evening, because you’ve realized that other more productive things need doing, including the cleaning?
However, you can simply nip that in the bud by planning how you’ll attack your deep clean (more to come on that later).
By organizing your time, you’ll feel like you’ve achieved something. Hence, it’s more comfortable to relax, knowing you’ve taken care of everything else.
6. Feel More Productive
This point is especially valid if you work from home or spend a lot of time in your house. How are you supposed to work, or feel creative when filth surrounds you?
Cleaning your house, and more particularly your office (if you have one) encourages you to get into a headspace where you can be productive.
They say a cluttered desk, leads to a cluttered mind- so you get the gist of what we’re trying to say here!
For example, have you ever felt that things in your life are out of your control? If so, take a look at the environment you live in.
Are your floors covered in crumbs, your worktops smeared with coffee stains, and your dishes stacked a mile high in the air?
If that’s the case, then it’s time to take back control. You’re in charge of your house. When you feel like you’ve got ownership of something, and something to be proud of you’ll gradually feel you have more control over the other things in your life.
This is where the benefits of conducting an in-depth clean come into their own. This may sound trivial, but it’s entirely true- we dare you to give it a try!
How to Find the Time for a Deep Clean
Life’s busy, so it can be challenging to find the time to cleanse your house thoroughly. However, never fear, we have a handy schedule that’ll help you get back on track!
Creating a Schedule
In order stay focused, you need to create a plan. This is the only way you’ll remain accountable for getting the job done!
First things first, make a list of all the rooms in your house, as well as all the tasks you’ll need to complete. For example:
Week One: Bathroom and Kitchen
- Dust lampshades/bulbs
- Clear cobwebs from the corners of the room and thoroughly dust the walls.
- Scrub: bath, shower, toilet, and sink
- Wash shower curtain and bath matt
- Clean mirrors and windows
Then move to the kitchen.
- Clear the cupboards and pantry and wash the insides and tops, then reorganize the contents.
- Vacuum the floor behind the fridge as well as the refrigerator coils and vent. Then wash the floor and walls behind the refrigerator.
- Empty your fridge and clean the insides, then reorganize the food.
- Disinfect worktops, appliances and cabinet surfaces
- Bleach the sinks
- Clean the stovetop and the oven
- Clean window treatments
Before you know it, your kitchen will look good as new!
Week Two: Bedrooms
- Dust and clean any decor, surfaces, window sills, lighting fixtures, blinds, ceiling fans, etc.
- Clean behind the headboard
- Flip the mattresses
- Wash bed linens, duvets, pillows, and mattress protectors.
- Hoover/mop/clean under the bed
- Clean windows
Then voila you’ll have a squeaky clean bedroom! We won’t patronize you by giving you a to-do list fall all your rooms; we thought the above examples would provide enough of a template for your own schedule.
General Task for Almost Any Room
Here are a few pointers that can be applied to almost any room:
- Throw out anything you no longer use
- Clean light fixtures and ceiling fans
- Clean the windows, sills and door frames
- Vacuum, mop and wax your floors (apply as necessary to your flooring).
- Change smoke detector batteries
- Check the expiration dates on any fire extinguishers
- Wash out your bins.
If you follow the above advice and you shouldn’t go too far wrong!
Did You Find These Tips Helpful?
If you’ve found this advice on how to give your home a deep clean handy, then we’re confident you’ll love the other features published on our blog. Over there we discuss the concept of the deep house cleanse in greater detail. Enjoy!
Alternatively, if you think you need some practical help to get the job done, say no more.
We’re more than happy to help you with that. Please feel free to schedule cleaning on our services page, and one of our friendly team of professionals will assist you in the best way they can.
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