Every home needs regular daily maintenance and care, but deep cleaning your house now and again is essential. But what exactly is a deep clean, and what makes it different from the daily cleaning you do in your home?
Daily and weekly cleaning tasks include vacuuming, sweeping, cleaning counters, organizing, and more. But a deep clean is much more involved and can be extremely time-consuming.
That’s why cleaning professionals are perfect for this task. The good news is that there are things you don’t need to worry about when you’re doing a deep clean. Here’s a look at the things you can leave undone while completing this nitty-gritty task.
Deep cleaning is much easier if your house is tidy first. But this doesn’t mean that you should spend your precious scrubbing time sorting through all of the clothes in your closet and getting rid of the ones you don’t wear anymore. There’s a time and place for decluttering and simplifying, but it’s not in the middle of a deep clean.
Avoid the temptation to declutter and simplify your belongings during cleaning. Instead, split these tasks up and sort through your things on a different day. If you can get to it before you start your deep clean, your life will be much simpler.
Before you start cleaning, it’s also helpful to spend a few minutes picking up your house and putting everything back where it belongs. Then, when you’re cleaning, you can focus on removing grime and not on tidying up.
Nothing can derail a cleaning session like coming across an old photo album. It’s tempting to stop and look at every picture and reminisce. But doing so will quickly put an end to your cleaning mojo.
Instead, find a safe place to set the album or memorabilia and make a note to look through it all later. This will help you stay focused on the task at hand and help you find a dedicated time where you can relive old memories without feeling guilty about losing the much-needed cleaning time.
There’s something about scrubbing away the grime that turns people into perfectionists. Cleaning can be so satisfying, especially when you get every last spot. Unfortunately, that’s not always possible, and focusing on cleaning everything to perfection can take up a lot of valuable time.
It’s important to remember that getting the project done is far more important than having it be perfect. Also, scrubbing too hard at stains can damage some surfaces, so use caution and know when to stop.
Have you ever been in the middle of cleaning a part of your home and realized you don’t have the right cleaning supplies? It’s a frustrating experience. That’s one of the reasons that professional cleaners can be such a valuable asset. They have all of the needed products and supplies to tackle even the toughest cleaning jobs.
If you’re attempting a deep clean on your own, the last thing you should be focusing on is cleaning supplies. So gather everything you need ahead of time, so you don’t have to run to the store and interrupt your cleaning. Make sure you have a good stock of the following items before you begin:
- soft, microfiber towels;
- rubber gloves;
- dish soap;
- glass cleaner;
- multi-purpose cleaner;
- baking soda and vinegar;
- a scrub brush;
- and a bucket to mix your cleaning solution.
Be sure to follow the label directions of any cleaners and avoid mixing cleaners since the chemicals in some of them can be hazardous when combined.
Light Housekeeping Tasks
A deep clean is a time for scrubbing, scouring, and disinfecting. It’s not the time to handle light housekeeping tasks like sweeping the floor, washing the dishes, dusting, or tidying up the house.
You can’t scrub your kitchen sink if it’s filled with dishes, so make sure these everyday tasks are completed before you being the deep clean. This will simplify the job and make your work focused on what needs to be done.
During your deep clean session, don’t worry about menial things like taking out the garbage or vacuuming the floors. There’s a good chance you’ll be filling several bags with garbage from the rooms you scrub, so you can handle removing all the trash when you finish. And while vacuuming might not have a place in a deep clean, shampooing the carpets certainly does.
Remember that most professional house cleaners don’t clean carpets or windows since specialty cleaners typically handle those. So if you want that done as part of your deep clean, you’ll need to schedule them separately.
Washing all the clothes and linens in your house could easily consume an entire day, distracting you from your main purpose of scrubbing the whole place from top to bottom.
You may choose to include some washing in your deep clean, like your shower curtain, throw pillow covers, and drapery. But it’s best to keep your regular laundry out of the mix on your deep clean day, so your washing machine is free to tackle your less-frequently washed items.
Daisy Maids Can Help
Do you need an excellent deep home cleaning but don’t have the time, energy, or know-how to do it yourself? Daisy Maids can help! We offer complete cleaning packages that will leave your home sparkling from top to bottom.
Think spotless sanitized bathrooms, dust removed from every surface, shiny clean floors, and appliances cleaned inside and out. We also offer general and recurring cleaning services, move-in and move-out cleanings, and disinfection services. We are fully licensed and insured and offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so if something isn’t right, let us know, and we’ll do our best to remedy the situation.
Our deep clean services can transform your home, so what are you waiting for? Get a free cleaning quote today! We serve clients in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the surrounding areas, including Taylorsville, West Jordan, Murray, and Sandy.