Every so often, you may find yourself thinking about how to deep clean a house. Especially now with Spring Cleaning fresh on your mind. But a deep clean is a little more thorough than Spring Cleaning. Just the thought of a more in-depth clean sounds like a commitment because it is. Deep cleaning takes time and dedication. And if you’re doing it right, it should take a few days. You’ve seen so many guides telling people the best way to clean a home, but do you ever find yourself still asking yourself ‘how to clean my house’? We sure do. That’s why we put together this room-by-room guide, to get you back on track and give you a plan of attack on not only when it comes to how to deep clean your rooms in your home, but also how to properly clean. Spoiler alert, there’s no right way to clean or right schedule to follow, so remember to take this guide as a means to inspire your cleaning process when it comes to deep down, detailed house cleaning.
This is one of the rooms in your home that can get very dirty, very easily. It’s a cinch to do a quick cleanup after cooking a big meal and feel good about it, but every few months you need to give your kitchen a top to bottom clean. Here’s how:
- Shake crumbs out of toaster, and wipe smaller appliances down.
- Run your oven’s self-cleaning cycle. If you don’t have a cycle, just whip up a quick mixture of ¾ cup of baking soda and ¼ cup of warm water. Put on a pair of gloves and spread it around inside your oven and let it sit overnight. Wipe it off the next day with a damp cloth. If you need to scrape off any of the paste, use a silicone spatula.
- Clean out your fridge and freezer. Make sure to check expiration dates on things you don’t replace as often, like condiments.
- Once it’s empty, clean the outside of your fridge.
- Empty your cabinets. Wipe off the shelves and wash any dishes that have collected dust in the last few months.
- Clean out your drawers. Consider tossing or donating things you don’t use.
- Remove EVERYTHING from your counters, especially the heavier things you avoid moving during regular cleans, and disinfect.
- Vacuum and wash the floors with our CrossWave® Pet Pro. Make sure to get in those corners that are sometimes easy to forget.
It’s the room where your family probably spends the most time together, and the more people in a room, the more likely it is to get dirty. Doing these deep cleaning steps in your living room will help you relax while spending time with your family, knowing you’ve cleaned all those things that were hidden and gross.
- Move all your furniture and clean underneath it all.
- Grab your vacuum and its attachments. Go to town on ceiling corners, lamp shades, between couch cushions – and any place you can think of where dirt, dust and pet hair can hide. Our Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus comes with a LED Lighted Crevice Tool that helps you see dirt and dust in hard-to-reach areas.
- Dust picture frames.
- Use a screen cleaner to clean your television screen.
- Use an upright carpet cleaner like our ProHeat 2X® Revolution® Pet Pro on spots and stains on your carpet that you may have been avoiding cleaning these last few months. Use with our Deep Clean + Antibacterial Carpet Formula to clean and control odor-causing bacteria.
- Toss throw blankets, curtains and other fabrics that can be washed into the washing machine.
This is another very important room in your home. We know cleaning the bathroom is a huge task no matter how involved you plan to get, but every few months, you need to give it a really deep clean. We promise it’ll be worth the effort.
- Wash your shower curtain and bath mats using your washing machine’s sanitize cycle.
- Clean out inside drawers and your medicine cabinet.
- Clean grout with a handheld steam cleaner.
- Disinfect door handles and faucets.
- Clean mineral buildup by soaking shower heads and faucets overnight. Pour vinegar into a plastic bag and tie rubber bands around it to hold the faucet submersed in the liquid.
- Our steam products also work well to sanitize your bathroom. PowerFresh® Slim Heavy Duty Steam Mop converts into a handheld steamer with attachments to clean on and above the floors.
- Clean the vent in your bathroom. Your vacuum’s dusting brush will come in handy for this task.
It’s not easy to have sweet dreams if you’re sleeping in a dirty room. Avoid germy nightmares by giving the bedrooms in your home a deep clean.
- Move furniture, vacuum and then clean carpets.
- Clean baseboards.
- Dust picture frames.
- Vacuum and use your portable carpet cleaner on the folds of your mattress, then flip it once it dries.
- Clean light fixtures.
- Wash windows inside and out.
- Wash window tracks by first vacuuming and then wiping them down.
- Clean comforter.
- Wash walls.
- Wipe down inside of drawers.
Dining Room/Hallways/Common Areas
With the exception of maybe your dining room, you probably don’t spend much time in any of these last areas of your home. However, places like the hallway and common areas like mudrooms and entryways can easily be the dirtiest in your home. So many people walk through these areas, tracking in dust, dirt and who knows what else. Complete these cleaning tasks below to give those areas a deep clean.
- Wash walls.
- Remove vents and clean them. Use your vacuum’s crevice tool to clean inside the vents.
- Clean light switches.
- Clean chandeliers or other light fixtures in these areas.
- Wipe down tables and chairs.
- Condition wood furniture, if you have it.
- Polish silver/clean china.
In the pursuit of answering the question, what is deep cleaning house work and what isn’t – we hope this helped you put together a deep cleaning house list to get started as you learn how to clean a house properly, in a way that works for you and your family. We also recommend doing a deep clean on just one of these rooms every few weeks to spread out your home deep cleaning throughout the year, instead of saving it to do all at once, which can be overwhelming and cause you to avoid it. Once you’re done deep cleaning your home, you’ll notice how much of a difference it can make when you spend just a little extra time cleaning.