A Step-by-Step Guide to Keeping Your Home Clean
You’re hiring a professional when you hire Molly Maid. Molly Maid’s professional cleaning service distinguishes itself by cleaning your home with a strategy in mind. A cleaning technique that is systematic and well-organized (while having the flexibility to incorporate your custom wishes).
Are you surprised that we’d reveal our secrets? We enjoy cleaning and training. And we’re confident that our clients appreciate our service. Sharing is also beneficial. To clean your home efficiently and thoroughly, apply our house cleaning checklist:
- Put on some terrific, vibrant music before you start traveling from room to room. That’s a lot better. Now pick up the junk, and feel free to second-guess your belongings as you go. The fewer things you have, the easier it is to store, clean, and dust them: Examine books, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, furniture, outgrown toys for the kids, outdated laptops you’ve outgrown, old clothes and shoes in the closets… Is it time to recycle and donate? As you prepare for the next dusting job, turn off light bulbs and ceiling fans.
- If you have any closets that you’re frightened to open, face your anxieties; it’s time to decrease and organize.
- Microfiber towels should be used to dust (from left to right, top to bottom). This will reduce allergies and enhance the quality of the air in your house. Cobwebs can be easily removed with damp towels fastened to the ends of mops and brooms. Close slatted blinds one way with the rope and dust, then close them the other way and repeat… It’s more effective and time-saving than doing one slat at a time. Don’t forget to dust the tops of your doors, fans, light fixtures, picture frames, and, yes, your knick-knacks (keep them in display cases to reduce dusting work). To eliminate streaks on the faces of framed images, TV screens, and computer monitors, use glass cleaner on a cotton cloth or microfiber.
- Vacuum. Check to see if your bag/compartment is already full, and utilize the appropriate settings and attachments. Hit the entire house’s floors, as well as upholstered furniture. You’ll be surprised at how many lost objects (socks, your favorite pen) you’ll find under your couch cushions.
- Floors should be swept, mopped, and treated (except kitchen). Start mopping at the far corner of the room and work your way back toward the entrance. After completing each 4 x 4 foot area, rinse the mop.
- Refreshing the furniture. Some hardwood furniture requires a good waxing now and then.
CHECKLIST FOR KITCHEN CLEANING
- Clean the counters and cabinets (start at immediate right of the stove).
- Appliances should have a clean face (refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher).
- Wipe the stovetop clean.
- Microwave should be cleaned inside and out.
- Soak the drip pans and knobs on the stove in the sink.
- Clean the interior and outside of the sink.
- Clean the floor by sweeping and mopping it (go light on cleaning product in the water to avoid build-up).
- More cleaning advice for the kitchen.
CHECKLIST FOR CLEANING THE BATHROOM
- Remove rugs and wastebaskets (if you haven’t done so already when vacuuming).
- Remove all items from the tub or shower.
- In the tub or shower, place a bath mat.
- Warm water in the tub/shower walls.
- Allow tile and grout cleaner to settle for a few minutes.
- Except for the toilet, vanity, shower/tub, and mirror, spray/clean everything with all-purpose cleaner.
- To prepare for floor cleaning, fill a bucket with 14 cup all-purpose cleaner and water.
- Scrub the tub/shower walls and door while standing on the bath mat (use grout brush in-between tiles as needed).
- Scrub the tub/shower floor with tile and grout cleaner.
- Clean the soap dishes and shower rack.
- Shower track should be kept clean.
- Rinse the tub/shower walls and dry with a cloth.
- In the sink, spritz tile and grout cleaner, then add a soap dish.
- Using an all-purpose cleaner, spray the countertop.
- Clean the sink.
- Use a grout brush to clean around the faucet and drain.
- Rinse the sink as well as the rag.
- Using a damp cloth, wipe the vanity countertop.
- Clean the cabinet doors.
- Clean the mirror by spraying it with glass cleaner and buffing it with a soft cloth.
- Make the faucets sparkle.
- Allow to dry after cleaning the floor with the solution in the bucket.
- Rugs, bath mats, and wastebaskets should all be replaced.
- More cleaning suggestions for the bathroom.
CHECKLIST FOR CLEANING THE BEDROOM
Your bedrooms will be nearly finished if you’ve already cleaned, dusted, and vacuumed the house and organized your closets. To sum up, simply say:
- Any furniture you vacuumed previously (chairs, diaper containers, etc.) should be returned.
- Make your bed.
- Special projects include: Do you need to clean out your sock drawer? Fold the laundry and place it in the dresser? Have you ever put a mint on your pillow?
- More cleaning advice for your bedroom.
CLEANING THE WINDOWS
- Wipe with newspapers after using a streak-free glass cleaner (don’t use too much).
- Using a professional-grade squeegee, clean huge and difficult-to-reach windows.
- Remove window screens from frames and scrub with a mixture of all-purpose cleaner and warm water to clean them. Scrub each screen with a bristle brush, then rinse with an outdoor hose before reinstalling in the window.
- Some more window cleaning advice.
- For a professional window cleaning, both inside and out, contact our Master Cleaners company, Window Genie!