Steps to Deep Clean Your Home (Ultimate Guide)

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Work, school, and chores often get in the way of cleaning your house. If you are looking for the best way to deep clean your entire home, read on for a room-by-room cleaning checklist that you can follow that will give your house a fresh start. You could use this list to clean your house during one weekend or simply tackle one room per day.

A popular tool for this task is to use Disinfectant Fogger Bombs below to protect your health.

Deep Cleaning Your Kitchen

 

Refrigerator- Take out all of your food and wipe down all drawers and shelves inside. Throw your old food before you replace the rest. Pull the whole appliance out and wipe down the outside and top.

 

Countertops- Wipe off all countertops and walls with an all-purpose cleaner. Rearrange any appliance left on top.

 

Garbage disposal- Use a baking soda and vinegar combination to clean your garbage disposal. Then, use a disinfectant to clean out the sink.

 

Stove and Oven- Take off the burner grates and caps and soak them in a warm water, baking soda, and vinegar mixture for 20 minutes. Wipe down the top of the stove while they soak. Use your oven’s self-cleaner if you can. If you don’t have a self-cleaning oven, spray oven cleaner on the inside of the walls and then wipe them down.

 

Microwave- Wash the inside tray with soap and water. Use hot, soapy water to wipe out the inside of the microwave.

Toaster- Clean out all of the crumbs from the trays and racks. Then, wipe the outside down with dish soap and vinegar.

 

Cabinets and drawers- Empty out all of your cabinets and drawers. Wipe out the inside with hot water and dish soap.

 

Floors- Move everything that you can out of the way and then sweep and mop your floors.

 

Deep Cleaning Your Living Room

 

Curtains and drapes- Take down any curtains and drapes and put them in the washing machine. Wipe down blinds with equal parts vinegar and water. Wood blinds should be wiped down with a microfiber cloth and cleaned with warm water only.

 

Carpets and rugs- Vacuum all carpets thoroughly and run rugs through your washing machine. For tough areas, rent a steam cleaner from your local home improvement store.

 

Wood furniture- use a microfiber cloth to wipe down all of your wood furniture and mantels. Clean off shelves and picture frames the same way.

 

Furniture- Remove your cushions and vacuum all of your upholstered furniture.

 

Fans and light fixtures- Wipe off all light fixtures and fans with a clean microfiber cloth.

Baseboards- Wipe down all baseboards with a damp microfiber cloth.

 

Windows- Sweep off any dirt from the window frame and then wipe down with warm, soapy water. Clean the inside and outside of the windows with glass cleaner.

 

Deep Cleaning Your Bathroom

 

Toilet- Use castile soap in your toilet and scrub with a toilet brush. Allow the brush to dry before putting it away.

 

Wash Towels- Wash all bath and hand towels while you are cleaning. Replace old ones if needed.

 

Mirrors- Wipe down all mirrors with soap and water, dry with a clean cloth, and then polish with window cleaner.

Shower curtains- Wash your shower curtain and replace the liner if it is old.

 

Sinks, shower, and bathtub- Scrub all three with an all-purpose bathroom cleaner. Rinse thoroughly.

 

Floor- Mop the floor, taking care to get in all of the small corners and around the toilet.

 

Deep Cleaning Your Bathroom

 

Bed- Strip your bed completely and wash everything. Throw out and replace old, stained sets.

 

Mattress- Sprinkle baking soda on your mattress and scrub with a soft bristle brush. Allow the baking soda to sit for about an hour before vacuuming it up.

 

Carpets and rugs- Vacuum your carpets and run any rugs through your washing machine.

 

Furniture and fixtures- Dust all dressers, nightstands, lamps, light fixtures, picture frames, wall art, and knick-knacks.

 

Baseboards- Wipe down all baseboards with a microfiber cloth.

Closets- Now is the time to purge your closet. Give away anything you no longer need or wear. Wipe down the inside of the closet before putting everything back. You can also declutter your nightstands and drawers while you’re at it.

 

Windows- Clean your windows the same way that you did in your living room.