This deep cleaning checklist provides you with a guide to use for your entire home.
Deep cleaning isn’t an everyday activity. It is a periodic exercise that requires planning with definite actions to be taken in ridding your home of dirt.
This covers the kitchen, bathroom, closets, dining, and bedroom areas. Other areas of the home include the garage, outdoor, living room, laundry room, and outdoor.
Using this checklist, you’re able to carry out a thorough cleaning with zero worries about leaving out specific areas.
Checklist for Deep Cleaning
If you need to perform a thorough cleaning of your home, the following activities will be necessary to carry out a comprehensive job.
We begin with the following;
When cleaning the living room area, windows should be opened to let in air. Next, all furniture should be moved to the middle of the room and the walls wiped down clean. All hanging picture frames should be dusted and baseboards wiped clean.
Wash all light globes and shades in addition to dusting the ceiling fan.
Blinds and window treatments should be washed plus windowsills, windows, and screens. Your shelves or entertainment center should be de-cluttered and organized followed by dusting where necessary.
All surfaces of wood furniture and electronics should be dusted with wood furniture polished. Also, vacuum or shampoo your carpets and also sweep and mop floors. Air clean electronics and we down screens using a damp cloth.
Rearrange furniture to its earlier positions and light a scented candle. You can also add some fresh flowers too.
Open windows to let in air. Next, move all furniture to the center of the room and begin wiping down walls.
Wipe baseboards clean and dust hanging picture frames. You should dust a ceiling fan and light globes & shades washed. Windows, windowsills, and screens should be your next target. These should also be washed clean.
Wash blinds and window treatments followed by bed liners. The mattress should be vacuumed and turned. Upholstery too should be cleaned.
Shampoo or vacuum carpet and mop floors. Drawers under the bed should be de-cluttered and organized with all surfaces dusted and wood furniture polished.
Tidy display items and begin re-arranging furniture to its original places. Add some fresh flowers or light a scented candle or both.
You should move all surface items in your closet and walls wiped down. Next, dust closet shelves and de-clutter & organize. Wipe baseboards and rearrange things back to position.
For bathrooms, open windows to let in air and move all surface items.
Wipe down walls and dust all picture frames if any. Wash light globes and shades, windowsills, screens, and windows. Blinds and window treatments should also be washed clean.
Wash trash can, followed by all liners, including bath mats, towels, shower curtains, and other similar items. Toothbrush holders should be cleaned and disinfected. Soapdish or pump should be cleaned and refilled too.
What more? Unclog all drains and clean make-up brushes.
Next, wipe down countertops and sinks in addition to mirrors and cabinets. Scrub the bathtub and shower, followed by the toilet. Toiletries and linens should be de-cluttered with clean baseboards and floors mopped and disinfected.
Deep cleaning the office area should begin with opening the windows to let in air.
Next, move all furniture to the middle of the room and wipe down the walls. Wipe baseboards clean and dust all hanging picture frames and ceiling.
You should wash light globes and shades plus windows, windowsills, and screens.
Also, wash blinds & window treatments as well as the trash can. Bookshelves should be de-cluttered and organized.
You should extend the same to the file cabinet and desk—vacuum upholstery, vacuum or shampoo the carpet, or mop the floor.
All wood furniture should be dusted and polished with electronics air-cleaned and screens wiped down. Tidy display items and re-arrange and return furniture to its original place.
The Dining Area
First, open the window to let in the air.
This should be followed by wiping down walls and dusting all hanging furniture: dust shelves and wash light globes and shades. You should clean the dining table and chairs including the bar area: clean and polish china or silver.
Next, tidy display items, wipe baseboards, and vacuum or shampoo the carpet. You should mop floors.
Move all surface items and wipe down walls.
Next, dust shelves and all picture frames and wash light globes and shades. Tidy display items and wipe baseboards. This should be followed by vacuuming or shampooing carpets or mopping floors.
You should open windows to let in air. Next, move all surface items and wipe down walls and cabinets. Dust all hanging picture frames and clean behind appliances. Light globes and shades should be washed, followed by windows, windowsills, and screens.
Wash floor mats, blinds, and window treatments. The trash can should be emptied and washed. You should unclog drains and dishwashers cleaned. You should clean the oven, microwave, and refrigerator. What more?
Defrost and clean your freezer and organize and clean your pantry.
Kitchen cabinets should be de-cluttered and organized, including drawers and countertops. Wipe down countertops and sink and mop the floor. Tidy display items too.
Open windows to let in air and move furniture to the middle of the room. Wipe down walls and baseboards and dust all hanging picture frames.
Next, dust the ceiling fan and wash light globes and shades, followed by windows, windowsills, and screens. Window treatments and blinds should also be cleaned.
Empty and wash trashcan and organize shelve and storage. You should dust all surfaces from top to bottom and wooden furniture polished. Vacuum or shampoo carpets and mop floors.
Tidy display items and re-arrange furniture back to its place.
Move all surface items and wipe down walls—next, dust hanging picture frames and wash light globes and shades.
Empty and wash trash can and clean washing machine and dryer. Wash hampers and clean behind the washer and dryer. Countertops and sinks should be wiped clean and laundry supplies organized.
Mop or vacuum floors and wipe baseboards. Tidy and return all furniture to its original place.
Wash windows, clean out gutters and clean all outdoor light fixtures.
Open the garage door to let in air and wipe down walls, shelves, and other doors. Shelves and cabinets should be de-cluttered organized, and the floor swept clean.
Clean the fireplace and all light switches. All doorknobs should also be wiped clean, and air vents thoroughly vacuumed.
This deep cleaning checklist covers all areas of the home. It gives a thorough guide on what to do and look out for when conducting a thorough cleanup.