Although we take proper care of our apartments for most of the year, there are still places that we don’t pay enough attention to, such as dust accumulated on the wardrobe, boards, sockets, beds, light fixtures, radiators, stoves, the hoods, the spaces under the sofas, and a lot more you might often forget about.
As much as we want to put off the deep clean, that moment eventually comes. Instead of looking at it as an unpleasant thing to do, it’s good to come up with a plan and make our work as easy as possible. In this way, we will reduce the chances of more dirt accumulating, and we will keep our home in its best condition. Keeping your home clean and tidy will reflect and benefit your end of tenancy cleaning service if you need it when you prepare to move out of the property.
Deep cleaning – when to do it?
It’s always good to start cleaning early in the morning, right after the daily rituals and breakfast. Prepare everything you need and all the necessary tools in advance. And get to work!
But when it comes to seasonal cleaning…
When is the best time to have seasonal cleaning?
Usually, people prefer to do their basic cleaning at the end of the winter months and even sooner in the early spring or fall. Spring is most often preferred. Perhaps because after the end of the winter season, it’s nice to get rid of everything useless and dirty, or because of our ingrained need for a clean environment. We get down and start fighting every stain in our home.
It’s essential for most households, because of the heating methods used during the winter months. Also, during this period, our home is layered with the most pollution due to the sedentary lifestyle implied by the period. We are dressed in woollen clothes, we turn on stoves to cook or use all kinds of heating devices. We are cold, and we also don’t want to do basic washing and wetting of the carpets that will hardly dry anyway. The period simply does not allow it.
Therefore, as soon as we feel the first spring breeze, we want to draw the curtains and open the windows, which in turn makes us clean the windows, make sure the soft furniture and floor coverings shine, and a lot more.
Fall cleaning, in turn, is necessary to remove the dust and grime that has built up over the summer, when all of us sun-drenched spend most of our free time relaxing outside, travelling on vacation, and exploring the world. Autumn is a season when the weather is often rainy, and muddy and dirt is easily carried into our homes. Therefore, cleaning during this period of the year is good preparation for winter.
Deep cleaning: where to start?
First, we need to remove everything that seems superfluous to us. With the clothes that we don’t need and the shoes that we don’t put on. This way, space will be freed up for new acquisitions.
A good start is a kitchen, by washing all the dishes, and thoroughly cleaning the counter, cabinet doors and handles.
Next comes the bath, for which we have acquired suitable preparations that take time to work. And then, of course, the living room as well – paying attention to the corners where the most dust collects, and then the entire floor with a suitable detergent.
If there are cabinets, it is advisable to take out all the things and wipe the inside. Let’s not forget the skirting boards, which are always dusty. Approach the bedroom carefully, too! The presence of dust there is unhealthy and easily accumulates in the human body. Therefore, it is necessary to thoroughly clean the mattress along with other things.
Seasonal and deep cleaning: what not to miss?
In our efforts to get everything done within the time frame we’ve set ourselves, it’s all too likely that we’ll miss some essential cleaning items. Therefore, it is good to follow some steps that we have drawn up in advance.
If some of the furniture allows being moved it’s best to pull them out and clean underneath. Let’s not forget to refresh the ceilings by removing the cobwebs, the stains from the walls, and the traces of posters. In addition to the windows, we also need to pay attention to the blinds, cornices and window frames. Let’s not forget the doors and handles.
The air conditioners and radiators should be cleaned as much as they allow. After carefully dusting all the furniture, photos, paintings, and mirrors, it would be good to also polish them.
Special attention should also be paid to the bathroom, where cleaning is more labour-intensive due to possible traces of mould and moisture. It’s important not to forget the ventilation openings, the shower curtain, the door frame, the shower cabins or the bathtub, faucets and showers. You need to clean and disinfect the toilet bowl as well, not forgetting around the base, under the seat and the hinges. Let’s not also forget the thorough cleaning of the tooth holder, the siphons and the sink. Sounds a lot, doesn’t it?
Trust the professionals
All of us at least once or twice a year think about a complete home refresh, but we always find an excuse to put off the day to start it. We almost never have time due to our busy lifestyles and the dynamics of everyday life. That’s why it’s always preferable to trust a professional cleaning company.
Professionals will make your place shine by using the best tools and methods, do it quickly, and you will have time to enjoy your spare time. The specialists of these companies have professional equipment and the necessary knowledge for proper cleaning. In the end, cleaning the fabrics by hand is different from treating them with a professional washing machine. By choosing a cleaning company, you save not only time but also effort, while getting better results.