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How To Deep Clean Your House

Melting snow and budding trees are right around the corner which means it’s time to start preparing for spring cleaning. But what’s the difference between this annual housekeeping event and maintaining a tidy home throughout the year? Well, routine maintenance is lighter cleaning that helps keep your house orderly week by week. A spring clean, on the other hand, is a deeper, more detailed process that sets you up for success the rest of the year.

Use these tips to ensure you’re properly deep cleaning your home and making that spring clean count.

How to Deep Clean Your House

The key to deep cleaning your house is setting a schedule. This isn’t a chore you can conquer one day after work, so plan accordingly. Make a list of each of the rooms you’ll need to deep clean and the tasks you’ll need to complete as you go. It may be best to give yourself several weekends to complete your deep cleaning; it all depends on the size of your home.

Here’s a sample schedule for deep cleaning your house room by room:

Weekend 1: Bathrooms and kitchen

Bathroom tasksKitchen tasks

Weekend 2: Bedrooms

Bedroom tasks
  • Wipe off knickknacks, surfaces, ceiling fans and baseboards, remembering to clean behind your headboard
  • Flip or rotate mattresses
  • Wash bed linens, including duvets and mattress pads
  • Clean under your bed
  • Organize bedroom closets
  • Clean window treatments

Weekend 3: Linen closets, mudroom and laundry room

Linen closet tasks
  • Remove items and wipe down shelves, working from the top down
  • Launder linens that haven’t been used in a while to keep them fresh
  • Vacuum the closet floor
  • Organize your linen closet
Mudroom tasks
  • Store out-of-season footwear, outdoor clothing and sports equipment
  • Declutter the area, wiping down surfaces as you go
  • Organize your mudroom
Laundry room tasks

Weekend 4: Common areas and outdoor areas

Common area tasks:
  • Declutter the room
  • Wipe down surfaces, standing lamps and cobwebbed corners
  • Clean furniture and lampshades with your vacuum’s upholstery attachment
Outdoor area tasks
  • Sweep patios, porches and decks
  • Wash any outdoor furniture and décor
  • Store any out-of-season decorations

Pro Tips for Deep Cleaning Your Home

When you’re deep cleaning your house, you want to make certain you’re working from the top of the room to the bottom. That way any dust or dirt that you knock down as you clean can be vacuumed once you’ve finished in each room.

Additionally, there are some tasks that you’ll encounter in almost every room of the house:
  • Tossing unused or expired household items
  • Cleaning light fixtures and/or ceiling fans
  • Moving furniture to wash baseboards
  • Washing windows, window sills and door frames
  • Vacuuming, mopping and/or waxing floors (it all depends on what your floors are made from)
  • Cleaning window treatments
  • Changing smoke detector batteries
  • Checking the expiration dates on fire extinguishers
  • Washing out trash cans
Make sure you complete these chores each time you tackle a room so that you get the most out your deep cleaning efforts.

Does Merry Maids Provide Deep Cleans?

Merry Maids typically conducts a detailed clean of your home that lasts several hours during your initial cleaning visit. Afterwards, Merry Maids professionals build detailed cleaning into their scheduled visits.

Just looking for a fresh start so you can pick up where a professional housecleaner left off? We also offer a one-time detailed cleaning service that can get your house ready for routine maintenance.

When it comes to knowing how to deep clean your house room by room, Merry Maids has you covered. Contact your Merry Maids to schedule your home’s deep cleaning today.