Cleaning your home is a must. If you don’t keep your house clean, you are not just allowing your property to deteriorate at a quicker pace, you are also placing your family in a very serious health risk. Now this is common knowledge and for most, chores are distributed so that the house is cleaned daily. However, you still need that general cleaning weekend to make sure that your home is cleaned thoroughly. If for some reason you are getting confused on what to do first or what to clean last, then here’s a guide to help you out.
Pick up all the clutter and store things that are not in their right place.
This is really the first thing you must do. Before you can even start sweeping or mopping the floor, you need to make sure nothing obstructs the area where you will be cleaning. You also need to make sure every little child’s toy is in its right place and every piece of trash goes to the bin.
Dust or vacuum your furniture.
The reason behind having to dust furniture first is that the dust tends to fall on the floor. If you are already done sweeping or mopping, then dust will fall down on the floor again and you’d have to start over.
Sweep the floor.
If you use the mop right away, you will just be transferring dirt from one place to another. Unless you have an awesome mop that absorbs even pet hairs and dust, then you can probably skip the sweeping.
You can now start mopping your floor. Mop bedrooms, then the living area and make the kitchen your last stop. The kitchen is the busiest and probably the dirtiest place in your home. If you mop it first, there’s a chance the dirt from the kitchen will be transferred to the bedrooms and the living area.
Put the curtains and the sheets in the laundry.
You need to wash curtains and sheets regularly too. Your curtains accumulate dirt and dust through time and there’s no way you can skip washing this. Sheets and pillowcases must be washed too because this is where you sleep and you just want that to be clean for sure.
Clean the bathroom.
The bathroom should be your last stop. Your toilet should be cleaned thoroughly because you sit here and who knows what kind of disease you can get out of the dirt and bacteria that has stuck to the bowl. Unless you are the owner of a very good dual flush lavatory, which prevents you from having to scrub the toilet more than one’s a day. Aside from the toilet, you need to clean the floors, walls, shower area and the sink. This is your last stop because right after you clean the bathroom, you can finally take a relaxing shower already.
It isn’t really all that difficult to go through general cleaning of your home. Yes, it could be very tiring but nothing beats the great feeling of having a clean and beautiful home to live in.