Clean Your House Like a Pro

Clean Your House

 

A few years ago I worked for a commercial cleaning company.  It was one of those situations where I just needed a job so I jumped in.  We worked in teams of two (my partner spoke a completely different language causing some confusion) and drove around cleaning businesses and homes.  After working for that company I decided I wanted to have a housecleaning business (which I did until my client begged me to work for her full time).  There was a strict system we followed which I want to share with you since I do this even in my own home.  When we worked in teams of two one person did the “dust and vacuum” and the other did “kitchen and bathrooms”.  In your own home you can just separate it out but definitely dust first!!!

Dust & Vacuum

  • Starting upstairs dust ceilings, corners, walls, furniture, door frames and baseboards.  Dust every surface making sure to start at the highest point so dust all falls to floor.  (Wiping baseboards with a dryer sheet will help battle dust).  Don’t forget ceiling fans and light fixtures.
  •  After dusting the entire house now vacuum the entire starting with the highest point.  I vacuum my kitchens and bathrooms as well because it gathers the dirt and dust so much better than sweeping.  When vacuuming make sure you pick up bathroom rugs and trash cans and move small furniture.

Kitchens & Bathrooms

  • I usually start in the bathroom just to get it out of the way.  Start by cleaning the shower.  I spray it with a cleaner made for battling soap scum, like Comet, Scrubbing Bubbles, or Soft Scrub.  Then I sprinkle with Bon-Ami or baking soda.   Let it sit for a few minutes.
  • Spritz toilet with disinfectant, and scrub.  Wipe the seat, back and entire outside of the toilet.
  • Wipe the kitchen sink and counters with an all purpose spray.
  • Wash mirrors.  Then go back and scrub your shower.  After scrubbing take a damp rag and wipe off all the ickiness that is still on it.
  • When everything had actually been cleaned I go back with a microfiber towel and polish and shine the shower, fixtures, and sink.  This last step makes a huge difference.
  • In the kitchen start by washing the dishes!  Dry dishes and put away.
  • Wipe down all small appliances and counters.  Throw damp sponge in the microwave for 60 seconds.  This will sanitize the sponge and make the microwave about 1000 times easier to clean!
  • Big projects like the fridge and stove do not need to be done on a regular basis.  These will be covered in a future post.

Now you can go back through and mop all the hard surface floors.  For wood floors I love using Murphy’s Oil (it smells amazing) and Bona on the rest.  So in summary: dust, vacuum, bathrooms, kitchen, mop, and enjoy!

When cleaning your home please investigate the uses for vinegar, baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide.  I will have more posts about these coming but they are incredibly effective and cheap (and safe).  I highly recommend using these in cleaning your home.

Check Out These Cleaning Product Reviews for more help:

Krud Kutter Product Review

Method Glass & Surface Cleaner Review

 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Sindy
    Sep 26, 2014 @ 10:36:48

    Very nice post! Thank you so much! I really need a list like that otherwise I cannot organize my house work! Thanks!

    Reply

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