Cleaning your whole house with a checklist
Taking out time to clean your entire house is one big achievement in itself. Now that you have devoted a time and day, you need to start planning on how you’ll go about this cleaning task otherwise it will all end up with you trying to clean your house in a haphazard manner. Do not waste time trying to figure out where to start or how messy your house is, will you ever be able to clean it? The best solution to all your problems would be to maintain a standard cleaning checklist that you can use and reuse every time you decide to clean your entire house. Our total house cleaning checklist will guide you through the process and get your home clean.
Here is a list of things to include on the checklist that will help you make it through your cleaning schedule:
Total House Cleaning Checklist
Checklist of all cleaning supplies–
The first most important task on your list has to be of all the items that are required to get your cleaning task done. Check your supplies of dish washing liquid, glass cleaners, mops, dusters, etc. that will all be required while cleaning. It is important you do this task first so that when you are in the middle of your cleaning and you realize something is missing or a product has finished, you do not end up getting agitated and giving up. Let’s be honest you can’t clean if you are missing items so this is why this is our top item on our total house cleaning checklist.
Shopping for required items –
Once your cleaning supplies have been listed down, it is time to go shopping. Get everything you need. Make a separate list for all these items if you are not very good at remembering things.
Having a good playlist ready –
The next most important list that you need to have ready is a good music playlist. This playlist will keep you up and running during your cleaning. It will also help lighten up the mood and make the cleaning task fun.
Starting with the bedrooms –
Have your bedrooms on the list next because the most mess you’ll clear up is from your bedrooms. Once you’ve dusted the beds and made them, picked up all your dirty laundry lying around, you’ll be able to breathe better in your room. Next cover the bathrooms, living rooms and kitchen. Try it, you’ll feel the difference.
Dusting the furniture –
This is a task that should be on your daily or weekly cleaning checklist. It is important that you dust all furniture of dirt piling up so that it doesn’t become permanent. It becomes almost impossible to get rid of dust and dirt that accumulates from leaving the furniture untouched for days.
Walls and ceilings –
A good tip to clean up the walls and ceilings is to first dust them. Then use a little bit of dish washing liquid to get rid of any stains or marks. If you do not want to risk using a dish washing liquid then make sure you have an all-purpose cleaner in the cleaning supplies for cleaning up walls.
Ensure that you have wiped away your kitchen and bathroom counters thoroughly. Messy counters are not at all pleasing to the eye. Make use of warm, soapy water or a nonabrasive counter cleaner to clean laminate countertops. To clean stains from edging, use a soft toothbrush. Counters always get dirty and that is why they are a key item on our total house cleaning checklist.
Once all the dusting of the dirt is over with you can begin vacuuming around the floors and/or carpets to wipe it off. Ensure that you vacuum in every nook and corner of the house. Otherwise a little bit of the dirt lying around in corners can leave a very bad impression. Vacuuming should always be towards the end of every house cleaning list. Because the purpose of the vacuum should be to swipe away all the mess that you have cleaned. All that dusting, sweeping off the furniture, walls, ceilings etc leaves the residue on the floor.
Mopping the floors –
Mopping up after a round of vacuum is imperative. A vacuum will help get rid of the large chunky bits out of the way whereas the mop will help clear out the small particles of dirt. Use a damp mop to remove any excess soil or leftover dust from the floors.
Emptying the waste bins –
Last but not the least of all the steps is to empty out your garbage from each and every room including the bathroom and kitchens! Do not miss this step because garbage that has been piling up in the bins for too long can start to smell bad.