1. Dust all surfaces, including furniture, shelves, fixtures and decor:
When dusting, use a microfiber cloth and a special cleaning formula specifically designed for dusting. Make sure to pay extra attention to hard to reach areas like the corners, underneath furniture and around any decorations. Dust in an up-and-down motion rather than in circles, as this will help to prevent the dust from settling back down.
2. Vacuum carpets and rugs thoroughly:
A thorough vacuuming is necessary for deep cleaning carpets and rugs because it helps remove any embedded dirt or particles that have been trampled into the fibers of the material. Make sure to vacuum with an attachment that reaches all the way to the edges of your carpets and furniture so you can get at all of the hard-to-reach areas. Also, when vacuuming pet hair be sure to use a pet specific attachment so it can be removed efficiently and completely.
3. Sweep and mop any hard floors in the home:
When sweeping, use a broom designed specifically for hard floors and start in the corner furthest from the door. Sweep your way out of the room so any dirt or debris is pushed outward and out the door. After sweeping, mop all hard floor surfaces with an appropriate cleaning solution that won’t damage the finish.
4. Clean windows inside and out:
Windows should be given special attention during deep cleaning because they are often overlooked and can become very dirty over time. To clean windows inside and out you will need a window cleaner, microfiber cloths and paper towels. Start by spraying the window with cleaner and wiping it down with a cloth. Then use paper towels to buff up any streaks or residue left behind until they are completely gone.
5. Wash curtains or blinds:
Curtains and blinds should be washed periodically to remove any built-up dirt and dust. Most curtains can be machine washed, but check the label beforehand to make sure it is safe for washing this way. If your curtains or blinds are too large for a standard size washing machine, you may want to take them to a professional cleaner like a dry cleaner or laundry service that specializes in cleaning drapery fabrics.
6. Deep clean kitchen appliances (including oven, stove top, dishwasher):
Kitchen appliances need regular deep cleaning in order to keep them running efficiently and looking their best. To do this, use an all-purpose cleaner on the surfaces and a special cleaning formula designed specifically for ovens, stove tops and dishwashers. Make sure to follow all of the manufacturer's instructions when deep cleaning your kitchen appliances.
7. Wipe down cabinets and drawers:
Wipe down the outside of any cabinets or drawers with an all-purpose cleaner in order to remove any grease or grime that may have built up over time. If there are any stubborn stains, use a scrub brush to gently remove them before wiping down with a clean cloth. Once you’ve finished wiping down the outside of cabinets and drawers, move on to the inside by removing all items from within and giving it a thorough wipe down as well.
8. Scrub sinks with disinfectant cleaner:
Get rid of any built-up grime and bacteria in your sink by scrubbing it with a disinfectant cleaner. Make sure to pay special attention to the faucet, drain areas, and around the rim of the sink. After scrubbing, rinse the area thoroughly and dry using a clean cloth.
9. Disinfect bathrooms counters, showers/tub enclosures & toilets:
Bathroom surfaces can become covered in bacteria, germs and dirt over time so it’s important to give them a good deep clean. Use an appropriate cleaner designed for bathroom surfaces and disinfectant wipes to wipe down counters, showers/tub enclosures, toilets, and all other hard surfaces.
10. Empty wastebaskets/garbage cans throughout the house:
Empty wastebaskets/garbage cans throughout the house and replace any liners as needed. Doorknobs, light switches and remotes should also be disinfected with a cleaning wipe before being placed back in their original spots.