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The ultimate checklist for how to clean your house

April 29, 2016 / britta

Everyone loves a spotless house. Living in a clean and fresh smelling home is an accomplishment that most if not all homeowners dream of. Although everyone goes through their fair share of spring cleaning, work and other responsibilities happen to catch up and get in the way of keeping the house clean and liveable. At the end of the day, the daily chores get done but are no longer as efficient and effective as one would like to be.

This is why having a checklist on how to clean your house is important. This enables you to make sure all the important surfaces and rooms in your home get a thorough clean. Plus, it is also a great way to divvy up the household chores for the family. After all, keeping the house clean should be a family affair – that way everyone is responsible for the place where memories are made day to day.

It is best to create a weekly cleaning checklist because a weekly housekeeping regime is the foundation of a spic and span home. Next, divide the house into areas with specific tasks that are needed to be done!

Bathroom checklist
*Clean and disinfect the bath tub, sink, toilet, floors and walls.
*Replace rugs and empty wastebaskets.
*Empty the shower and sink drains.
*Clean shower rack and soap dishes.
*Apply tile and grout cleaner.

Kitchen checklist
*Wipe down all countertops and cabinets.
*Clean the surface of all appliances.
*Thoroughly clean stove top and oven.
*Clean the insides of oven and microwave.
*Disinfect inside the sink as well as around it.
*Sweep then mop the kitchen floor.
*Take out the trash.

Bedroom Checklist
*Make the bed.
*Straighten out the closet.
*Remove clutter and organise.
*Dust surfaces and vacuum the carpets.
*Change curtains.
*Clear out the laundry bin and do the laundry.

Living Room/Dining Room
*Mop, sweep the floors and vacuum the carpets or rugs.
*Clean windows with streak-free glass cleaner.
*Wipe and disinfect table tops and counters.
*Clean/wax wooden furniture.

Now that you have the basic to-do checklist, always remember these quick tips:

*Clean as you go! Always pick up clutter as you go and train the children as well to clean up after themselves like putting away toys, books and furniture. This will make cleaning easier and faster.

*Clean from top to bottom! Always remember to clean from the top going to the bottom so that excess dust, dirt and other knick-knacks get thoroughly swept after all the cleaning and wiping is done.

*Clean your cleaning equipment! Always remember to empty the vacuum bag after or before using it to maximise its efficiency.

*Clean with effective materials! Always dust with microfibre cloths because they are good for most surfaces and appliances.

Finally, schedule a monthly ultimate cleaning spree for your house with professional cleaners. This way, everything you might have missed will be taken care of and every nook and cranny of your home will be checked for any buildup of moulds or mildew which can be harmful to the health.

RPC Cleaners offer professional cleaning from offices to households using effective and safe methods to ensure thorough and efficient results. Call at +44 20 8994 4778!

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