Deep cleaning your entire home in a single day may seem like an impossible task but it can be done. Making sure your whole house is clean from top to bottom can make everything feel less stressful and overwhelming. So if you’ve ever looked around your messy home and wondered, “How do I clean my house in one day?” Here are some tips for how you can deep clean your house in a single day.
How to Get Started
Before you start cleaning you will need a game plan and a deep cleaning checklist. This will keep you from wondering what to do next, and from missing anything.
Make a list of what you want to clean in each room of your house. This list should be detailed and include things like dusting the ceiling fan, dusting door frames, and wiping down the baseboards.
If you have older children and a spouse they can certainly help you with your cleaning tasks, but if you have younger children it would probably be best to have them out of the house for the day. Before you begin cleaning, gather all of your cleaning supplies and put them together so that you don’t have to stop your cleaning to go find something.
You will need :
- microfiber cloths
- glass cleaner
- paper towels
- scrub brushes
- tub and shower cleaner
- multi-purpose cleaner
- extendable duster
- toilet cleaner
- rubber gloves
- a broom and a mop.
House Cleaning Secrets
Now that you have your game plan and your supplies ready make sure that your dishwasher, sink, washer, and dryer are empty. You can use them to do some of the work for you while you are cleaning something else!
Okay, now there is just one more step before you begin deep cleaning your home. Before you can deep clean you need to do a light clean. Yes! You should try this cleaning hack, it’s like a shortcut that can really help you get mentally and physically ready to tackle this deep cleaning.
Grab a trash bag and an empty laundry basket and move through the house room by room. Throw away any obvious trash and put anything that doesn’t belong in that room in the basket. It is much easier to clean if you don’t have to constantly move things out of your way.
Pick up any throw rugs, blankets off of the couch, and bathroom rugs and go ahead and throw them in the washing machine to get clean while you work.
How To Clean Your House Fast and Easy
Head to the bathrooms and spray down your showers and tub, and put cleaner in the toilet and let it sit while you move on to other rooms.
While your bathroom cleaner sits, move to each room and work from top to bottom, left to right. This will keep any dust or dirt from landing on already cleaned areas.
Dust over the door frames, down the side of the frames, and down each wall with an extendable duster covered with a microfiber cloth. As you are moving through the room dust picture frames, bookshelves, and knick-knacks with a cloth. If necessary use furniture polish on bed frames, bookshelves, dressers, and other furniture.
Don’t forget to dust your ceiling fans! Take a pillowcase and a microfiber cloth to each fan. Slip each blade into the pillowcase and wipe from the fan outward, this will keep the dust from the fan contained instead of flying around the room. Use your microfiber cloth to wipe down the globes and the rest of the fan. If the globes are really dirty take them off and run them through the dishwasher.
Before you leave each room dust or wipe down all of the baseboards.
Clean Your House From Top To Bottom
Now head back into the bathrooms to:
- scrub the toilet,
- wipe down the shower and tub
- clean out the sinks.
Use your window cleaner to wipe down your mirrors and any windows in your bathrooms.
While you have the window cleaner out, go through the house and clean your mirrors, windows, and window frames. You can use the window cleaner and a paper towel to wipe down the window frames.
Kitchen Cleaning Tips
Time to tackle the kitchen! Start by soaking your kitchen vent filters and stove grates in a degreasing dish soap and hot water for at least ten minutes. Wipe down the outside of your refrigerator and other appliances.
Put a bowl of water in the microwave and let it run for one minute, and then wipe down the inside with a damp cloth or paper towel. Take everything off of your countertops and then wipe everything down starting with the top of the cabinets.
Wipe down the cabinet doors, countertops, and backsplash. Now wash off your grates and filters and put them back in place. Wipe down your sink and faucet with a cleaner to make them shine and the kitchen is done.
More Deep Cleaning House Tips
Now you are ready for the floors. If you have carpet target any stains with a stain remover first, then vacuum each room that has carpet in it. Sweep all of the linoleum, tile, and hardwood floors in your home.
After sweeping, bring out the mop and mop the floors with a cleanser that is appropriate for the types of floors that you have. There are some cleansers that are appropriate for all flooring types that will keep you from having to change products.
There you have it, you have just deep cleaned your house in a single day. Time to sit down, kick your feet up, and relax!
Fast Cleaning Hacks
You may have noticed some things that were not included in this deep cleaning list like cleaning the inside of the refrigerator or cleaning the blinds.
That is because those tasks are fairly time-consuming if you are trying to deep clean the whole house in one day! You can certainly add those things to your deep cleaning day, or you can save those tasks for another day.
Do you have any tips for deep cleaning your house in one day?