Do you despair of dust and dirt? Are you tired of streaks on your windows and grime collecting in the corners of your shower? A clean home is easier to achieve than you think. Here are just six tips for scrubbing it until it shines.
1. Take Everything Apart
Don’t try to clean around things. For example, don’t run a duster over the outer layer of your blinds and call it a day. Take them down and put them in your bathtub for a thorough wash and a blemish-free appearance.
2. Pressure Wash Your Deck
Long-term use can make your deck unrecognizable, but a pressure wash will peel back the years and allow the original wood or vinyl to shine through. Rent the equipment yourself or call a pressure washing company to do it for you.
3. Soak Your Fixtures in Vinegar
White vinegar is a godsend when it comes to grime. Soak your drain parts in a bowl of it; fill a baggie with it and attach it to your shower head; apply some to an old toothbrush to scrub around your taps.
4. Clean Your Drains
Speaking of drains, a lot of bacteria can grow in clogged and dirty pipes, so it’s worth the effort of cleaning even the grime that you can’t see. Tip some baking soda into your sink and add a splash of white vinegar after it. The resulting mixture will be both fizzy and cleansing.
5. Wash Your Exterior Walls
Not many homeowners remember to do this, but if you want a home that’s clean inside and out, you’ll need to wash even your brick walls or vinyl siding. The techniques vary, but you can find them online with a little determination and a willingness to roll up your sleeves and get the job done.
6. Shampoo Your Carpet
You’d be surprised by how many crumbs can sink into the fibers of a carpet. Even though they aren’t visible to the naked eye, they’re still bug bait, so make sure to shampoo your carpet on a regular basis. This also has the added benefit of stopping stains before they can set.
These are six ways to deep clean your home. Whether you’re preparing for a party or just sprucing up the place for your own personal satisfaction, these tips should be enough to get you started on a journey of cleaner, healthier living.