With everyone’s lifestyles usually being super busy, no one ever has time to deep clean their home the right way. Your life is always on the run, everyday matters can get in the way, and that can bring down your lack of energy to do anything, especially cleaning. Even though most people try to make an effort and deep clean their homes every weekend, the amount of effort it takes, to actually do it right, is very tiring. After deep cleaning, you usually are going to be too tired to enjoy your weekend. Especially with Covid-19 going on right now, everyone is staying home which means, extra dirt and dust are being accumulated. With that being said, there is another option you can take, and that is calling a deep clean service company.
Who to call
Once you have decided that you don’t want to deep clean your own house, then you start to look up services. Once you have started to look up cleaning services, make sure you are looking at what all they are offering. Expert house cleaners’ tasks are usually your regular cleaning with a ton of extra detail. Extra details include cleaning the insides of ovens, microwaves, fridges, and drawers. We also will try to get any scuffs off the walls, clean doors, and window seals. We pay extra attention to everything in your home and do our best to make it look brand new. Our professionals will make sure that your home is cleaned from the top to the bottom. Since COVID-19 hit, everyone is scared to catch anything. But at Moxie, we use a disinfectant that is sure to keep you and your family safe. Our priorities are keeping our guests healthy and happy. If you would like your vacation rental deep cleaned you can call Moxie Girl and someone from our helpful team, will be happy to help and address any questions you may have.
With everything going on in this crazy world right now, most of you are way too busy to clean or even give your house a nice deep cleaning. When your life gets way too busy, things start to clutter up and dust particles start to multiply quickly. With this Moxie blog, we will make a quick and easy checklist to make sure you are hitting all the right spaces, and areas in your home. We will also hit on what to clean during certain seasons throughout the year.
Where to start on your cleaning
Most people out there hate cleaning, but we know that some people actually love to clean. For those of you who hate cleaning, the first step is to get some motivation boosted up for the day, and for those who love cleaning, let’s get started. So first things first, the best way to start your cleaning is to go room by room and complete one room at a time, so you aren’t all over the place and trying to remember what was cleaned and what wasn’t. The second step is to start on the top floor of your home and work your way to the bottom floor. You do this process so dust will fall to the first floor, and you won’t be cleaning something twice. Now you have picked where you want to start, let’s get started.
So I usually start in the bedrooms, so that is where my blog will start. The first thing I do is strip all your bedding off including sheets, pillowcases, duvet covers or comforters, then start them in the washer, since laundry is going to take a while. The next thing that I would do is flip or rotate my mattresses because no one wants to feel those springs poking into your back. Next, you are going to want to start from the top of the room and work your way down to the bottom. Start with that ceiling fan, because we all know those collect so much dust and wipe all the cobwebs down from the corners. Next, dust all of your other surfaces including your dressers, headboards, nightstands, window ceils, and don’t forget to wash your baseboards. Before making your bed, clean underneath it and collect all those dirty clothes, empty water bottles, and anything else you store under there. If you are really in the cleaning mood. You can go into your closet and organize it, and get rid of any clothes that you aren’t gonna wear. Grab some clean sheets because making the bed is next. Once you have your bed made, you’re ready for the floors. Grab your vacuum and get all those dust bunnies and all the excess dust that you dusted off your furniture. The last step, if you have hardwood in your house, mop your floors with some hot water, and mix it with a floor cleaner. I prefer Pinesol to make the room smelling fresh. Finish the room off by spraying some febreeze and you are now finished. Continue this list throughout every bedroom of your house and then check bedrooms off your list.
Next, let’s start in the bathroom, just like the bedrooms, start from the top and work your way to the bottom of the room. So I start with taking out my bath mats and throwing them in the washer. Then start with dusting, dust all light fixtures, and clear cobwebs out of all corners. Once done, I start with the mirrors and other surfaces. I use dawn dish soap because it’s a great degreaser and it’s non-toxic. Once you have your dawn dish soap, put it on a washcloth, and run hot water over. Wipe down your mirror, then grab a microfiber towel to wipe dry. Then continue the process with your countertops. I also use dawn dish soap to wipe out the sinks but you can use comet as well. Comet is also a good cleaner to dump into your bathtub and toilet bowl as well. Use a scrub brush and scrub the bathtub floor, and a toilet brush to clean your toilet bowl. Next, you can use your dawn soap and wipe down the outside of the toilet. Follow these steps and continue throughout all your bathrooms.
New day, new room. Kitchens are a very important room in your house, it’s the room that most of your guests will see first. So just like every other room, start with dusting and knocking down all the cobwebs. You can use dawn dish soap to clean everything in your kitchen. So damp your rag, and let’s get started. Go cabinet by cabinet and take everything out, once everything is out wipe down all the shelving and reorganize your cabinets. Do the same thing with your refrigerator, wipe down all the shelves and drawers, and then reorganize your refrigerator and throw out any old food. Next, take your dish washcloth and wipe down all your countertops, appliances inside and out, and the outside of all cabinet surfaces. Now take your vacuum and get all those access crumbs, and take your pinesol water and mop. You have now deep cleaned your kitchen.
Finally, you are in your last part of the home. Again start from the top and work your way to the bottom. Grab your duster, and dust your ceiling fans, and knockdown any cobwebs in the corners. Next wipe down your surfaces, including all your furniture. Common areas are pretty easy to complete, next vacuum, and mop if you have hardwood throughout your living rooms. Finally, your house is clean and it’s time for you to relax and enjoy your clean home.
Additionally, there are some tasks that you’ll encounter in almost every room of your house. Some tasks include tossing unused or expired household items, moving furniture to wash baseboards, and changing smoke detector batteries. Once you have completed this checklist, you now have a clean home. If you own a vacation rental and want to have it deep cleaned, contact Moxie Girl or STRM. We have a great team, that will be sure to help you out with all your cleaning requests.
At Moxie Girl, we recognize the value of, well…VALUE! We’re pros as multi-tasking and we love to find cleaning products that multi-task as well. One of our favorites is Dawn dishwashing liquid. Dawn is an inexpensive and eco-friendly solution to many cleaning and household needs. We all know that Dawn is great for washing dishes and has even been used to save wildlife affected by oil spills, but here are a few more ways to utilize this simple but effective cleaning product.
The REST of the Kitchen
Dishes aren’t the only thing in the kitchen that needs cleaning! A drop or two of Dawn on a wet cloth does an excellent job of tackling kitchen countertops. Wipe them down and dry with a microfiber cloth – your countertops will shine like the summer sun!
Using the same technique we mentioned for kitchen countertops, Dawn is just what you need to easily remove body oils and grime from tile, tub and shower surfaces. For areas with build-up, use a net scrubby-sponge and a drop of Dawn directly on the surface being cleaned.
A small amount of Dawn in your mop water boosts cleaning power, removing even greasy dirt and leaving your tile, laminate and concrete floors clean, shiny and residue-free.
Why spend money on expensive stain-removing products when Dawn is handy? A tiny drop of Dawn can often lift food and grease stains right out of your tablecloths, linens, towels and even clothing (always test first, on an inconspicuous area!) An old toothbrush can be helpful for scrubbing out tougher stains. Remember to rinse the item thoroughly when spot-cleaning.
Lawn and Garden
Noticing unwanted pests on your plants? Instead of harmful chemicals, try this DYI insecticidal soap to rid your garden of these intruders! This solution is non-toxic and won’t harm your plants.
Make a concentrate: You’ll need 1 cup of cooking oil. Any variety will do – vegetable oil, canola oil, peanut oil…the important part is OIL. Use what you have on hand. Mix that cup of oil with 2 tablespoons of Dawn. Putting the oil and the Dawn in a glass jar with a secure lid is best – just seal and shake! Concentrate may be stored in the jar indefinitely – just shake before each use.
To use, mix 1 cup of warm water with just 2 teaspoons of the concentrate in a spray bottle and you’re ready to go! Check your plants at least twice a day (morning and evening) and spray directly on visible pests. You should see a dramatic decrease after a few days of spraying on a regular schedule.
We are certain there must be even more uses for Dawn and we are always seeking new ways to make your life (and ours!) easier and more productive. Whether it’s multi-use cleaning products or time-saving cleaning tips you desire, Moxie is always happy to share our discoveries! Check our other Moxie blogs for all kinds of helpful information.
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