The pandemic has seen all of us spending a whole lot more time in our homes. Some of us have enjoyed this. Some of us aren’t as much of a fan. But either way, chances are you’ve noticed that now your home has been more lived in, it’s growing a bit messy or dirty. Months of use all day every day can see mess and dirt build up and now many of us want to get back on top of things. Here are a few key cleaning tricks that will help you to make your home presentable again!
The first step in any home cleaning journey is to declutter. Over time, all of us bring bits and pieces into our homes that we really don’t need. These end up taking up unnecessary space and making your home look messy. If this sounds familiar, it’s time to declutter. Go through all of your belongings and decide if you need them and if they have significant sentimental value. If the answers to these two questions are no, it’s time for the item to go. Donate, sell and recycle them where possible.
Bring in Professional Services
Once you’ve decluttered and your house is looking clear, you have a blank canvas to work with in regards to actually carrying out a deep clean. Now, you can deep clean your house yourself, but it is time consuming and is likely to take up a weekend or two of your time. If you want to make things as easy as possible for yourself, and if you want the best results possible, it’s a good idea to bring in professional services for particular tasks. If you have high ceilings and ducts or vents, you may want to call a duct cleaning company to reach them and clean them thoroughly. If you have carpets, a professional carpet cleaner can give them a good, deep scrub that will lift ground in dirt and leave them their original colour. If you have high windows, a professional window cleaner can give them a beautiful sheen.
Come Up With a Cleaning Rota
Of course, once everything is completely neat, clean and tidy, you’re going to want to keep on top of it. The key to a consistently clean and tidy house is consistent cleaning and chores. Now, you don’t need to find yourself cleaning constantly. But you should carry out regular chores to ensure that you stay on top of everything. Make sure to keep some sort of cleaning rota if necessary. Note which days you will do which tasks. Some will be daily, such as washing up and cleaning down kitchen work surfaces. Some will be weekly, such as running rhe vacuum around and changing bed sheets. Some will be less often, but are still important, such as cleaning skirting boards or dusting the corners of the ceilings.
Of course, there are countless other steps you can take to make your home as bright and shiny as possible. But, all in all, those above should really help you along the way. So, give them a try and see how you get on!