Difference between a Deep cleaning and Regular Cleaning.
We’re all guilty of avoiding cleaning tasks until it’s absolutely necessary – like when the oven starts smoking, or the inside of your fridge is starting to smell questionable. While deep cleaning is a daunting task to undertake, the reward of having an organised, dirt-free home is entirely worth it.
To help you to stop putting those deep cleaning tasks off, Flawless Clean has put together an easy guide to deep cleaning your home and how to get started.
What’s the difference between a regular clean and a deep clean?
Most people give their home a regular clean on a daily or weekly basis to keep a good level of cleanliness around the house. A regular clean usually involves tidying up, vacuuming the floors, and cleaning the surfaces.
Deep cleaning is more intensive with almost every nook and cranny of your home getting special treatment. Deep cleaning is different from a regular clean because it reaches areas in your home where dirt and grime may be hidden out of sight such as behind appliances, inside the oven, or under the kitchen sink.
What items do I need to deep clean my home?
You don’t need to spend a fortune to deep clean your house. With some basic supplies, you can have your home looking immaculate in no time. Here are some helpful items to get you started:
- Multipurpose cleaner
- Dish soap
- Cloths for both multipurpose and glass
- Streak-free window and glass cleaner
- Wood polish
- Vacuum cleaner
- Scrubbing brush
- Rubber gloves
- Oven cleaner
- Baking soda
- Carpet cleaner
Living room deep clean
The living room attracts a lot of dust, clutter, and dirt. Although giving it a daily clean can help to keep it looking tidy, it’s good to give the living room a thorough deep clean at least once a six months.
Living room to-do list:
- Pull your furniture away from the wall. Vacuum the sofa and chairs making sure that you get the back as well as the sides. Run the vacuum cleaner on the space where the furniture usually sits.
- Remove cushions and give them a good beating outside and pop the covers in the washing machine.
- Remove the curtains or blinds. If they’re washable give them a quick clean in the washing machine, or take them to the dry-cleaners.
- If you have wooden furniture, give it some TLC with a wood cleaner to remove sticky residues and finish with a good wood polish.
- Vacuum the rug to remove any loose dirt. Work a carpet cleaner into the rug and let it sit for several minutes before hosing it off and using a squeegee to remove access water. Allow the rug to air dry.
Kitchen deep clean
Depending on how often you cook in your kitchen and how tidy you are while doing so, your kitchen will probably need a deep clean once every three months.
Kitchen deep clean to-do list:
- Remove the oven racks and anything else you have inside the oven. Coat your oven with an oven cleaner or baking soda solution and leave for the required time.
- While waiting for the solution to take effect, clean your oven racks using dishwasher detergent and a scrubbing brush.
- Wipe the oven hood down with an all-purpose cleaner and polish with a microfiber cloth until it is grease-free.
- Take out all of the food items. Throw out any items that are expired or inedible.
- Clean the inside of the fridge with a baking soda and water solution or an unscented cleaner. Rinse with a damp cloth before drying with a towel.
- If your kitchen collects a lot of dust, it’s likely that the tops of your cabinets are in need of a good cleaning. Using a hand-held vacuum or duster, dry dust the tops of the cabinets to remove all dust before wiping them down with an all-purpose cleaner.
- Take out all of the food items from the cabinet. Throw out any items that are expired, inedible or empty.
- Wipe the shelves down with soapy water or a kitchen cleaner.
- Start by wiping down the kitchen sink with a vinegar/JIF and water solution. Use a small scrubbing brush or old toothbrush to clean around the drain and taps.
- Place a container of white vinegar on the upper rack of your empty dishwasher. Run the dishwasher on a hot-water cycle.
Bedroom deep clean
How often you clean your bedroom depends on the amount of time you spend in it. We recommend deep cleaning your mattress at least once a year but other areas such as organising your wardrobe can be done every 3-6 months.
Bedroom deep clean to-do list:
- Vacuum the mattress by going over the entire surface including the sides and seams to get any hidden dirt or dust.
- Use a stain remover to spot clean any stained areas.
- Remove all of the bed linen including sheets, pillowcases and the mattress cover. Put them on a hot wash. Depending on the type of fabric they are, you may also be able to wash pillows and blankets too depending on their size and fabric type.
- Remove everything from your wardrobe and place it on the bed or the floor. Organise the clothes into 3 piles: Keep, Throw Away, and Donate.
- Neatly fold the clothes and place the keep pile back into the wardrobe.
Bathroom deep clean
The bathroom is a breeding ground for bacteria so you should clean your toilet once per day and scrub down the other surfaces on a weekly basis.
Bathroom deep clean to-do list:
- Apply a generous amount of toilet cleaner and let sit for up to five minutes before scrubbing with a toilet brush. Then flush the solution and grime away.
- Clean the toilet seat and handle with a disinfectant spray.
- Spray a disinfectant bathroom cleaner around the sink and let sit for a few minutes before wiping with a cloth.
- Pour enough white vinegar to submerge the showerhead into a plastic bag and tie it in place. Soak overnight before rinsing it off with water in the morning.
- Use a glass cleaner to wipe residue off the shower doors.
- Wearing rubber gloves use a brush to apply a mixture of household chlorine bleach and water to the grout. Let it sit for a few minutes before washing off.
Counters and shelving
- Clean countertops and shelving with an all-purpose cleaner and a microfiber cloth.
Want to hire a deep cleaning service in Newcastle NSW?
Professional deep cleaning services are a lot more affordable than you might think. At Flawless Clean we use professional-grade tools and supplies to do an outstanding job of tackling even the toughest dirt while deep cleaning homes in Newcastle.
If you are on the fence about whether or not you should hire a cleaning company for a deep clean of your home, give us a call on 0413 034 144 or fill in our online contact form to discuss your options.