Archive for January 20th, 2012

HOW TO CLEAN A HOUSE

Friday, January 20th, 2012

More Time for You Steps to Clean a HouseHow to clean a house – it’s a simple question with a long answer.  One of the first things people want to know about cleaning is where to start.  If your house is large, or really messy, you may not know where to begin.  Even if your house is usually well-kept, you may feel overwhelmed about cleaning it when you’re expecting guests or overnight company.

 

Here’s what you need to know about cleaning your house before the holidays.

  1.  Start in the kitchen.  When you’re doing a big, top to bottom cleaning job, clean this room first.  Take down any decorations that you might have on top of the cabinets.  They tend to get greasy from food residue, so wash them down and return them to their places.  Then you can wipe down the cabinets and appliances.  Save the kitchen floor for last so that you don’t spill more dirt and debris onto the floor while you’re cleaning.  When everything else in the kitchen is done, you can mop the kitchen floor and leave it to dry while you work on other rooms.
  2. Dust.  We tend to not notice the dust as it builds up because it accumulates so gradually.  Try to look around with a fresh eye.  Wipe down the dust from bookcases, dressers, and televisions.  Be sure to check ceiling fan blades, too. They’re a prime place for dust to build up.  Walk through the house and check the corners and ceilings for cobwebs, too.
  3. Scrub the bathtubs, sinks and toilets.  One of the most important places to think about cleaning is the bathroom.  Guests can overlook a dusty bookcase, but not a dirty bathroom.  Scour your toilet bowls and sinks shortly before visitors arrive. If your company is staying overnight, make sure the tub and shower are pristine, as well.

Your house can be sparkling clean with just a little effort and a few good tips.