Cleaning the house can be a mix of dreadful and satisfying. It’s also good to hang out in a clean home and present it to guests. If you’ve just moved to a house, after living years in a small apartment, the drastic scale of deep-cleaning might come as a shock to you. Don’t worry, though, because decluttering, dusting, vacuuming, and grabbing the phone are very doable things.
When there’s stuff everywhere, the brain is overwhelmed with signals and sensory information. It can lead to stress and anxiety. Therefore, decluttering can be beneficial to mental health. But because letting go of things can be hard for some people, it’s best to start small. Maybe you have a pen you no longer use. You can give it to a coworker or throw it away if it doesn’t work. Then, you can slowly move on to bigger things that don’t serve a purpose anymore.
Consider asking these questions: Do I need this? Is this adding value to my life or the functionality of this room? How is this of use to me? Can I live without it?
Get rid of dust build-up and cobwebs on every nook and cranny of the house. A microfiber cloth or a feather duster are great essentials to cleaning day because they pick up dust better than anything. Do it from left-to-right and top-to-bottom, too. Apart from the tops of furniture, books and picture frames gather a lot of dust, so it’s best to deal with them one-by-one.
After dusting off surfaces, vacuuming is a must to get rid of dust and dirt build-up in carpets and floors. If you have a pet, fur can be sticking on surfaces, causing allergens to be present all over the place. This means getting into corners and underneath the couch and all the furniture around the house.
Call for house maintenance services
There might be different areas of the house that cause safety and health hazards. One example would be lint build-up in dryers. It’s essential to have filters checked out and cleaned because this build-up—mixed with the high temperature from the dryer—can start a fire.
Another example would be the roof leakages. If it rains, the moisture can absorb into the ceiling, compromising its integrity and increasing the possibility of mold. When this happens, roof installers and repair experts can solve the problem.
Other than the day you set for deep-cleaning, constant speed-cleaning can help alleviate the workload. The idea is to clean as much as possible within a few minutes within the day. Whether it is washing the dishes or cleaning the toilet bowl, cleaning something small helps prevent build-up that will be harder to get off in the future. The Spruce suggests multitasking, so while you’re waiting for the bathtub to fill up or a timer to ring, you can do another thing.
Cleaning day is exhausting but think about the amount of peaceful rest you can have after finishing all those steps. It’s satisfying to unwind, knowing that every surface you touch is squeaky clean.