We’re a year into the pandemic and most of us have spent a whole lot of time within our own four walls over the past twelve months. The spread of coronavirus and Covid-19 around the world has resulted in governments in the majority of countries recommending that we spend more time at home away from others in a bid to reduce sickness, death and the burden being placed on local healthcare services. But when you have a bunch of children indoors without their usual outdoor activities to engage with, things can get messy pretty quickly. By now, many of us are finding our homes in a relative state of disarray and are wondering what we can do to reduce the amount of chaos in our properties. The good news is that if you have a couple of days free to dedicate to a deep clean, you’ll notice a major difference immediately. Here are a few ideas to get you started out!
The first step on your deep clean journey should be decluttering. Make sure that you tidy all of your necessary, useful or sentimental belongings into their given places. This can be cupboards, drawers or other storage solutions. The items that are left should be considered clutter. If you don’t use them, they don’t have sentimental value and don’t really get touched, you can get rid of them. Try to sell or donate items of value and recycle items that can be recycled.
Deep Clean – Carpet Cleaning
Carpets build up a whole lot of dirt when you have little ones running around. They tend to forget to take their shoes off when they come indoors. They are also more likely to spill items than adults – whether that’s food, arts and crafts materials or anything else. So, start out by running the vacuum around to pick up any surface level dirt or debris. To make this as easy for yourself as possible, try an automated vacuum like a robot vacuum. Next, look into hiring a carpet cleaning machine, or use the services of a professional carpet cleaner. This will actually clean your carpet, lifting out any ground in dirt or stains
Deep Clean Extra Steps
Chances are you have some sort of cleaning routine in place already. This will include essential chores like the washing up, wiping down surfaces, polishing, cleaning windows and more. But every so often, you should throw in some extra deep cleaning tasks. Wipe down, skirting boards. Really scrub the toilet. Clean your shower curtain. Unclog drains. These steps don’t always need to be carried out as regularly, but they should be carried out every once in a while. They will really help your home to shine!
A regular deep clean is vital if you have a busy family home, especially when it comes to your physical health. This is because it enables you to rid your home of bacteria and germs, remove built-up dust and mould to prevent any respiratory issues, remove clutter to stop unwanted rodents entering your home or garden, and prevent the dreaded termites by drying any moist areas. Conducting a regular deep clean, especially in all those hard-to-reach places, will ensure a happy and healthy home all year round.
Now, there are many extra steps you can take to really get your home spick and span. But for now, the steps outlined above should help you to get started in the right direction! Try each out and you’ll notice the difference in next to no time!