Cleaning is no joke. Usually, a deep clean takes hours or even days, but let’s be real, none of us have time for that. Today I’m sharing my tips & tricks to achieve a deep clean look in one hour.
I’ll be sharing areas to focus your attention and the correct steps to prevent rework. I do this every other week and before having guests over. If you’re hosting for the holidays this year, I have you covered!
There are only 5 products required for this deep clean and they are all linked below. Most are pretty self explanatory but I want to go into a bit more detail on the Meyer’s cleaning spray. I use this for almost everything. The kitchen, living room, bathroom, and bedroom. It is an all purpose spray that works really well but it also smells great. This is key to making your space seem clean the moment people walk in, a fresh scent.
Order matters when cleaning!!! Always work from the top down, otherwise, you are making more work for yourself. If you sweep the floor and then wipe the counter, you will spill crumbs all over the freshly cleaned floor.
The first step to make your space look clean is organization. Fold blankets, put things away, remove extra clutter, etc. The less you have lying around and out of order, the cleaner your space will look. Also, when you begin cleaning the surfaces it is much easier.
Wipe down every surface. I typically use the Meyer’s cleaning spray for this and I hit the counter tops, stove, sink, chrome, tables, bathroom sink, etc. Remove ALL the objects from that surface, spray it, and wipe it down. Removing everything is important.
Pardon my French but if you half-a$$ and wipe around stuff there will be remains. While you may not be able to see it at first, as you move items around in the future the extra dust and crumbs spread to the surfaces you wiped. Pay attention to the sink, the stove, and the top of the toilet. And for all of our sake, clean the toilet bowl too!! Although they are less prominent to the eye, cleaning the hidden surfaces are what make this feel like a deep clean.
The final step in cleaning is always the floors. Shake out or vacuum rugs and use a Swiffer to clean the hard wood. The Swiffer is the fastest and easiest way to pick up dust. Similar to the surfaces, move items to get under them. Simply going around them is a sure fire way to have your hard work go to waste fast!
If you have extra time, finish with a mop or Swiffer wet jet. You’ll pick up extra dirt and grime off the floor making them feel extra clean. Regardless, make sure you hit ALL the areas with your Swiffer to pick up dust. Do not just focus on the dust bunnies, wipe everywhere to pick up what you can not see.
The Focus Points
When you are cleaning fast, it is better to focus in on a few small focal points verses your whole space. The kitchen and bathroom are typically the most used rooms on a day-to-day basis. Those rooms (surfaces, floors, etc.) should be your primary focus in a quick clean.
Find the hidden surfaces, wipe everything thoroughly, and focus your time there. Polishing the chrome brings these rooms to the next level. If you have extra time, you can straighten out another room or Swiffer the floor. Do not waste time wiping the surfaces in your whole house when the kitchen and bathroom truly need the most attention.
I hope these tips helped you! I’d love to hear your cleaning tips & tricks so feel free to leave a comment or contact me on Instagram. Stay safe & be comfortably you this holiday season!