It’s around this time of year that ‘new start’ becomes a buzz word to be applied to all areas of your life. Starting the new year off with good intentions clearing out the negative energy from your life, joining a gym, and beginning a new diet regime, or it may just be as simple as deep cleaning your home.
A deep cleaning may be something you think you do regularly, but there are probably tasks that you put off longer than you care to admit. Many of us choose to start the year off with a deep clean of our home. But how many of us can say that we have cleaned all parts of our home thoroughly? And I mean, really deep cleaning your home.
A deep clean can vary from person to person and depends on many factors, including the size of your home, the number of bathrooms you have, and the type of surfaces and storage you have. There are tasks that we prefer to put off longer than we should, and only choose to notice when our oven starts to smoke, or the showerhead stops working.
We have broken down deep cleaning tasks based on the recommended time to clean them.
Fridges and Ovens
You should, of course, clean your kitchen each time you use it. Wiping down appliances and mopping floors can be done every couple of days; however, fridges and ovens should be cleaned every three to six months (if for personal use). Clean the insides and outside with a non-abrasive cleaning product, and consider using one part apple cider vinegar with one part water, for an effective and eco-friendly alternative.
Carpets and Windows
According to GoodHousekeeping, carpets, and windows only need to be deep-cleaned cleaned once a year; however, essential vacuuming of carpets can be done weekly and cleaning windows can also be done as and when they get dirty. Your curtains should also be cleaned every year, and may require a professional cleaning service along with delicate carpets and rugs.
Don’t forget about the parts of your home that you can’t see. And I’m not just talking about the space behind your fridge, or the flooring underneath your furniture, I’m talking about your septic tank. A septic tank is designed to retain and remove the solid and liquid waste from a property. You might have never thought about the septic tank on your property. Still, without this essential product, there would be nothing to collect the sewage and wastewater from households that are not connected to the mains sewer. Like all things that require upkeep, septic tanks also require occasional maintenance from professionals such as Septic Solutions Inc -an installation and service company.
Furniture and Bedding
Deep cleaning of your furniture should be done every three months. This involves wiping down surfaces and cleaning behind and under furniture. Use a natural wood polish for wooden surfaces, and if you have leather couches, use a special cleaner for this material. Apart from changing your bedding every week, it would help if you also hoovered your mattress every six months, to rid it of dust and any mites or nasties.