Keeping your house in top condition requires more than weekly dusting and vacuuming. A deep clean is essential to ensure every corner of your home is spick-and-span, preventing dirt and grime from building up over time. But how often should you be doing a deep house clean?
The answer lies in having an effective 12-month schedule that covers all the cleaning tasks necessary for optimal results. In this article, we’ll discuss why a 12-month schedule is ideal for regular deep cleans and provide valuable tips and tricks to make the process easier and more efficient. Remember to grab the free printable 12-Month Deep House Clean schedule below to help you keep on target!
So let’s get started!
The importance of deep cleaning your house
Deep cleaning your home can be arduous, but if you do it regularly, you’ll be able to keep your home looking and feeling great all year round. Following a 12-month deep clean schedule ensures each room in your house gets the attention it needs throughout the year. Regular cleanings will help to prevent dirt and grime from building up over time, meaning less work for you in the long run.
Of course, regular deep housecleaning can also help keep allergens at bay in addition to deep cleansing your home. Dust, pet dander, and other particles can build up over time, causing allergy symptoms to flare up or even making breathing difficult. Doing deep clean cycles ensures your home is free of build-up and allergens, creating a healthier environment for the whole family.
What does “Deep House Clean” mean?
Before we get into the nitty-gritty of deep house cleaning, it’s essential to understand what this term means. Deep house cleaning is when you go through each room in your home and do a deep clean on all surfaces, including furniture, floors, walls, windows, appliances, etc.
Deep cleaning involves scrubbing, dusting, and vacuuming all surfaces. It also involves deep-cleaning items that don’t get touched regularly, such as door frames, window sills, ceiling fans, etc.
Deep cleaning isn’t just about making your home look nice; it is also essential for maintaining its structural integrity. Mold, mildew, and other unwanted bacteria can build up over time without deep cleaning, which can cause damage to your home.
How to deep clean a room
First, start by removing anything you don’t need or use. Take another look through closets, cabinets, and any other storage areas. Donate items in good condition and throw away anything no longer usable. Removing unnecessary things will help eliminate clutter and make later cleaning efforts much more manageable.
The next step is to tackle dirt, dust, and grime – and that’s when the actual deep cleaning takes place. Each month, give a section of your home special attention, such as dusting walls, baseboards, and ceilings, wiping down windows and screens, or polishing furniture. Pay extra attention to high-traffic areas like kitchens and bathrooms where germs thrive. And don’t forget those hard-to-reach places like behind the appliances or up on top of tall cabinets. These places often get overlooked but need as much attention as elsewhere in your home.
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Finally, once your deep cleaning is complete for the month, create a plan for ongoing maintenance tasks so that surfaces stay cleaner for longer. Dust regularly or use damp rags to pick up pet hair from furniture or floors; this way, you won’t have as much ground to cover during each monthly deep clean session to keep everything neat.
Deep cleaning hints and tricks
Deep cleaning your home is a personal task; everyone will have their preferences and methods for deep cleaning. But regardless of your deep cleaning style, some easy hints and tricks can help make the process easier.
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- Start with decluttering: Get rid of any items you don’t need or use to make deep cleaning easier.
- Regularly dust and scrub walls, baseboards, ceilings, windows, and screens.
- Pay extra attention to high-traffic areas like kitchens and bathrooms where germs thrive.
- Use damp rags to pick up pet hair from furniture or floors; this way, you won’t have as much ground to cover during each monthly deep clean session to keep everything neat.
- Vacuum carpets and wash hard floors weekly for optimal results.
- Use a professional steam cleaner once a year for deep carpet cleaning results at home.
- Air out beds and mattresses at least twice a week by leaving them uncovered when possible to eliminate dust mites in hot weather/seasons/months.
- Keep surfaces free from grime by wiping down counters daily with an all-purpose cleaner as part of your deep cleaning routine.
- Use the Deep Cleaning Schedule below to keep you on track!
12-month deep clean schedule
While deep cleaning can be daunting and time-consuming, following a 12-month deep clean schedule can make the process much easier and more efficient. The 12-month deep clean program we’ve created below ensures that all home areas are cleaned and maintained regularly. Of course, you can create your schedule and deep clean at your own pace, so I’ve included a blank plan that you can fill in on your own.
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By following this deep cleaning schedule for each month of the year, you’ll be able to clean your home deeply and keep it in top condition with minimal stress. With regular deep cleaning, you can rest assured that your home will stay fresh, organized, and germ-free!
Essential supplies needed for deep cleaning your home
Having the necessary deep cleaning tools on hand will make deep cleaning more manageable and more efficient. From vacuums and brooms to dusters and mops, having these essential deep-cleaning items will ensure that all areas of your home are kept clean and tidy throughout the year.
I include links to Amazon below, where I get many cleaning supplies, but you can find deep cleaning items at almost any store or online retailer.
Here are the deep cleaning supplies you’ll need to deep clean your home throughout the year:
- Scrub brush/sponge
- Broom and dustpan
- Window and glass cleaner
- Vacuum cleaner (We’ve had our Dyson Animal for at least 7 years. Pricey, but it works!)
- Dusting mitts or clothes
- Mop & bucket
- All-purpose cleaner
- Baking Soda
- Microfiber cloths
- Lint roller
- Steam Cleaner
By adhering to a 12-month deep clean schedule for your home, you can stay on top of all the necessary maintenance tasks throughout the year while keeping your workload manageable. With an organized plan in place, all that’s left is making sure everyone in the house helps out with the chores – then you’ll be well on your way towards having a sparkling clean home!