It's time to clean your home! Cleaning a home can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Cleaning is an important part of maintaining a healthy environment for you and your family. Cleanliness also has an impact on the value of your property when you're selling it or trying to rent out rooms in it. Whether you want a cleaner-looking space for yourself or are preparing to sell your house, this article will provide some helpful tips on how to achieve that goal.
Clean out your fridge and freezer to make room for new food. Throw away expired items, wipe down shelves with soap and water or a lemon rinse, remove any built-up grime on the door seal by spraying it with warm soapy water followed by wiping it off with paper towels. Clean the condenser coils if you have an electric fridge and freezer, run a self-cleaning cycle if you have a gas fridge or freezer. Clean out the inside of your refrigerator and freezer regularly. Cleaning a fridge can be done in one afternoon, but cleaning an oven or stovetop is tougher and requires time to let it soak before you scrub away at all. Cleaning appliances is not as difficult and requires a little less time. Clean out the insides of your refrigerator by removing any food or drink containers from it, then wipe down its interior surfaces using soapy warm water that contains ½ teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent into every quart (liter) of water. Clean out the freezer by removing any food or drink containers from it, then wipe down its interior surfaces using soapy warm water that contains ½ teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent into every quart (liter) of water.
Clean your stovetop by using hot soapy water with baking soda for stubborn stains, then rinse clean with cold water before drying thoroughly. Clean out the inside of your oven by removing all items from its shelves and walls that you don't want to get wet. Clean the inside of your oven with soapy water, then rinse well and dry all surfaces thoroughly before allowing to air-dry or wiping down with a cloth dampened in white vinegar mixed 50/50 with water. Before you scrub away at any appliance, make sure it is unplugged from its power source! Use dish soap and a sponge to scrub the inside of your dishwasher with hot water mixed with some baking soda.
Vacuum all carpets, including underneath furniture and along the edges where dust gathers, using any vacuum cleaner that is designed for both carpeted floors as well as upholstery. Clean the floorboards and carpet with soap, a little water, and vacuum them again. If you have hardwood floors or laminate surfaces, use only cleaner-detergent on a cloth to wipe down its surface. Clean and vacuum your carpets at least twice per year. Clean the sides of furniture, like coffee tables, by using a cloth to wipe down surfaces with warm water or a mild cleaning solution.
Wash wall areas that are dirty or greasy using a mixture of ¼ cup (60 ml) liquid dish soap with a gallon (960 ml) of warm water. Clean any bathroom surfaces and countertops with disinfectant cleaner if they have not been cleaned in the last week or two, using your hands to scrub off stains or dirt from porcelain fixtures, cabinets, and ceramic tile floors. Vacuum your car seats, mats, and floor mats with a vacuum cleaner that has an upholstery brush attachment. Clean windows by using newspaper to rub off the dirt from inside or outside surfaces.
Change bed sheets at least once per week, more often if you sleep in an unmade bed every day. Wash towels that are used to dry dishes or clean up spills twice as frequently as other laundry items because they can collect grease from cooking oils on their surface.
If you want your home to look like a new built then you must apply the above tips to look at its best. Cleaning your home is not a difficult task. All you need to do it with little time, money, and effort which will make your house look like a new one. With these tips on how to clean your house, the next time someone comes over they won’t be able to tell that you live in an apartment!