If it is time for home cleaning and you do not know where to start from, this article may provide some guidance for you. As with everything else, the success of every process starts with preparation. It is probably more important than the process itself. If you are well prepared, have all the necessary items, have a good strategy and know how and where to begin, well you are almost done. The rest is just mechanics. The same holds true and for cleaning. If you have the proper cleaning tools, cleaners for every appliance and surface, and basic supplies such as gloves, cloths, and buckets, you will be more productive, will save time, and need not exert that much effort.
Let’s assume that you have devised a proper cleaning strategy – you have already decided where to start and finish, have all the cleaners at hand, you just need some basic materials such as thick rubber gloves or disposable latex free gloves and some cloths either cotton or microfibre to start with your cleaning adventure.
We can take the kitchen as an example as it is one of the most important areas in your home – after all you prepare and cook your food there.
- Kitchen cupboards – start with the cupboards. Remove everything and wipe the interior with a damp cloth. You can clean the items you removed before putting them back in. After that you can clean the exterior as well.
- Oven and stoves – pay extra attention to this area as it is probably the dirties in the whole kitchen. Be careful with oven cleaners as they contain chemicals. Open wide windows and use hand protection – either vinyl gloves or latex free gloves.
- Fridge – having in mind you keep your food there, so be rigorous. Start with the top and work your way down to the bottom. It is a good idea if possible to move the fridge from the wall and clean the area behind.
- Floors – provide extra care to your kitchen floors. If you can use microfibre cloths to mop, as recent research shows that microfibre removes 99% of bacteria in just one move. Work your way from the end of the kitchen to the door so you do not have to back track and clean certain areas twice.
This is not a comprehensive list but it should give you some ideas as to how to proceed when you start spring cleaning in your home.