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How To Clean A House Professionally

How To Clean A House Professionally? Clean the house seems to be a task that does not require explanation. And yet, when you put, you never really know where to start. And do you really know how to clean your toilets elsewhere? In this article, we will review all stages of the household to make it a simple process to understand and instantly gratifying. Once launched (e), it will be impossible to stop as the house will not be nickel.

How To Clean A House Professionally

1. Establish A Plan Of Attack

1 Decide how you want your home to be clean and the time you want to devote to it. This will help you define your cleaning program. Be honest with yourself about what you can accomplish, the time you have and your motivation.

  • Start from the top down if possible. You should not end up with crumbs all over the floor because you started by vacuuming or making dust on furniture or an object and should return some more dirt on the floor that you just cleaned. If you only have a little time, start with the storage and move gradually to more “serious” work.
  • For an active person “normal” (not (on) a neat freak), it is more effective to do a little bit each day for dust and disorder do not accumulate and do a big cleaning few days a month. The way you you will take is up to you (unless of course you live in rent).
2 Always make a list of tasks and a plan of attack. You should know by what pieces you want to start and what parts should definitely be completed by the end of your cleaning session (usually it is best to start with bottom parts and go to the nearest the entrance room). This will help expedite the process. In addition, you will be sure (e) not to have performed the same task twice, especially if you are more to clean.

  • Arrange for power vacuuming, sweeping and mopping all along parts for your hot water does not cool and it saves you having to switch from one task to another in every room.
  • You will find in the rest of this article a rather general task list you can inspire, although you are not obliged (e) to do things in this order.
3 Try to delegate tasks. If you live with other people, clean your house should not only be your responsibility! You may be taking the lead in introducing a schedule with the chores of each but it’s still better than having to do this work exhausting all (e) alone (e).

  • Make sure to assign other tasks appropriate to their age. For example, if your children are old enough to go to primary school, they can pick themselves things lying around on the floor in their room. Teens can clean the garage, the bathroom, etc. Tasks should be assigned an equal basis; for example, clean the toilet is not at all equivalent to tidy up the living room table.

2. To Clean The Bathroom

1 Clean the toilet. Yuck. Cleaning toilets is one of the less pleasant tasks, then dispose them in as quickly as possible. Put on a pair of rubber gloves (not the ones you use to wash dishes) so that your hands are not soiled by dirt and bacteria and gently scrub your toilet outside with a sponge and warm water to loosen dirt. Do not wipe your bathroom and go to the inside of the bowl.

  • Sprinkle the inside and the rim of the toilet bowl product. Leave for a minute then scrub with a toilet brush. When finished, flush the toilet.
  • When you have finished cleaning the bowl, take care of the rest again toilet. Sprinkle the outside of your product toilet disinfectant and dry with a tissue or toilet paper.
2 Clean your shower or bath. We all know that the showers get dirty quickly. You should do wonders with a cleaner shower and a brush (and a little elbow grease). If you do not have a product for the shower on hand, the detergent is an excellent alternative to get rid of dirt at the bottom of the tub, as it removes grease from your dishes. Then continue cleaning with antibacterial cleanser, as usual.

  • Apply car wax on your shower to keep it clean longer (but not on the ground, as this may drag). To clean the glass, pour half a cup of ammonia and 8 drops of soap dishes in 4 liters of water and then do the cleaning.
3 Clean the sink. Most basins require a lot of work, but before you start with all your cleaning, make sure that the products in question are well suited for the surface to be cleaned. Once you’re sure (e), start spraying. Leave on for one minute for the product starts to break down bacteria and fungi, and scrub with a sponge solid (and a little elbow grease). Once you have made your sink its brilliance and freshness, rinse with warm water and wipe with a clean cloth or paper towels.

  • You will perhaps need to tackle the most stubborn stains with a brush. A wire brush (like the one you used for the shower) should do the trick.
4 Wash windows and mirrors. It is generally believed that it is the glass cleaner that does the cleaning. In truth, this step only serves to shine the windows, not to clean them. The glass cleaner can not replace soap and water, especially if your mirror is very dirty. Here is how you go to clean your windows and mirrors.

  • First, using a cloth, sponge or squeegee, wash your windows with hot or warm water and soap. The powdered cleaners work wonders on mirrors, glass, ceramics and metals because they remove hard water residue without scratching surfaces. Then wipe the surface with a dry lint-free cloth or paper towels that do not plush.
  • If you want to clean the glass respecting the environment, use vinegar and water, dry with a lint free cloth and wipe the windows with newspaper. There will be no trace! You will need a lot of elbow grease, because you have to apply a lot of pressure to properly clean the glass.
  • Otherwise, spray glass cleaner on a paper towel and wipe the glass surfaces. The glass cleaner acts as a shield for easy cleaning dirt and dust. When misused, the glass cleaner may leave traces. You can also use old newspaper to rub the surface after cleaning; there will be no trace and it’s a great way to reuse your old newsprint.

3. Clean The Kitchen

1 Wash dishes. The following tips will help you become more effective if you apply them correctly. Your dishwasher is most effective when you fill it completely and you turn on just after you use the dishes.

  • It is better to wash the dishes as big pots and pans in hand, because they fall ill in the dishwasher.
  • Dishes spoil more quickly when placed in the dishwasher, because the detergent is more abrasive. Family porcelain, fragile wine glasses and any delicate items should be washed gently by hand.
2 Wash dishes by hand. The dishes will be easier to clean if you hold on you just after you use it. You generally do not have to soak it or scratch because juices and sauces will not have had time to dry and harden. Simply wet sponge or brush with warm water, put a little liquid dish over, rub each element (both sides!) And rinse well with warm water.

  • If you soak your dishes, imagine this : a dirty bowl of water, full of dirt, grease, food particles, millions of microbes and many other things from your dirty dishes. Now you know how steep water is disgusting (and unhygienic). It does not matter if you have to soak a greasy pan and burned for ten or fifteen minutes, but when you can, wash your dishes directly and avoid the soak.
3 Also dry your dishes. If you do not dry, you may appear water stains on glasses to see or bacteria develop in water. No matter how you wash your dishes (if you wash by hand), place the well-rinsed dishes on clean dish rack and allow to air dry.

  • Be sure to let it dry your brushes, sponges and cloths between uses to avoid any intrusion by microbes too.
4 Clean your oven and your microwave. Another chore is not fun to clean the microwave and the oven, especially if you do not clean often rule (we often forget when doing the household). But it is also one of the chores that will give the best results. Indeed, your kitchen feel better when you’ll cook, because there will be more than being cooked leftovers with your dishes. Here’s how to do it, in detail.

  • In the oven, check first if there is a self-cleaning function. This feature will do most of the work. If this is the case, remove the oven racks and put them to soak in soapy water, run the self-clean cycle and clean the ash on the floor of the oven. Finally, clean the oven with detergent and a damp cloth. If your oven is not equipped with the self-cleaning function, remove the racks and put them to soak in soapy water, then spray a cleaning solution inside the oven. Leave on the solution, then scrub with a sponge and a scraper.
  • Regarding the microwave, you can clean it using a bowl of vinegar, lemon and water, soap dishes or glass cleaner. Place the bowl in the microwave, turn it on and let it run for a few minutes, then wipe with a cloth. All the dirt will come off easily and your microwave will be like new.
  • To clean the kitchen sink, you can use the method described above in the “Clean bathroom” section. After all, a sink and a sink is the same.
5 Keep closets. Now that you have done the hard part, you can switch to the wardrobes. In fact, for this part of the cleaning is up to you to decide what you feel appropriate. You simply need to ensure that your organization system is intuitive and practical.

  • Sometimes it is easier to empty all the cupboards to store everything then, rather than trying to find a storage system by moving things slowly. Store all the bowls together, pretty glasses with other nice glasses, place your kitchen gadgets on the same side and so on. What you use most often should be most accessible.

4. Clean The Room

1 Store the disorder. Again, start from the top. When storing a room, the first step is to get rid of all the objects lying around or storing. Then the pieces of paper and clothes lying around on the floor, paper packaging by your bed… get rid of it in. Then , you can really start cleaning.

  • While you clean, try the house with a trash bag and a laundry basket. That way you can pick up things as and without having to make several trips.
2 Make the bed course. make your bed seems without interest, after all, you will again defeat the night, but once you get used, you will realize how much it improves the appearance of your room and how nice it is to slip into a made bed. This will give a sense to clean the rest of the room, because once you’re done, the result will be great.

  • Of course, it is probably better wash sheets before making your bed This includes pillows and comforter. It is already great when the time comes to jump in bed at night, so it’s even better to jump on a bed made and clean.
3 Organize your closet. You should do this every day, but it’s easier to let things pile up. Visualize your closet in your head where your pants are, your high, your accessories, your underwear? Then rearrange it all, by storing similar objects next to each other and placing the items you use most at your fingertips.

  • It’s a good idea to review the contents of your closet and decide what you want to throw (including accessories). There are opportunities for you to find at least some parts that interest you most and who are the only occupy unnecessary space in your closet. But do not throw them because you will surely give them.
4 Make dust, vacuum or mop and spray a nice home fragrance into the room. Dust and particles tend to stay on the shelves in the corners and cracks (not to mention the spaces behind and under the bed). To remove, use a glove or rag, or a dust spray. Once you have done all the dust, including in every corner of the ground, you can vacuum or mop.

  • Go easy with some objects, like lampshades and curtains. For these objects, use a hair dryer to push gently dust.
  • When you’re done, reward your efforts by spraying a bit of home fragrance fresh and pleasant, lemon or lavender for example.

5. Clean Living Spaces

1 Clean the floor The method used will depend on the type of soil you have: wood, ceramic, linoleum, carpeting (among others) all require a different cleaning method. What is the method that suits you best?

  • Vacuuming is the best way to remove dust and any other dirt that collects on the carpet (and this is almost a daily necessity if you have an animal that loses its hairs).
  • Otherwise, try the broom to dust (microfibers are effective) if you have tile or wood floors. You can use a carpet sweeper (a non-electrical device with brushes below and you push on the floor) if you have carpet. Both brushes are more convenient to use than the cleaner and leave you more time between two passages.
2 Pass the mop. Some new and innovative alternatives to mop are very useful, but there is nothing better than a good old mop to get rid of dirt stuck on the ground. It is absolutely necessary for your kitchen floor – and other rooms in the house – either sparkling clean. If you have tile or other textured coating, nothing else will both remove the dirt stuck between the tiles and cracks.

  • There is a wide choice of mops. These fabrics rub better and are more resistant than those equipped with a sponge. With a good mop, you have a guarantee: with a healthy dose of elbow grease, your soil will be like new. Use hot water and the right product for your floor (again, read the labels).
3 If you have pets, fight fleas. Your vacuum cleaner is your best weapon against fleas, unless of course you do not have carpet. The carpet is a flea nest (not to mention all that is encrusted). If you have pets, vacuum every day. This will prevent the surviving fleas reproduce (because for that, they need animal dander and human).

  • To kill fleas without using poison, sprinkle borax on your carpet after vacuuming and let the product penetrate through the carpet. If you do this, you will never have fleas in your home. You can find the laundry borax radius of any supermarket.
4 Make dust on the furniture. Hidden and tiny, dust mites are everywhere and if you could see, we would dust 24 hours 24. These insects invade every corner of the house and can cause sneezing, coughing and asthma attacks. In addition to dust, it is a good idea to vacuum and mop.

  • To dust your furniture, take a damp cloth or a dust cloth and rub the surface of your furniture. Work in continuous movements on each surface to fully pass on every corner and work in the same direction from one side to the other of the room. You can use a dust suppressant product scented like the Pledge brand.
5 Wax wood furniture. Just like the glass cleaner, wax is not made to clean. However, you can use it for cleaning. If you want to use wax for furniture, read carefully the first labels to find a product that exactly meets your needs.

  • Some furniture withstand water. Those should be washed with soapy water. Dry quickly these surfaces.
  • Then apply the stated amount of polish and dry as directed. This will prevent dust from sticking to your furniture.
6 Be careful when using all-purpose cleaners. They are not always suitable for what you want to do. Make sure you fully read the labels before buying to make sure they fit your needs. You would not deteriorate quality furniture…

  • Another important rule is to never mix products. This could be very dangerous. Use them one by one and follow the instructions on the labels.
7 Store trinkets and make inflate the pillows. Now that you have cleaned all surfaces, including soils, it is time to tackle the small details. You’re almost done. Inflate the pillows, smooth bed covers and store all that is left in the room as if you put your house up for sale. If the room is too crowded, put some items in a labeled cardboard and you will store elsewhere. You’ll probably end up forgetting where you stored them.

  • Once you have finished, spray air freshener and you sit and admire your work. Did you forget something? You greased the hinges of your doors? Are the walls clean? You replaced the light bulbs in your lamps?

6. Closing The Cleaning Session

1 Remember to clean the exterior of your house. Clean the outside can help create a more pleasant living environment, although it is pretty easy to not pay attention. Raking leaves helps prevent the growth of mold in hot climates after a downpour. Raking regularly also limits the number of insects in your garden. Raking also make your clean and well kept garden will give more room for the grass to grow and allow more accessibility to the sun.

  • You do not have to rake or you do not want to screw up your back? You can use a leaf blower that will save you time.
  • Trim / prune plants (hedges, roses, etc.) to avoid the appearance of traces of water and dirt on the walls of your home.
2 Wash your laundry in the machine or by hand. You must absolutely take care of these clothes lying around on the floor of your room. Here are some general suggestions for the washing machine.

  • First, set the temperature for water.
  • Next, pour the required amount of detergent.
  • If you use a fabric softener, pour it into a spray ball and put in the drum before starting the wash cycle (this will save you wait for the rinse cycle). Do the same with the laundry. If you put your clothes first, you may stain with liquid color.
3 Dry your clothes. The way you transfer your clothes in the dryer can determine how they emerge. After the wash cycle, shake the cloth to unfold and remove large drops then put it in the dryer. This method can avoid wrinkles and helps your clothes to dry more efficiently.

  • This will also help to empty the dryer until you clothes are hot. Not to mention the good feeling that comes with the package of hot, clean cloth.
4 Take a tour of the house and take care of the remaining tasks. This task list is long, but it is not exhaustive. Here are other spots that you could accomplish.

  • Empty trays and take out the trash.
  • Clean the kitchen table.
  • Changing cushion covers and duvet covers.
  • Clean walls.
  • Clean the refrigerator.


  • Wash the inside of the refrigerator with baking soda to remove odors.
  • Many swear by the newspaper to wash windows (instead of paper towels).
  • Do not put your towel to dry your dishes. It is full of bacteria and microbes. If you have a dishwasher, you can put them together sponges dishes. It is very important to replace sponges regularly. Do not forget to rinse with hot water before the spin. Sterilize your sponges by putting them one minute microwave. Make sure the sponge is wet before putting it in the microwave! If it does not, it could catch fire. It should not be soaking wet, just a little wet.
  • If your friends want to help you, know that clean with friends passed as soon as time and allows you to chat with someone.
  • Use mismatched socks to dust is very effective and can make you money. Old t-shirts can also be used as rags.
  • When you clean the house, you should start with the living room, because it is usually the first room that we visit.
  • The washing powder is actually a versatile product; you can extend its use beyond washing clothes. For example, you can use it to remove grease from the oven or to clean the bathroom, because it is a relatively aggressive product. You can also add a handful of laundry in the bag of your vacuum cleaner for a fresh clean smell.
  • Move with a basket when cleaning. This will allow you to use what you need without getting back pain.
  • You must not be stressed (e) by the disorder! Take your time to clean and make sure that your house is quiet and peaceful!


  • Make sure the sponge is wet before putting it in the microwave. Also be careful when you take it out of the microwave, it will be very hot!
  • Some products are not good for your skin, for linoleum, parquet, some surfaces, etc. We can not emphasize it enough, read the labels. It only takes a second, but can save you hundreds of euros on error. If you read the label, but you’re still not sure (e) of you, first try the product in an inconspicuous area.
  • Do not mix cleaning products. This can create a very dangerous chemical mixture. Use them one after the other and follow the instructions on the labels.

Required Items

  • Glass cleaner
  • Blacking
  • A cleaner bathroom
  • Dish Washing liquid
  • Paper towels, rags, newspaper or sponges
  • Rubber gloves
  • Brushes

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