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What are the steps to clean a house better?

These days every individual whether cleaning service provider or a house cleaner, always look for a best, easy & fast way to clean the house. I myself was searching about this a week back and I come up with following steps to complete the job.

Step 1. Dusting would be a nice way to start. Make sure that you have cleaned your window ledges, ceiling fans, tables etc.
Step 2. Washrooms are one of the most important areas for focussing. Not only do you use them regularly, but so will every guest you have over. I recommend Spray good cleaner brand for the entire washroom.
Step 3. Be sure to clean your fridges and other appliances
Step 4. Make sure to vaccum your kitchens, closets, furniture etc.
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These days every individual whether cleaning service provider or a house cleaner, always look for a best, easy & fast way to clean the house. I myself was searching about this a week back and I come up with following steps to complete the job.

Step 1. Dusting would be a nice way to start. Make sure that you have cleaned your window ledges, ceiling fans, tables etc.
Step 2. Washrooms are one of the most important areas for focussing. Not only do you use them regularly, but so will every guest you have over. I recommend Spray good cleaner brand for the entire washroom.
Step 3. Be sure to clean your fridges and other appliances
Step 4. Make sure to vaccum your kitchens, closets, furniture etc.
I am agreeing with that, however before dusting or doing everything else, you should first of all put everything where it is suppose to be, only after that you can start dusting and doing everything else, so that way, you do not miss anything
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A good idea is to always clean from top to bottom no matter what area or room it is. If you're dusting a bedroom start with the ceiling fan and work down.

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KITCHEN

Wipe down countertops and cabinets (start at immediate right of the stove).
Clean face of appliances (refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher).
Wipe down stove top.
Clean inside of microwave.
Soak stove drip pans and knobs in sink.
Clean inside and around sink.
Sweep and mop floor (go light on cleaning product in the water to avoid build-up).
BATHROOMS

Remove rugs/wastebaskets (if you haven’t already when vacuuming earlier).
Remove everything from tub/shower.
Place bath mat in tub/shower.
Wet tub/shower walls with warm water.
Apply tile and grout cleaner, allow to sit.
Spray/clean everything with all-purpose cleaner except toilet, vanity, shower/tub, mirror.
Fill bucket with cup all-purpose cleaner and water to prep for floor cleaning.
Stand on bath mat and scrub tub/shower walls and door (use grout brush in-between tiles as needed).
Apply tile and grout cleaner to tub/shower floor and scrub.
Clean shower rack/soap dishes.
Clean shower track.
Rinse off walls of tub/shower and dry with cloth.
Vanity: spray tile and grout cleaner in sink, soap dish.
Spray countertop with all-purpose cleaner.
Scrub sink.
Use grout brush along faucet and drain.
Rinse the sink and your rag.
Wipe the vanity countertop.
Wipe down cabinet fronts.
Clean mirror: spray glass cleaner on soft cloth and buff.
Shine the faucets.
Wash the floor with solution in the bucket.
Allow to dry.
Replace rugs, bath mat and wastebaskets.
BEDROOMS

If you've already removed clutter, dusted, and vacuumed the house and tidied your closets, your bedrooms will be basically done. To finish up, simply:

Return any furniture (chairs, diaper bins, etc.) that you put up to vacuum earlier.
Make bed.
Straighten.
Special projects: Organize your sock drawer? Fold laundry and put in dresser? Put a mint on your pillow?
WINDOWS

Use a streak-free glass cleaner (don’t spray on too much) and wipe with newspapers.
Clean large and hard-to-reach windows with a professional-quality squeegee.
Clean window screens by removing from frame and scrubbing with all-purpose cleaner mixed with warm water. Scrub each screen with a bristle brush, rinse with outdoor hose and insert back into window to dry.
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That's a good checklist, well done!
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Thanks. It's always good to get as much info as possible when cleaning.
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That includes everything.. cool...... Thanks buddy
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I think everybody is different when it comes to the best steps. I guess whatever works for you! Nobody's house is the same, after all!


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What are the steps to clean a house better?

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Hey Jerry, ideas shared by you on house cleaning are really good. I also have some points on this topic, you can just try it. One should clean the whole house once in a month. I would like to say that one of the modest and coolest methods of keeping the house spotless is to - vacuum it regularly .Wipe the dust off of tops of the doors, painting frames, and all other small surfaces regularly. Washrooms are one of the most important areas for focusing, so clean it regularly. Instead of using harsh chemicals, you should use green cleaning products. Keep sharing.

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All tips are helpful

Well, every person has its own way to clean his house. Even I also watch various video online, ask from my friends whenever I am going to do something new but after all discussion I only do the things in my own way..

HAHAHA! this happens to me always.
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These are nice check lists, but for normal house cleaning services, we dont get paid enough to go through ALl the steps mentioned. Top to bottom is important when cleaning anything.
In bathrooms, I use a wand vacuum with a very bright headlight, after I have removed all items that can be (NOT the cosmetics and stuff people leave on their vanities!) I vacuum, and using the light, can see if walls need dusting, light fixtures, whatever. My vacuum has attachments, such as a very long nozzle head, so if I see there is a lot of dust or hair or whatever in a hard to reach places, the attachment gets it for me. Walls are easily dusted with a dry floor cloth, like a Swiffer.

A comment on floor cleaning, and its a big one. If you are using an old fashioned mop with a bucket of water, all you are doing is swishing dirty water around on the floor! UGH! I use a Swiffer mop but NOT their wet pads (they leave the floor sticky and they dont smell good.) I attach white washcloths to it, and they fit perfectly. Ordinary, cheap washcloths! I mop a fairly small area - perhaps 4 X 4 - and when the cloth stays white, the floor is clean. My customers seem to LOVE it that I pay attention to details like this.

I will share a story with you all, a true one. I began cleaning a new customers beautiful waterside condo several weeks ago. She has beige tile throughout the condo. As I was mopping it for the first time, I saw that it LOOKED like the tile had darker "veins" running through it. In other words, that that was how it was supposed to look. The second time I cleaned that floor, I had enough time to investigate this further. Guess what? Those dark "veins" were NOT supposed to be there...they were built up dirt! Using a Magic Eraser, I easily got it up. I brought this to the attention of the owner. She told me that before she hired me, she used the same house cleaner for quite a few years, and that SHE mopped using a bucket and cloth type mop. Perfect example:: mopping that way - you are just moving dirt to a new place. It has taken me 4 visits to her house to get even a quarter of that old dirt up. Luckily, this lady has money, and she appreciates my hard work. I will never forget this important lesson.
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