Did you start spring cleaning your home? If not, it’s time to deep clean your entire home. Don’t feel overwhelmed as we have some cleaning hacks to help you make spring cleaning so much easier.
In this post, I’ll show you how to deep clean your house room by room. With all the best cleaning tips and techniques, you can clean your house fast and effectively.
1. Wash Windows Like a Pro
Deep cleaning your windows and get them sparkling clean before opening them to let fresh air in.
It might seem overwhelming to wash the grimy exterior windows. However, when you have the right tools and steps, you can clean windows effectively and easily in no time.
Mixing up a solution of warm water and a few drops of dish soap in a bucket. Use this 2-in-1window cleaning tool can make your grimy window washing faster.
Simply dampen the scrubbing pad and wash the windows in S pattern. Next, use the squeegee to wipe away the solution. You can also use a microfiber cloth or a lint-free cloth to wipe the corners and edges dry.
Choose a cloudy day to clean the windows to avoid the heat to make the glass dry so fast which will result in streaks.
The other simple recipe to clean the windows is using vinegar and water.
Combine 1 part vinegar, 1 part water, and a few drops of lemon essential oil (optional) in a spray bottle. Mix well, spray and clean with a microfiber cloth. It works great for mirrors too.
Use this homemade cleaner to keep your windows clean as part of your weekly or monthly cleaning routine.
2. Clean Window Screens Without Removing Them
The easiest solution to clean the window screens without removing them is using a microfiber cloth. I think it’s much faster and easier to clean than a lint remover.
If your window screens are covered in caked-on grime, you need to take them down to deep clean.
Get ready for a cleaning solution by mixing a small amount of liquid dish soap with warm water in a bucket.
Wet your screens first and grab a soft bristle brush or a microfiber cloth to scrub the screens lightly with soapy water. You may damage your screens if you push too hard.
Next, use warm water to rinse both sides of your screens. Let them completely dry before installing them again.
3. Clean Sliding Door and Window Tracks in Minutes
Use a paper towel to clean off any dirt loose. Spray the window tracks with distilled white vinegar. Then, get a rag to scrub your window tracks, You may find it helpful to have an old toothbrush to scrub in the corners. Dampen a rag to wipe the leftover debris away.
If you do not clean your window tracks regularly, they should look so gross and grimy. The above method may not be able to clean them out. You need to deep clean those window tracks.
First, sprinkle some baking soda in the tracks and then pour vinegar on it. It starts bubbling to loosen up the grime. Let them react and rest for 10 minutes.
Next, take an old toothbrush and scrub the grime. Then, clean up the dirt and debris with a paper towel.
To get into the hard-reach spots, wrap an old rag around a butter knife. Finish by wiping down the tracks with a damp cloth and leaving to dry.
4. Clean Walls Without Ruining the Paint
Washing the walls can be a daunting task. Knowing how to wash walls with different paint finishes is important and can help to wash your walls fast.
Remember to test the cleaning products in a hidden area before you start washing.
You may not need to have a wall washing for the whole house. However, spot cleaning the high traffic areas is necessary in order to keep the walls clean.
Once you address the stains, clean them off the walls as soon as possible. Grab a damp cloth and dip it in baking soda to scrub the stains. Wipe the area dry with a clean cloth.
5. Clean Baseboards the Fast and Easy Ways
Dirty baseboards can make your home look dingy and untidy. Keeping those base baseboards clean is easy. Baby wipes or microfiber cloths can do the trick.
Whenever I notice the dust on the baseboards, I just simply grab a microfiber cloth to dry dust those baseboards.
If there are stains on the baseboards, use a baby wipe to clean the stains off the baseboards. It is the fastest way to clean those baseboards when you’re in a hurry.
When you do the spring cleaning for the whole house, you will want to use the vacuum cleaner brush attachment to clean off the dust.
Tackle the grimy baseboards, mix well with 1-2 drops of dishwashing liquid and the warm water in a spray bottle.
Spray the cleaner on a microfiber cloth and rub gently on the baseboards until the dirt and grime are gone. Leave your baseboards to air dry or dry it manually with a clean microfiber cloth.
If you like, use dryer sheets to rub the baseboards. The anti-static residue will help repel the dust and stay cleaner for longer.
6. Clean a Greasy Range Hood Filter
How often we need to clean the range hood filter really depends on how much cooking we do.
If you don’t clean your range hood filter periodically, thorough cleaning at least one or two times a year is necessary. The build-up grease on the filter can block the airflow, affect the performance and effectiveness of the range hood. I found using baking soda and boiling water is the easiest way to clean the greasy range hood filter
7. Clean Sticky Kitchen Cabinets
If you don’t clean your kitchen cabinets regularly, over time they can be covered with a layer of grease and grime.
Most kitchen cabinet types can be easily cleaned with a homemade cleaner. Test it in a hidden area of your cabinet first, just to make sure it won’t damage your cabinet’s finish.
Mix 2 parts of baking soda with 1 part of dish soap and 1 part of water in a small bowl. Use a microfiber cloth to apply the paste to the cabinets and rub the dirt off. Then, use a damp cloth to remove any residue. Finish with a dry microfiber cloth to wipe the surface clean.
8. Deep Clean Oven Naturally
Nowadays, most ovens come with a self-cleaning function that helps to clean your oven easily. Make sure to check your owner’s manual for instructions before running the self-clean cycle.
We avoid using this self-cleaning feature on our oven because it produces heat, smoke, and odor at home.
Deep cleaning an oven manually is not as hard as you might think. Take the racks out and soak them in hot soapy water for a few hours. Then, scrub the racks with a sponge. Rinse well and dry before putting them back in.
If you want to clean the interior of the oven without harsh chemicals, DIY a homemade natural oven cleaner is easy and effective.
In a small bowl, mix well with 3 parts baking soda and 1 part water to form a thick paste. Apply the paste to the inside of the oven and let it sit for 30 minutes.
Then, use a non-scratch sponge wet in vinegar to scrub the grime. You can also use a plastic scraper to scrape away the stuck-on food. Next, wipe out the paste. Spray the vinegar on the surfaces and wipe it down with a clean microfiber cloth.
9. Deep Clean Your Dishwasher
Hard water, grime, grease and food particles buildup inside your dishwasher can affect its performance. In order to keep your dishwasher running well and smoothly, occasional cleaning and sanitizing your dishwasher helps to prevent grease build-up and unpleasant odor.
10. Clean a Dirty Microwave Quickly
You can deep clean a dirty microwave in less than 10 minutes. Mix 3 parts water and 1 part white vinegar into a microwave-safe bowl.
Put the bowl inside the microwave and heat on high power for 2 minutes. When the time is finished, leave it in for 5 minutes as the steam will do the job.
When the time is up, open the door and allow the water to cool completely before removing the bowl from the microwave.
Grab a microfiber cloth and dip it into the vinegar-water solution to wipe the ceiling and all the sides of the microwave. Don’t forget to wipe the inside of the door too. Rinse and wipe dry. Handwash the glass plate.
Now that you will want to clean the microwave’s exterior. Wipe down the outside of the microwave with an all-purpose cleaner. Spray the cleaner directly onto the microfiber cloth, then wipe the entire exterior and touchpad. Wipe dry with a clean microfiber cloth.