At Maid to Shine we love to emphasise how important a good home cleaning is to our homes. We’ve talked extensively about the ways a clean home helps us feel at peace. We’ve even talked about the way cleanliness makes it easier to keep atop cleaning chores. Cleaning our homes can be helpful to our health and good for reducing our allergies. It’s incredibly clear that cleaning is important.
But cleaning might need more than a quick, easy wipe down of the surfaces around the house. Cleaning our homes with detail is important, too. It cuts back on the amount of time we’re cleaning in our normal routines, and it makes our homes appear as clean as possible!
Cleaning with detail does take more time at first. We might not be accustomed to it, or there is build up we have to take down. But after that first, detailed clean the following cleanings become easier and quicker! This, overall, makes maintaining a very clean home easy. That first layer of build-up, grime, dust, and dirt takes time to get up. But afterwards, cleaning is fast and easy!
What You can Do to Prepare for Detailing Your Home
Are there practical ways to prepare for detailing your home? You bet! You will only need the typical cleaning supplies (whatever makes sense for the rooms you want to detail), and then you just need a few other tools: an old toothbrush and a small scraper. It’s a good idea to keep a few clean rags around, too!
Another important item you need for detailing your home is plenty of time. Cleaning with detail might not be something that one flies through, and the more time and effort put into the project the first time, the cleaner it will be in the end. So, whenever you decide to clean, be sure you have plenty of time to clean it all without feeling in a rush!
Helpful Rules for Detailed Cleanings
It’s impossible to cover every scenario for every possible room in any given situation. However! There are plenty of guidelines that you can adjust for your home.
Always remember to clean from top to bottom. Haphazardly cleaning, pulling off dust and dirt onto something you’ve just cleaned won’t leave your rooms looking very pristine. Spot clean as you wipe things down. Scrub around the base of faucets and handles. Use your old toothbrush to scrub in the tight crevices to get up the dirt there. Another tip is to wipe up spots and drips immediately. This prevents them from building up and becoming a larger mess to clean up. Wipe up finger prints on doors, cabinets, doors, and light switch plates. After you’ve finished a room, sweep, mop, or vacuum your way out! This will pick up anything that might have fallen onto the floor.
Obviously, this isn’t an exhaustive list, but it’s absolutely enough for readers to get an idea of the places and areas they should be cleaning around the homes. Simple things like these will greatly improve how our homes look, making them feel impeccably clean.