In the summertime, we want to keep our homes in top shape for upcoming events, parties, and even the upcoming moving day. Deep cleanings are supposed to be thorough; you will want to make sure you address every little area in the home that needs touching up.
Thankfully, you have a couple of options to help with your deep cleaning. Look into hiring a professional maid service or, if you are able to make time, get the cleaning done on your own. If you are accepting this project yourself, make sure to address these easy-to-miss areas.
Ceiling Fans and Light Fixtures
Believe it or not, these are easy to miss because most people don’t look up while they clean. Depending on how tall your ceilings are, cleaning your fans and fixtures can be a risky or dangerous project. If you want to avoid dragging out your 10-foot ladder into your living room or standing on a wobbly stool, look into purchasing an extendable duster. This duster will also come in handy for cleaning other hard to reach areas like in the corners of the walls and the ceiling.
Some specified dusters also come with a ring-shaped attachment that is made for cleaning the tops and bottoms of the ceiling fans at the same time. Also look into using an old pillowcase for dusting your fans. Cover a fan blade with your pillowcase so that the case surrounds the blade on both sides. When you run your duster on the fan blade, the dust will fall into the pillowcase instead of falling all over the floor or on top of your head.
Baseboards and Crown Moldings
Cleaning your baseboards can be a commonly missed area because you don’t often notice the dirt building up on the board. Before you know it, all of the baseboards and crown moldings in your home are caked in dirt. The crown moldings will especially need work because dust in the air tends to settle in high, hard to reach areas. Use your duster or a vacuum cleaner with a hose attachment to wipe away the majority of the dust buildup.
Always remember to start with higher areas because dust falls when you’re cleaning. Use a damp rag with soapy water to wipe away the tougher grime. Finish off by sweeping up or vacuuming your floors.
Door Frames and Doorknobs
Your doorknobs and door frames are one of the most overlooked areas to clean but cleaning these spots are vital. Door handles are a nesting ground for bacteria since they come in constant contact with your hands every day.
To keep your knobs and handles sanitized, rub them down with disinfectant wipes or a soapy rag. Use your duster to clean up the door frame and the top of the door.
If you are pressed for time and need to get your deep cleaning done immediately, do your research and determine which professional cleaning service is best for you. In addition to price, always find out how the company handles issues like damage, property loss, and customer satisfaction.