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As a professional house cleaner of over 5 years, I can tell you that no two houses are the same, but every house is challenging to clean.
Sometimes, I'll see a house and ask myself, "Why am I here? This house is spotless!" It isn't until you actually start cleaning that you realize the house wasn't cleaned properly; it only looked clean on the surface. Other times, a house might look like a bomb had exploded in it. Strangely, these houses take less time to clean than the seemingly spotless house. In either case, seeing the difference you make after a thorough clean is the best feeling.
In this article, I will share some tips and tricks for giving your home a professional clean without having to hire a professional cleaner. I will break it down, room by room.
The secret to deep cleaning your home is to concentrate on one room at a time. I always start at the back of the house and work my way to the front, upstairs and downstairs.
Deep cleaning a three bedroom home with two bathrooms can take a long time. If you are considering deep cleaning your home, give yourself at least an hour per room—even more time if you need to sort through your possessions with a view to keep or throw away.
Before I begin cleaning, the first thing I do is pour bleach in all the toilets, baths, showers, and sinks. The bleach will work its magic while I clean the rest of the house, making it easier to clean these areas when I get to them.
If you want a streak-free shine on your windows and mirrors, wipe them using a clean, old t-shirt and diluted wiper fluid.
When cleaning any room, you should always start at the top and work your way down, simply because dust and dirt fall down as you clean, and you will end up cleaning things more than once if you do it any other way. Always start with the ceiling and work your way to the floor.
If you use bleach, don't forget to dilute it according to instructions on the container and rinse thoroughly afterward.
To give stainless steel a streak-free shine, put a drop of cooking oil in your hot, soapy water.
Deep cleaning the kitchen is probably the most difficult and time-consuming job you will have to do, but if you do it methodically, you can cut the time and effort down easily. It is also the most important area to clean because it is where the food that you eat is prepared.
There's no denying that this is difficult and time-consuming, but the end result is well worth it!
Question: How do I remove the ring in my toilet?
Answer: Try a soft pumice stone; it should remove the ring without scratching the bowl.
© 2017 Jimmy the jock
Abby Slutsky on August 26, 2020:
This was one of the most helpful articles I have read here. I am definitely going to try the oil trick for my stainless.
Aunda Marie on June 28, 2018:
Thanks Jimmy the cleaning advise you gave was so helpful. I've never had a list from a professional or anyone else..l am so happy to have this now for helping me clean my house.
Mas Miftah from indonesia on March 04, 2018:
Great aand Useful Article
Ann Carr from SW England on September 07, 2017:
Now I feel exhausted just reading this!
Great advice, Jimmy. The car wash solution is a good one. I voted bathroom for the least liked room to clean - it's so fiddly. However, it feels great to see everything clean and shiny when all the rooms are finished so it's definitely worth it.
At the moment we're living in a house under refurbishment - dust everywhere and I'm constantly trying to keep that down. Oh for the end of rubbing down, sawing, fitting, making do and never managing to find anything! The end is in sight though, thank goodness.
Good to read something from you again!
Sally Gulbrandsen from Norfolk on September 04, 2017:
Some great tips and advice, thank you. When can I expect you?
Nell Rose from England on September 04, 2017:
Okay, you got the job, I will be in tomorrow.....LOL! great advice and I learned new stuff too!
Dianna Mendez on September 04, 2017:
I agree with Susan on the car wash soap. Getting soap scum off glass is difficult. I will give it a try. Thanks for all the ideas and suggestions on deep cleaning. One room at a time sounds good and will help you feel like something was accomplished.
Linda Crist from Central Virginia on September 04, 2017:
Great hub Jimmy and I learned some new tricks. Now, will you come show me how to do it? lol
Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 04, 2017:
Some very useful tips and suggestions!
I usually do the cleaning of kitchen and bathrooms regularly to avoid the stubborn spots and dirt. Bathroom cleaning is the toughest cleaning I believe and it must be done everyday.
Very useful and informative hub . Thanks for sharing!
Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on September 04, 2017:
You have some great tips here Jimmy. This is the first time I've ever heard about using a car wash solution in the home. I'll definitely give this a try. Now with all that said would you like to come to Canada and give my home a thorough cleaning?