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Homes are a space where we spend the majority of our time, sometimes doing nothing, sometimes doing a lot more than what we expected. 

Our homes go through a lot in terms of the weather, the wind, and the dirt that we manage to track inside the house.

We are also busier than ever, and the time that would traditionally be allotted to cleaning our house is now bifurcated to do other things. But the truth is that you need to clean your house. To make the whole situation even worse, you have to deep clean your home too. 

This needs to be done for one leading reason; your house might become a breeding ground for germs that could make you sick, like really sick. 

So, if you’re a  person who has no idea where, to begin with, this endeavor or even one who knows how to but would like a quick refresher, go through our handy little compiled list of things to start with. 

Start With Decluttering 

Before you deep dive, you shallow jump. Start by finding everything a place in your house. Create spaces and everything that you believe does not have any utility or emotional value for you, throw out or donate. 

This way, you will at least have a visual idea of how many things you have hoarded over the years. 

You don’t have to do the whole house in one go; this can be a process spread over a couple of days. Remember slow, and steady gets the tidy home in the end. 

Get The Supplies 

Get into a game plan that will provide you with the foundation of a successful deep clean. 

The first step is always to put together the supplies that will be required by you to deep clean the house. 

  • A trusty broom
  • Baking soda ( A great cleaning agent )
  • Brush with stiff bristles(for the hard surfaces )
  • Dish soap (a relatively mild cleaning agent)
  • Dusting cloth
  • Gloves for your hands 
  • Mop 
  • Multipurpose Cleaner 
  • Sponges
  • A telescoping pole for the fans and ceiling 
  • A vacuum cleaner 
  • White vinegar 
  • Window and glass cleaner

The key to deep cleaning is to stay on schedule. This is not a one day task that can be magically completed. So, create a plan to follow. That will keep you motivated to see the end of this tunnel you have decided to enter out of necessity.  

Room By Room Breakdown 


These can end up being the bearer of a substantial amount of abuse based on the number of temperature changes and the variety of surfaces that exist in one room. You have marble floors, wooden cabinets, ceramic bathtubs, and stainless steel fixtures all inhabiting the same space and very different ways to clean each piece. 

Start With The Curtain 

The shower curtain is one of the easily missed components of a bathroom. Ensure you clean it by either putting it in the washer or if you think yours is beyond redemption, buy a new one. 

Wipe Down Those Doors

Humidity generally settles on the door and can have water spots and soap scum on it. Use white vinegar to lean as well as disinfect your doors. 

Showers and Tubs 

Clean the showerhead by using an old toothbrush along with some bathroom cleaner. If you see any signs of scum build-up or mildew stains, break out your heavy-duty cleaner and wipe your stall or tub down. 


Use an all-purpose cleaner for these and clean the drawers and cabinets. 


Start From The Top All The Way To The Bottom 

Start from the fans and ceiling to the bottom of the stove. Going from the top to bottom makes sense as that way, you will not miss out on any spots in the process of following a pattern to clean out the kitchen. 

Organize Your Pantry

The pantry is where you store a lot of the food and can become a playground for rodents and insects if it is not cleaned and appropriately organized. 

Set racks to give your food height and try and either store food in clear containers or label them so that it is easy to identify food when you are searching for it. 

Clean Your Appliances and Utensils

Often appliances have a set position in the kitchen, and they are seldom moved from there. Ensure you touch them and clean under and around them. If you can move the fridge and dishwasher as well to clean behind them. 

Do The Countertops   

There is nothing more unattractive than a cluttered countertop. Assign everything a place and clean the countertops and backsplash thoroughly. Organize the countertops in a manner that only leaves the everyday use items to stay on top. 


The Bedding, It Is Always The Bedding 

You use it every day, but you hardly ever clean it out. Strip your bed of everything- the sheets, duvet covers, pillows,  shams, and give them a spin cycle. For the comforters, make your way to a Laundromat and use one of their extra-large front-loaders.   

Freshen The Mattress

Now that there is nothing on the mattress, why don’t you take the time to flip the mattress as is usually advised? 

If you believe Marie Kondo chances are that cleaning will spark pure joy in your soul and single-handedly transform your life. Alternatively, you can avail of one of the deep cleaning services NYC to make your life easier. 

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