A Quick Guide To Regular House Cleaning

by Editor on June 6, 2013

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We all know that regular house cleaning is a part of life. If you want a clean, beautiful home, you have to actually clean it, and depending on your activity, perhaps clean it quite often. Over time, dirt, dust, mold, and grease can accumulate in even the most sparsely used homes. The longer you wait to clean, the more difficult it becomes to eliminate the residue, and if you wait too long, the residue and buildup can actually cause permanent damage to your walls, carpets, furniture, accessories, and more.

Of course, you can’t clean every nook and cranny of your house every day. That would be both unreasonable and highly unnecessary. Different areas of your house need to be cleaned at different intervals of time. We’re here to give you the inside scoop, so that you can clean effectively and efficiently.

1) Once-A-Week Vacuuming

Vacuuming is the definitive staple of house cleaning. In addition to keeping your carpets, floors, and furniture clean, it prevents damaging sand particles from wearing away at your home’s hardwoods, molding, fabrics, fibers, plastics, and any other surface materials employed by your home’s interior design. Depending on the number of individuals permanently occupying or regularly visiting your home, more frequent vacuum jobs may be required. Even if you are never home, however, a once-a-week complete vacuuming is recommended in order to counteract the dust and dirt that seeps into your house without any human help.

2) Kitchen & Bathrooms Every Two Weeks

Your kitchen and bathrooms tend to accumulate the most visible grime and grease buildup. If you have a family of five, cleaning the bathrooms every two weeks might not cut it, but for most households, attacking these problem areas with chemicals and and sponge every two weeks will keep your home at in livable condition; depending on your schedule, that might be all you can ask. You might be wondering why you would clean these areas with more visible build up less frequently than your floors and living rooms. The answer is durability. The materials used in your bathrooms and living rooms are made for endurance and tend to be much more durable than those used in your living and bedrooms, which are designed for comfort. If you get lazy with cleaning your bathroom, your only penalty will be a somewhat gross living environment. If you get lazy with your carpets and furniture, your penalty will be premature wearing in your fabric, resulting in some expensive replacement costs down the road.

3) Once-A-Year Carpet Steam Cleaning

We’ve already explained the importance of clean carpets. Regularly vacuuming will accomplish the bulk of this responsibility, but every now and again, you’ll want to cap off your carpet cleaning endeavors with a professional steam cleaning job. Do not attempt to do this yourself. Steam cleaning is the worst possible type of house maintenance to attempt by yourself, for a number of reasons. There are plenty of local hire options, and many will give you an extremely low first-job price in an attempt to obtain your business long-term.

That pretty much sums things up. As far as regular house cleaning is concerned, if you are vacuuming once a week, cleaning up bathrooms and kitchen once every two weeks, and getting a steam cleaning on your carpets once a year, you are going to enjoy a dirt-free, beautiful home for years to come!

About the Author

My name is Tiffany Olson and I live in beautiful Redding, CA. I’m a blogger and self-proclaimed clean freak. I love to share tips and tricks about home organization and house cleaning. When I’m in a pinch with my carpets I call Twice As Nice, they do full service carpet cleaning in Redding.

photo by: Maarten Takens

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