Has disaster struck your house? I’m not talking a flooded basement or a tree that fell through the roof – I’m talking disaster in the form of littles and neglected cleaning duties. A disaster that is a big mess of laundry, toys, dishes, and dust bunnies and now you don’t know where your floor is. Here is a simple guide that will show you how to clean every room in your house (fast) for when your home is a disaster.
Want to skip the entire post and just got the room-by-room home deep cleaning checklist? Grab it below.
So you let your house sit dirty for a few weeks too long and now the mess scares you. If you had taken that 20 minutes last week to clean your house, you wouldn’t be faced with such a daunting mess today.
But you didn’t.
And now you’re here.
Staring at a house that would honestly look better if it had blown away rather than had the tornado that your kids brought into it.
If you’re an exhausted momma who just doesn’t have time to face the mess right now but but knows she needs to, here are some of the best tips to help you learn how to clean every room in your house that you can start today to take your home from disaster zone to presentable in little time (and with as little effort as possible).
If you’re looking for an article that is vague and just gives you pointers on what to do to achieve that clean house you long for, this isn’t it.
But, if you’re looking for an article that will provide you with the exact steps you need to take in step-by-step, or room-by-room, form to clean every room in your house, this IS it.
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HOW TO CLEAN EVERY ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE (STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS)
MAKE A GAME PLAN
First things first – before you dive in and start cleaning your house like a madwoman, you will want to sit down and make a game plan and set some goals. If you don’t know what exactly it is that you are working towards, it will be hard to keep going when you start to get sick and tired of cleaning.
Don’t just set a goal of working towards a cleaner house. Try getting more precise. Set a goal along the lines of, “I want to have a completely clean house by this date” or, “I will have the living room clean and decluttered from ceiling to floor in this many hours”.
Setting specific goals rather than vague ones, and setting a timeline, will really help you get to where you want to be. When you’re working towards something that you really want, you will have an easier time keeping yourself going when you run out of motivation.
Before you get up and start cleaning, sit down and write down some specific goals you want to achieve and when you want to achieve them by. You can even go into so much detail as to write down how you are going to achieve those goals.
DO A QUICK “SHALLOW” CLEAN
AKA – when you’re ready to get started cleaning, first quickly go through your entire house and get rid of all the clutter and items that don’t belong there.
Before you can actually start cleaning your house, you will need to put everything in its place so you actually have surfaces and a floor that can be cleaned, without dancing your way around objects.
If you feel stuck and don’t know where to start with this one, use this quick guide to help you organize the clutter in your house.
Go into each room and find the objects that don’t belong in that room. Start by organizing those items in piles on the floor. If there are several shoes in the room, pile all the shoes together, if there are lots of things that belong in the kitchen, put all those in a pile together, if there is laundry, pile it all together.
Then, find the items that do belong in that certain room and put them back into their proper places.
After you have done that, you can start bringing the piles you have made and placing them in the different rooms where they belong (neatly).
Repeat this process for every room in your house, then you’ll be ready to start cleaning.
WORK IN ONE AREA UNTIL IT IS COMPLETED
Oftentimes when doing a boring chore people will lose interest and start floating around their house in an effort to feel like they are being productive, without having to sit in one place for too long.
But, no matter how boring the job, to get the most out of your cleaning and tidying efforts, working in one area and one area only until it is completely finished will help you get the job done faster.
When you simply float around the different areas of your house, dabbling in a bit of cleaning up here and a bit there, you spend a lot of time walking from one place to the next, when that time could instead be used to see one task through to completion. Then you can move on to the next.
You don’t want to spend so much time cleaning one area of your house that you don’t make it to the next area for a few days, so be sure to set a pace that will allow you to do a good job, but still get all the different areas in your house cleaned in the timeline you set for yourself.
When you are finished cleaning a certain room in your house, you don’t have to go back into it – you can even close the door if it has one.
USE THIS HOW TO CLEAN EVERY ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE CHECKLIST
Now you’re ready for the good stuff. You’ve set some goals, you quickly decluttered and put stuff away in its proper place, and you’re going to give working in one room at a time a try.
Now it’s time to grab and print off your checklist that will walk you through exactly how to clean every room in your house.
Now go get to work – no more procrastinating and finding ways to put it off, if your house is in need of a deep clean, it’s better to start now than to let it sit for months on end. Use your deep cleaning checklist to work your way through your entire house in no time.
What are your favorite tips on how to clean every room in your house?
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