Learn how to clean your house effectively with these simple tips and and a free printable to make sure you don’t miss a thing! This post is sponsored by Hoover, however all opinions are 100% my own! This post contains affiliate links.
I’m not sure who invented Spring Cleaning, but the timing makes perfect sense. After I’ve been stuck in the house all winter, I’m always in the mood to get the house spotless as the sun starts to peak out of those dreary clouds. I’ve been cleaning for a long time and today I’m going to share my tips on how to clean your house effectively. And these tips aren’t just for the Spring. This is a great resource for how to clean your house effectively whenever you need a good deep cleaning!
In my research there are typically two ways people clean whole houses – Either room by room, or zone cleaning, and task cleaning (not room specific). I’ve tried both ways, but ultimately what works best for me is a combination of the two. I will say this is more of a process when you are cleaning your whole house vs daily maintenance.
Start at the Top and Work Your Way Down
The reason for starting at the top is that as we dust and clean the higher up items dirt can fall to the floor, so if you’ve already cleaned your floor before dusting, you’re just going to cover up all your hard work. Essentially these tips are to help you clean effectively without wasting your time!
Dusting High Spaces
I like to start with my Hoover ONEPWR Max Cordless Vacuum utilizing the attachments to dust up high on window trim, door frames, etc. You can use this for any flat surface that collects dust. I like to do this all over the house at once. You already have to vacuum out and it’s nice to just knock out all the high dusting.
How to Clean your House Effectively
After dusting high spaces this is where I start working room to room. Start by picking up things that are out of place, things that need to be thrown away. If for example I find things that need to go in my bedroom in the living room, I just simply move them to my bedroom without putting them exactly where they go. I find that if I fill my time organizing every single item I get distracting and never actually accomplish a task. So by just moving them to the correct space I think organize those things when I move into those rooms. I’ve created a free printable to help you clean each room individually. You can download it below:
Clean Mid Level Spaces
After you have picked up and organized your home room by room, it’s time to move down to the mid level areas of your home: windows, shelves, etc. Start by dusting and wiping down surfaces as necessary. I take this opportunity to clean mirrors, faucets, toilets and anything else we use and touch on a regular basis.
Next up is vacuuming. I use my ONEPWR Max Cordless Vacuum and some of the attachments to clean stairs, crevices, along baseboards, (top and bottom), and hard floors. Next vacuum and rugs. When moving to carpet I suggest using the Hoover Upright Vacuum for a deep clean. Stick Vacuums are great for in between and on hard floors, but I prefer a full size for carpeting when doing deep cleaning.
Clean Carpets and Rugs
It’s amazing how much dirt comes out of rugs and carpets after vacuuming when you use a carpet cleaner. This really gets out that embedded dirt and makes your whole house feel fresh! I suggest doing this for any spills and then every 3-4 months depending on your lifestyle. However, the Hoover Smartwash Automatic Carpet Cleaner is so easy to use that if you have pets or live in a dusty climate it’s no big deal to pull this out as much as necessary to maintain a clean floor! It’s literally like vacuuming with it’s trigger-less design.
Clean Hard Floors
If you’re like me and have lots of hard floors Hoover also makes a great hard floor cleaner. I actually shared about this last year, but it’s definitely my go to when I’m wrapping up all my house cleaning!
Clean Your House Effectively
That’s how I tackle my house. It may not be for everyone so feel free to change up whatever you think best.
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