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Cleaning Your House 101: Follow These 5 Tips

Are you the type of person who gets irritated seeing even an iota of dust in your home? If yes, you aren’t alone. We know how much work goes into keeping your home clean and organized but finding the motivation to get started can be a task. To help you out, we have put together this quick guide on cleaning your house (including the benefits of working with a carpet cleaning Burnaby company) without losing sleep over the process. Keep reading!


Clear the Clutter

Start with these tips:

  • Get rid of old clothes and shoes you don’t wear anymore. Toss it out if you haven’t worn something in the last year or two! Don’t keep things just because they were expensive or used to be important to you—keep only what you love and use frequently.
  • Don’t keep things that don’t fit anymore. If something isn’t wearable because it no longer fits, donate it and let someone else enjoy it!
  • Don’t keep items that aren’t useful. Do away with outdated furniture items and old appliances.

Clean the Carpets

Carpets look nicer when they’re clean, and your home will smell better and be more comfortable to live in when you have freshly-vacuumed floors. It is also a great way to get rid of dust and allergens that have accumulated over time. 

Moreover, it’s imperative if you have kids or pets who track in dirt and pollen almost every day. If you are not ready to clean them, hire professional carpet cleaners in Burnaby BC. They will do the job right for less than it would cost to rent a carpet cleaning machine and buy cleaning supplies.

Vacuum and Dust

It’s important to vacuum and dust regularly, but you also must be thorough. Vacuum all carpeted areas, including staircases and the crevices of your couch cushions. Dust furniture, knickknacks, blinds, and window ledges where dirt collects quickly. Dust ceiling fans and light fixtures for a decorative touch that makes your house look clean

Don’t forget to dust vents or registers with a duster that has a long handle, so you don’t have to bend over awkwardly to reach them. Ensure every single inch of every surface is clean—including the tops of doors.

Clean Difficult to Reach Areas

Use a long-handled brush or broom if a certain area or surface has never been cleaned or is just plain hard to reach. You can also use the vacuum cleaner with a hose extension to get those cobwebs off the ceiling. Consider using a duster or feather duster instead of traditional cleaning products for even higher surfaces. 

If you have trouble reaching high shelves in your kitchen cupboards, try using cotton swabs dipped in alcohol instead of dusting and wiping them down with cloths or paper towels.

Don’t Forget to Clean Toilets and Sinks

Clean your toilet, sink, and bathtub regularly to keep them looking and smelling fresh. To get started, flush out any loose items in the toilet bowl (tampons, tissues) with water or a special cleaner designed for toilets. Then scrub down all surfaces with an antibacterial cleaner from ecolab products to freshen up any lingering smells.

Simply wipe down both sides of each surface with a damp rag for stainless steel or plastic sinks. If cracks or chips are in them, though—or if they are made from anything other than stainless steel or plastic. You’ll need to use an abrasive material like baking soda on a damp cloth to remove stubborn stains. 


We hope these tips will help you get your home in shape and make it easier to keep clean, but if we have missed anything important, please let us know in the comments below.



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