How to Clean Your Whole House Like an Expert

Everything you need to learn how to clean your whole house like a pro!

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Cleaning your whole house seems like a daunting task. And it can be - if you don't know the tricks to make it easier. Expert cleaners know that there are a few things that you can do to get the job done quickly and effectively. When you have the right tools for the job and a good plan of attack, you too can clean your whole house just like an expert.

Ready to get started? Here's what you need to know.

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How to Clean Your Whole House Like an Expert

Use the Right Cleaning Products

Cleaning the whole house does not mean that you have to own every cleaning product you can find. By using just the products you need, you'll save money and still get the clean home you want.

But how do you know what to use? This one always seems to trip people up when they are cleaning, but if you are having difficulty cleaning something, you could be using the wrong cleaner. Start by identifying the types of products you need.

All-purpose cleaners

You'll need two types of all purpose cleaners - a spray and an abrasive cleaner. The abrasive cleaner is  designed to remove stuck on dirt and grime from surfaces such as sinks and toilets. They contain what we’re going to call a built-in elbow grease, which means less scrubbing for you.

Spray cleaners are typically used for more gentle cleaning on countertops, walls, and other surfaces.

Specialty cleaners

Unlike all-purpose products, specialty cleaners focus on cleaning ONE specific surface such as glass, stainless steel, stone, carpets, and other surfaces. These specialty products contain unique chemical makeups that make them effective on these types of surfaces and can help clean them fast. They also ensure that delicate surfaces do not get dull or scratched.

Cleaning Tools

These are things like sponges, cloths, dusters, mops, etc. When it comes to cleaning tools, simple is almost always better: you don't need lots of gadgets and gizmos to get the job done.

Here's a list of the cleaning essentials you should have on hand: 

  • Multipurpose Spray Cleaner 
  • Glass Cleaner 
  • Toilet Cleaner 
  • Scrub Cleaner
  • Floor Cleaner
  • Scrubber Sponges
  • Paper Towels 
  • Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
  • Mop
  • Carpet/Fabric Spot Cleaner
  • Cleaning Caddy 
  • Vacuum 

When I am cleaning, I want to only use the best, natural products in my home. That's why I love Grove Collaborative.

Grove is committed to making sure that their products are safe and sustainable. And that they work! Using quality products that make your home clean without harmful chemicals is essential to getting your whole home clean like a pro.

See how to get free cleaning supplies with your first order from Grove here!

Use Your Cleaners Correctly

If you feel like you have to scrub or wipe down the same surface multiple times, the problem may be that you're not using it effectively. Many cleaners including all-purpose sprays, toilet bowl cleaner, and even some floor cleaners need time to set into the surface and break down the dirt and grime. By spraying them and immediately wiping them up, you may not be giving your cleaner enough time to do its job. To help combat this problem, spray the surfaces first, then do another task while you are letting them “sit.” When I’m cleaning the bathroom, I let my toilet bowl cleaner do its job while I’m tackling the mirrors and countertops.

Task Clean

Instead of cleaning by room, focus on cleaning by task. You may do a little more walking around then you are used to, but your home will be a lot cleaner because of it!

Cleaning by task will allow you to focus your efforts as you're doing all of one type of cleaning at a time.  If you need to, split up your tasks by day to make it easier. Do all of your vacuuming one days, your dusting the next, wipe down the surfaces the next day, and so on.

Clean on a Schedule

You do not need to clean the whole house in one day, but you do need to make sure that you are covering all the tasks in your home on a regular basis. This is why you need to have a cleaning schedule.

See how I created my cleaning routine here, including a sample weekly schedule!

Having a cleaning schedule makes sure that you are covering your entire home on a regular basis, and that you're not over cleaning certain areas while neglecting others. It's much easier to keep your home clean by taking care of it on a consistent basis than it is do do sporadic deep cleaning.

Don't Clean Clutter

Cleaning experts know that the secret to clean homes is having less stuff. More things in your home = more things that need to be cleaned. If you truly want to clean your whole home, you need to start by decluttering.

This is why I've created a 5 Day Clutter to Clean Challenge. It's a step by step process to help you declutter and deep clean your entire home. You'll also get the tools and know how you need to keep your home clean and clutter free.

Click here to check out the 5 Day Clutter to Clean Challenge and see how you can get your entire home from clutter to clean in under a week.

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