Over the weekend, I did some major deep cleaning. It was an all-day affair and I was sweating way more than I’d like to admit. I absolutely love a clean house and feel embarrassed if it’s not eat off the floor clean whenever someone comes over. OCD anyone?
I must say, that our place looks really nice, like I don’t want to use the shower because it’s so clean. I thought I’d share my routine because I like to read them on other blogs. If you have any tips for making my house stay this clean, I’d love to hear them!
Start with the bathrooms
Bathrooms are the worst. They are disgusting, there’s hair everywhere and, well, toilets. I start by cleaning the bathrooms first because then it’s out of the way. I’m
excited motivated at the beginning and just like with a to-do list, I tackle what I don’t want to do first.
I use the German equivalent of Clorox in the bathroom, in the tub, shower, sink and toilet. I clean those first. And then the windows. I remove all the products on the vanity and our storage “bookcase” thing to wipe everything clean. There’s Windex here, thankfully, so I wipe the mirrors with that. Finally, the floors. I vacuum first, then use a paper towel to get what it missed and then use a Swiffer with the wet pads.
This weekend, I spent an hour cleaning our 1.5 bathrooms. So, I took a housewives break!
After the bathrooms, I really like to do the rest of the cleaning by task and not room. For some reason, it just makes me feel like I’m getting things done faster. I start with dusting. Normally, I just use the Swiffer duster on everything. But, on deep clean days, I remove everything and then dust.
Wash the baseboards
Why are these so disgusting? I only do this…oh, once a year.
One positive of the windows here in Germany is that they completely open. This way, I can Windex the inside and outside of the windows very easily. Downside, no screens! Remember when that bird flew in?!
I clean the kitchen countertops with a multi-purpose cleaner. I don’t have to really deep clean these because I do this daily.
Vacuum the floors
And finally, Swiffer with the wet pads on the floors.
This routine isn’t what I always do, but spending the extra time every few months makes the house sparkle and usually gets me through to the next deep clean.
What’s your deep cleaning routine?
This past week I tried something new: I did some kind of cleaning chore every…