When Should You Deep Clean Your House?

March 9, 2021

Cleaning is not most people’s idea of a good time—there’s a reason it’s called a chore, after all. But things get even less enticing when considering the prospect of deep cleaning. This idea of intense cleaning can seem daunting, but it is, unfortunately, a necessary evil.

Fortunately, however, deep cleaning in Frisco, TX does not need to be done every day, or even every week. Depending on what you consider deep cleaning, it might only need to be done once a month or once every three to six months.

Here are some recommendations for tasks that might fall under the definition of deep cleaning and how often you should undertake them.

Routine cleaning

Before we dive into the frequency of deep cleaning tasks, let’s define what we’re talking about when we say “deep clean.” Deep cleaning is different than routine cleaning in Frisco, TX.

Routine cleaning includes tasks that need to be done every day or every week. This can include doing the dishes, wiping down countertops, vacuuming the floors, sweeping, dusting, cleaning the toilet, picking up toys, making the bed, cleaning and folding laundry and other day-to-day chores.

Monthly tasks can go either way. These can be considered deep cleaning by some, and routine cleaning by others. This includes tasks like dusting the blinds, cleaning your cleaning tools (like the dishwasher, washing machine and vacuum), cleaning light fixtures or vacuuming vents and woodwork. Whether you consider these routine cleaning or deep cleaning is up to you, but they should be on your monthly cleaning list.

Deep cleaning

Some tasks are undeniably on the deep cleaning side of the equation. These are tasks that should be done every three to six months, and often involve more labor and time to complete.

Some of these quarterly or twice-annual cleaning tasks include:

  • Cleaning the fridge: Every once in a while, you need to take everything out of the fridge and clean the walls, shelves and drawers. Use a non-toxic cleaner or dish soap and give everything a thorough wipe-down. Be sure to dry everything before putting the food back in the fridge. This is also an opportunity to throw out any forgotten items that are past their expiration date.
  • Cleaning behind and under furniture: Moving the furniture can be tough, but do what you can safely to clean behind and under things like couches, bookshelves, nightstands and other pieces of furniture. Doing this on a regular schedule will prevent dirt and dust from getting out of hand, and you might just find that remote control you’ve been looking for!
  • Washing pillows and comforters: Depending on your washing machine and bedding, this might be a task that requires you to head to the laundromat to use a larger machine. It’s worth doing this from time to time to remove all the sweat, bacteria, dust mites and other funk that seeps into bedding from your skin and hair.

Call Scrubs Home Cleaning today to book your deep cleaning or routine cleaning appointment in Frisco, TX.

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