Written by: Samantha Higgins
During the COVID-19 quarantine, you might find that you are paying more attention to some areas of your home that could use a little TLC. You might see the need to not just clean, but deep clean.
If you are ready to urn up the tunes and start cleaning right away, you first should consider these five deep cleaning projects.
Your quarantine space will be even more enjoyable.
1. Remove Dust from All the Nooks and Crannies
Don’t just wipe down furniture and spray electronics. You will need to move things around and out of spaces to get to all the dust that can gather. You might even find some spare change, your dog’s favorite toy, or your kid’s homework assignment that somehow got lost after breakfast that morning.
Dust is a breeding ground for allergens that can attack your respiratory system. And dust also is a breeding ground for bugs and pests that can wreak havoc on your home. Take this extra time at home to get the dust out of each and every corner. You will breathe easier, and your home will look better.
2. Vacuum Your Home’s Interior from Top to Bottom
Did you know that vacuums today are built for more than your carpeted spaces and rugs? You can use vacuums on ceramic tiles, hardwoods, and linoleum. And you also can use them on your upholstered furniture and fabric window treatments. With all this time cooped up in the house its the perfect time to vacuum all those surfaces. It will help to reduce dust and allergens in your home and make for a cleaner more pleasant quarantine experience.
If your vacuum gives out on you during the quarantine don’t worry, there are plenty of online retailers to choose from for you to purchase your favorite brand, whether its a large miele vacuum, or a small roomba. Just make sure you are keeping cleanliness a priority in your house.
3. Declutter and Organize All of Your Closets
Everyone has that one closet that holds all of the random junk you’ve accumulated throughout the years. It has old albums and baby cloths from 10 years ago and multiple stacks of school papers. Since you’re home with
When was the last time you did a thorough job cleaning your closets? If you have taken the time to do this before, you know how helpful this can be. You can find it easier to locate the items you always want. And you likely will find some things you had forgotten you had.
Do not stress about taking everything out of your closet. Once you get everything out, you will be surprised to see how easy it can be to get everything back into your closet in an orderly fashion. If you need more storage solutions, you can shop with your local businesses over the phone, through websites or via social media. You can turn to online retailers, too. And don’t forget to create a donate or sell pile.
4. Create a Better Filing System and Reduce Clutter
During the COVID-19 Quarantine, you need to make sure and be more organized than ever. Do not let clutter get in the way of ensuring you make the most of your unexpected situation. Make sure that you have a good filing system to ensure you don’t run into clutter issues.
Be certain to create separate filing systems for your personal things and your work files. Take into account others in your home that might benefit from a better filing system, too. You might need to look into an approach that takes other people’s needs into account, so be sure to get their feedback and creative input.
5. Empty and Clean Your Fridge and Pantry
Instead of eating everything in sight during the COVID-19 quarantine, why don’t you take some time to clean out your refrigerator and your pantry? Not only will you remove any dirt, dust, and bacteria in those areas, but you also will be able to better find and appreciate the items you have.
Have you been out of recipe ideas? Can you still not find the cookies and chips you hid from your spouse? Or maybe you are just tired of seeing crumbs and grime? Whatever your reason, you should know deep cleaning these spaces will make a huge impact.
You Are Going to Get Through This
You will make it through the COVID-19 pandemic. Remember that.
In the meantime, you should make the most of your situation. Consider the ideas above and see the difference deep cleaning will make on your space.