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Making a Realistic Deep Cleaning Schedule

Costa Mesa Tenant Deep Cleaning Her Couch CushionsCleaning your Costa Mesa rental home can be hard, mainly if you’re not familiar with deep cleaning. But every home should be deep cleaned habitually, no matter its size. It may be tempting to put off deep cleaning tasks, which may appear like it’s saving you some work in the short run. But putting off important cleaning tasks can make you feel even more overwhelmed since the job gets larger and tougher to do right the longer you wait. Instead, try establishing a schedule and distributing the work into manageable tasks. Here are some ideas for making and sticking to a deep cleaning schedule for your home.

Make a List

Deep cleaning your rental home does not need to be frightening if you break down the work into smaller tasks and save the time you’ll need to complete them. The best way to begin is by recognizing what needs to be cleaned and how regularly.

First, list all the areas in your home that necessitate deep cleaning. This may comprise rooms like the kitchen and bathroom, bedrooms, common areas, and surfaces like windows, walls, and carpets. After you have collected a detailed list, you can begin developing your schedule.

Create a Schedule

Next, figure out how much time you will need to complete each task and how often you should do them. For example, frequently used areas like kitchens and bathrooms should be deep cleaned more often, while other parts of the house, like carpets, baseboards, light fixtures, and so on, only need to be deep cleaned once or twice a year. Consider using a calendar or planner, which may be very helpful in this step. You could also use a checklist like the one found at this link to help make sure you don’t forget anything.

Start by adding a few tasks to your calendar each week, so you don’t get overwhelmed. As you become familiar with the schedule, you can add more tasks. You can also break down each task into smaller steps to make it less scary. For instance, deep cleaning an entire kitchen can feel like a big project. Instead of tackling the whole room in one day, you might prefer to concentrate on cleaning the stovetop and oven one day and then scrubbing the fridge, floors, or cabinets the next day.

Sticking to Your Schedule

At the end of the day, the real test of a good deep cleaning schedule is how easy it is to keep following it. Even though it is vital to be realistic about what you can complete in a week, try not to get too disheartened if you miss a day or two. Just pick up where you left off and continue following the schedule. Remember to schedule some time for yourself each week to tidy up common areas like the living room and bedrooms. This will help keep your home looking fresh and inviting, even on the days when you’re not doing a deep clean.

If you’re striving to keep up with your schedule, think about collaborating with a professional cleaning service to assist you. They can do the deep cleaning while you focus on other tasks, such as work or taking care of your family.

By following these tips, you can make a deep cleaning schedule that won’t be overwhelming. And if you follow it, you can keep your rental home looking its best.


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